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Black, White and War

Maha Assabalani | Posted 12.08.2015 | World
Maha Assabalani

On the evening of November 13, 2015, a series of coordinated terrorists' attacks occurred here in Paris. Before this, attacks occurred in Beirut, Turk...

Syria's Douma Market Bloodshed: Saying 'We Told You So' Is No Comfort

Neil Sammonds | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Neil Sammonds

Sunday's airstrikes on a busy market near Damascus were devastating but not in the least surprising. Until we see movement in these areas, Amnesty International and others will continue to document such horrific war crimes -- and it gives no comfort at all to say, "We told you so."

Social Media, Ethics and Awards

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.28.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

We need more such incentives to prompt journalists, bloggers and others to couple journalistic prowess with self-regulated ethics in a bid to avoid the force-feeding of often outdated or unfair laws.

Chess in a Conflict Zone: Turkey-Syria Border (Part 6)

Shermin Kruse | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Shermin Kruse

The lone American in the trailer leans over the students to study their moves, his Syrian translator practically attached to his hip. The Karam Leadership Program identification card hanging around his neck sways side-to-side as he points out a strategic mistake.

Rabbits in Syria: Turkey-Syria Border (Part 3)

Shermin Kruse | Posted 01.25.2015 | World
Shermin Kruse

We sit in the garden of the Salam school in the city of Reyhanli, at the Turkey-Syria border. The wind ruffles the olive trees, and from the corner of my eye I see the school's pet ducks and rabbits basking in the afternoon sun. This is the setting of Karam's journalism class.

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...

Bodies Wrapped In White Burial Shrouds Line The Streets

Posted 09.16.2012 | World

Bodies wrapped in white burial shrouds lining the street; the blood-stained corpse of a young girl; two cousins killed side by side. These scenes are ...

Shells Rain Down On Syrian Capital

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 08.29.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops bombarded a rebellious suburb of the nation's capital with tank and artillery shells Friday, killing dozens of people dur...

Corpses Line Street In Damascus Suburb

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, June 29 (Reuters) - Syrians in the besieged city of Douma wrapped mangled and bloodied corpses in white buri...

Annan: 'If Confirmed This Is Unacceptable'

AP | BEN HUBBARD and JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT — France raised the prospect of military intervention in Syria on Wednesday, saying the U.N. should consider harsher measures if an inter...

UN Sending Food Aid For 500,000 Syrians

AP | Posted 04.24.2012 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N. food agency says it will soon deliver help to 500,000 people in Syria, a tenfold increase since December. Even after the increase,...

Bloodshed In Damascus And Hama As Monitors Visit Douma

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.24.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops heavily shelled a suburb of the capital Tuesday, and satellite imagery showed that Syria has failed to withdraw all of it...

Reports: Syrian Troops Storm Damascus Suburb

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 03.27.2012 | World

Syria Troops Storm Damascus Suburb Of Douma

Syria Forces Fire On Funeral, Kill 2

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 12.08.2011 | World

BEIRUT -- More than 50,000 mourners marched through the capital of Syria's Kurdish heartland Saturday in a funeral procession for one of the country's...

Syria's President Deploys Troops Ahead Of Friday Prayers

Reuters | Khaled Yacoub Oweis | Posted 07.05.2011 | World

May 5, 2011 10:38:22 PM By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, May 6 (Reuters) - Security forces have moved into central Syria and coastal areas ahea...