Ben Hubbard

Monday, January 27, 2014 - 07:20
What links these groups, experts say, is no longer a centralized organization but a loose ideology that any group can appropriate and apply as it sees fit while gaining the mystique of a recognized brand name.
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 08:18
For now, the White House and the State Department are expressing outrage over the images, even as they caution that the United States has not independently authenticated them.
Monday, November 11, 2013 - 09:42
The tensions in Saudi Arabia come amid a push to increase the percentage of Saudis in the country’s work force while reducing the number of foreigners.
Monday, October 28, 2013 - 06:38
And while Saudi officials have hinted at a broader diplomatic shift away from the United States, their options are limited there, too.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 12:19
The emergence of a group affiliated with Al Qaeda has undermined the chances of negotiating an end to the conflict, a senior State Department official said on Monday.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 08:03
The new team of experts, expected to reach Damascus on Wednesday, will expand on the work undertaken by the initial team, which arrived on Oct. 1.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 09:10
Antigovernment activists say they detest the group’s brutality and imposition of strict social codes, and even other Islamist rebels say the struggle’s focus should remain on leadership change.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013 - 08:30
The new mission to dispose of Syria’s chemical arsenal will begin by verifying its size and components.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 07:45
An extremist group linked to Al Qaeda routed Syrian rebel fighters and seized control of a gateway town near Syria’s northern border with Turkey on Wednesday.
Friday, July 26, 2013 - 07:54
Although few expect that Mr. Assad can reassert his authority over the whole of Syria, even some of his staunchest enemies acknowledge that his position is stronger than it has been in months.