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Al Jazeera Reporter Dies In Syria

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.11.2014 | Media

Al Jazeera Arabic correspondent Mahran Al Deeri died Wednesday while reporting on fighting in Daraa, Syria, Al Jazeera Media Network announced in a st...

Mortar Hits Pro-Assad Election Rally

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — In the first attack to target a campaign event, a mortar shell slammed into a tent packed with supporters of President Bashar Assad, k...

Turkey and Russia: Key Countries to a Solution in Syria

Harun Yahya | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Harun Yahya

A solution in Syria can be found through sound mediation by Turkey and Russia, both of which know the country best, which are trusted and have enjoyed bilateral relations with it for many years.

Syrian Troops Capture Key Town On Road To Damascus

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 07.13.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's main opposition bloc wants to consult its allies before deciding on joining a U.S.-Russia initiative to negotiate a peaceful tr...

Rebels Overrun Air Base In Southern Syria

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels captured a military base in the south on Wednesday and set their sights on seizing control of a strategically important r...

Syrian Rebels Seize Key Air Base

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 05.23.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian rebels on Saturday seized a major air defense base in a strategic region of southern Syria near the Jordanian border in the latest ba...

Syrian Rebels Kill Ruling Party Official

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian rebels bombed the house of a top member of the country's ruling Baath party in the south on Thursday, killing him and his three body ...

Twin Suicide Blasts Kill At Least 20 Syrian Troops

AP | KARIN LAUB and BARBARA SURK | Posted 01.10.2013 | World

DOHA, Qatar — The newly elected leader of Syria's main opposition group slammed the international community for what he called inaction, saying ...

'A Night Of Fear'

AP | DIAA HADID and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Bullets and shrapnel shells smashed into homes in the Syrian capital of Damascus overnight as troops battled rebels in the streets, a s...

'A Night Of Fear'

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian troops shelled the southern city of Daraa early on Saturday, killing at least 17 people, activists said. And in Damascus, residents s...

UN Observers Head For Hotspot In Syria's South

AP | By BASSEM MROUE | Posted 06.27.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- The U.N. says international monitors have moved into another hot spot in Syria to try to stop violence. The monitoring team's spokesman, ...

Activists: Syrian Fighters And Regime Troops Clash In Hama, Daraa

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.22.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops shelled and raided opposition areas and clashed with rebel fighters around the country Thursday despite U.N. efforts to s...

Deadly Attack On Another Syrian City

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.14.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian forces fired mortars and heavy machine-guns Wednesday in an attack on the southern city where the anti-government uprising began...

Syrian Security Forces Intensify Assaults

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, March 14 (Reuters) - Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad attacked rebel strongholds...

Car Bomb Rocks Southern Syria

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2012 | World

AMMAN, March 12 (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in Syria's southern city of Deraa on Monday, activists said, killing up to three people in a neighbo...

Crimes Against Humanity In Syria?

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN Feb 16 (Reuters) - Syrian troops attacked rebel strongholds in Deraa on Thursday where the uprising agai...

VIDEO: Syrian Refugees Share Their Plight

Posted 02.06.2012 | World

On a day when the United States closed its embassy in Syria, Time showcases a video on the plight of Syrian refugees as they flee across the border fr...

Activists: 200,000 Rally In Syria's Homs

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Tens of thousands of Syrians, some of them calling for their president's execution, protested against the authoritarian regime on Frida...

Deadly Attack By Rebel Troops

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 02.13.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Army defectors killed 27 government forces Thursday in apparently coordinated attacks that were among the deadliest by rebel troops sin...

Activists: Wave Of Violence Kills 90 In 1 Day

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 01.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Army defectors ambushed dozens of Syrian troops and regime forces gunned down civilians during one of the bloodiest days of the 8-month...

Syria: Killings, Torture in a Locked-Down City Under Siege

Human Rights Watch | Posted 08.01.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

Dispatches from Daraa by Nadim Houry, senior Syria researcher at Human Rights Watch Syrian authorities have tried to keep the world from getting imag...

Syrian Forces Take Mosque In Besieged City, Killing 4

AP | BASSEM MROUE and DIAA HADID | Posted 06.30.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops killed four people Saturday while storming a mosque that became a focal point for protesters in the besieged southern cit...

Syria Protests Swell, Media Banned In Key City

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DARAA, Syria -- Thousands of Syrians took to the streets Friday demanding reforms and mourning dozens of protesters who were killed during a violent, ...

Syria Clashes Kill At Least 15

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DARAA, Syria — Syrian police launched a relentless assault Wednesday on a neighborhood sheltering anti-government protesters, fatally shooting a...

Syria Protests Continue As Thousands Take To Streets

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Police fired live ammunition and tear gas Sunday at thousands of Syrians protesting in a tense southern city for a third conse...