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Report Claims Organ Harvesting in Syria

Free Syrian Army tells Al-Arabiya that Assad's regime forces are harvesting prisoners' organs and selling them.

Report Claims Evidence of Organ Harvesting in Syria

Horrific Accounts of Hunger in Homs

Homs evacuation sees 1,300 people transferred to safety; horrific accounts of hunger in the besieged city make headlines worldwide.

Horrific Accounts of Hunger as Homs Evacuation Endsplayer

Iran: 'Enemies of Islam Conspiring Against Us'

Iranian speaker of parliament gives interview in Tunisian media claiming West, Israel 'conspiring' against Muslims.

Iran: 'Enemies of Islam Conspiring Against Us'

Third Chemical Weapons Shipment Leaves Syria

OPCW announces third shipment of Syrian chemical weapons shipped after US denounces Assad over dragging his feet.

Amid Foot-Dragging, Syria Transfers Third Chemical Weapons Batch

At Least 50 US Citizens Fighting in Syria

US intelligence officials release estimate of how many US citizens are fighting in rebel factions, express concern over terrorism at home.

At Least 50 US Citizens Fighting in Syrian Rebel Factions

Syria: West Reaches Out to Assad Over Jihadists

Syrian official: growing concern over rebel forces, including foreign jihadis, has caused the West to reach out to Assad.

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Syria Death Toll Tops 130,000

More than 130,000 people have been killed since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, new tally finds.

Syria Death Toll Tops 130,000

Assad's Government Agrees to Attend Geneva Talks

Syrian government will participate in Geneva peace talks but declares that Assad will not “hand over power.”

Assad's Government Agrees to Attend Geneva Talks

Syria: At Least 20 Dead in Car Bomb Explosion

Car bomb explosion kills at least 20 near a mosque in the Damascus province town of Suq Wadi Barada.

Syria: At Least 20 Dead in Car Bomb Explosion

Assad Denies Attacking Civilians

Regime says "terrorist dens" were destroyed in overnight operations, denies chemical attack on civilians.

Assad Denies Attacking Civilians

Israel in UN: Syria Provoking Us

"This week's events are part of a disturbing pattern of events intended to spark provocation with Israel," said UN ambassador.

Israel in UN: Syria Provoking Us

UN's Envoy to Syria Plans to Quit

Syria peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi is on the verge of quitting amid growing frustration at deadlocked efforts to end the conflict.

UN's Envoy to Syria Plans to Quit

More than 1,000 Hizbullah Terrorists Enter Syria

Over 1,000 members of Hizbullah have entered Syria in the past few days in order to fight alongside regime troops.

More than 1,000 Hizbullah Terrorists Enter Syria to Help Assad

Syrian Aircraft Strike in Lebanon

Syrian aircraft bomb two locations in the eastern Lebanon town of Arsal. Washington denounces the act.

Syrian Aircraft Strike in Lebanon

Syria Ready to Fight Rebels 'For Years'

Pro-government Syrian newspaper warns the army is "in perfect condition" and can "fight for years to defend Syria."

Syria Ready to Fight Rebels 'For Years'

Hizbullah's Number 2: Assad Regime Will Survive

The Hizbullah terror group’s number two, Sheikh Naim Qassem, says he is confident that the Assad regime in Syria would survive.

Hizbullah's Number 2: Assad Regime Will Survive

Syria: Fighting Returns to 'Capital of Revolution'

Syrian rebels launch a surprise raid to retake a key district of the central city of Homs, dubbed 'capital of the revolution'.

Syria: Fighting Returns to 'Capital of the Revolution'

Syria Claims to Find 'Israeli Equipment'

Syrian authorities claim they have discovered Israeli "espionage equipment" in an undisclosed location in the country.

Syrian Authorities Claim they Found 'Israeli Equipment'

Assad Says Syria Will Hit Back at Israel

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad vows to hit back at Israel over alleged airstrike in January, but says it may not be an overt attack.

Assad Says Syria Will Hit Back at Israel

Kerry Hints at More Support to Syrian Opposition

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hints at greater U.S. support for Syria's opposition, saying it needs "more help".

Kerry Hints U.S. Will Provide More Support to Syrian Opposition

Syrian Government: Ready for Talks with Rebels

Syria's foreign minister says the authorities in Damascus are ready to talk to anyone, including armed rebels.

