U.N. Panel Reports Increasing Brutality by Both Sides in Syria
United Nations investigators urged the international community to cut off supplies of weapons to Syria, saying they believe war crimes, including the use of chemical agents, have been committed.
Lebanon border region caught in Syria conflict
In Lebanon, where kidnapping, smuggling and tribal feuds are part of the landscape, the Syrian war has exacerbated tension in an already volatile region. ARSAL, Lebanon — When Mustafa Ezzedine, a Sunni Muslim from this Sunni border town, wanted to buy some furniture, he undertook a clandestine trip into war-torn Syria rather than face harassment, or worse, from Shiite Muslim security officers or townsmen in nearby Lebanese communities.
Obama Seeks Consensus on Syria Action
President Obama raised the bar for stepping up U.S. involvement in Syria's civil war, saying that not only the U.S. but the "international community" must concur in the judgment that chemical weapons were used by the regime.
UN agencies call for end to Syria 'carnage'
Leaders of five UN agencies in rare joint appeal urge international community to find a political solution to conflict.
IHT Special: Lebanon’s Sunnis Gird for a Fight
As parts of Lebanon's Sunni Muslim community have become emboldened by events in Syria, Islamists and militants have seen their influence swell and the rhetoric has grown increasingly aggressive.