It's now up to the US Senate to pass a huge USD 1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill after the Obama White House and Republicans joined forces to push it through the House over objections from Democrats that it would roll back bank regulations imposed in the wake of the economic near-meltdown of 2008.
A Syrian military airstrike killed at least 13 people, including children, and wounded another 20 in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo on Tuesday after striking a neighborhood with crude bombs, said activists.
British Prime minister David Cameron on Thursday backed air strikes against the terror group ISIS or Islamic State and said that Syrian President Bashar Assad was part of the problem rather then the solution.
Islamic extremists fired rockets and tank shells on Wednesday at a major air base in northeastern Syria, kicking off a long-anticipated offensive to seize the last position held by the Syrian government, activists said.
Syrian government warplanes pounded an Islamic State group stronghold as well as other towns controlled by the jihadis on Sunday, conducting more than a dozen airstrikes and killing at least 11 people, activists said.
The head of the mission charged with destroying Syria`s chemical weapons has called on President Bashar Assad`s government and the international community to ensure that the last 16 containers of dangerous chemicals are immediately removed from the country.
Thousands of people have fled government-held Syrian cities after opposition fighters warned they will attack during next week`s presidential election to disrupt the vote, opposition activists said Friday.
A Hezbollah military commander wanted by the FBI was killed in Syria while fighting alongside President Bashar Assad`s forces against rebels trying to overthrow him, Lebanese security officials said on Wednesday.
Thousands of Syrians flocked to their embassy in Lebanon as expat voting started today ahead of Syria`s June 3 presidential election, a vote that is widely expected to give Bashar Assad a third seven-year term in office.
In the first attack to target a campaign event, a mortar shell slammed into a tent packed with supporters of President Bashar Assad, killing 39 people and wounding 205 others, Syrian state TV said Friday.
Syrian troops reached a besieged prison today in the northern city of Aleppo, ending a months-long attempt by rebels to free the inmates inside, a Syrian activist group and pro-government television stations reported.
The flow of foreign fighters into Syria has grown in just the last few months, with dozens of Americans joining the county`s conflict along with thousands of Europeans, FBI Director James Comey said today.
Syrian government forces backed by militia fighters and warplanes pounded rebel units in Latakia province on Monday in a desperate effort to regain control of towns and villages in President Bashar Assad`s ancestral homeland recently lost to an opposition offensive.