Middle East

    Children walk down a street in Aleppo, Syria, Feb. 12, 2016.

    Syria Agreement Already Facing Tests

    Syrian President Assad says his forces plan to 'retake the whole country,' fueling doubts about parties’ commitment to end nearly five-year-old conflict 

    An aid truck enters Syria from Turkey at Turkey's Oncupinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern city of Kilis, Turkey, Feb. 7, 2016.

    UN Envoy: Aid Deliveries to Besieged Syrian Towns to Start Monday

    Diplomats meeting in Munich as part of International Syria Support Group agreed to cooperate to expand humanitarian access 

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, joined by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, addresses the media on Feb. 12, 2016, at the Hilton Hotel join Munich, Germany, following a meeting of the International Syria Support Group.

    Video Syria: Cessation of Hostilities to Begin in a Week

    Plan reached in late night talks; Kerry, Lavrov say humanitarian access is priority; deal does not apply to terrorist groups and military operations against Islamic State will continue 

    FILE - In this December 17, 2012 file photo, a Free Syrian Army fighter takes cover during fighting with the Syrian Army in Azaz, Syria.

    Syrian Rebels Vow to Wage a National Liberation Guerrilla War

    Syrian rebels warn their five-year-long struggle to oust President Bashar al-Assad will go underground, if they are deserted by Western backers or an attempt is made to foist an unacceptable political deal on them 

    FILE - Fighters from the Islamic State group marching in Raqqa, Syria.

    CIA: Islamic State Has Chemical Weapons

    Analysts say chemical warfare, banned under international law, has continued on both sides of the Syrian conflict