November 11, 2012 The shots — the first that Israel has fired at Syria since the 1973 Yom Kippur War — come just days after a Syrian mortar shell hit a target inside the Israel-occupied Golan Heights. Israel noted the Syrian firing was part of that country's civil war. Separately, Israel also said it was ready to respond to a barrage of rocket fire from Gaza.
October 2, 2012 Syria gave the Hamas leader shelter for years. Now Syria has denounced him in withering terms, a sign of the changing alliances in the Middle East.
October 12, 2011 Opinions vary on what the exchange means for the peace process. But some see it as a hopeful sign.
July 5, 2011 Residents and activists are reporting about what's happening. The Assad regime has said that the violence is being sparked by some in the crowds of protesters.
May 4, 2011 The rival Palestinian political factions have agreed to reconcile after four bitter years of infighting and turmoil. The Hamas and Fatah groups met in Cairo to formally approve the agreement that calls for unified Palestinian elections next year.
August 31, 2010 Hamas claimed credit for the deadly shootings of four Israelis on the occupied West Bank.