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the vast majority of them women and children -- have fled the bloody two-year civil war there, State Department officials said Wednesday. More than a third of that total, the officials added, left the country within the last five weeks.
Fears Grow over Fate of Syrias Chemical Weapons 06/02/2013 Paris, Asharq Al-AwsatAn Arab government source who met with Asharq Al-Awsat warned of the civil war in Syria transforming into an ethnic and sectarian war if the crisis continues as it is.
Russia has faced strong international criticism over its refusal to back UN sanctions against Syria, its last ally in the Arab world, over what it called the pro-rebel bias of some resolutions proposed by western nations. Moscow denies it is backing
A high ranking source within the Syrian National Coalition informed Asharq Al-Awsat that the opposition coalition is set to hold an emergency meeting within the next few days, at the request of some of its members, to discuss unilateral statements
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the Islamists who attacked a gas plant in Algeria got their weapons in Libya. She also blamed Northern Africa's security vacuum on the Arab Spring while testifying on the September 2012 attack in Benghazi.
Four Lebanese soldiers and two gunmen were killed in clashes in the country's Bekaa Valley yesterday after militants attacked a Lebanese army unit, security sources said. Fighting was continuing in the area, near the northeastern town of Arsal, the
Syrian Army fighting rebel forces in the Damascus suburb of Darayya. Berezhnoya former military intelligence officer and prize-winning writertaking pictures before the incident and includes footage the emergency surgery he underwent in a Syrian
Syria's top opposition leader says he's willing to sit down for talks with President Bashar Assad's regime to ease the pain of the Syrian people.'' Speaking at the Munich Security Conference on Friday, Moaz al-Khatib reiterated an offer first made on
Southern Damascus saw fresh clashes early on Friday, as army tanks battered rebel enclaves near the Syrian capital, a monitoring group said. In northern Syria, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a bus in Aleppo province, killing four civilians, among
Consisting of five battleships, the force could be used to evacuate Russian citizens in Syria in case Damascus falls. According to the Defence Ministry in Moscow the flotilla from the three naval commands could be used for a variety of purposes. The