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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...

Syria Troops Push Into Center Of Homs

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 09.25.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian government troops gained ground in clashes Friday in two rebel-held neighborhoods in the central city of Homs, edging c...

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."

Syrian Army Claims It Made Crucial Gains In Homs

AP | ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.07.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Egypt restricted the ability of Syrians to enter the country on Monday, with officials citing reports that a large number of Syrians we...

Syrian Troops Pummel Rebel-Held Areas In Homs

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

BEIRUT — A former Syrian political prisoner with close links to Saudi Arabia was picked Saturday to lead Syria's main Western-backed opposition ...

Syrian Army Unleashes Massive Bombardement On Homs

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.04.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian government troops unleashed a major artillery barrage on the city of Homs on Friday, hitting buildings near a 13th century mosqu...

Syrian Fighter Jets Hit Homs

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.29.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Government troops launched a series of attacks in central Syria Saturday, striking with artillery, tanks and warplanes in a drive to ca...

Car Bomb Rips Through Syria's Homs, At Least 7 Killed

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

BEIRUT — A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car Saturday in Syria's central city of Homs, tearing through an area largely populated...

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, ...

Syrian Troops Push Into Center Of Homs

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian government troops pushed Thursday into the central districts of the city of Homs in an effort to oust rebels from the country's third...

Color Blind to Red Lines: No 'Best' Worst Options for Syria

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 07.01.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

I am resigned to having the U.S. remain color blind to red lines, largely because the options for credible retaliation are so wretchedly unpalatable. We will be hearing in the coming days about lots of options... until they are exposed to the cold, cruel light of day.

Heavy Clashes Near Syria-Lebanon Border

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 06.20.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops backed by pro-government gunmen captured at least one village in heavy fighting Sunday in a strategic area near the Leban...

Syria Fighting Rages Near Lebanon Border

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 06.12.2013 | World

AL-QASR, LEBANON — Syrian soldiers backed by warplanes battled rebels for control of strategic hilltop villages near the Lebanese border on Frid...

Syrian Regime Launches Air Strikes, Warns Rebels Via Text Message

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 06.07.2013 | World

BEIRUT — After weeks of rebel gains in the south, the Syrian regime launched a counteroffensive on Sunday with widespread airstrikes and an oper...

Syrian Troops Retake Key Neighborhood In Homs

AP | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 05.26.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria's opposition took over the country's seat for the first time at an Arab summit Tuesday in a diplomatic triumph marred by...

210K Syrian Children Need Immediate Help | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N. children's agency says 420,000 people - half of them children - need immediate help in Syria's western governorate of Homs. UNIC...

Activist: Syrian Troops Butchered Dozens In Small Village

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.19.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Gunmen loyal to President Bashar Assad swept through a mainly Sunni farming village in central Syria this week, torching houses and kil...

State Dept. Cable: Chemical Weapons Likely Used In Syria

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

A State Department cable suggests the Syrian army likely used chemical weapons during an attack in the city of Homs last month, Foreign Policy's The C...

Activists Report Poison Gas Attack In Syria

Reuters | Erika Solomon | Posted 12.26.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Syria special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi discussed solving the country's conflict with President Bashar al-A...

Internet Is Working Again In Syria's Capital

Reuters | Posted 01.31.2013 | Technology

BEIRUT, Dec 1 (Reuters) - The Internet was working in Syria's capital of Damascus and the central city of Homs on Saturday, resident...