All bets off as Syrian rebels fracture

World Dec 22, 2013

All bets off as Syrian rebels fracture

by Peter Beaumont

The Bab al-Hawa crossing post sits under a low ridge on the Syrian-Turkish border, not far from the Turkish town of Reyhanli. There is a concrete canopy and a handful of buildings. It is important because of what lies not far away in the ...

In Syria, jihadists train 'children of al-Qaida'

World Dec 17, 2013

In Syria, jihadists train 'children of al-Qaida'

by Joby Warrick

At first glance, the training camp appears no different from the many others shown in propaganda videos posted by al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria. Hooded recruits in camouflage shoot at targets or march in formation under the black flag of the Islamic State of Iraq ...

Albania refuses to accept Syria's chemical weapons

World Nov 16, 2013

Albania refuses to accept Syria's chemical weapons

by Joby Warrick

The agency in charge of destroying Syria's chemical weapons says it is on track to eliminate the entire stockpile next year, but for one hitch: It hasn't yet found a place to do the actual destruction. The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons approved ...