Syria

Jordanian warplanes destroy vehicles trying to cross from Syria - spokesman

AMMAN - Jordanian warplanes hit and destroyed several vehicles trying to cross the border from Syria, a government spokesman said on Wednesday, underlining Amman's concern about incursions from areas controlled by Syrian rebels.

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U.N. Security Council members view graphic photos of Syria dead 15 Apr 2014

UNITED NATIONS - Members of the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday viewed graphic pictures taken in Syria by a former military police photographer that showed what appeared to be evidence of brutal torture, including eye gougings, strangulation and long-term starvation.

Rebel videos show first U.S.-made rockets in Syria 15 Apr 2014

LONDON - Online videos show Syrian rebels using what appear to be U.S. anti-tank rockets, weapons experts say, the first significant American-built armaments in the country's civil war.

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Saudi spy chief, architect of Syria policy, replaced 15 Apr 2014

RIYADH - Saudi Arabian intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the architect of Riyadh's attempts to bring down Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been removed from his post, state media reported on Tuesday.

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Syrian army seizes ancient Christian town near Lebanon border 15 Apr 2014

MAALOULA, Syria - Syrian soldiers backed by Hezbollah fighters recaptured the town of Maaloula, north of Damascus, on Monday, military sources and state television said, further squeezing rebels' supply routes through the Qalamoun mountains into Lebanon. | Video

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Syria's political opposition urges U.S. action after Aleppo 'genocide' 14 Apr 2014

ISTANBUL - The western-backed Syrian opposition called on the United States to give "an appropriate response" to what it said was genocide committed by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo, the country's second city.

Syrian army seizes ancient Christian town near Lebanese border 14 Apr 2014

MAALOULA, Syria - Syrian soldiers backed by Hezbollah fighters recaptured the town of Maaloula, north of Damascus, on Monday, military sources and state television said, further squeezing rebels' supply routes through the Qalamoun mountains into Lebanon.

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Syria opposition claims has evidence of chlorine gas attack 14 Apr 2014

BEIRUT - Syrian opposition activists have posted photographs and video that they say shows an improvised chlorine bomb to back up claims that President Bashar al-Assad's forces used chemical weapons in two attacks last week.

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Syrian opposition leader to visit China 14 Apr 2014

BEIJING - Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba will lead a delegation to China this week and meet the country's foreign minister, the government said on Monday, in Beijing's latest effort at mediation in the crisis.

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Warily, Lebanon tackles violent spillover from Syria 14 Apr 2014

TRIPOLI, Lebanon - For two weeks now, the rifles have been silent along Syria Street in Lebanon's Tripoli, an area shot up so often that even memorial posters of men killed just a few months ago are speckled with bullet holes.

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Reuters journalist Jason Szep celebrates Pulitzer Prize win

April 14 - Reuters journalist Jason Szep celebrates his Pulitzer Prize win for international reporting, as he and fellow reporter Andrew R.C. Marshall scoop the agency's first Pulitzer for text reporting. Jillian Kitchener reports.

Timeline: recent developments in Syria