As the U.S. military strikes ISIS militants in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad’s forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria, carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group’s headquarters in the past two days.
Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, who is heading a brutal crackdown against protesters, said he should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
U.N. inspectors say there is “clear and convincing evidence” that chemical weapons were used on a relatively large scale in an attack last month in Syria that killed hundreds of people.
A German newspaper reported Saturday a team of U.N. chemical weapons inspectors could submit initial findings from its tests of samples collected in Syria by the end of next week.
France’s prime minister says there’s no doubt that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical attack against civilians — and that a failure to react would allow President Bashar Assad to launch a similar attack again.
Syria’s president warned Monday that the Middle East is a “powder keg” and potential Western military strikes against his country risk triggering a regional war.
Some eastern Pennsylvania residents of Syrian descent say they aren’t convinced that the government was responsible for what authorities believe to have been a chemical weapons attack and object to the idea of U.S. military action in their homeland.
Montgomery County Police say an off-duty officer who was waiting in the drive-thru at a bank saw it being robbed and helped capture two suspects.
Israeli and Syrian troops exchanged fire across their tense cease-fire line in the Golan Heights on Tuesday, prompting an Israeli threat that Syria’s leader will “bear the consequences” of further escalation and raising new concerns that the civil war there could explode into a region-wide conflict.
Two restaurants in Damascus, a town that has been dry since Prohibition, have applied for beer and wine licenses following a recent vote to repeal the alcohol ban.