Paris calls on U.N. to refer Syrian war to the ICC

May 13, 2014

Paris calls on U.N. to refer Syrian war to the ICC

France has asked the U.N. Security Council to refer the war in Syria to the International Criminal Court for investigation of possible crimes against humanity and war crimes. The proposed resolution, circulated to all council members Monday and obtained by The Associated Press, condemns ...

Last Syria rebels leave Homs; residents return to devastated city

May 10, 2014

Last Syria rebels leave Homs; residents return to devastated city

The Syrian government was Saturday enjoying a symbolic victory as civilians began trickling back into the rubble of Homs’ Old City after the last rebels left under an evacuation deal. The pullout, completed Friday, leaves the rebels confined to a single district on the ...

Rebels level historic Aleppo hotel in Syria

May 9, 2014

Rebels level historic Aleppo hotel in Syria

With a gigantic explosion, Syrian rebels on Thursday leveled a historic hotel being used as an army base in the northern city of Aleppo by detonating bomb-packed tunnels beneath it, activists and militants said. The blast near Aleppo’s medieval citadel, an imposing city landmark ...

Refugees tell of Syrian brutality

May 4, 2014

Refugees tell of Syrian brutality

by Martin Chulov

Lugging a plastic bag carrying the clothes and the few food scraps she could salvage, Umm Samir set out from her ruined home and crawled through the pre-dawn gloom on her second journey into exile in 68 years. In the difficult days since, she ...

Dozens killed in Syria attacks; watchdog to probe gas claims

Apr 30, 2014

Dozens killed in Syria attacks; watchdog to probe gas claims

Around 60 people were killed in the Syrian cities of Damascus and Homs on Tuesday, as an international watchdog said it would probe alleged chlorine attacks in the country. Meanwhile, Syria’s parliament speaker said four new candidates had registered for next month’s presidential election, ...

Iraqi helicopters strike 'jihadi convoy' in Syria ahead of vote

Apr 28, 2014

Iraqi helicopters strike 'jihadi convoy' in Syria ahead of vote

Iraq Army helicopters hit a jihadi convoy in eastern Syria Sunday, killing at least eight, in a show of strength just days before the country’s first general election since 2010. It was the first strike inside Syria claimed by Iraq since the three-year uprising ...

U.K. asks Muslim women to report would-be Syria jihadists

Apr 25, 2014

U.K. asks Muslim women to report would-be Syria jihadists

British police launched a campaign on Thursday urging Muslim mothers to inform the authorities if they fear their children may go to fight in Syria, although critics warned that families are often the last to know. Counterterrorism officials warned of the risks young people ...