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Syria denounces peace envoy who hinted Assad must go

BEIRUT – Syria denounced international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi as "flagrantly biased" on Thursday, casting doubt on how long the U.N.-Arab League mediator can pursue his peace mission.

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Dozens killed, wounded in airstrike near Damascus

BEIRUT A Syrian warplane blasted a gas station near Damascus Wednesday, killing and wounding dozens of people and igniting a huge fire in what could be one of the bloodiest attacks in weeks during the 22-month civil war.

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6 die in Syria car bombing; gunman slays state journalist

The bomb blast in Damascus injures 10. Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and opposition blame each other for the explosion. BEIRUT A car bomb exploded in eastern Damascus on Saturday, an insurgent spokeswoman said, and the Syrian government reported that a gunman killed a state television journalist in the capital.

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Syrian rebels battle army near Damascus

BEIRUT – Syrian rebels clashed with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad near Damascus airport on Tuesday, battling for the capital's outskirts after 20 months of conflict which the United Nations said has driven half a million people from the country.

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Airstrikes in northern Syria kill at least 43

BEIRUT Government airstrikes on rebel areas in northern Syria killed at least 43 people and leveled buildings, forcing residents to search mounds of rubble for bodies trapped underneath, anti-regime activists said Thursday. The strikes late Wednesday and early Thursday hit at least five towns in Idlib and Aleppo provinces.

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Intense clashes mark 2nd day of major Muslim holiday in southern Syrian city, Damascus suburbs

BEIRUT – Intense fighting on Monday between rebels and Syrian regime forces killed six people, including two children and two women in the southern city of Daraa, two rights groups said.

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Syrian forces intensify fire Aleppo

BEIRUT Syrian forces have intensified their firepower against a rebel challenge in Aleppo with activists reporting attack helicopters and fighter jets strafing opposition targets as well as artillery bombardments of several neighborhoods.

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