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Latest Syria Items
Syria's main opposition group is in disarray, and its leader Thursday offered to step down, nearly 15 months after the start of an uprising aimed at toppling President Bashar Assad's regime.
A team of international observers was evacuated Wednesday from a tense town in northern Syria a day after their convoy was hit by a roadside bomb, a U.N. spokesman said.
In his first interview since December, Syrian President Bashar Assad insisted Tuesday his regime is fighting back against foreign mercenaries who want to overthrow him, not innocent Syrians aspiring for democracy in a yearlong uprising.
Syrian forces are targeting medical workers and patients who were wounded in the 14-month-old conflict, forcing doctors to scramble to help the injured in makeshift clinics, an international aid agency warned Tuesday.
Clashes broke out Tuesday near Ramallah as about 1,000 Palestinians gathered to mark the "catastrophe" that befell them when Israel was founded in 1948.
A U.S. army commander said Tuesday that a joint military drill that has brought together forces from 19 countries in Jordan is not meant as a threat to neighboring Syria or its leader, President Bashar Assad.
Firing assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, Lebanese gunmen clashed in street battles Monday as sectarian tensions linked to the 14-month-old uprising in Syria bled across the border for a third day.
Syria's conflict is increasing instability in Lebanon, which already is grappling with sectarian tensions, a crumbling economy, and a weak, divided government even as it so far has avoided the popular uprisings of its Middle East neighbors.
Sectarian violence linked to the unrest in neighboring Syria shook the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Sunday, with street clashes killing one soldier and two civilians, the state news agency said.