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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.

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 been closed for...

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.

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.

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...

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."

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...

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 the ...

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?