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Islamic militants threaten to kidnap Americans after US special forces swooped into Tripoli to capture an alleged Al Qaeda leader.
Libyans speaking to GlobalPost said they are angry about the US breach of their sovereignty.
In between battles, one Syrian rebel keeps up morale by singing the Backstreet Boys.
Rebels and government forces fight street by street in Aleppo, bantering with the opposition even as they try to kill them.
Eyewitness accounts, medical records and remnants of the weapons all show that Bashar al-Assad's forces fired poison on Damascus civilians, Human Rights Watch says.
As the US heads for strikes against Syria, the country's refugee crisis hits massive proportions.
Activists, rebels and regime supporters are divided over the prospect of a Western military campaign to punish the government for an alleged chemical weapons attack.
Hundreds of Syrian refugees are traveling by boat to Lebanon every week. Here's a snapshot of the journey.
The rebels concede they are struggling to hold their ground in some parts of the country, but insist victory is still theirs.
The war in Syria is increasingly defined along the lines of a Shia regime versus a Sunni opposition.
Syrians in Turkey see echoes of the first days of their uprising in anti-Erdogan protests.
"My dream is to use a 23 mm and shoot down war planes," says one of Syria's woman rebel fighters.
Rights groups say there are roughly 5,000 Syrian women involved in either fighting or military logistics for the rebels. But their fight goes beyond the front line.
Analysis: By taking on the regime of Syria's Bashar al Assad, Turkey threatens to further ignite the regional conflagrations already kindled by the country's destabilizing and widening civil war.
A Syrian hacker fights violence, hijacks the media and deploys online porn to save rebels.
With ancient roots and an uncertain future, Christian minorities chart a way to survive the conflict and its aftermath.
Young rebels are disillusioned by the standoff in Syria's largest city.
All-but abandoned by husbands fighting government forces, many of Syria’s women suffer hardship and fear alone.
Despite near constant bombings and threats from all sides, teachers in northern Syria fight to give children an education.
The Democratic Union Party is just one of many Kurdish factions exerting influence on swaths of Syria. But can they change the course of the war?