By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Backed by warplanes, Syrian government troops pushed Thursday into the central districts of the city of Homs in an effort to oust rebels from the country's third largest urban center, activists said.
The regime pounded rebel-held districts with
By ALBERT AJIAssociated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - A powerful bomb rocked central Damascus on Tuesday, killing 13 people according to Syrian TV, and sowing fear and chaos in a busy commercial district of the capital for the second consecutive day.
The Syrian prime minister narrowly escaped an
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday that the FBI is investigating in the United States and overseas to determine whether the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing received training that helped them carry out the attack.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is
By COLLEEN LONG and JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Armed with a pressure-cooker explosive and five pipe bombs, the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing made a spur-of-the-moment decision last week to give the Big Apple a taste of their mayhem, New York officials say.
By RYAN LUCASAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government warplanes carried out airstrikes on a rebellious neighborhood in the capital and a village in the country's northeast on Sunday, killing at least 25 people, including a dozen children, activists said.
With its ground forces stretched
By RAPHAEL SATTERAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - How do you burn through billions?
The unexplained death of Boris Berezovsky, whose body was found Saturday inside his upscale English home, has refocused attention on the fantastic wealth racked up by Russia's ruthless oligarchs - and their
By ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - A suicide bomb ripped through a mosque in the heart of the Syrian capital Thursday, killing a top Sunni Muslim preacher and outspoken supporter of President Bashar Assad in one of the most stunning assassinations of Syria's 2-year-old civil war. At
By LOLITA C. BALDOR and KIMBERLY DOZIERAssociated Press
JALALABAD, Afghanistan (AP) - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he believes U.S. officials will be able to work things out with Afghan leaders who have ordered special operations forces out of Wardak province, even as commandos face a
By BEN HUBBARDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Combat raged near a historic mosque in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday while anti-government activists reported fresh clashes near a police academy west of the city.
The fighting near the Umayyad Mosque in the walled Old City of Aleppo threatened to
By RYAN LUCASAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syria said Monday it is prepared to hold talks with armed rebels bent on overthrowing President Bashar Assad, the clearest signal yet that the regime is growing increasingly nervous about its long-term prospects to hold onto power as opposition fighters