March 20, 2013 More than 8,000 Syrians cross the border into neighboring countries each day. Lebanon has the biggest urban refugee population in the region, and the highest number of unregistered Syrians. The U.N. says despite its best efforts, Syrian refugees in Lebanon can still expect to wait at least four months before receiving help.
March 19, 2013 Palestinians object to all Israeli settlements in the West Bank. But one in particular, the E-1, is a major source of friction. Israelis say it's merely the expansion of an existing settlement. But critics say the Israelis are building a ring around Palestinian neighborhoods of east Jerusalem, cutting them off from the West Bank.
March 19, 2013 The new plant is expected to generate 100 megawatts of power and supply 20,000 homes with electricity.
March 19, 2013 Forging peace between these two protagonists was long seen as the holy grail of American diplomacy. But as President Obama visits, expectations are low and the conflict feels much less urgent than it used to.
March 19, 2013 State-controlled media say rebels used the weapons in Aleppo. Opposition forces say the Assad regime is responsible. Neither the report of such weapons being used nor who might be responsible have been confirmed. The White House says it has no evidence the weapons were used.