Islamic State destroys part of Syria's Temple of Bel - monitors


BEIRUT - The hardline Islamic State group has destroyed part of an ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra city, a group monitoring the conflict said on Sunday. | Video

Migrants in Hungary seek traffickers on trip "from death to death"

BUDAPEST - Ahmed, a Syrian man, and his wife wait with hundreds of other migrants at a railway station in central Budapest hoping to find a smuggler to take them to Germany, the final destination in an exhausting and dangerous journey.

World, 30 Aug 2015

Refugee children, close to death, found in van in Austria

VIENNA - Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van crammed with 26 refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Austrian police said on Saturday.

World, 30 Aug 2015

Three refugee children found critically ill in Austria

VIENNA, Austria - Three young children suffering from dehydration and close to death have been rescued from a van in Austria, crammed in with 23 other refugees from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, police said on Saturday.

World, 29 Aug 2015

Satellite images confirm Syrian temple destruction: U.N

BEIRUT - Satellite images have confirmed the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra, a United Nations agency said, after the hardline Islamic State group claimed responsibility for blowing up the structure a week ago.

World, 29 Aug 2015

Local Syrian ceasefires break down as shelling resumes

BEIRUT - A ceasefire in a Syrian town near the Lebanese border and in two villages to the north has broken down after renewed heavy shelling, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said on Saturday.

World, 29 Aug 2015

Popular fears aside, businesses often eager for migrant workers

LONDON - Raghad al Sous braved bombings in Syria to keep studying at school before fleeing in 2013 to rejoin her mother, who had been granted refugee status in Britain. | Video

World, 28 Aug 2015

U.N. chief sets out framework for Syria poison gas investigation

UNITED NATIONS - Success of a new international inquiry aimed at assigning blame for chemical weapons attacks during Syria's four-year-old civil war will require full cooperation of all warring parties, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday.

World, 28 Aug 2015

Islamic State takes new ground near Turkish border

BEIRUT - Islamic State has seized new territory from Syrian rebels in northern Syria, advancing in an area where Turkey and the United States are planning to open a new front against the group in coordination with insurgents on the ground.

World, 27 Aug 2015

Warring sides in Syria agree to extend local ceasefires

BEIRUT - Warring sides in Syria have ageed to extend a ceasefire in a rebel-held town near the border with Lebanon and two Shi'ite villages in the northwest, and to evacuate wounded, sources close to talks said.

World, 27 Aug 2015

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Hungary detains suspects in migrant truck deaths

Four men are detained in Hungary on suspicion of transporting 71 refugees who were found dead in a truck along a motorway in neighboring Austria. Nathan Frandino reports.