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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...

Syrian Warplanes Strike Rebels In Damascus Suburbs

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 02.01.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes and artillery blasted parts of the capital Damascus and its rebellious suburbs on Sunday, part of what activists descr...

Syrian Army Launches Major Offensive Near Damascus Airport

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.31.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Internet and telephone service were restored across much of Syria on Saturday following a two-day, nationwide communications blackout t...

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, resident...

Syrian Rebels Capture Air Base Near Damascus

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.25.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels captured a helicopter base just outside Damascus Sunday in what an activist called a "blow to the morale of the regime" n...

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,...

U.S. Announces $30 Million Additional Syria Aid

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 11.14.2012 | World

PERTH, Australia -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the U.S. will provide an additional $30 million in humanitarian aid to...

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 wound...

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 res...

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...

Syrian Rebels Kill 28 Soldiers

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 01.01.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels killed 78 soldiers on Thursday, about half of them in attacks on military checkpoints in the north just hours after a wav...

Activists: 23 Killed In Damascus Suburb

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 12.30.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Airstrikes by Syrian jets and shells from tanks leveled a neighborhood in a restive city near the capital of Damascus on Tuesday, killi...

Syrian Warplanes Pound Strategic Northern City

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 12.30.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian warplanes pounded a strategic northern city with three airstrikes Tuesday as ground troops pushed forward in an intensified effort to...

Syrian Warplanes Launch Nationwide Airstrikes

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 12.29.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian fighter jets pounded rebel areas across the country on Monday with scores of airstrikes that anti-regime activists called the mo...

Despite Truce, Car Bomb Rocks Damascus

AP | KARIN LAUB and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 12.26.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Two deadly car bombs and sporadic fighting marred a shaky holiday truce Friday in Syria, although thousands of protesters used the brie...

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.

Bomb In Syrian Capital Kills At Least 13

AP | JAMAL HALABY | Posted 12.21.2012 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — A taxi packed with explosives blew up near a police station in the Syrian capital Sunday, killing 13 people as the U.N. envoy ta...

World Begs Syria To Halt Violence During Muslim Holiday

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 12.19.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Turkey and Germany on Friday threw their weight behind calls for a Syrian cease-fire during a Muslim holiday next week as the internati...