January 15, 2013 The blasts occurred inside a university campus in Aleppo, Syria's largest city. The government and opposition blamed each other for the explosions that wounded more than 150.
January 15, 2013 Syria's war has badly damaged many parts of Aleppo, an ancient city. But some places are still intact, and above the doorways you can still find the inscriptions of pilgrims who have traveled to the holiest site in Islam.
January 14, 2013 A new report from the International Rescue Committee finds an increase in violence against women. More than a half-million Syrians have fled their homeland, and there's no prospect of a quick return, the report says.
January 14, 2013 During his rule, King Abdullah has introduced a series of reforms directed at women. But there are still sharp limits. The monarch has now named women to a top advisory body, but they can't gather in the presence of the men.
January 13, 2013 The decision to retry the strongman who was serving a life sentence for failing to stop the killing of protesters came as no surprise. Mubarak and his security chief will be tried again on criminal charges related to those deaths. The news was welcomed by both Mubarak loyalists and his most ardent opponents.
January 12, 2013 Lebanon has had some of the worst winter weather in decades. First, record rainfalls flooded the low-lying part of the country, then ice and snow bent trees and blocked roads. The frigid conditions are making it even harsher for Syrian refugees trying to take shelter from the violent conflict back home.