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Army Opens Fire On Protesters

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2012 | World

By Mariam Karouny DAMASCUS, May 4 (Reuters) - Syrian forces killed at least five people on Friday when they fired at demonstrations ca...

Rights Group Accuses Syrian Troops Of War Crimes

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces clashed with army defectors in the country's north on Wednesday, causing casualties and further enflaming an a...

Suicide Bomber Strikes Syria Capital

AP | By ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 06.27.2012 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- A suicide bomber blew himself up across the street from a mosque in the Syrian capital Friday, killing at least 10 people and wound...

Annan: Situation Continues To Be Unacceptable

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, April 25 (Reuters) - Syrian security forces shot dead four civilians on a bus in the northern province of Idl...

UN Observers Visit Tense Damascus Suburb

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.23.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A day ago, crowds in the Syrian city of Hama welcomed a U.N. team sent in to observe a shaky truce. On Monday, government troops opened...

Observers Visit Homs

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 06.21.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Five unarmed U.N. truce monitors toured the battered city at the heart of the Syrian uprising on foot Saturday, encountering unusually ...

Assad and NATO

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


'The Annan Plan Is The Last Chance'

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian security forces opened fire Wednesday on anti-regime demonstrators surrounding the cars of a U.N. team meant to monitor a shaky ...

Syrian Protesters Test Fragile Ceasefire

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.13.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian forces used live fire, tear gas and clubs to beat back tens of thousands of protesters who took to the streets across the countr...

Envoy: Syria Promises To Cease Fire On Thursday

AP | BASSEM MROUE and KARIN LAUB | Posted 06.11.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A deadline for a U.N.-brokered cease-fire passed without reports of major violence at dawn Thursday, opposition activists said, just ho...

Assad Putin

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.09.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


U.S. On Syria: 'We Are Not Hopeful'

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 06.09.2012 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is expressing outrage that Syrian troops fired into a refugee camp in neighboring Turkey. It says the cro...

Washington's "No-Policy" Policy Trend

Raghida Dergham | Posted 06.06.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

The danger of relying on the "no-policy" policy from now until the month of November does not lie only in its regional repercussions in the Middle East, but also in what the United States might inherit.

Syrian Regime Claims Troop Pullout

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.04.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian artillery pounded the rebellious city of Homs and tanks and troops stormed towns in the north and south on Wednesday, deepening ...

Following The Assad Regime's Year-Long Crackdown

Eline Gordts | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

Follow HuffPost World's daily updates on the crisis in Syria in the liveblog below. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, tweet us your updates, or join ...

Red Cross Presses For Syria Access

AP | BEN HUBBARD and ALBERT AJI | Posted 06.03.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops began pulling out Tuesday from some calm cities and headed back to their bases a week ahead of a deadline to implement an...

Kofi Annan On Syria: 'THE DEADLINE IS NOW'

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

GENEVA -- U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan is urging the Syrian government to lay down its weapons first in order to immediately end the nation's cri...

Relentless Clashes In Northern Syria

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Clashes and protests broke out across many parts of Syria Friday, further complicating a peace mission by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan who urg...

Syrian Kurds: Time to Assert Their Rights

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.27.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

To fully gain from the popular revolt and achieve equal rights with the rest of the Syrian people, Syria's Kurds need to take five central steps and remain consistent and unwavering, regardless of how treacherous the road to freedom may be.

Activists: Syrian Troops Storm Northern Town

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops shelled rebellious areas in central and northern Syria on Saturday in the latest push to quash the uprising against Presi...

The Strategic Dimensions of the Baghdad Summit

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.23.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

The Arab Summit scheduled to be held next week in Baghdad is of the utmost importance for the six countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council.

Fierce Clashes Across Syria

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.23.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Tens of thousands of Syrians braved tear gas and gunfire to protest across the country Friday, vowing to storm the capital Damascus to ...

Activists: Syrian Fighters And Regime Troops Clash In Hama, Daraa

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.22.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops shelled and raided opposition areas and clashed with rebel fighters around the country Thursday despite U.N. efforts to s...

Annan Is Assad's Final Life Preserver

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.17.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

Kofi Annan has always been known to be a man skilled at the art of navigation, a perseverant and experienced negotiator. Annan does not like to fail and hates to be the object of criticism. He has a smooth personality, but a solid core.

Twin Car Bombs Hit Damascus

AP | ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 05.17.2012 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Two suicide bombers detonated cars packed with explosives in near-simultaneous attacks on heavily guarded intelligence and sec...