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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...

Monitors Blocked From Site Of Massacre

Posted 08.07.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- The chief of U.N. observers in Syria says his monitors have been blocked by Syrian troops from the site of a new mass killing. Gen. Rober...

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 ...

West: Syria Headed For Full-Blown Civil War

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

By Mariam Karouny and Dominic Evans BEIRUT, May 31 (Reuters) - Syria is nearing full-blown sectarian civil war that would be catastrop...

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 ...

'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...

Is Syrian Massacre Russia's Tipping Point?

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW, May 30 (Reuters) - Vladimir Putin resumed the Russian presidency declaring a moral right to promote Kremli...

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...

If There Is No Plan B for Syria, How About a Plan C?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Administration officials keep gravitating to the simplistic assertion that when it comes to Syria, there is no Plan B since Plan B may compel direct military intervention. But I can drive a ten-wheeler between existing U.S. policy and putting boots on Syrian ground.

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...

HORROR: Footage Of Dozens Of Children Killed In Syrian Massacre Uploaded By Activists (WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT)

Posted 05.29.2012 | World

A video uploaded to YouTube by Syrian activists purportedly shows the bloodied bodies of dozens of small children lying on a carpet floor following a ...

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?

Russia Condemns Syria Over Massacre Of 108

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and LYNN BERRY | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and LYNN BERRY, Associated Press BEIRUT -- A weekend massacre of more than 100 people emerged as a potential turning point ...

U.N. Security Council Blames Syrian Government Forces For Shelling Of Town

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 07.27.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council on Sunday blamed the Syrian government for attacking residential areas of the town of Houla with arti...

Syria Denies Allegations That Its Forces Killed More Than 100 People

AP | BEN HUBBARD and EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 07.27.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria on Sunday strongly denied allegations that its forces killed scores of people – including women and children – in one...

Syria Rejects Envoy Damascus Visit

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 07.27.2012 | World

By HAMZA HENDAWI, The Associated Press CAIRO (AP) -- A senior Arab League official says Syria has denied permission for a deputy of U.N.-Arab Leagu...

Syrian Security Forces Kill Five In New Demonstrations

AP | Posted 11.19.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian forces killed five people Monday in raids on anti-government protesters determined to bring down the autocratic regime, accordin...