Israel was behind the Wednesday night airstrike in Syria, an anonymous US official said. The Israeli government has declined to comment on the accusation.
Backed by Iran, thousands of Shiites are playing a crucial supporting role for the Syrian regime and the worn-out Syrian Army.
Iran sees the war in Syria as crucial to its own interests, and sees the conflict as a proxy war to prevent the spread of 'arrogant' US influence in the region.
Israel is deeply worried about the war in Syria. But has few good policy options. The Jewish state is afraid that Assad might lose - and also that he might win.
The view of the Syrian civil war from Lebanon, where sectarian tensions are rising as a result of the war next door.
Opposition to US use of military force in Syria does not break down along partisan lines. Here are five top reasons Americans are wary of US military strikes in Syria.
Iran weighed in again on a possible strike against the Assad regime over alleged chemical weapons use, saying the US will 'definitely suffer.'
Syrian President Assad is likely to ride out a US attack that's designed to be limited.
Lebanese authorities have arrested a suspect in connection with a set of coordinated explosions Friday, outside two mosques in Tripoli. Police say at least 47 were killed in the attack and more than 500 wounded.
Today's car bombs in Tripoli targeted mosques led by pro-Syrian rebel clerics.