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Syria: Army Planting Banned Landmines

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.14.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

Multiple accounts by witnesses appear to confirm that the Syrian army has planted landmines near its border with Turkey in 2012.

Americans for Permanent War: Target Syria

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.14.2012 | World
Doug Bandow

Washington obviously is filled with ivory tower field marshals eager to send others off on glorious crusades. But unleashing death and destruction in Syria should not be viewed as just another policy option.

If Annan Were to Walk Out on the Syrian Mission, Who Would Care?

Sami Moubayed | Posted 05.13.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

Different stakeholders in the Syrian crisis are expecting different results from Annan. That is why the former U.N. Secretary-General has had a slim chance of success, from day one.

Al Jazeera To Air Syria Documentary Filmed Entirely On iPhone

Posted 03.13.2012 | Media

Al Jazeera will broadcast a documentary about Syria filmed almost entirely on an iPhone from an undercover correspondent. The documentary, titled ...

Journalist Recounts Fleeing Syrian City Under Fire

AP | RODRIGO ABD | Posted 05.13.2012 | Media

ANTAKYA, Turkey — Explosions illuminated the night as we ran, hoping to escape Syria after nearly three weeks of covering a conflict that the go...

Defectors Reportedly Kill Syrian Soldiers In Ambush

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

Syrian government forces killed dozens of people in the northern city of Idlib, dumping their bodies in a mosque, while some 22 soldiers died in two s...

Pro-Government Gunmen Kill At Least 16 People In Syria, Activists Say

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 05.12.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian activists said Monday that pro-government gunmen killed at least 16 people, including some children, in a rebel stronghold recap...

Are Human Rights Really a UN Priority?

Lilac Sigan | Posted 05.12.2012 | World
Lilac Sigan

Sadly, it seems that the awful suffering of the Syrian people is not necessarily relevant to the UN's practical decisions, or to the real interests it is driven by. The question, this being the case, is how relevant the UN's existence is to our world's real needs.

Annan: 'Grave And Appalling Reports'

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 05.12.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — U.N. peace envoy Kofi Annan expressed deep concern Monday over the violence in Syria, urging the world to send a clear message ...

Kofi Annan Says Syria Mission On Track

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2012 | World

By Alistair Lyon BEIRUT, March 12 (Reuters) - U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan feels his Syria mediation mission is on track even th...

Former U.N. Chief Concludes Syria Talks

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

* Former UN chief says he remains optimistic * Syrian forces pursue drive against rebels in northwest * Clinton to meet ...

Stopping Syria's Descent Into Hell

James Zogby | Posted 05.10.2012 | World
James Zogby

As the situation continues to spiral out of control, adult supervision is desperately needed. And this is a role that the U.S. (with the Arab League and Turkey) and Russia and China can attempt to play.

72 Hours Under Fire

Arwa Damon | Posted 05.09.2012 | World
Arwa Damon

2012-03-09-arwaScreenshot20120309at4.45.36PM.jpgWhat is happening inside Syria is unlike any conflict I've covered in my career.

Joshua Hersh

Syria Uprising Gets A Hearty Embrace At Pro-Israel AIPAC Conference | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.08.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- At this week's conference for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, the recent changes taking place in the Middle East were typi...

The Absurdity of Assad's Syria and Obama's Calculated Inaction

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.08.2012 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

In an election year beset by economic and geopolitical turmoil, it would serve Obama well to remind the world of the two very words that landed him in the White House. Give us "hope" and act boldly, and in doing so, bring about real "change" for those suffering in Syria.

Obama: 'Ultimately This Dictator Will Fall'

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, March 7 (Reuters) - The U.N. humanitarian chief headed on Wednesday for a Syrian city where authorities ...

UN Humanitarian Chief In Syria

AP | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 05.07.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- The U.N. humanitarian chief headed to the shattered central Syrian city of Homs on Wednesday, where activists have accused regime forces of ...

UN Humanitarian Chief In Syria

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 05.07.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The U.N. humanitarian chief toured the shattered Syrian district of Baba Amr on Wednesday but found most residents had fled following a...

Syrian Opposition Seeks Heavy Weapons, Support

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | World

BEIRUT, March 4 (Reuters) - Few close observers of the Syrian conflict believe the uprising that began nearly a year ago is anything like over, and ...

Q&A: Understanding Syria's Uprising

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.02.2012 | World

After weeks of bloody siege, Syrian troops have moved into one of the most restive neighborhoods of Homs, one of the cities at the center of the count...

Syria: New Satellite Images Show Homs Shelling

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.02.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

New satellite imagery and eyewitness accounts reveal that the bombardment of the Baba Amr neighborhood in Homs has inflicted widespread destruction and a large number of deaths and severe injuries of civilians.

To Go or Not to Go to War With Iran

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.01.2012 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

In today's world, we need to stop warring and start a dialogue, one that lasts more than an hour and contains options other than coercive threats on the agenda.

What is the Purpose of the Arab League?

Michael Sharnoff | Posted 05.01.2012 | World
Michael Sharnoff

For most Arab League nations, a strong military has primarily guaranteed that the ruling strongman will maintain power.

UN Syria

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Rebels Retreat From Besieged Neighborhood

AP | ZEINA KARAM and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 05.01.2012 | World

BEIRUT — After a punishing, monthlong military siege, Syrian rebels made what they called a "tactical retreat" Thursday from a key district in H...