For Syrian refugees in Jordan, a path to financial independence

Yahoo News Eyad Mohammed has become an expert at waiting. After fleeing Quneitrah in southern Syria four years ago, Mr. Mohammed waited months to find housing for himself and his pregnant wife in

To fight domestic violence among Syrian refugees, an outreach to men

Yahoo News Aaref fled to Lebanon from Syria five years ago to escape the war raging in his homeland. Life as a refugee in Lebanon is grueling. The stress soon led to conflicts between Aaref and his

Inquiry into chemical weapons attack should leave from Damascus, not Turkey, says Syrian minister

Yahoo News The Syrian government set conditions on Thursday for any international inquiry into a suspected chemical attack that killed scores of people, saying it must not be "politicized" and should

Lebanon’s dual approach to Syrian refugees: the personal and political

Yahoo News In a quiet field on the outskirts of this Bekaa Valley town, dozens of children under age 13 are attending classes in several wooden schoolrooms erected beside a newly built refugee camp.

How a Syrian refugee lost his case against Facebook and fake news

Yahoo News In 2015, Mr. Modamani was one of several asylum-seekers to take a selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Later, his selfie began to appear in two types of common anti-migrant

For Syrian refugees in Lebanon, a drive to build community amid pressing challenges

Yahoo News Syrian refugees were pouring into Lebanon in 2014, fleeing the civil war. The United Nations High Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) and nongovernmental organizations were scrambling to

Syrian rebels say talks will focus on strengthening truce

Yahoo News BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's rebels won't begin negotiating a political settlement with the government until measures are taken to bolster a flagging cease-fire and address urgent humanitarian

Syrian forces used chemical weapons in final push for Aleppo: HRW

Yahoo News Syrian government forces carried out at least eight chemical attacks during the final weeks of the battle for Aleppo, killing nine people, among them four children, and injuring hundreds

The Latest: Syrian forces advancing toward Palmyra

Yahoo News BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

Syrian government ready for prisoner swaps with rebels -state TV

Yahoo News The Syrian government signaled on Monday it was ready to agree prisoner swaps with rebel groups, a confidence-building measure that might help both sides prepare to attend peace talks.

Syrian dissident says war 'over' as states cut aid to rebels

Yahoo News By Ellen Francis BEIRUT (Reuters) - A prominent Syrian dissident said on Friday he believed the country's war was effectively over, as foreign governments have cut support to rebels

New Syrian jihadist alliance vows to step up attacks against army

Yahoo News The head of a new alliance of Syrian Islamist factions, including a former affiliate of al Qaeda, has promised to escalate attacks against the Syrian army and its Iranian-backed allies,

Airstrikes on rebel-held Syrian district kill 9 civilians

Yahoo News BEIRUT (AP) — A series of airstrikes on an opposition-held district in the Syrian city of Homs, presumably carried out by Russia or Syria, killed at least nine civilians on Wednesday,

Syrian jets wage deadly strikes on rebel-held Homs district

Yahoo News Syrian government jets bombed a rebel-held district of Homs city in the west of the country on Wednesday, killing several people, rescue workers and a monitoring group reported. A

Turkey-backed Syrian forces seize strategic al-Bab hills: Turkish military

Yahoo News ANKARA (Reuters) - Syrian rebel forces supported by Turkish armed forces seized control of strategically important hills around the Islamic State-controlled town of al-Bab after operations

Syrian government, rebels swap more than 100 prisoners in Hama

Yahoo News The Syrian government and rebel groups swapped dozens of women prisoners and hostages, some of them with their children, in Hama province on Tuesday evening, a monitor and a rebel official

Syrian prisons: accusations of torture and executions

Yahoo News The Syrian regime, accused by Amnesty International of large-scale hangings, had already been criticised for torture and summary executions in its prisons and intelligence services

Report: At least 13,000 hanged in Syrian prison since 2011

Yahoo News BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian authorities have killed at least 13,000 people since the start of the 2011 uprising in mass hangings at a prison north of Damascus known to detainees as "the

Hounded over Merkel selfie, Syrian refugee sues Facebook

Yahoo News A Syrian refugee whose selfie with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been repeatedly manipulated to link him to violent jihad will take Facebook to court Monday for spreading defamatory

Lebanon backs returning Syrian refugees to 'safe zones'

Yahoo News BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's president says the international community should facilitate the return of Syrian refugees to Syria by setting up "safe zones" in coordination with their government.

Turkey to meet Syrian opposition, rebel groups in Ankara on Friday: sources

Yahoo News Turkey's foreign ministry undersecretary will hold talks with representatives of the Syrian opposition in Ankara on Friday, ministry sources said, ahead of U.N.-sponsored peace talks on

WFP resumes air drops to Syrian town besieged by Islamic State

Yahoo News The United Nations has restarted air drops of food to support 93,500 Syrians besieged by Islamic State in the town of Deir al-Zor, the U.N. World Food Programme said on Tuesday. Air drops

Italy welcomes 41 Syrian refugees, seeks bridges not walls

Yahoo News ROME (AP) — Italian government and church officials have welcomed 41 Syrian refugees at Rome's airport, saying they wanted to show solidarity at a time when the U.S. is sending refugees

Syrian musician in limbo after travel ban

Yahoo News BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian musician who was allowed to legally immigrate to the United States on account of his "extraordinary" abilities, and who recently toured with famed cellist Yo-Yo Ma,

Syrian Christians denied entry to U.S. in Philadelphia: Lebanese airport sources

Yahoo News BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Syrian Christian Orthodox family was turned back from Philadelphia International Airport after traveling to the United States from Lebanon, airport sources in Beirut