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President Obama, Save Syria

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 08.13.2012 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

We need to act now. In Syria, there is an opportunity to show the international community that the U.S. is willing to put all aside in order to protect the most basic violations of human rights.

UN Observers in Syria Trigger Needed Reactions From Global Community

Peter Yeo | Posted 08.08.2012 | World
Peter Yeo

There is likely a long road ahead before we can truly enable Syria's political transition, and until then, innocent lives cry out for the global community to collectively speak out against a regime lacking in fundamental human rights.

Shells Rain Down On Homs

AP | ZEINA KARAM and DIAA HADID | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

BEIRUT — U.N. observers could smell the stench of burned corpses Friday and saw body parts scattered around a Syrian farming hamlet that was the...

Annan Blames Syria For Peace Plan Failure

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS — International envoy Kofi Annan warned Thursday that Syria is drifting toward full-blown civil war and blamed the failure of his...

Video Shows Charred Bodies At Massacre Site

Sasha von Oldershausen | Posted 06.08.2012 | World

A video posted online by Syrian activists purports to show the aftermath of a pro-Assad attack on the village of Mazraat al-Qubair in Syria’s Hama p...

Shops Lock Up In Protest Of Massacre

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

June 5 (Reuters) - In the biggest act of civil disobedience by Damascus merchants in Syria's 15-month-old uprising, many stores have...

Who Will Help Syria? Or Must Syria Help Itself?

Nedda Alammar | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Nedda Alammar

We will never really know the truth of what is happening. We won't. And that is a reality politicians -- the only people who can solve this humanitarian crisis -- are not prepared to accept. And so they continue to talk. To assign blame. And people continue to die.

Assad Speaks Out On Houla Massacre

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 08.03.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian President Bashar Assad defended his government's crackdown on opponents Sunday, saying a doctor performing messy emergency surgery do...

One Syrian Journalist on Houla, Assad and Why He Hasn't Left

Marcos Barbery | Posted 08.01.2012 | World
Marcos Barbery

From the beginning, journalists attempting to report from Syria confronted perilous threats. This week, in the wake of the Houla massacre, I caught up with one Syrian journalist turned-activist.

Chronicle of Some Deaths Foretold

Doug Bradley | Posted 08.01.2012 | World
Doug Bradley

I'm still haunted by the faces of the Syrians I saw on the bus that day in 1977, those whose sons and daughters and grandchildren may now be dying in places like Houla.

'There Needs To Be Justice'

AP | By FRANK JORDANS | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N.'s top human rights official warned Friday that all-out civil war could engulf Syria unless countries back international envoy Kofi ...

Syrian Investigation Blames Anti-Regime Forces For Massacre

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

BEIRUT, May 31 (Reuters) - Syria said on Thursday a preliminary investigation showed that anti-government armed groups carried out a massacre last w...

'I Put My Brother's Blood All Over Me And Acted Like I Was Dead'

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- When the gunmen began to slaughter his family, 11-year-old Ali el-Sayed says he fell to the floor of his home, soaking his clothes with his ...

Message of Accountability for Murderous Leaders?

David Tereshchuk | Posted 07.31.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

For the world at large the decision should mean vicious despots around the world will sense that their apparent impunity is now threatened by a world which can and will call them to account. The emphasis there is on "should."

'People Responsible For This Massacre Must Be Punished'

AP | Posted 05.31.2012 | World

PARIS -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that those responsible for last week's massacre of more than 100 people in Syria should be punishe...

Troops Shelling Area Just Days After Massacre

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press BEIRUT -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Syria on Thursday to stop its attacks, saying the U.N. obs...

VIDEO: Child Survivor Of Syrian Massacre Describes Mother's Murder

Posted 05.30.2012 | World

In a new amateur video uploaded to YouTube, a young Syrian boy describes witnessing the murder of his family during last week's horrifying massacre in...

U.S. Tightens Sanctions On Key Syrian Bank

AP | ANNE GEARAN and JULIE PACE | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration added new sanctions on a Syrian bank Wednesday as a top White House official said the U.S. wants to econom...

LOOK: Syrian Massacre Survivors Speak Out

Posted 05.30.2012 | World

In footage reportedly shot on Monday and uploaded by activists, survivors recount the details of a horrific massacre allegedly carried out by pro-regi...

Russia: Expelling Syrian Diplomats Is Counterproductive

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW, May 30 (Reuters) - Russia criticised Western nations on Wednesday for expelling Syrian envoys, calling th...

UN Rights Body To Hold Special Session On Syria Massacre

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

GENEVA — The U.N.'s top human rights body will hold a special session Friday on the deteriorating situation in Syria and last week's massacre of...

2 More Countries Expel Syrian Diplomats

AP | SELCAN HACAOGLU and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

By SELCAN HACAOGLU and BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey -- Turkey and Japan expelled Syrian diplomats on Wednesday, joining the U.S. a...

Assad at the Tipping Point

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

Two weeks ago the crackdown on peaceful protests at the university in Aleppo triggered a hemorrhage of support for the government. The international reaction to the Houla massacre seems set to accelerate that erosion.

UN Peacekeeping Chief: Pro-Assad Militia Likely Responsible For Mass Killings

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, May 29 (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Tuesday that militia supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad we...

An Open Letter to President Hollande Concerning the Syrian Disaster

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Will France do for Houla and Homs what she has done for Benghazi and Misrata?