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What You Need To Know 2 Years Into Syria's War

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

After more than two years of brutal conflict, there is no end in sight for the bloody war between the regime of President Bashar Assad and opposition ...

Assad's Wife, Children Make Rare Public Appearance

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.17.2013 | World

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's wife and his children have made a rare public appearance at a charity fund-raiser in Damascus for mothers of soldie...

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.

PHOTOS: Amazing Images Of Syria In 1940

Posted 02.27.2013 | World

It is hard to imagine a Syria without bombed cities, deserted streets, downed helicopters, or RPGs. Yet these incredible photos published by LIFE maga...

Massive Explosion Shakes Syrian Capital

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2013 | World

(Recasts with death toll) BEIRUT, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Five members of Syria's security forces were killed by a car bomb in eastern Dama...

Damascus Sees One Of Bloodiest Days

Reuters | Posted 04.24.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Ninety people died in Thursday's four bombings across Damascus, a violence monitoring group said, making it one of the bl...

Syrian Rebels And Troops Battle For Key Damascus Highway

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Opposition forces targeted Damascus with mortars, a roadside bomb and a suicide attack on Sunday as they pressed ahead in their quest f...

Syrian Troops Battle Rebels For Key Damascus Highway

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 04.11.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops backed by warplanes battled rebels for control of a key highway in Damascus Saturday, a day after opposition forces cut t...

Damascus Sees Worst Fighting In Weeks

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 04.08.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels and regime forces fought their most intense clashes in weeks inside the heavily guarded capital of Damascus on Wednesday,...

Syrian Jets Bomb Rebels Near Damascus

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 03.26.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes bombed rebel areas near Damascus on Thursday as President Bashar Assad's troops battled opposition fighters for contro...

Damascus In The Dark

AP | BASSEM MROUE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 03.23.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Russia said Monday it is sending two planes to Lebanon to start evacuating its citizens from Syria, the strongest sign yet that Preside...

Air Strike Kills Entire Syrian Family

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 03.22.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian government troops battled rebels in several areas outside Damascus on Sunday while regime warplanes bombed opposition-held areas...

Suicide Blasts Hit Near Mosque In Syria's South

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

BEIRUT — A rocket slammed into a building in Syria's northern city of Aleppo and two suicide bombers struck near a mosque in the south Friday, c...

Syrian Warplanes Bomb Damascus Suburbs

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 03.15.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian fighter jets on Sunday bombed Damascus suburbs in a government offensive to dislodge rebels from strategic areas around the capi...

Syrian Troops Capture Much Of Strategic Damascus Neighborhood

AP | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 03.14.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian troops advanced in a strategic suburb of Damascus and bombarded other areas around the capital Saturday in a push to se...

Damascus Air Strike Kills And Wounds Dozens

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 03.04.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Activists say dozens of people have been killed or wounded in an air raid on a gas station near the capital Damascus. The Britain-based S...

Syria Starts New Year With Aerial Strikes, Clashes

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Syrians woke on New Year's Day to countrywide aerial bombardment, while President Bashar a...

Syrian Rebels Make More Gains In North

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.24.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels fully captured a northern town near the Turkish border on Tuesday after weeks of heavy fighting and attacked a regime air...

Syria Using Scud Missiles Against Rebels

AP | By MATTHEW LEE | Posted 02.19.2013 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says the Syrian government is continuing to fire Scud missiles at rebels and regime opponents as they mak...

Syria's VP Says Army Can't Win

AP | Posted 02.16.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's vice president says the army cannot defeat the rebel forces fighting to topple President Bashar Assad. The interview with Faro...

Syria: Much More Than a Geography of Violence

Maytha Alhassen | Posted 02.12.2013 | World
Maytha Alhassen

I wanted to share my stories with you, so that you might know a land and people beyond distorted filters of violence and destruction.

Bomb Blast Kills 16 Near School In Damascus Suburb

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 02.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syria's state news agency said Thursday that a bomb blast near a school in a Damascus suburb killed 16 people, at least half of them women a...

Damascus Airport Turns Into Battle Zone

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2013 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declared Damascus International ...

A Field Guide to the Current Middle East Mess, Part Deux

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

The ever-present turmoil in the Middle East compels a second edition of my Field Guide to the Middle East Mess.

NATO Warns Syria Against Chemical Weapon Use

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2013 | World

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Dec 4 (Reuters) - NATO told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday that any use of chemical weapons in h...