• International inspectors overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile have missed an early deadline in a brutally tight schedule after security concerns prevented them from visiting two sites.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 28, 2013, 11:31 PM EDT
  • This image made from video made from Syrian state television shows the aftermath of a truck bomb attack in Hama, Syria, Oct. 20, 2013. Syria's state media and activists say the suicide truck bomb attack on a government checkpoint on the edge of the central city left more than two dozen people dead. The state news agency SANA said Syrian rebels drove the truck laden with over a ton of explosives into the post at the eastern entrance of the city on Sunday. (AP Photo/Syrian State television via AP video)

    Opposition activists and state television say government forces have killed a prominent army defector who became a rebel leader.

    LAST UPDATE : Oct 21, 2013, 11:37 AM EDT