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UNHCR alarmed by state of Al-Qusayr refugees

Thousands of people who have fled the besieged Syrian town of Al-Qusayr are in dire need of aid, the UN's refugee agency said Friday, as its tally for Syrians who have escaped their war-torn nation topped 1.6 million .   UNHCR spokesperson Dan McNorton...

Lebanese Hezbollah attacks in Syria draw response

HERMEL, Lebanon (AP) — In Shiite towns and villages near the border with Syria, residents who support Hezbollah are bearing the brunt of the militant Lebanese group's growing involvement in the Syrian civil war. Shells fired by Syria's overwhelmingly Sunni rebels regularly fall on the...