Little optimism ahead of Syrian peace talks – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAMMAN, Jordan—A peace conference aimed at a breakthrough in Syria that begins Wednesday in Switzerland is a study in low expectations, say Syrian rebels and the Syrian regime. “There…

Syrians accuse Assad regime of ‘systemic’ torture – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAMMAN, Jordan — Syrians who escaped the dictatorship of Bashar Assad said Tuesday that the use of torture by the regime as documented by the release of hundreds of…

Syrian peace talks on verge of crumbling – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAMMAN, Jordan — A long-awaited peace conference on Syria was in danger of falling apart Monday over Iran’s refusal to pull its forces from the country and agree to…

Almost 500 reported killed in Syria – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAMMAN, Jordan – Clashes among different rebel factions in northern Syria have killed nearly 500 people and may determine the future of al-Qaeda-linked regiments fighting in the country. The…

Kerry says Iran could participate in Syrian peace talks – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeAMMAN, Jordan — Secretary of State John Kerry suggested on Sunday that Iran might play a role at the peace talks on Syria that are scheduled to take place…

Syria fighting between rebels and Al Qaeda-linked group spreads – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesAMMAN, Jordan – Clashes spread Saturday between groups nominally united against the Syrian government as mainstream rebels attempted to expel an Al Qaeda-linked group from opposition areas. Rebels…

Syrian Electronic Army says it hacked Skype’s social media accounts – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesAMMAN, Jordan – The pro-Syrian government hacking group, the Syrian Electronic Army, has taken credit for an attack on the social media accounts of Internet calling service Skype.…