July 1, 2013 Amid the turbulent Middle East, Jordan remains stable — for now. But internal and external pressures are mounting. From within, a faltering economy and a popular demand for a say in how the country is governed. And from without, a flood of refugees from Syria that are straining resources.
June 19, 2013 The United Nations says more than 45 million people worldwide are refugees — the most since 1994 — and that nearly half are children. Fleeing Syrians are a growing concern.
June 17, 2013 Seventy percent of Americans polled opposed arming Syrian rebels. A majority said the opposition groups may be no better than the Assad regime.
June 16, 2013 King Abdullah made the remarks a day after after the U.S. said it would leave fighter jets and missiles in his country at the conclusion of joint military exercises.
June 16, 2013 Iran, Israel, Russia and Saudi Arabia are among the key global stakeholders in the conflict that has taken an estimated 93,000 lives. Here's a look at what some of them stand to gain — or lose.
June 15, 2013 The Syrian war has been raging for two years, yet the rebel fighters are relatively unknown. The U.S. decision to provide weapons will put a spotlight on the rebels, who cover a broad spectrum, from secular nationalists to Islamist extremists.
June 14, 2013 The finding that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons raises lots of questions — about Russia, about a no-fly zone, about the kind of support the rebels will receive from the U.S.
June 13, 2013 The White House announced Thursday that Syrian President Bashar Assad had crossed a "red line" by using chemical weapons. The announcement comes amid calls for greater U.S. engagement in the conflict. We take a look at what is happening in Syria and who the major players are.
June 13, 2013 The "shockingly high levels" of killings continue in Syria, says U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay. The U.N. puts much of the blame on the Assad regime.
June 4, 2013 Since the Syrian uprising began, the opposition often seemed to have the momentum. But that dynamic seems to have changed recently. President Bashar Assad remains defiant and his army seems to be faring better, with help from Lebanon's Hezbollah militia.
May 30, 2013 Family members told the Detroit Free Press that the FBI had confirmed that Nicole Lynn Mansfield, 33, was killed while fighting in Syria. She reportedly was fighting for the rebels against the Assad regime. Syrian TV said she was killed along with two other Westerners.
May 30, 2013 Trips to war zones have become a signature for Sen. John McCain. While some senators use poster board displays on the Senate floor to make their points, McCain goes them one better and by posing in dangerous places alongside wary men with semiautomatic rifles.
May 30, 2013 President Bashar Assad says his military has taken delivery of some Russian anti-aircraft missiles. Meanwhile, there are reports that leaders of the opposition say they won't attend peace talks until Assad's forces lift a siege.
May 29, 2013 Syria's war has polarized the country. But as in many conflicts, a large portion of the population just wants to keep their heads down and stay out of harm's way. A visit to the Sayida Zeinab shrine offers a look into the complicated nature of the war.
May 28, 2013 Although the European Union is lifting its embargo, EU nations say they do not now have plans to send arms to those fighting the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Still, Russia is critical of the decision and says it will follow through on plans to send additional arms to Assad's military.