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Death Toll From East Damascus Air Strikes Rises To More Than 30

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 04.01.2016 | World

BEIRUT, April 1 (Reuters) - The death toll from air strikes in the Deir al-Asafir district southeast of Damascus has risen to more than 30, mostly wom...

Aid Airdrops Are Needed To Help Starving Syrians in Deir Ezzor

Sabreen Shalabi | Posted 01.22.2017 | World
Sabreen Shalabi

U.S. officials believe it to be too risky but sending aid airdrops is necessary to help Syrians, especially in the besieged Eastern city of Deir Ezzor, where thousands of Syrians are starving.

Open Letter from Besieged Syrians to UN's Stephen O'Brien

The Syria Campaign | Posted 01.15.2017 | World
The Syria Campaign

We are medical workers, teachers, rescue workers and civil society activists who, along with hundreds of thousands of others, are living under siege in Syria. What makes our suffering more painful is knowing that UN warehouses full of lifesaving aid are often just minutes away.

Madaya Shocked the World, but This Story Isn't Over

Diana Semaan | Posted 01.14.2017 | World
Diana Semaan

BEIRUT -- The media have played a pivotal role in highlighting the suffering in Madaya, but this attention must not fade away. Such attention is crucial to help ensure that further aid deliveries are allowed into Madaya, as well as all other besieged civilian areas, and that ultimately these sieges are lifted once and for all.

Because of War, I Had to Amputate This 6-Year-Old Syrian Girl

Planet Syria | Posted 12.04.2016 | World
Planet Syria

I remember asking the guy documenting casualties about the number of wounded and finding out it had reached 46, all women and children. I was stunned. For the first time ever, there was not a single man among those injured during an air strike.

'Humans Of Syria' Shows Us The Faces Behind The Headlines

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 03.18.2015 | Arts

As the public loses interest in Syria's civil war, a group of young photographers is aiming to humanize the conflict through a Facebook group inspired...

Living With Sarin

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ZAMALKA, Syria, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Sixteen-year-old Mohammad al Zeibaa lost his entire family in the sarin gas attack east of Damascus six weeks ago,...

Dehumanizing the Inhuman: Ghouta, Halabja and Crimes Against 'Humanity'

Greig Lamont | Posted 11.25.2013 | World
Greig Lamont

The inhumanity of the Ghouta attacks has been subsumed within a series of larger, geopolitical questions: What is the world, what is the UK, what is the U.S. to do?

Mapping the Sarin Flight Path

Human Rights Watch | Posted 11.17.2013 | World
Human Rights Watch

The UN inspectors investigating the chemical weapons attack on two suburbs in Damascus last month weren’t supposed to point the finger at the party ...

Syria: New Evidence Points to Government as Likely Culprit in Chemical Attack

Human Rights Watch | Posted 11.10.2013 | World
Human Rights Watch

Available evidence strongly suggests that Syrian government forces were responsible for chemical weapons attacks on two Damascus suburbs on August 21, 2013.

Reporting Syria: Assad, Chemical Weapons and the International Media

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Stefan Simanowitz

Following the invasion of Iraq our media has more responsibility than ever to ensure that stories coming out about the Syria crisis are examined forensically and reported accurately and that the media are not used as a tool to bump a reluctant public toward supporting for war.

How Obama Can Get Out of the Syrian Bind He's In

Ian Bassin | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Ian Bassin

President Obama is right to believe the world must respond to Assad, both for his chemical weapons usage and for his even more deadly indiscriminate killing of civilians for the past two-plus years. But we are a nation -- and ideally a world -- of laws and not of men.

Syria Gas Attacks Target Well-Organized Rebels, Activists Say

Reuters | Posted 10.26.2013 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Aug 26 (Reuters) - A diplomat and activists said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had been trying for so...