Fierce fighting in Aleppo left a UNESCO World Heritage Site in tatters as world leaders left the UN General Assembly meeting no closer to a resolution for the 19-month conflict.
At the UN General Assembly, Syria's foreign minister lashed out at Washington, accusing extremists of prolonging the crisis, and denouncing other neighboring Middle Eastern countries.
With the number of Syrian refugees in Jordan topping 100,000, 65 percent of Jordanians oppose allowing any more to enter the country, insisting their cash-strapped country is at capacity.
Some 856,000 Middle Eastern Jews fled their home countries after Israel's founding. If Palestinian refugees are to be considered for compensation, these Jews should be, too, Israel argues.
Spekaing at the annual United Nations General Assembly, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged world leaders to take action on the crisis in Syria.
President Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly this week. But with the presidential election approaching, he won't meet with counterparts, leaving that to Secretary of State Clinton.
The headquarters of the Free Syrian Army had previously been in Turkey, and its move into Syria signifies just how far rebels have come.
The new wild card in Arab and Muslim politics may be the hardline Salafi Muslim groups that have emerged from the Arab Spring.
Angelina Jolie met with women Syrian refugees in Jordan. Jordan has taken in some 200,000 Syrians – the largest number in the region.
A militant leader in Jordan, who has been linked to al-Qaida and several high-profile attacks, warned Syrian President Bashar Assad, 'our fighters are coming to get you.'