Liz Sly

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 06:52
The United Nations said Wednesday that it is slashing food aid for Syrians because of funding shortfalls that are already deepening the suffering of millions of refugees from their country’s protracted civil war
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 06:53
The Islamic State launched a bloody assault against the Kurdish Syrian town of Kobane on Thursday, five months after the militants were driven from the area by intense U.S. airstrikes.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 06:29
U.S. allies in the Middle East have ramped up their support for rebels fighting against Syrian forces in recent months, potentially widening a gulf over strategy between the Obama administration and its regional partners.
Monday, July 28, 2014 - 07:20
A U.S.-backed effort to arm the moderate Syrian opposition is finally ramping up along the Turkey-Syria border, but it may come too late to save the rebels from defeats on two fronts, by President Bashar al-Assad’s government and by the extremists seeking to carve out an Islamic state.
Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 13:22
Iraq’s presidency announced Thursday that the first session of the country’s newly elected parliament will be held July 1, starting the difficult process of forming a new Iraqi government in the midst of a raging insurgency that threatens the country’s unity and the entire Middle East.
Monday, May 26, 2014 - 16:55
The griping may merely reflect sour grapes among those left out in a looming transfer of power, or perhaps just the increased opportunities afforded by social media for tensions to come to light.
Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:31
KHAN AL-SUBUL, Syria — Under the leadership of a young, battle-hardened rebel commander, the men entrusted with the first American missiles to be delivered to the Syrian war are engaged in an ambitious effort to forge a new, professional army.
Monday, March 24, 2014 - 07:30
Turkey’s armed forces shot down a Syrian plane on Sunday after it crossed into Turkish airspace in a border region where Syrian rebels have been battling forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 08:26
Aided by the steadfast support of his allies and the deepening disarray of his foes, Assad is pressing ahead with plans to be reelected to a third seven-year term this summer while sustaining intense military pressure intended to crush his opponents.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 - 08:04
Commenting publicly for the first time on the attack reported Monday night by the Lebanese army, Hezbollah said that the “Israeli enemy” had struck a position belonging to its fighters in the Janta area in the Bekaa valley.