Syrian air force jets dropped barrel bombs, packed with explosives in a rebel-controlled part of Aleppo Sunday, killing at least 37 people, many children.
From Syria and Lebanon, to Egypt and Jerusalem, snowfall and cold temperatures have complicated fighting, humanitarian efforts, and daily life this week.
Syrian government forces claimed victory over rebels along a highway linking Damascus with northern ports. Chemical inspectors hope to load weapons for decommissioning there.
Iran's embassy was targeted today by suicide bombers angry at Tehran's strong backing for the Syrian regime. Saudi Arabia is throwing its weight behind anti-Assad forces.
A long-ago encounter shows what stays, what fades.
Syrians fleeing civil war are straining Jordan's resources, but they are also filling a gap in the economy as they set up small businesses and take jobs that Jordanians won't.
The most effective forces fighting to topple Syria's Bashar al-Assad are jihadis, some linked to Al Qaeda. They're also a reason he has a shot at winning his war.
A week after a UN resolution on Syria's chemical weapons, some have already been destroyed.
The international effort to destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile is unprecedented for its tight deadline and dangerous security situation.
The strange tale of an effort to claim that Syria's rebels were responsible for a chemical weapons attack near Damascus.