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Syrians Stranded By Fighting Over Aleppo Beg Turkey To Open Border

Syria Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.12.2016 | World

The Russian-supported onslaught on the city of Aleppo and surrounding countryside has forced more than 50,000 people to flee their homes and head no...

Syrian War Has Killed Or Wounded More People Than Entire Populations Of These 15 States

The Huffington Post | Willa Frej | Posted 02.11.2016 | World

A staggering 11.5 percent of Syrians have been killed or wounded since the civil war began in 2011, according to a new report. That's more tha...

Aleppo Faces A Grim Future Under Siege

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.10.2016 | World

The rebel-held Syrian city of Aleppo is close to being completely encircled after forces in support of President Bashar Assad's regime seized key are...

What is the World Doing to Stop Syria's Civil War?

Saad Khan | Posted 02.10.2016 | World
Saad Khan

So many parallels can be drawn between Nazi Germany and the modern-day genocidal regime of Bashar al-Assad. The former annihilated Jews, Romani people, homosexuals and those with any kind of disabilities. Assad and his Iranian backers have killed over 250,000 Syrians during the course of last five years.

Syria Before The War

Lama Younes | Posted 02.09.2016 | Travel
Lama Younes

Lately I've been feeling a little homesick and with all the insane news and horrific images that keep pouring out of the syrian war, with shelling...

Hundreds Of Thousands Could Starve If Syrian Forces Surround Aleppo

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.10.2016 | World

GENEVA/AMMAN (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be cut off from food if Syrian government forces encircle rebel-held parts of Alepp...

The Syria War Will Not Be a Quagmire -- Because Putin and Assad Are Winning

Alastair Crooke | Posted 02.08.2016 | World
Alastair Crooke

BEIRUT -- Negotiations over the future of Syria are not taking place in Geneva. They're taking place on the battlefields of Idlib and Aleppo. And it's not the opposition that's winning: it's the Assad regime, backed by Russia. This victory will have grave consequences for the U.S. and Europe-led security infrastructure in the Middle East and beyond.

In Syria, The Battering of Aleppo Is a Trophy for Putin

Daniel Williams | Posted 02.08.2016 | World
Daniel Williams

Aleppo, Syria's biggest city and the most important one outside of Damascus, is on the way to falling to Assad, thanks to a firestorm of Russian attacks from the air.

Tens Of Thousands Flee To Turkish Border As Aleppo Assault Intensifies

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 02.07.2016 | World

ONCUPINAR, Turkey/BEIRUT, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Russian and Syrian government forces on Saturday intensified an assault on rebel-held areas around the Sy...

Inside The Battle For Aleppo: 'They've Been Shelling Us Night And Day'

Syria Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.05.2016 | World

Pro-government forces, backed by Russian air power, are very close to encircling opposition-held Aleppo. Syria’s Deeply’s corresp...

Backed By Russian Jets, Syrian Army Closes In On Aleppo

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.04.2016 | World

A Syrian army source said the city of Aleppo would soon be encircled by government forces as rebels pounded by Russian air strikes expressed hope tha...

Syrians Work Around The Clock To Help Displaced Amid Brutal Winter

Syria Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.08.2016 | World

Local organizations have been working day and night over the past two months to prepare Syrians for the coming winter. Nearly a dozen people died a...

A Syrian Christmas

Zaher Sahloul | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion
Zaher Sahloul

In Homs there are Orthodox, Armenian, Maronite, Catholic and Anglican Christians who lived happily together with their Muslim neighbors long before the birth of my adopted homeland. All preserved their rituals, culture and languages throughout the ages.

Watch: A Rare Glimpse Into Daily Life Amid Syria's Bloody War

Yasmin Nouh | Posted 12.17.2015 | World
Yasmin Nouh

"[On] a normal day, we see massacres and a lot of airstrikes," one man said, speaking in Arabic. "What has become not normal ... is if you don't hear any attacks, if you don't hear bullets being fired, if you don't see any signs of war -- this is something we're not used to. We've become used to war."

Giving Thanks in Portland and Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 11.30.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

My advice to all. Go away more often. Not just so there will be fewer commuters trying to get to work. But because there's so much to see and learn from other cities struggling, like L.A., to make themselves better places to live.

Turning Point: Coordinated Operations in the War on ISIS

Janet Ritz | Posted 11.13.2015 | World
Janet Ritz

Coordinated military offensives against ISIS have begun in the Middle East. In Iraq, Kurdish Peshmerga, with Special Ops and Coalition support, have begun an attack on an ISIS held city that controls an ISIS supply road.

Turkey and Qatar: Close Allies, Sharing a Doomed Syria Policy

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

In recent years, Turkey and Qatar have found much common ground on a host of foreign policy issues. Both Ankara and Doha have sponsored a variety of Sunni Islamist groups, seen as conduits for their geopolitical influence in the fluid Middle East. However, both countries have experienced setbacks from their engagement in some of the region's conflicts, most notably in Syria.

At Least 64 Killed By Syrian, Russian Raids Of Aleppo

Reuters | Benjamin Hart | Posted 10.31.2015 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 31 (Reuters) - At least 64 people, including 28 children, have been killed by Syrian army and Russian air raids in the northern province o...

Thanks To Putin, The Battle For Aleppo Is Raging Again

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 10.23.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's b...

U.S. Pulls Plug On Syria Rebel Training Effort

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.10.2015 | Politics

LONDON, Oct 9 (Reuters) - The United States will largely abandon its failed efforts to train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State, and inste...

From Warzone to U.S. Campuses: Stories of Syrian Professors Making Impact

Jim Luce | Posted 10.05.2015 | Impact
Jim Luce

By getting to know Dr. Hasan and his wife, Mitzi has become an outspoken advocate on behalf of refugees fleeing violence in the Mideast and North Africa. The scope of this human crisis is overwhelming, simply unfathomable.

Lousine Shamamian Shakes the Earth at the Fringe Fest 2015

Christopher Atamian | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment
Christopher Atamian

Humor, biography and historical tragedy often make for strange if not incompatible bedfellows, but Lousine Shamamian has managed to unite the three with brilliant gusto at this year's New York Fringe Festival.

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.