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OSLO, Norway (AP) — Recalling the "burning, blinding and suffocating" horrors of chemical weapons, the head of a watchdog trying to consign them to history accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on Tuesday, as prize winners in medicine, physics and other categories also took bows for their awards.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's prime minister says his government is considering taking part in the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, but only if there is no opposition from the public.
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists and an opposition official say a leading human rights lawyer has been abducted by gunmen in a rebel-held area near Damascus.
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say government forces are pounding a rebel stronghold in the mountainous region near the Lebanese border in which a group of nuns are believed to have been held by opposition fighters.
OSLO, Norway (AP) — The head of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning watchdog leading the mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons says there may be delays in transporting the chemicals out of the country.
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state media say government troops have taken full control of a western town near country's main north-south highway.
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say government troops backed by Hezbollah fighters are battling al-Qaida-linked rebels for control of a western town located along the country's main north-south highway.
BEIRUT (AP) — A group of Syrian nuns reportedly taken by rebels from a convent in a Christian village near Damascus have appeared in a video broadcast on Al-Jazeera.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria's chemical weapons says preparations are on track to move the most dangerous chemical agents from sites in the war-torn country to the port of Latakia but there are serious security issues on key roads.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian chief says she has seen no progress in reaching the estimated 250,000 people in besieged communities in Syria who remain beyond the scope of aid.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The mother superior of a Syrian convent says 12 nuns have been abducted by opposition fighters and taken to a rebel-held town.
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists and residents say Syrian rebels have taken control of parts of an ancient Christian town in the rugged Qalamoun region near Damascus.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state television reports that a mortar round has fallen in front of a historical mosque in the capital, Damascus, killing four people and wounding 26.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state TV says government forces have captured a western town near the border with Lebanon, a week after opposition fighters seized it.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog says member states of the organization "can and must" help in the high-stakes mission to rid Syria of its toxic agents stockpile.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian government says it will participate in U.N.-sponsored peace talks aimed at ending the country's civil war, but insists that it is not going to the conference to hand over power.
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV says a suicide car bombing outside a bus station near Damascus has killed at least 15 people.
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian state TV says a car bomb outside Damascus kills at least 15.
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say heavy clashes between Syrian troops and rebels trying to break a government siege in the suburbs of Damascus have killed at least 160 fighters since Friday.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state media says Damascus welcomes the international community's nuclear deal with Iran, calling it a "historic agreement."
BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's main opposition group is accusing government troops of deploying heavy weapons inside a historic Orthodox monastery north of Damascus.
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — It's now been a year since an American journalist went missing in Syria, and his parents in New Hampshire are calling for a day of prayer.
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's state-run media say gunmen have detonated a bomb in the country's south, hitting a bus with visiting Jordanian writers and wounding two of them.
BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says 2,200 Syrian families have fled from the latest clashes in their country and crossed into Lebanon over the past five days.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations General Assembly's human rights committee is demanding that Syria's government immediately allow humanitarian aid to be delivered to areas in the country that need it most and stop hampering distribution with "bureaucratic impediments and other obstacles."