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Joshua Hersh

War In Black And White: On The Front Lines With Syria's Army

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.11.2014 | World

SLONFEH, Syria -- The commander tore off a piece of bread and dipped it into a platter of hummus. Before him sat a spread of simple mountain dishes an...

Joshua Hersh

Syrian Officials To U.S.: You Should Be On Our Side

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.12.2014 | World

LATAKIA, Syria — Syrian officials have a sharp message for American policymakers about the war in this country: you should be on our side. “The...

Joshua Hersh

'He Knew That Death Was Coming': Survivors Mourn After A Massacre By Syrian Rebels

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.11.2014 | World

OBEEN, Syria -- The rebel fighters arrived in the early hours of the night, moving swiftly and aggressively from village to village across the mountai...

HRW: Syrian Opposition Fighters Killed At Least 190 Civilians In Brutal Assault

Posted 10.11.2013 | World

Syrian opposition groups killed at least 190 civilians during an operation against a regime stronghold in early August, according to a report released...

Assad Orders Airstrikes To Defend Home Province

Reuters | Posted 10.10.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Warplanes bombed a village in Syria's north overnight in an apparent effort by President ...

Syria: Much More Than a Geography of Violence

Maytha Alhassen | Posted 02.12.2013 | World
Maytha Alhassen

I wanted to share my stories with you, so that you might know a land and people beyond distorted filters of violence and destruction.

Syria: End Opposition Use of Torture, Executions

Human Rights Watch | Posted 11.17.2012 | World
Human Rights Watch

(New York) – Armed opposition groups in Syria have subjected detainees to ill-treatment and torture and committed extrajudicial or summary execu...

Lebanon as the Example in War and Peace

Claude Salhani | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Claude Salhani

In its economic heyday Lebanon was touted as the example of what a modern Middle Eastern nation should look like. Today, as other nations in the region, among them Syria, face similar problems the country is again being pointed to as the example to follow.

Syrian Brigadier General Defects To Turkey

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2012 | World

ANKARA, July 30 (Reuters) - The deputy police chief of Syria's western Latakia city, a brigadier-general, defected and fled to Turkey overnight with...

U.N. Observers: 'We Are Not Going Anywhere'

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 08.20.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels clashed with soldiers for hours overnight in a northwestern province and inflicted heavy casualties on government forces,...

NIGHT RAID: Syrian Fighters Stage Daring Attack

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2012 | World

By Ed Cropley BEIRUT, April 28 (Reuters) - Gunmen in inflatable dinghies killed several security officials in an attack on a military...

Activists: 35 Dead In Syrian City Of Latakia

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 11.08.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Heavy machine-gun fire rang out across the besieged Syrian city of Latakia Tuesday as the death toll from a four-day military assault r...

Syria: Better Late Than Never or Too Little Too Late

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 10.15.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Fortunately, after agonizing weeks of crippling and damaging hesitation, the Obama Administration finally dragged itself out of its self-imposed policy coma into championing global sanctions of Syria's oil and gas industry exports.

Reports: Syrian Troops Fire At Fleeing Families

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.15.2011 | World

BEIRUT — More than 5,000 Palestinian refugees have fled a camp in the besieged Syrian city of Latakia after President Bashar Assad's forces shel...

Was Friday a Turning Point for Syria?

James Miller | Posted 09.23.2011 | World
James Miller

In Syria, there were massive demonstrations in every major region and in every major city.

Syria's Shame

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 08.03.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Despite economic isolation and growing international outcry, Bashar al-Assad knows he's safe -- by our statements, we have signaled to him that he is "too big to fail."

Syria-Sly Mr. President, Turn the Heat Up on Assad

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 06.10.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

If Obama could declare it was time for Gaddafi and Mubarak to go, the latest violence throughout Syria compels the White House to issue the same demand on Assad, with policy prescriptions to back that demand up.

Syrian Boy, 5, Proposes To 3-Year-Old Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

While their peers are still focused on playground games and cartoons, a pair of Syrian children have become the talk of their country as possibly the ...