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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...

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...

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.

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...

Internet Is Working Again In Syria's Capital

Reuters | Posted 01.31.2013 | Technology

BEIRUT, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The Internet was working in Syria's capital of Damascus and the central city of Homs on Saturday, residents said, after a ...

Activists: Air Raid Kills 10 Children Near Damascus

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2013 | World

AMMAN, Nov 25 (Reuters) - A Syrian government air strike on a rebel-held village near Damascus killed 10 children on Sunday as they played outdoors,...

Bomb Hidden In Taxi Rocks Damascus, Many Casualties

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2013 | World

AMMAN, Nov 7 (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded on Tuesday in a Sunni Muslim district of the Syrian capital Damascus, killing and wounding dozens of pe...

Peace Envoy: Will Syria Be The New Somalia?

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The international envoy for Syria fears the country could turn into a new Somalia unless its crisis is resolved, warning o...

Damascus Hit By Intense Fighting

The Associated Press | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- Palestinian supporters and opponents of Syria's regime got swept up in intense fighting in Damascus on Monday while rival rebel groups clash...

Regarding Tonight's Debate

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

Tonight's presidential debate will focus on foreign policy. As we listen to Democratic and Republican presidential candidates it is worth saying that a thoughtful foreign policy isn't about who can drop the most bombs.

Blast Targets Syrian Army Compounds

Reuters | Posted 12.11.2012 | World

AMMAN, Oct 11 (Reuters) - A large bomb exploded in an area housing security and army compounds west of Umayyad Square in central Damascus on Thursda...

Dozens Killed In Damascus Massacre

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Opposition activists said security forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed more than 40 people in a small town ...

Explosions Reported At Syrian Military Site

Reuters | Samia Nakhoul | Posted 11.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Two loud explosions targeted one of Syria's top military command buildings in the capital Damascus on Wednesday, engulfi...

A Silver Lining to the Film and Riots Tragedy: Freedom, Diversity, and the New Competition for Arab Public Space

Marc Gopin | Posted 11.16.2012 | World
Marc Gopin

The shell shock to the West of the widespread demonstrations of rage against the United States, including the murder of an Ambassador, will taper off ...

Syrian Troops Storm Palestinian Refugee Camp

Reuters | Posted 11.08.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Syrian troops stormed into a Palestinian refugee district in Damascus, opposition activist...

U.N.: Foreign Arms Supplies Spread Misery In Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Sept 4 (Reuters) - Syria's conflict has taken a brutal turn with other countries arming both side...

HORROR: Report Shows 4-Year-Old Hit By Sniper Bullet

Posted 09.04.2012 | World

Four-year-old Rena was sitting in her mother's lap on the family's balcony in Aleppo, Syria, when a bullet from a sniper ripped through her cheek. ...

Military Intervention In Syria On The Table

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2012 | World

By John Irish and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Aug 30 (Reuters) - France and Britain warned Syria's President Bashar al-Assad on T...

Protecting Cultural Treasures: Lessons From the Syrian Conflict

Bonnie Burnham | Posted 10.28.2012 | World
Bonnie Burnham

With the escalating human toll, the survival of monuments may seem to be an extraneous issue. Yet cultural heritage is a mainstay of life, a spiritual and an economic asset now and in the future.

Deadly Car Bomb Strikes Funeral In Damascus

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Twelve people were killed and dozens wounded when a car bomb exploded on Tuesday at a funeral in Damascus, state televisi...

Activists Accuse Assad Forces Of Killing Hundreds Outside Syria's Capital

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2012 | World

* Reports of more than 300 dead in Daraya * Assad: Syria will resist interference "no matter the cost" * Heavy shelling ...

U.N. Slams Syrian Government Forces, Militias Over War Crimes

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2012 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces and allied shabbiha militia have committed war crimes and cri...