November 5, 2012 The heavy fighting included car bombs, airstrikes and shelling in several cities.
November 5, 2012 It's been more than three months since rebels in Syria launched an offensive to take the northern city of Aleppo. In the early days of the offensive, the rebels took about half the city. But since then, neither the rebels nor government forces have managed to gain the upper hand.
November 5, 2012 The Syrian opposition movement suffers from deep divisions and has been weighted toward those in exile rather than those battling inside Syria. At talks in Qatar this week, the U.S. is pushing for the creation of a new opposition group.
November 2, 2012 Amnesty International and U.N. officials say the apparent executions may have been war crimes. They're appealing to the Assad regime and its opponents to respect the human rights of prisoners.
November 2, 2012 A source familiar with the events on Sept. 11 in Benghazi says there was a sense of urgency among officials. Officials say extra forces were sent to help, but arrived late, and that they considered sending warplanes but ultimately thought it would lead to civilian casualties. Four Americans, including the ambassador to Libya, were killed in the attack.
November 1, 2012 Sexual harassment has been getting worse in Cairo and spiked during the recent Muslim holiday. In response to the growing incidents and to police indifference, activists launched a "Be a Man" campaign, and vigilantes are now taking to the streets.
October 27, 2012 Surveys taken in many foreign countries show Barack Obama is widely preferred over Mitt Romney. But in Israel, Romney appears far more popular.
October 27, 2012 It's Eid al-Adha, or the feast of the sacrifice, a four-day religious holiday that is one of the holiest events of the Muslim world. But there is little to celebrate in Syria's largest city, Aleppo. A cease-fire called for the holiday is already crumbling, and in some areas it never took hold.