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Foreign Policy recently reported on an unpublished paper percolating through Washington policy circles that presents the Assad regime in Syria in an unusually positive light.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

Syrian Troops Enter Last Rebel-Held Areas Of Homs

AP | ALBERT AJI and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 07.09.2014 | World

HOMS, Syria (AP) — Hundreds of Syrians, some snapping photographs with their cell phones, wandered down paths carved out of rubble in the old quarte...

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...

Syrian Rebels Begin Homs Evacuation

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.06.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Carrying their rifles and small bags of belongings, hundreds of exhausted Syrian rebels withdrew Wednesday from their last remaining s...

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...

Big Victory For Bashar Assad

AP | DUSAN STOJANOVIC and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

HOMS, Syria (AP) — Isolated and battered after months of bombardment and blockades, Syrian rebels agreed Friday to a cease-fire that would allow hun...

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...

Homs Truce Extended

AP | BARBARA SURK and DIAA HADID | Posted 02.10.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Aid officials rushed to evacuate more women, children and elderly from rebel-held areas that have been blockaded by government troops ...

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 ...

Syria: There's A Deal To Evacuate Civilians From Besieged City Of Homs

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 04.08.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) -- State-run Syrian TV says an agreement has been reached to evacuate civilians from besieged parts of the central city of Homs. The TV...

Eline Gordts

A Gut-Wrenching Glimpse Into Besieged Homs | 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...

Aid To Besieged City At Center Of Syrian Peace Talks

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.30.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — Syrian government anger over a U.S. decision to resume aid to the opposition prompted the U.N. mediator to cut short Tuesday's peace t...

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...

Blasts In Homs Weapons Depot Leave At Least 40 Dead

AP | ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.01.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Rebels sent a wave of rockets slamming into regime strongholds in the central city of Homs on Thursday, triggering a successio...

Attacks In Key Syrian City Kills At Least 17

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.29.2013 | World

BEIRUT — A powerful Kurdish militia said Tuesday it is mobilizing against al-Qaida-linked rebels in northeastern Syria after a Kurdish oppositio...

Report: Syrian Troops Recapture Key Homs Neighborhood

AP | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.28.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria's beleaguered opposition forces suffered another blow Monday when government troops captured a key district in the embat...

Syrian Troops Capture Historic Mosque In Homs

AP | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.26.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian government forces captured a historic mosque in the central city of Homs on Saturday, expelling rebel forces who had be...