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Syrian Ramadan at the Edge of War

Hind Kabawat | Posted 07.15.2015 | World
Hind Kabawat

Peace is not possible in states with different religions and sects when those tribal identities are used to trigger division. But it is possible when deep bonds are built upon trust, empathy, solidarity, commercial relations and respect.

Aided By Assad's Airstrikes, ISIS Gains Ground Near Aleppo

Posted 06.02.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian militants sent reinforcements to fight the Islamic State group in the northern province of Aleppo, where rival factions battled...

The Young Dictator Problem

John Feffer | Posted 05.21.2015 | World
John Feffer

Bashar al-Assad is not going to age out of office any time soon. He refuses to be ignored. One way or the other, we're going to have to deal with the young dictator.

Anaheim's Little Arabia provides tastes, comforts of home

Mona Shadia | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Mona Shadia

Tucked in the back of an alley lined with various shops, restaurants and stores, Aleppo's Kitchen brings to life the culture and food of one of the Arab world's ancient cities: Aleppo, Syria's oldest and largest.

Can We Bring a Glimmer of Hope to Syrians?

Peter Maurer | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics
Peter Maurer

Every child born in Syria is touched by the conflict. Medical services are crumbling, the economy is on its knees, and the multitudes of jobless have few savings left to live on. The conflict will not stop tomorrow and we are planning ahead. There will be at least five more years of intense humanitarian activity required.

Sophia Jones

With World's Attention Turned To ISIS, The Syrian Regime Ramps Up Bombings On Civilians

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.14.2015 | World

ISTANBUL -- In Syria’s second city of Aleppo, hell hovers in the sky. It often comes with little warning -- just the whooshing of helicopter bla...

Syrian Troops, Rebels Battle For Control Of Aleppo

AP | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Rebels in Syria have captured 32 soldiers and pro-government gunmen near the northern city of Aleppo, where fighting is raging as the ...

Syria Troops Capture Villages Near Aleppo In Surprise Attack

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.17.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government forces backed by Lebanese Hezbollah fighters captured several villages near Aleppo in heavy fighting Tuesday that le...

The U.N.'s Man in Syria: ISIS Is Like a Political Ebola

Alain Elkann | Posted 02.21.2015 | World
Alain Elkann

"The first thing we need to do is find a way in which we can 'freeze' the situation in Aleppo. These people have been under siege for two years. The city is very close to collapsing. If we do not do anything and the city collapses, it could fall into the hands of ISIS, which is only 20 kilometers away, and that would be an even bigger tragedy."

Syrian Ambulance Driver Uses His Savings To Feed And Care For 150 Abandoned Cats

Posted 10.01.2014 | Good News

Some people never take time off from giving back to others. Alaa, an ambulance driver in Syria, spends his hours on duty tending to the human victi...

Aleppo Must Not Fall

Pietros Maneos | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
Pietros Maneos

'Mankind has had ten-thousand years of experience at fighting and if we must fight, we have no excuse for not fighting well.' -- T.E. Lawrence 'All c...

Syrian Army Lays Siege To Rebels In Aleppo

Associated Press | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.09.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops advanced in and around the northern city of Aleppo on Monday, in what appears to be an attempt to lay siege to oppositio...

A Frightening Precedent

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 09.01.2014 | World
Mohammed Fairouz

The current situation in the Middle East is proof that ignoring a wound doesn't make it go away. Over three years of neglect from the international community with regards to Syria has destabilized that nation and its neighbors.

'We Are In Hell'

www.cnn.com | Posted 06.09.2014 | World

Aleppo is a dusty, pale skeleton of the city I reported from 22 months ago....

Joshua Hersh

British Journalists Freed After Kidnapping In Northern Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.15.2014 | Media

ISTANBUL -- A pair of veteran British journalists were badly wounded after being kidnapped in the wild frontier land of northern Syria, their newspape...

So, Mr. President, You Want a New Syria Policy?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Generating a General Assembly resolution to support humanitarian relief and encouraging states to pursue humanitarian remedies at least isolates Putin and Assad from the will of the world and yields at least broad moral authority to act.

Joshua Hersh

Obama Administration Hints Of More Aggressive Options On Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

ISTANBUL -- Ever since President Barack Obama expressed "enormous frustration" over the situation in Syria at a press conference last week, a number o...

Joshua Hersh

More Syrians Than Ever Rush To Leave Aleppo

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.10.2014 | World

ONCUPINAR BORDER CROSSING, Turkey -- On Saturday afternoon, a Syrian man who gave his name as Sobhi was standing on the side of the road a few feet in...

Joshua Hersh

Aid Group Goes Public With Deaths Of Staff In Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

NEW YORK -- Three aid workers with the Czech humanitarian organization People In Need were killed by a mortar strike in the Syrian city of Aleppo last...

Assad's Fan Club Is Growing for All the Wrong Reasons

Daniel Nisman | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Daniel Nisman

Jihadist-jittery governments are increasingly buying Assad's argument that a rebel victory will turn Syria into a haven for extremism and foment regional instability. What they fail to realize is that Assad is duping them into choosing between one extremist future for Syria and another.

Joshua Hersh

Regrouped Syrian Rebels Fight Back Against Hardline Islamist Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- A hardline Syrian militant group with ties to al Qaeda has steadily lost ground in northern Syria against a recent surge of rebranded rebels...

Syrian Airstrike Kills 20

AP | Posted 02.27.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say a Syrian government airstrike on a crowded vegetable market in a rebel-held neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo ...

Dozens Killed In Aleppo Air Strike

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Government forces widened a bombing campaign in rebel-held areas of northern Syria on Monday, striking one of the main border towns ne...

Who Unleashed Chemical Weapons in Syria? The UN Won't Say

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Russia said the U.S. deliberately ignored Moscow's study on the Aleppo area attacks. This accusation, without a definitive UN report, left cherry picking journalists and ideologues free to choose an easy version that suited them: a U.S. conspiracy or Russian deceptiveness.

MSF: Death Toll In Brutal Aleppo Bombing Tops 100

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2014 | World

GENEVA, Dec 17 (Reuters) - More than 100 people have been killed and others wounded by "barrel bombs" dropped by Syrian army helicopters on Aleppo t...