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The Obama Administration's Syrian Double Standard

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

If the Obama administration continues on its present course and does not confront the Russian-Syrian arms transfers with tougher resolve, it won't be merely "leading from behind"; it will be turning its back on the growing humanitarian catastrophe.

Iran's Most Important Export...

Chris DeVito | Posted 04.09.2012 | World
Chris DeVito

An important and underreported aspect of the intense violence in Syria is the role being played by the Iranian regime.

Onslaught In Syria's Homs Continues

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Syrian forces thrusting into the rebellious city of Homs on Wednesday killed at least ...

Syrian Leader Wants Vice President To Meet With Opposition

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 04.08.2012 | World


Warm Welcome For Russian Envoy Amid Shelling In Syria

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 04.08.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Days after blocking a U.S.-backed peace plan at the U.N., senior Russian officials pushed for reforms Tuesday during an emergency meeti...

UN Chief: Bombardement By Syrian Forces 'Unacceptable Before Humanity'

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 6 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday denounced Syrian forces' bombardment of the city of Homs in a stateme...

WATCH: BBC Journalists' Harrowing, Secret Journey Into Syria

Posted 02.06.2012 | Media

A BBC team was smuggled into the city of Homs for exclusive footage of the bloody war between Syrian troops and rebel fighters. Syria is notorious...

Rockets Reportedly Fall Seconds Apart, Assad Gets 'License To Kill'

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2012 | World

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Syrian forces bombarded Homs on Monday, killing 50 people in a sustained assault on several...

China Russia and Syria

Jeff Danziger | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Barrage Of Mortars And Artillery Slaughters 200 In Syria's Homs

AP | LEE KEATH and ANITA SNOW | Posted 04.05.2012 | World

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian forces hammered restive neighborhoods in the city of Homs for hours with mortars and artillery before dawn Saturday, sending terr...

Crowd Storms Syrian Embassy In Cairo To Protest Bloodshed

Reuters | Posted 04.04.2012 | World

CAIRO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - A crowd of Syrians stormed the Syrian embassy in Cairo smashing furniture and equipment and setting fire to parts of the bu...

Syrian Activists: 200 People Killed In Assault By Government Forces

AP | By HUSSEIN AL-QATARI | Posted 04.04.2012 | World

By HUSSEIN AL-QATARI, The Associated Press KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- Witnesses say demonstrators have stormed into the Syrian Embassy compound in Kuwait,...

Time to Reset Russia's Syrian Offense

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 04.02.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

It's high time to toss aside diplomatic niceties and place Russia in the diplomatic stockade for its sheltering of the illegitimate Bashar al-Assad from global wrath.

Bearing Witness To A Family's Massacre In Homs

Worldcrunch/LeMonde | Mani | Posted 03.31.2012 | World

Mani, a photojournalist with Le Monde, was in Homs, Syria on Jan. 26 when he finds out about a massacre of a local family. Rebels lead him past enemy ...

Horrifying Photo Reportedly Shows Syrian Children In Body Bags (GRAPHIC)

Posted 01.27.2012 | World

Activists say troops loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad committed a 'terrible massacre' in the city of Homs on Thursday, killing at least 30 pe...

Reports: 'Terrifying Massacre' In Syria's Homs

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.28.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Two days of bloody turmoil in Syria killed at least 74 people, including small children, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad shel...

Assad, Arab Monitors

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Arab League Observers: 'Nothing Frightening' In Homs

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2012 | World

(Edits) * Tens of thousands of people protested in Homs as monitors toured * Residents urged Arab observers to see sign...

After Days Of Attacks, Syria Pulls Tanks From Homs

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.29.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Tens of thousands of defiant Syrian protesters thronged the streets of Homs Tuesday, calling for the execution of President Bashar Assad sho...

At Least 20 Killed In Syria's Armed Clashes

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.17.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Armed clashes erupted in Syria Sunday, killing at least 15 civilians and six government troops, activists said. Isolated and faced with a po...

Activists: 200,000 Rally In Syria's Homs

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Tens of thousands of Syrians, some of them calling for their president's execution, protested against the authoritarian regime on Frida...

Activists: Dozens Of Dumped Bodies Piled Up In Homs

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 02.05.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Dozens of bodies were dumped in the streets of a Syrian city at the heart of the country's nearly 9-month-old uprising, a grim sign that se...

Syria Says Elite Military Pilots Killed In Ambush

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 01.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The Syrian military vowed Friday to "cut every evil hand" that targets the country's security, a defiant stance by the regime as it fac...

Activists: Wave Of Violence Kills 90 In 1 Day

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 01.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Army defectors ambushed dozens of Syrian troops and regime forces gunned down civilians during one of the bloodiest days of the 8-month...

Syrian Security Forces Kill 21, Including 8-Year-Old Girl

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian security forces raided homes and clashes erupted between soldiers and army defectors Thursday, killing at least 21 people across...