Syrian Government: We're Ready for Talks with Rebels

Syria: At Least 12 Dead in Missile Attack

Three missiles crashed into residential areas of Syria's northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 12 civilians.

Syria: At Least 12 Dead in Missile Attack in Aleppo

Syrian Rebels Hit Back at Hizbullah in Lebanon

Free Syrian Army starts to attack Hizbullah, a day after giving it an ultimatum to stop shelling territory held by the rebels.

Syrian Rebels Hit Back at Hizbullah in Lebanon

Syrian Rebels Down Warplane

Syrian rebels down a warplane over Hammuriyeh after an air strike kills at least 14 people in the Damascus province town.

Syrian Rebels Down Warplane

Kerry: Syria Death Toll May Have Reached 90,000

U.S. Secretary of State says the death toll in Syria may have reached 90,000, citing figures given to him by his Saudi counterpart.

Kerry: Syria Death Toll May Have Reached 90,000

Syria: 78 Executed Bodies Found in River

The bodies of 78 young men, all executed with a single gunshot, found in a river in Syria's Aleppo city.

Syria: 78 Executed Bodies Found in River

Israel Keeping Eye on Syria's Chemical Weapons

Israel becoming increasingly concerned that Syria’s chemical weapons will fall into the hands of Hizbullah or rebel terrorists.

Israel Keeping Close Eye on Syria's Chemical Weapons

Latest Syrian Air Raid Kills 8 Children

Regime warplanes launch a wave of deadly raids across Syria, including one which kills eight children.

Latest Syrian Air Raid Kills 8 Children

Assad's Mother Fled Syria, Says Former Ambassador

The former U.S. ambassador to Damascus confirms that Assad's mother has fled Syria and is in the UAE.

Assad's Mother Fled Syria, Says Former U.S. Ambassador

Syria: At Least 30 Killed in Suicide Car Bombing

Suicide car bombing in Hama kills at least 30 people, Arab League says efforts to end the conflict have failed.

Syria: At Least 30 Killed in Suicide Car Bombing

Syria's Opposition Meets to Select Prime Minister

Syria's opposition umbrella group meets in Istanbul in a bid to name a prime minister-in-exile.

Syria's Opposition Meets to Select Prime Minister

Report: Assad Used Non-Lethal Chemicals on Rebels

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces used non-lethal chemical weapons against rebels in Homs, the French daily Le Monde reports.

Report: Assad Used Non-Lethal Chemicals on Rebels

Al-Jazeera Journalist Killed by Syrian Sniper

Sniper kills an Al-Jazeera reporter in southern Syria, the second such shooting of a journalist in two days.

Al-Jazeera Journalist Killed by Syrian Sniper

At Least 100 Killed in New Syria Massacre

More than 100 civilians have been killed in a new massacre north of the Syrian city of Homs, activists say.

At Least 100 Killed in New Syria Massacre

Syria: Twin Bombs in Idlib Leave 22 Dead

Twin car bombs kill at least 22 people in Idlib, as universities mourn 87 people killed in explosions on the student campus in Aleppo.

Syria: Twin Bombs in Idlib Leave 22 Dead

Syria: 82 Dead in Bombing at Aleppo University

Twin blasts rip through the university campus in Syria's city of Aleppo, killing at least 82 people and wounding scores more.

Syria: 82 Dead in Bombing at Aleppo University

At Least 26 Children Killed in Syria Violence

At least 26 children killed in violence in Syria, as Human Rights Watch accuses Assad of expanding his use of banned cluster bombs.

At Least 26 Children Killed in Syria Violence

Netanyahu Visits IDF Base in the Golan Heights

"Of course we are monitoring what is happening on the other side of this buffer inside Syria," Netanyahu tells soldiers in Golan.

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Syrian Rebels Seize Key Airbase

Rebels overrun the Taftanaz airbase in northern Syria in a significant advance in the battles against the Assad regime.

Syrian Rebels Seize Key Airbase

Panetta: U.S. Focused on Securing Syrian Chemicals

The U.S. is increasingly focused on how to secure Syria's chemical weapons if Assad falls from power, says Defense Secretary.

Panetta: U.S. Focused on Securing Syrian Chemical Weapons