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Syria Evacuates Most Army Buildings In Damascus: Residents

Reuters | Khaled Yacoub Oweis | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Aug 28 (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's forces appear to have evacuated most personnel from army and security ...

Syria Vows To Defend Itself Using 'All Means Available' In Case Of U.S. Strike

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

By ALBERT AJI, The Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria's foreign minister said Tuesday his country would defend itself using "all means ...

Syrian Troops Deal Major Blow To Rebels

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

BEIRUT — After five weeks of battle, Syrian government troops captured a strategic town near Damascus, cutting an arms route for rebels trying t...

Syria State Media Says At Least 15 Killed, 20 Wounded In University Attack

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.28.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Mortar shells crashed into an outdoor cafe at Damascus University on Thursday, killing at least 10 students in the deadliest of a risin...

Coming Back From Damascus

Ruba Nadda | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
Ruba Nadda

The last time my family and I came back from Damascus was in 1990, we landed in New York and my sister, Layla, was so happy to be back in North America that she got on her hands and knees in the middle of JKF airport and kissed the ground. She was 12.

2 Syrian Journalists Killed

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 10.11.2012 | Media

BEIRUT (AP) — The head of Syria's main opposition group in exile called Sunday for international powers to impose a no-fly zone in border areas to p...

Syria Says It Has Recaptured District Of Country's Largest City

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2012 | World

* Helicopters strafe Aleppo * Government declares victory in battle for Damascus * Battle for Aleppo seen as potential t...

Despair Grips Damascus

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2012 | World

(The identity of the reporters have been withheld for their security) DAMASCUS, July 29 (Reuters) - In the once bustling shopping dis...

Damascus: We Will Reject Arab League Summit Initiatives

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | World

DAMASCUS, March 28 (Reuters) - Damascus will reject any initiative made at an Arab League summit relating to the violence in Syria, a foreign minist...

Syria Uprising: Car Bomb Rocks Aleppo, Police Crush Damascus Protest

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon and Laila Bassam BEIRUT, March 18 (Reuters) - A car bomb hit Syria's second city Aleppo on Sunday, a day after blasts...

YEAR IN REVIEW: Timeline Of Events In Syria

Posted 03.15.2012 | World

It has been a year since protesters in Syria first took to the streets to demand greater freedoms and political participation. As protests spread acro...

France: Syrian Opposition Won't Receive Arms

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.15.2012 | World

PARIS — France's foreign minister has rejected weapons requests by the Syrian rebel forces, saying Thursday that arming the Syrian opposition co...

A Year Of Bloodshed In Syria

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2012 | World

By Crispian Balmer and Dominic Evans BEIRUT, March 15 (Reuters) - Syria marked the first anniversary on Thursday of an increasingly bl...

Syria's Deepening Crisis

Jayshree Bajoria | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Jayshree Bajoria

Even as Russia and China face growing criticism, there is no consensus among analysts on the question of intervention in Syria.

HORROR: 10-Year-Old Iraqi Girl Recounts Bus Massacre

AP | By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

KARBALA, Iraq -- The trip was intended to give Tabarak Thaer a glimpse of the world beyond Iraq's violence and misery. Instead, it brought the 10-year...

U.S. Preparing To Demand Departure Of Syrian President, Say Sources

AP | MATTHEW LEE and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 11.08.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is preparing to explicitly demand the departure of Syrian President Bashar Assad and hit his regime with t...

Clinton: Syrian President Has 'Lost Legitimacy'

AP | By MATTHEW LEE | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that Syrian President Bashar Assad has "lost legitimacy" as a leader interested in...

U.S. State Department Orders Some Embassy Staff To Leave Syria

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2011 | World

April 26, 2011 2:16:02 AM WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Monday it has ordered some non-essential U.S. embassy offici...

Security Forces In Syria Kill At Least 6 People

Reuters | Khaled Yacoub Oweis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 23, 2011 2:33:28 AM By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS, March 23 (Reuters) - Syrian forces killed at least six people on Wednesday in an ...

Snuggie World Tour (PHOTOS)

Jen Pollack Bianco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Jen Pollack Bianco

We've all received novelty gifts as holiday presents, and world travelers are no exception. Surely some "person who has everything" will find a Shake ...

What Did the Arabs Really Win in the 1973 War With Israel?

Firas Al-Atraqchi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Firas Al-Atraqchi

In the 37 years since this "victory," the Arabs have been unable to persuade Israel to agree to the Arab Peace Initiative and have become absolutely impotent to prevent it from continuing the construction of settlements.

'Bill Clinton is Syrian' and Other Tales of Obama's Speech From Damascus

Freddy Deknatel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Freddy Deknatel

Syrians will continue to ignore gestures of American reconciliation and Obama's optimistic oratory until an American ambassador is returned to Damascus and sanctions are lifted.

Why the pope's shoes are raising eyebrows

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pope Benedict XVI visits the King Hussein Bin Talal mosque Saturday in Amman, Jordan. The ...

Why the pope's shoes are raising eyebrows

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pope Benedict XVI visits the King Hussein Bin Talal mosque Saturday in Amman, Jordan. The ...

Why the pope's shoes are raising eyebrows

CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | CNN / Anderson Cooper 360° | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Pope Benedict XVI visits the King Hussein Bin Talal mosque Saturday in Amman, Jordan. The ...