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Freed nuns reach Damascus as prisoner exchange continues

10 Mar 2014

DAMASCUS/AMMAN Thirteen Greek Orthodox nuns arrived in Damascus on Monday after al Qaeda fighters who held them for more than three months freed them in a deal providing for the release of women prisoners held by President Bashar al-Assad's government. | Video

Freed nuns reach Damascus as prisoner exchange continues

10 Mar 2014

DAMASCUS/AMMAN Thirteen Greek Orthodox nuns arrived in Damascus on Monday after al Qaeda fighters who held them for more than three months freed them in a deal providing for the release of women prisoners held by President Bashar al-Assad's government. | Video

Freed nuns reach Damascus as prisoner exchange continues

10 Mar 2014

DAMASCUS/AMMAN Thirteen Greek Orthodox nuns arrived in Damascus on Monday after al Qaeda fighters who held them for more than three months freed them in a deal providing for the release of women prisoners held by President Bashar al-Assad's government.

Qatar-backed bloc says to rejoin Syrian opposition coalition

10 Mar 2014

AMMAN A large Qatar-backed bloc that left Syria's opposition National Coalition has reversed its decision and wants to rejoin, setting the scene for a clash with the group's Saudi-backed president, opposition sources said on Sunday.

Qatar-backed bloc says to rejoin Syrian opposition coalition

09 Mar 2014

AMMAN A large Qatar-backed bloc that left Syria's opposition National Coalition has reversed its decision and wants to rejoin, setting the scene for a clash with the group's Saudi-backed president, opposition sources said on Sunday.

Qatar-backed bloc says to rejoin Syrian opposition coalition

09 Mar 2014

AMMAN A large Qatar-backed bloc that left Syria's opposition National Coalition has reversed its decision and wants to rejoin, setting the scene for a clash with the group's Saudi-backed president, opposition sources said on Sunday.

Air raids in central Syria kill 26 - activists

24 Feb 2014

AMMAN Air raids on rebel-held towns across Syria killed 26 people on Monday, activists said, two days after the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution demanding an end to indiscriminate shelling and aerial attacks.

Air raids in central Syria kill 26: activists

24 Feb 2014

AMMAN Air raids on rebel-held towns across Syria killed 26 people on Monday, activists said, two days after the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution demanding an end to indiscriminate shelling and aerial attacks.

Air raids in central Syria kill 26 - activists

24 Feb 2014

AMMAN Air raids on rebel-held towns across Syria killed 26 people on Monday, activists said, two days after the U.N. Security Council passed a resolution demanding an end to indiscriminate shelling and aerial attacks.

Activists say Syrian security forces abduct prominent dissident

23 Feb 2014

AMMAN Akram al-Bunni, a prominent leftist writer and former political prisoner, was abducted by Syrian intelligence agents as he left a wedding reception at a Damascus hotel on Saturday, opposition activists said.

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Why U.S.-Iran tensions could quickly escalate into a crisis

Three years ago, when Iran's military captured 10 U.S. sailors after they mistakenly strayed into Iranian waters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif jumped on the phone in minutes and worked out the sailors' release in hours.