Assad Says Syria Will Defend Itself Against Aggression

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday that Syria would defend itself against any aggression following reports that the United States and its allies...

Pope, Jordan King, Agree Dialogue ‘Only Option’ For Syria Crisis

Pope Francis and King Abdullah of Jordan agreed during a meeting on Thursday that dialogue among Syrians with the backing of the international community...

U.N. Chemical Weapons Team To Leave Syria By Saturday Morning: Ban

United Nations inspectors, in Syria to determine whether forces have used chemical weapons in the civil war, will continue their investigations until Friday and...

U.N. Council Set For Syria Clash As West Readies Attack

The United Nations Security Council was set for a showdown over Syria on Wednesday as Britain sought authorization for Western military action that Russia...

At Least 26 Killed In Flurry Of Bombings Across Afghanistan

Six people were killed in a bomb attack on a base operated by Polish and Afghan forces in the eastern Afghan province of Ghazni...

Israel Calls Up Reservists, Deploys Missile Defenses Against Syria

Israel ordered a small-scale mobilization of reservists on Wednesday and strengthened its missile defenses as precautions against possible Syrian attack should Western powers carry...

Egypt Backs Away From Plan To Dissolve Muslim Brotherhood

Egypt should not ban the Muslim Brotherhood or exclude it from politics after the army's overthrow of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi, the interim prime...

U.N. Experts In Syria Head To Site Of Poison Gas Attack

U.N. inspectors left central Damascus on Monday to investigate sites of an alleged chemical weapons strike on the outskirts of the Syrian capital, a...

Snowden Got Stuck In Russia After Cuba Blocked Entry: Newspaper

Former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden got stuck in the transit zone of a Moscow airport because Havana said it would not let...

Syrian Kurds Trek To Iraq Over Parched Hills

Mariam Bozan Khalil spent days avoiding Syrian rebel militiamen on the road to Iraq, only to be forced to finish her journey on foot...