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  • A news crew from the U.S. network NBC has escaped captivity in Syria after five days. NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel and his production team were seized by a pro-government...
    December 19, 2012 | Headline
  • At least 25 people have reportedly been killed in the latest Syrian government bombing of a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus. The attack on the district of Yarmouk comes amidst fears the Syrian...
    December 17, 2012 | Headline
  • The Pentagon has approved a deployment of around 400 U.S. military personnel and two Patriot missile batteries to Turkey. NATO authorized Turkey’s request for the missiles earlier this month...
    December 14, 2012 | Headline
  • The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has reportedly fired Scud missiles at rebel fighters in what is being described as a major escalation. According to the New York Times, more than six...
    December 13, 2012 | Headline
  • In the latest violence from Syria, at least 16 people have been killed and more than 25 wounded in a car bombing in the town of Qatana. The victims reportedly included seven children.
    December 13, 2012 | Headline
  • The Obama administration has invited Syria’s umbrella opposition group to Washington following formal recognition earlier this week. Speaking at an international gathering in Morocco, Deputy...
    December 13, 2012 | Headline
  • President Obama has confirmed his administration will recognize the Syrian opposition coalition as the official representative of the Syrian people, joining previous moves by Britain and France....
    December 12, 2012 | Headline
  • Egypt-protester
    Egypt is bracing for new protests today over President Mohamed Morsi’s hotly contested effort to hold a referendum on a controversial draft constitution. Ahead of today’s rallies,...
    December 11, 2012 | Story
  • Syria-2
    Veteran journalist Charles Glass joins us to discuss his recent trip to Syria and its largest city, Aleppo. Addressing U.S.-led warnings that the Assad regime could deploy chemical warfare, Glass...
    December 11, 2012 | Story
  • Leaders of the European Union accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Norway on Monday with a call for continued unity in the long aftermath of two previous world wars. In their joint acceptance address,...
    December 11, 2012 | Headline
  • The Obama administration continues to accuse Syria of preparing to use chemical weapons in its bid to defeat rebel forces. Anonymous U.S. officials told NBC News Thursday that the Syrian military...
    December 07, 2012 | Headline
  • Amidst the Obama administration’s increased focus on Syria, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with U.N. Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov for talks...
    December 07, 2012 | Headline
  • In the latest violence from Syria, the headquarters of Syrian Arab Red Crescent relief group were damaged Thursday in a bombing in Damascus.
    December 07, 2012 | Headline
  • The Syrian government is accusing Western leaders of trying to drum up support for foreign military intervention by invoking unfounded fears of chemical weapons. This week President Obama warned...
    December 06, 2012 | Headline
  • The United Nations is warning that food shortages are growing in Syria as a result of rising prices and mounting attacks on U.N. vehicles delivering vital supplies. The U.N. World Food Program is...
    December 05, 2012 | Headline
  • NATO has approved a request by Turkey for the deployment of Patriot missiles to its border with Syria. Turkey has sought the missiles to defend itself, it says, from cross-border violence. Speaking...
    December 05, 2012 | Headline
  • President Obama has issued a new warning to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad over the use of chemical weapons. At a nuclear proliferation gathering on Monday, Obama said any use of chemical weapons...
    December 04, 2012 | Headline
  • Syrian forces continue to bomb areas around the capital of Damascus in a bid to thwart the advance of rebel fighters. The Syrian army has used warplanes and ground operations in attempting to...
    December 03, 2012 | Headline
  • The ongoing conflict in Syria has entered the second day of an online blackout as Internet service and many phone connections have been wiped out across the country. The United States and multiple...
    November 30, 2012 | Headline
  • In Syria, at least 34 people are dead after two car bombs exploded in a suburb of the capital Damascus early Wednesday amidst ongoing clashes between anti-government rebels and the regime of Syrian...
    November 28, 2012 | Headline