By BEN HUBBARDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian fighter jets pounded rebel areas across the country on Monday with scores of airstrikes that anti-regime activists called the most widespread bombing in a single day since Syria's troubles started 19 months ago.
The death toll for what was
By ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Syria's air force fired missiles and dropped barrel bombs on rebel strongholds while opposition fighters attacked regime positions Sunday, flouting a U.N.-backed cease-fire that was supposed to quiet fighting over a long holiday weekend but never
By ADAM SCHRECKAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraqi insurgents unleashed a string of bombings and other attacks primarily targeting the country's Shiite community on Saturday, leaving at least 40 dead in a challenge to government efforts to promote a sense of stability by preventing
By KARIN LAUBAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - A Syrian warplane flattened a three-story building, suspected rebels detonated a deadly car bomb and both sides traded gunfire in several hotspots across the country Saturday, activists said, leaving a U.N.-backed holiday truce in tatters on its
By KARIN LAUB and ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Two deadly car bombs and sporadic fighting marred a shaky holiday truce Friday in Syria, although thousands of protesters used the brief respite in the civil war to pour into the streets and demand President Bashar Assad's ouster.
By BARBARA SURKAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - The current international peace plan seeking to stop Syria's civil war suffered a major setback Wednesday when an al-Qaida-inspired militant group rejected a cease-fire proposed by the international envoy.
Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N.-Arab League
By BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanese soldiers in armored vehicles fanned out across the country on Monday to break down civilian roadblocks and chase gunmen off the streets as tempers flared over the killing of a top intelligence official who was a powerful opponent of Syrian
By JAMAL HALABYAssociated Press
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - A taxi packed with explosives blew up near a police station in the Syrian capital Sunday, killing 13 people as the U.N. envoy tasked with ending the country's civil war pushed his call for a cease-fire in talks with President Bashar Assad
By BASSEM MROUE and BEN HUBBARDAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanese security forces unleashed a barrage of gunfire and tear gas in central Beirut on Sunday to disperse hundreds of protesters trying to storm the government headquarters after the funeral of a top Lebanese intelligence official
By BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDYAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Lebanese protesters erected flaming roadblocks and gunmen roamed the streets Saturday in a city on edge after the assassination of a top security official in a powerful car bomb the prime minister linked to the civil war in