Ben Hubbard

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 05:27
American fighter jets carried out a series of airstrikes in northwestern Syria on Thursday that sought to kill leaders of a Qaeda militant cell that is plotting attacks on the West, American officials said.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014 - 06:36
There are concerns that marginalized communities in Jordan will embrace the ISIS brand to add leverage to their local grievances.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 - 11:19
And although its victories have come at great cost in lives and resources, it has also gained the rare opportunity to display its military mettle and earn fresh battlefield experience.
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 06:28
Syrian state television and antigovernment activists reported Saturday that poison gas had been used in a rebel-held village in the central province of Hama, with each side blaming its enemies for an attack they both said sickened more than 100 people.
Monday, April 14, 2014 - 06:24
Jordanian analysts and Islamists estimate that 800 to 1,200 Jordanians have gone to fight in Syria, more than double the number who fought in Afghanistan or Iraq.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 13:17
Secretary of State John Kerry has blamed the Assad government for the deadlock in the talks and said that it had undermined them by putting opposition delegates on a terrorist list and seizing their assets
Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:02
The chaos within the opposition’s military council reflects the wider mistrust and internal rivalries between Syria’s rebels and their powerful foreign backers that have consistently undermined their ability to form a united front against Mr. Assad.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 11:58
While the United States explores potential new strategies, analysts say, Mr. Assad is forging ahead with his own: pounding civilians out of rebel-held districts or using military means to make life miserable for those left inside.
Sunday, February 16, 2014 - 22:03
“Forming a cabinet was a deep necessity to make sure that the country would not slip any further into chaos and insecurity, but I would not read too much into it.”
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 - 07:42
While the oil and gas fields are in serious decline, control of them has bolstered the fortunes of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and the Nusra Front, both of which are offshoots of Al Qaeda.