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An Expert Take On What ISIS Gains Mean For Iraq

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.24.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Emile Hokayem, senior fello...

An Open Letter to Amal and George Clooney: Syria's Monument's Men

Ranya Alkadamani | Posted 05.22.2015 | Impact
Ranya Alkadamani

This is an open letter (obviously as it is on the Huffington Post). I have to inform you Amal, for pure disclosure reasons, I too could have been George's wife. Alas, I am also Druze.

Sophia Jones

ISIS' Latest Conquest Has Dark History Of State Torture And Abuse

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

ISTANBUL -- When Dr. Bara Sarraj heard that Islamic State militants had overrun the city of Palmyra and its ancient desert ruins, he began to cry. ...

ISIS Seizes Syrian Border Crossing With Iraq, Monitor Group Says

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2015 | World

BEIRUT, May 21 (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has seized Syria's last border crossing with Iraq after Syrian government forces withdrew,...

The Young Dictator Problem

John Feffer | Posted 05.21.2015 | World
John Feffer

Bashar al-Assad is not going to age out of office any time soon. He refuses to be ignored. One way or the other, we're going to have to deal with the young dictator.

ISIS Books Second Major Victory In Days

Posted 05.21.2015 | World

By Sylvia Westall BEIRUT, May 21 (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters tightened their grip on the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday and ove...

ISIS Captures Ancient Syrian City Of Palmyra

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | World

BEIRUT, May 20 (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents stormed the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, fighting off pro-government forces who w...

Situation In Palmyra Is 'Under Control' Despite ISIS Threat, Says Syrian Official

AP | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian official said Sunday that the situation is "fully under control" in Palmyra despite breaches by Islamic State milita...

This Is The Ancient City Of Treasures Now At Risk Of Destruction By ISIS

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.15.2015 | World

Islamic State fighters on Thursday reached the outskirts of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, one of the most important cultural heritage sites in t...

Why a (Nearly) Deserted Island Gives Me Hope for the Oceans

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

In addition to what we're learning about predators, Palmyra Atoll is shedding new light on the effects of climate change. The atoll's corals appear to be more resilient to bleaching events and ocean acidification than corals around developed areas. The research is encouraging.

David Lohr

Mom Says Missing Daughter Is 'Everything I Think About'

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 10.29.2014 | Crime

Two days, two months, two years -- inconsequential passages of time when someone you love is missing but devastating nonetheless, according to the mot...

Telluride, Colorado and Dunton Hot Springs: High Altitudes and Haute Cuisine

Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen | Posted 12.28.2014 | Travel
Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen

The town of Telluride has a mere 2,500 residents but what it lacks in size it makes up in beauty. The entire town sits in a valley situated at 8,500 feet of elevation and is surrounded by majestic snow capped mountains that reach well over 10,000 feet.

War Threatens Palmyra, UNESCO Pleads for Syrian Heritage Protection

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.01.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's another urgent call to protect Syria's irreplaceable historical sites amidst the fog of war, loss of life and limb, and steady drumbeat of outsid...

Can Bosra Still Beckon History Buffs to Syria?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Looking through stacks of old pictures today, I came across a set I shot in Bosra, Syria, 23 years ago showing stately, if worn, internationally recog...

2,000-Year-Old Temple Damaged By Syrian Clashes

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, April 3 (Reuters) - The millenia-old oasis city of Palmyra is being damaged in clashes between Syrian Preside...

The Road of Damascus: Shared Heritage Imperiled by a Savage Civil War

Paul Gunther | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Paul Gunther

Syria endures as one of the world's greatest cultural crossroads. Its architectural and archeological record lends dignity and pride of place to its citizens. The question today is, can this precious national patrimony survive another year or even a few more months?

Sharks Hold Key to Healthy Marine Systems (Video)

Mark Tercek | Posted 07.05.2011 | Green
Mark Tercek

Palmyra's isolation has allowed it to escape most of the damage usually caused by human populations. It allows us to look back in time to see what a healthy ecosystem should really look like.

Film Shown at U.N. Donor Conference on Collapse of Haiti's Presidential Palace

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The film "Thirty-Five Long Seconds: Haiti's Deadly Earthquake" was screened recently as part of the recent Donor's Conference ...

Rare Book Of Mormon Expected To Fetch Fortune At Auction

AP | William Kates | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

A 177-year-old first edition of the Book of Mormon found in a home near Palmyra -- the birthplace of the Mormon religion -- will be put up for bid ne...