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Challenge in Syria: Water in a Time of War

Sanjay Wijesekera | Posted 06.17.2016 | World
Sanjay Wijesekera

Sanjay Wijesekera with baby in Homs City, Syria As the UNICEF team gathered at a shelter for displaced families on the outskirts of Homs City, in cen...

Syria Ramps Up Airstrikes In Rebel-Held Homs

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.15.2016 | World

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government air strikes hit rebel-held areas north of the city of Homs for a second day, forcing authorities to cancel Friday...

Deadly Bombings Kill Scores In Syria As U.S. And Russia Talk Ceasefire

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 02.21.2016 | World

AMMAN/BEIRUT, Feb 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday he and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, had reached a provis...

Syrian City Shown Utterly Destroyed After Five Years Of War

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 02.02.2016 | World

A striking video shot by a drone over the Syrian city of Homs shows the horrifying wreckage left after years of civil war. Homs, once a city of more t...

A Syrian Christmas

Zaher Sahloul | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion
Zaher Sahloul

In Homs there are Orthodox, Armenian, Maronite, Catholic and Anglican Christians who lived happily together with their Muslim neighbors long before the birth of my adopted homeland. All preserved their rituals, culture and languages throughout the ages.

Turkey and Qatar: Close Allies, Sharing a Doomed Syria Policy

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.10.2015 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

In recent years, Turkey and Qatar have found much common ground on a host of foreign policy issues. Both Ankara and Doha have sponsored a variety of Sunni Islamist groups, seen as conduits for their geopolitical influence in the fluid Middle East. However, both countries have experienced setbacks from their engagement in some of the region's conflicts, most notably in Syria.

He Saved A French Journalist In Syria. Now He Seeks Asylum In A Europe That Doesn’t Want Him.

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 10.21.2015 | World

MYTILENE, Greece -- On a cold February day in Syria nearly four years ago, Edith Bouvier lay strapped to a stretcher inside a water pipeline turned sm...

Why Assad Still Must Go

Mohammed Alaa Ghanem | Posted 03.09.2015 | Politics
Mohammed Alaa Ghanem

Foreign Policy recently reported on an unpublished paper percolating through Washington policy circles that presents the Assad regime in Syria in an unusually positive light.

Christmas in the Old Syrian City of Homs

Zaher Sahloul | Posted 02.24.2015 | World
Zaher Sahloul

Some Christian families started to trickle back following the truce between the regime forces and the rebels but life will never go back the way it was. Most Muslim families were not allowed to return to their homes. This year, Christmas in Homs will have a big void, its Muslim merrymakers.

Filming Killing: 'Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait' by Ossama Mohammed and Wiam Simav Bedirxan

Karin Badt | Posted 01.22.2015 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

It is a shocking film: Ossama Mohammed and Wiam Simav Bedixan's Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait, featuring the footage of the ongoing killing going on in Syria, filmed by the people struck by and in the middle of the violence, on their cell-phones.

Incredible Photos Show The Devastation Of Homs

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 06.17.2014 | World

New York Times Beirut bureau chief Anne Barnard shared a series of powerful images from Homs on her Twitter account this week while reporting from the...

Camels, Eunuch Festivals And A Miner Rescued: Week In Photos

Posted 05.17.2014 | World

Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos off...

Assad's Forces Take 'Capital Of Revolution'

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

By Marwan Makdesi HOMS, Syria May 8 (Reuters) - Syrian forces took full control on Thursday over Homs, a city once associated with sc...

These Photos Show What Years Of Ruthless War Do To A City

Posted 05.08.2014 | World

Green buses carrying hundreds of worn-out fighters left the city of Homs on Wednesday as part of a temporary truce between the forces of Syrian Presid...

Syria's Tourism Minister Thinks Business Will Be Booming

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.05.2014 | World

Syria's state news agency reported on Saturday that the recently-recaptured Crac des Chevaliers castle near the embattled city of Homs is set for a "p...

Return to Homs at Middle East Now: Syria's Freedom, at Any Cost

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.15.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

It's as if we're all watching the daily show of a developing catastrophe, one too gigantic for us to believe, and so we tune out, turn off and try to reason that it's perhaps media propaganda... I know I felt that way, until Derki's film set me straight.

What After Homs?

Kristalina Georgieva | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Kristalina Georgieva

It is not normal to take 14 months for the UN to negotiate a humanitarian pause in Homs.

Fear And Suspicion Infuse Homs Evacuation

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | World

HOMS, Syria, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The men covered their faces as Syrian army soldiers used mobile phones to try to take their pictures, convinced thes...

Mortar Fire Delays Aid Mission In Besieged Syrian City

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Feb 8 (Reuters) - United Nations-led efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to a rebel-held, besieged district of central Homs were delayed on ...

Syria Begins Evacuating Civilians From Besieged Homs

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2014 | World

By Khaled Hariri HOMS, Syria, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Syria began evacuating civilians from a besieged area of Homs on Friday while Russia ...

Eline Gordts

A Gut-Wrenching Glimpse Into Besieged Homs

HuffingtonPost.com | Eline Gordts | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

The first images that came out of the Syrian city of Homs right after the start of the protests in the spring of 2011 were pictures and movies of chan...

War Threatens Palmyra, UNESCO Pleads for Syrian Heritage Protection

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.01.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's another urgent call to protect Syria's irreplaceable historical sites amidst the fog of war, loss of life and limb, and steady drumbeat of outsid...

Syria's 'Evil Man'

Claude Salhani | Posted 09.21.2013 | World
Claude Salhani

British Prime Minister David Cameron did not beat around the bush. He went straight for the jugular and called Syria's president Bashar Assad "an evil man."

More Than 1,000 Syrian Refugees Seek Shelter In Local Schools

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2013 | World

HOMS, Syria, June 7 (Reuters) - In one district in the battered city of Homs, one school educates children while the other three shelter families wh...

Supercharging Medical Assistance in Syria and Libya

Ethan Chorin | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
Ethan Chorin

It is not surprising that the power of technology available to support post-conflict humanitarian action vastly surpasses the ability of governments, ...