Complete coverage of the war in the heart of the Middle East
Syria denies claims of new chemical weapons attack
Bashar Assad's government dismisses rebel claims of "poison gas" attack north of Damascus as "completely untrue"
Pope prays for Syrian nuns allegedly held by rebels
Rebels insist nuns from ancient Christian village were removed for their safety, but some say they’ve been adbucted
U.N.: Mounting evidence of Assad war crimes
The scale and viciousness of abuses by both sides in Syria’s civil war almost defies belief, U.N.’s human rights chief says
United States offers to help destroy Syria's chemical weapons
Syria's arsenal most likely to be disarmed aboard a ship in the Mediterranean Sea
Syria regime: Assad not about to “hand over power”
Syrian Foreign Ministry renews rejection of opposition demand that Assad be excluded from any transitional gov’t
Childhood lost to Syria’s civil war
Kids in Damascus narrowly avoid being blown up by a shell as they talk on camera about life under constant mortar fire
U.S.-backed Syria rebels balk at plan for peace talks
Military commander of main Syrian opposition group says they "will not participate" in Geneva summit, rebels will keep fighting
UN sets date for next round of Syria peace talks
After months of disagreement over who will represent Syrian opposition, which countries can take part, UN says “Geneva II” to begin Jan. 22
Study: More than 11,000 children killed in Syrian war
Study finds overwhelming number of young victims were killed by explosives, but youngsters also died from gunfire, chemical attacks and even torture
Syria's chemical weapons may be destroyed at sea
U.S., partners mulling options to incinerate or destroy toxins offshore as they're "running out of options"
Suicide blasts hit Iranian Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon
More than 20 killed by bombs in area where Iranian-backed Hezbollah holds sway; bloodshed likely a manifestation of Syria's civil war
Islamist rebels disavow U.S.-backed Syria opposition
13 rebel groups, including powerful al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, reject Turkey-based SNC, call for "clear Islamic framework"
The diplomatic dance around Syria's chemical weapons
Flash Points: CBS News National Security Correspondent Bob Orr talks with CBS News Senior National Security Analyst Juan Zarate about the negotiations over Syria's chemical weapons and whether the Syrians and Russians can be trusted to negotiate in good faith.
Kerry: U.N. report confirms Assad responsible for chemical attack
Secretary of State John Kerry says the international community must "stand up and speak out" to punish the Syrian government for a chemical attack by securing and destroying Syria's chemical stockpile.
Muted reaction in Syria to chemical weapons deal
CBS News' Elizabeth Palmer reports from Damascus on how various factions in Syria are greeting news of a U.S.-Russia framework to secure Syria's chemical stockpile.