President Obama appears to want to give the rebels just enough aid to tip the balance, without significantly involving the U.S. But sometimes slopes are too slippery for comfort.
Britain and France have informed the United Nations that there is credible evidence that Syria has used chemical weapons on more than one occasion since December, according to senior diplomats and officials briefed on the accounts.
Hagel: US 'Better Be Damned Sure' Before Intervention
"I knew then that there were chemicals in the air and I told everyone to get out. I screamed for help and saw my neighbors come in," Yasser said, recounting the horror he experienced while recuperating at a hospital in Afrin, north of Aleppo.
With help from the C.I.A., Arab governments and Turkey have sharply increased their military aid to Syria’s opposition fighters in recent months, expanding a secret airlift of arms and equipment for the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, acc
A British-based group with a network of activists across Syria, felt compelled to single out the Badr Martyrs' Battalion, a unit of the Free Men of Syria Brigade, after collecting large numbers of witness accounts of frequent detentions and torture.
Syria announced on Thursday that it will take steps next week to support its currency after the pound plunged by nearly a quarter last month against the dollar, part of a two-year slide caused by a revolt and ensuing civil war.
Is there a connection between events in Syria (maybe even US tension with North Korea) and Russia’s impromptu Black Sea war games that started on March 28, 2013?
A Syrian's Perspective: Bashar al-Assad's Democratic Movement
Only days after the chemical weapons attack inside Syria, the Israeli, US, and NATO governments are doing everything in their power to not only push the idea that the “red line” of the Obama administration has been crossed, but also to maintain the f
The father of U.S. Army veteran Eric Harroun, arrested on Tuesday night by the FBI for fighting alongside an Al-Qaeda group in Syria, says his son was working for the CIA.
[Should have been working for the CIA.] A U.S. Army veteran, who boasted on Facebook of his military adventures with Syrian rebels, was charged with firing rocket propelled grenades as part of an attack led by an al-Qaida group against
What to do when your sniper skills start and end at video games? If you’re this Syrian rebel, you cobble together a crude laptop, hook it up to a rifle, and try to hunt Bashar Assad’s forces from a safe distance.
According to Reuters and A.P. field reports and the New York Times, the United States support of rebels in Syria is directly benefiting the Al Nusra Front, which is allied with Al-Qaeda. In fact, Al Nusra has become the de facto leaders of the entire
Syria’s civil war is increasingly threatening to destabilize neighboring Iraq, widening a sectarian divide in a nation still reeling from the messy aftermath of the U.S.-led invasion a decade ago.
The CIA has sent forth its potted plant to rule over Syria – but only if it can manage to defeat the Syrian army and remove Bashar al-Assad, either by Russian aircraft or in the same way Moammar Gaddafi was removed.
The US is training secular Syrian fighters in Jordan in a bid to bolster forces battling President Assad's regime and stem the influence of Islamist radicals among the country's persistently splintered opposition, American and foreign officials said.
Israel said it fired into Syria on Sunday and destroyed a machinegun position in the Golan Heights from where shots had been fired at Israeli soldiers in a further spillover of the Syrian civil war along a tense front.
Syria’s opposition coalition was on the verge of collapse after its president resigned and rebel fighters rejected its choice to head an interim government, leaving a U.S.-backed effort to forge a united front against President al-Assad in tatters.
A Syrian Army source gives the first account of what is believed to have been a chemical attack - and it could mean that one of the West's biggest fears is about to come true.
According to Arab media www.eltira.org , Bashar al-Assad would have been seriously wounded by gunfire last night Saturday, March 23 by his bodyguard but Iran is not dead. He is currently hospitalized, between life and death,
But this attack has been perpetrated by US allies in Syria, who have benefited recently from 3,000 tons of sophisticated weapons shipped in by the US government and paid for by paragons of religious tolerance such as Saudi Arabia.
In the name of democracy, the US government has supported a variety of armed opposition fighters in Syria seeking to overthrow that country’s president, Bashar al-Assad,.....
A gruesome YouTube video shows a member of the US-backed Free Syrian Army beheading a civilian in yet another example of how the west is supporting an uprising led by violent jihadist extremists.
Russia clashed with Britain and France at the U.N. Security Council over the scope of an investigation into the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria, accusing Western powers of trying to torpedo a potential U.N. probe.
With Syria in chaos, Sen. Lindsey Graham says the Obama administration should do whatever it takes to secure the Assad regime's WMD stockpile Following unconfirmed reports of a chemical weapon attack in Syria, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is calli
A former information technology executive who spent decades living in the US has taken the helm of the Syrian opposition. Although Syrians may be skeptical of Ghassan Hitto because of his long absence from the country, his potential to bring
President Barack Obama said that the US is looking into reports that chemical weapons were used in Aleppo on Tuesday, killing two dozen people.
The top US military commander in Europe said NATO countries are working on contingency plans for military action to end the 2-year civil war in Syria as President Assad's regime accused US-backed Syrian rebels of using chemical weapons.