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A rebel fighter in the northern Syrian city of Allepo. (MOHAMMED WESAM/AFP/Getty Images)

500 Reported Killed In Rebel Infighting In Syria

Rebel-on-rebel clashes have overshadowed the fight against president Bashar Assad.

01/11/2014

File photo of the Bible. (credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Survey: More Than 2,000 Christians Killed Worldwide In 2013 Because Of Their Faith

A new survey finds that there were more than 2,000 reported cases worldwide of Christians killed because of their faith in 2013, nearly doubling the total from 2012.

01/08/2014

Lebanese security forces respond to a car bomb that rocked central Beirut. (AFP/Getty Images)

Car Bomb Kills Politician, 4 Others In Lebanon

The powerful car bomb targeted prominent pro-Western government official, say Lebanese security forces.

12/28/2013

An Albanian soldier stands guard in front of a container housing 100 tonnes of newly-repackaged hazardous chemical waste at the military base of Qafe Molle near the Albanian capital Tirana on Nov. 20, 2013. (credit: GENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images)

US Ship Preps for Syria Chemical Weapons Mission

The U.S. ship that will serve as the lynchpin for the destruction of Syria’s most toxic chemical weapons is preparing to leave Virginia in about two weeks for what will be an unprecedented, complex mission.

12/19/2013

Bombings, Shutdowns And A New Pope: Top News Stories Of 2013

From the rise of a rock-star pope, to the unfathomable bombing that rocked a marathon, we lived and breathed events that would forever alter the course of history. Here at CBS Local, here’s a list […]

12/11/2013

A rebel fighter takes aim at pro-regime forces in Syria's northern city of Aleppo on Sept. 24, 2013. (credit: MAHER HASROOMY/AFP/Getty Images)

US Officials: White House Exploring Use Of Gov’t-Owned Ship To Destroy Syria’s Chemical Weapons In International Waters

Destroying Syria’s deadliest chemical weapons on land would come with vexing diplomatic and security problems as well as environmental issues.

11/28/2013

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal assured visiting Secretary of State John Kerry Monday there is no problem with the United States, saying "our two friendly countries" are busy dealing with troublesome issues like Syria, Iran and the Mideast peace process. (JASON REED/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi Foreign Minister: No Problem With The US

Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal assured visiting Secretary of State John Kerry Monday there is no problem with the United States, saying “our two friendly countries” are busy dealing with troublesome issues like Syria, Iran and the Mideast peace process.

11/04/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to reassure America's Arab friends that the United States will not allow them to be attacked "from outside," in an apparent warning to Iran.  (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry: Iran Not Getting A Nuclear Weapon ‘A Promise By The President Of The US’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to reassure America’s Arab friends that the United States will not allow them to be attacked “from outside,” in an apparent warning to Iran.

11/03/2013

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks at the 2013 Values Voter Summit, held by the Family Research Council, on Oct. 11, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

AP: Is Rand Paul The Next Generation-Defining Senator On American Foreign Policy?

In just half a term, the Kentucky Republican has shaken up Congress and in some ways the country with his brand of libertarian populism, filibustering President Barack Obama’s CIA director earlier this year and leading the fight against authorizing U.S. military action in Syria.

10/29/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is ramping up criticism of Syrian President Bashar Assad, calling him a "one-man super-magnet for terrorism" who could be responsible for the disintegration of Syria.(LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian Dictator Jokes He Should Have Won Nobel Peace Prize

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, who is heading a brutal crackdown against protesters, said he should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

10/15/2013

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