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Syrian Kurds battle al-Qaida-linked rebel faction

BEIRUT: Kurdish militias battled al-Qaida-linked rebel groups in northeastern Syria on Tuesday in the latest round of heavy fighting that has helped fuel a mass

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U.N. chemical arms investigator arrives in Syria to seek access

DAMASCUS; The head of a U.N. chemical weapons investigation team arrived in Syria on Wednesday to discuss his inquiry into allegations that chemical arms have been used in Syria’s civil

Prominent Assad supporter assassinated in Lebanon

BEIRUT (AP) — Gunmen assassinated a prominent Syrian pro-government figure at his home in southern Lebanon on Wednesday in the latest sign of Syria’s civil war spilling over into its

Syria opposition: Some in US Congress delay arms

BEIRUT: Syria’s main opposition bloc complained that “elements in the U.S. Congress” are obstructing the Obama administration’s efforts to step up support for the rebels, as regime forces on Friday

Key Free Syria Army rebel ‘killed by Islamist rival’

A senior member of the Free Syrian Army is reported to have been killed by a rival rebel group linked to al-Qaeda. Kamal Hamami, of the group’s Supreme Military Council,

Group: More than 100,000 killed in Syrian war

BEIRUT: More than 100,000 people have been killed since the start of Syria’s conflict over two years ago, an activist group said Wednesday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has

Activist: Syrian rebels seize key army base

BEIRUT: Activists say Syrian rebels have gained control of a key military base in the central Hama province after intense clashes with regime forces. The base is on the northern

Bombs hit Syrian capital, at least 14 killed

DAMASCUS, Syria: Two suicide bombers hit a central Damascus square Tuesday, killing at least 14 people, activists and the state media reported. Activists said one of the explosions took place

Syria’s Assad ‘confident in victory’ in civil war

BEIRUT: Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview broadcast Thursday that he is “confident in victory” in his country’s civil war, and he warned that Damascus would retaliate for

Syria says Assad will remain president until 2014

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s foreign minister laid out a hard line Wednesday, saying Bashar Assad will remain president at least until elections in 2014 and might seek another term, conditions