December 6, 2012 Syrian soldiers have increasingly been taking over civilian homes and apartments, and trashing and looting them before they leave.
December 6, 2012 The defense secretary says the U.S. intelligence community has information that raises "serious concerns" because it indicates the Assad regime is prepared to use chemical weapons in his fight against rebel forces.
December 6, 2012 More demonstrations — and likely more clashes — are expected, even as President Mohammed Morsi called for a Saturday meeting with opposition groups.
December 5, 2012 High-level diplomacy helped avert a disaster last month, in a dispute over the unpaid water bill of one of Christendom's holiest sites. The water company that supplies the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem said it owed $2.3 million. Eventually, the bill was waived — but the church now promises to pay going forward.
December 5, 2012 The persistent fighting near Damascus has created a growing sense that there could soon be a major battle for the capital. Activists have made a video telling Damascus residents how to prepare.