- Clashes intensify in Syria from Russian-backed offensive Updated: Oct-08-15 4:09 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria - Clashes intensified Thursday between Syrian troops and insurgents in central and northwestern Syria, part of what a top general called a "wide-ranging" offensive aided by Russian airstrikes and apparently aimed at clearing positions near government strongholds on the coast.
- Some Syrians chart pre-approved path to European asylum Updated: Oct-07-15 5:28 pm
CRETEIL, France - Her slain husband, bombed-out Damascus home and refugee life are behind her. The recipient of a coveted asylum-seeker visa, Syrian teacher Amena Abomosa is settling into a new life in France with her family. But now what?
- Russia fires cruise missiles from warships into Syria Updated: Oct-07-15 2:36 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria - Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles Wednesday as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive in central Syria in the first major combined air-and-ground assault since Moscow began its military campaign in the country last week.
- The Latest: Russia could strike beyond Syria, exec suggests Updated: Sep-30-15 12:37 pm
MOSCOW - The latest developments as Russia and other nations counter Islamic State militants in Syria. All times local:
- Syria's Assad welcomes Russian decision on sending troops Updated: Sep-30-15 8:01 am
DAMASCUS, Syria - The office of Syrian President Bashar Assad is welcoming Russia's decision to send troops to Syria, saying the military support came at the request of Damascus.
- After ruinous war, Syria regions may go separate ways Updated: Sep-29-15 9:15 am
BEIRUT - Syria has already been shattered by more than four years of civil war, and with no solution in sight, some players on the ground and observers outside have concluded its fate will be to break up along sectarian or regional lines - in a best-case scenario, tenuously held together by a less centralized state.
- Rouhani, meeting editors, hopes for better US relations Updated: Sep-25-15 4:57 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is holding out the possibility for improved relations with the United States if the international nuclear deal that has caused controversy in both the U.S. and Iran gets fully implemented later this year.
- Syrian family's life darkens in town that saw neo-Nazi riots Updated: Sep-25-15 10:22 am
HEIDENAU, Germany - From the bright lights of Berlin to a grim former Nazi military barracks near the Czech border, the Syrian refugee family's new life in Germany has been a roller-coaster of euphoria and despair.
- Band moving with migrant wave shows different side to crisis Updated: Sep-24-15 10:51 am
ZAGREB, Croatia - The band members arrived like so many other Syrian refugees, climbing out of a dinghy on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos.
- Syrian refugees' misery fuels desperation to reach Europe Updated: Sep-13-15 4:06 pm
DEIR ZANOUN, Lebanon - Both women fled Syria after their normal lives were destroyed in the country's civil war. Both are desperate to start a new life and see Europe as their best hope. But their fortunes are a world apart.
- More war, less cash, new routes drive migrant push to EU Updated: Sep-12-15 8:23 am
GENEVA - Migrants have for years taken death-defying trips across the Mediterranean to reach Europe, but the flow has hit record proportions this year - notably with an influx of Syrians, Afghans and Eritreans fleeing war, repression or poverty back home.
- Syria blames Europe for flow of migrants out of the country Updated: Sep-10-15 2:50 pm
DAMASCUS, Syria - Syria's information minister on Thursday said Europe should bear full responsibility for the flood of Syrian refugees streaming into the continent because of its past policies in backing those fighting to overthrow the government in Damascus.