Syrian media has accused Israel of bombing a military research center near Damascus. The allegations are causing furor within Syria and among its allies.
The tension over Ukraine has all but buried the chance of peace in Syria. The Syrian people, still being massacred every day, are paying the price for the awkward stalemate between the West and Russia.
A bipartisan group of US lawmakers has introduced legislation to toughen economic sanctions against Hezbollah. But analysts say the bill isn't really anything new - and is more about the message.
The UN refugee agency has said the number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon now exceeds one million, leaving the small host country’s resources depleted and at a "breaking point." Half of the refugees are children.
A massive polio vaccination campaign has been launched in Syria, Iraq and other countries to stem fears that the disease has spread across borders. UNICEF aims to protect 20 million children during the five-day campaign.
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