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About a dozen nuns, held in Syria by gunmen for three months, have been released
Host countries should prioritize classroom and job-skills training for displaced youth
Zara was one of the last rebel strongholds along the Lebanese border
Damascus has blown almost every deadline after agreeing to destroy stockpiles last year
Human rights commission calls out all sides involved in conflict, as well as Security Council, for not ending violence
Clashes among rival groups have claimed the lives of more than 3,000 fighters this year
Faced with an ultimatum, armed group previously affiliated with Al-Qaeda retreats from northern Syrian province
The growing marginalization of Syria's government-in-exile could spur diplomatic progress to end war
Report by State Department calls last year's chemical weapons attack one of Syria's 'countless crimes against humanity'
Anti-government fighters belonging to Nusra Front attacked south of Damascus, state media report
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said that the Crimea region of Ukraine might already be lost to Russian control