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Kerry: The Time Has Passed For Assad To Leave Power

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

PARIS -- The United States is looking for more tangible ways to support Syria's rebels and bolster a fledgling political movement that is struggling t...

Syrian Citizens Are Pressed Between the Regime's Rock and the Rebels' Hard Place

Ali Younes | Posted 04.01.2013 | World
Ali Younes

It is clear that there is no doubt that the regime of Bashaar al Assad is responsible for killing tens of thousands of Syrian citizens and destroying much of the country's infrastructure. But to say that is to say only part of the story.

Turkey Sends Newly-Born Syrian Twins Back To Border

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

BAB AL-SALAMEH, Syria -- Pregnant with twins, Fatima Abdallah survived shelling, hid under relatives' beds and went without food during a treacherous ...

Assad Speaks Out On Houla Massacre

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 08.03.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian President Bashar Assad defended his government's crackdown on opponents Sunday, saying a doctor performing messy emergency surgery do...

Annan Plan Up Against the Syrian Wall

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 06.09.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

As fighting intensifies in Syria on the eve of the declared deadline for troop withdrawals and a ceasefire, it is international mediator Kofi Annan's proposed peace process that many see at risk of burial.

'We Will Judge Assad By What He Does, Not What He Says'

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon and Douglas Hamilton BEIRUT, March 28 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces kept up heavy weapons fire and siege tacti...

Syria: Connecting the Bigger Picture

Elischia Fludd | Posted 05.19.2012 | Impact
Elischia Fludd

Cultivating peace takes a lot of forethought and a lot of gusto to go through with. Peace is not an esoteric concept to make you feel good when you have a bad day. It is a conscious, moment to moment lifetime process with immediate benefits.

Jennifer Bendery

John McCain Calls For Airstrikes On Syria | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.05.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Monday knocked the Obama administration for being too passive in its response to Syrian violence and calle...

Assad's Demise, Iranian Shadows

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 01.22.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

A general look at the scene suggests six major elements that characterize the current situation in Syria which make it unlikely for Syria's President Assad to stay in power.

Support Syria's People

James Zogby | Posted 10.20.2011 | World
James Zogby

The Arab League should make it clear that the Assad regime has lost whatever legitimacy it once claimed in the Arab World and promptly suspend its membership in the organization, declaring that the regime has forfeited the right to play a role in Syria's and the region's future

A Wild and Far-fetched Idea

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.18.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Will Assad have the courage to change the geopolitical dynamics in the Middle East? The notion is perhaps wild, but the benefits Syria would reap and the effect on other countries could change the Middle East in an unprecedented way.