BEIRUT — Abu Musab al-Suri was allegedly caught in Pakistan in 2005 and transferred to the CIA's black site program, moving to the US naval base at Diego Garcia island in the Indian Ocean before being turned over to Syrian authorities.
BEIRUT — The uprising in Syria progressed further on Tuesday as Syrian government troops cleared the eastern Damascus suburbs that were briefly controlled by rebel forces over the weekend, and Free Syrian Army-aligned groups claimed control of the central town of Rastan. Local groups called for a "day of mourning in anger" in response to the 100 reported deaths on Monday.
The US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, said she would join the foreign ministers of France and Britain, Alain Juppé and William Hague, and the Arab League chief, Nabil al-Arabi, at the UN in New York today.
Moscow is hoping to find a way to end the crisis without a UN Security Council veto; leaked documents suggest the draft resolution calls for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to hand over power within 15 days or face "additional measures."
The son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Sam LaHood, works at an NGO and was recently barred from boarding a flight from Egypt to the US. It is unclear whether he is one of those seeking shelter at the embassy.
BEIRUT— Syrian activists reported a massacre in the city of Homs early Friday, the Associated Press reported. Varying accounts put the death count at over 30, which reportedly included a number of children.