Amnesty to expand probe of US-led campaign in Syria’s Raqqa

Amnesty International said Wednesday it is enlisting the help of thousands of online activists to speed up its investigation into the U.S.-led campaign that drove Islamic State militants from their self-styled capital of Raqqa but left the Syrian city in ruins.

Report: US-led airstrikes kill 40 in IS-held area of Syria

At least 40 people, mostly women and children, were killed Saturday by U.S.-led airstrikes on the last pocket held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria, a war monitor and Syrian state media reported.

Lebanese premier accuses Hezbollah of blocking government

Lebanon's prime minister-designate on Tuesday accused Hezbollah of hindering the formation of a new government six months after parliamentary elections were held, a reflection of growing tensions amid serious concerns over the country's faltering economy.

UN aid convoy reaches Syria desert camp near Jordan border

A convoy of 78 trucks carrying life-saving assistance reached a remote camp for the displaced on Syria's border with Jordan on Saturday, where tens of thousands of people are stranded in the desert amid dwindling supplies.

Monitor: Government shelling in north Syria kills at least 8

Syrian government shelling of a rebel-held area in the country's northwest Friday killed at least eight people in the latest and deadliest violation of a truce in the area reached two months ago, a Syria war monitor and an opposition paramedic group said.

The Latest: Syria complains to UN about US airstrikes

The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Syria's Foreign Ministry is complaining to the U.N. about airstrikes carried out by the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group citing new mass graves discovered.

US, Turkey to begin patrols around northern Syrian town

Joint U.S.-Turkish patrols will begin within hours around the northern Syrian town of Manbij, part of a roadmap for easing tensions between the two NATO allies, an official with a U.S.-backed militia said Thursday.

Syrian president says Russia-Turkey Idlib deal ‘temporary’

Syrian President Bashar Assad said Sunday that the Russian-Turkish deal to avert a military offensive in the northwestern province of Idlib is a "temporary one" that prevented bloodshed but that his government's goal is to restore control over all of Syria.

With a calmer Syria, Hezbollah may reduce its fighters there

The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militia said Wednesday his group may reduce the number of its fighters in Syria because of an easing of the conflict, particularly after a recent Russian-Turkey agreement that prevented an offensive on the last rebel stronghold.

Thousands back home in north Syria after Russia-Turkey deal

Thousands of people who were recently displaced by violence in northwest Syria have returned home following a Russia-Turkey deal that averted a government offensive on the last major rebel stronghold, Syrian opposition activists said Wednesday.

Defying dangers, Idlib residents protest Syria’s Assad

In cities and towns across Syria's last opposition-held province, Idlib, residents poured into the streets on Friday to demonstrate against President Bashar Assad's government in defiance of an expected offensive to retake the territory.