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Chris Murphy: Congress Giving 'Quiet Endorsement' To Murders

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics

So that happened. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) hammered Congressional inaction on gun violence during a HuffPost podcast interview, following...

Historic Photos Of The Ancient City Being Destroyed By ISIS

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.26.2015 | World

The Islamic State group has steadily destroyed a great number of historic sites and artifacts in Syria and Iraq, in addition to the repressive r...

ISIS Images Purport To Show Destruction Of Palmyra Temple

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.25.2015 | World

BEIRUT/DAMASCUS Aug 25 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants published photos on Tuesday purporting to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in th...

ISIS' Destruction Of Palmyra Temple Is A War Crime, UNESCO Says

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.24.2015 | World

Islamic State's demolition of an renowned ancient Roman temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra is a war crime that targeted an historic symbol of the c...

ISIS Destroys Temple In Syria's Historic Palmyra, Activists Say

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.25.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants have destroyed a temple at Syria's ancient ruins of Palmyra, activists said Sunday, realizing th...

The Islamic State's Murder of a Modern Day Monuments Man

Robert M. Edsel | Posted 08.21.2015 | Arts
Robert M. Edsel

Khaled al-Asaad, 83-year-old retired Syrian archaeologist known admiringly as "Mr. Palmyra" for his extraordinary knowledge of that revered 2,000 year-old Roman era city, has been killed.

Beheaded Scholar Refused To Tell ISIS The Location Of Hidden Antiquities

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.20.2015 | World

He was nicknamed “Mr. Palmyra” after the ancient Syrian city whose excavation and preservation he had dedicated most of his life to. Fami...

ISIS Beheads Elderly Archeologist In Palmyra, Syrian Official Says

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.19.2015 | World

DAMASCUS, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Islamic State (IS) militants beheaded an antiquities scholar in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra and hung his body on ...

ISIS Captures Key Syrian Town From Assad Forces

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.06.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group on Thursday seized a key town in central Syria following heavy clashes with President Bashar Assad's forces, i...

Jessica Schulberg

Senate Targets ISIS Profits From Ancient Syrian Artifacts

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new congressional effort to cut off funding for the Islamic State targets an unlikely source: antiquities smuggled out of Syria and in...

ISIS Releases Video Claiming To Show Mass Execution In Ancient Palmyra

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.05.2015 | World

The Islamic State militant group released a video on Saturday claiming to show the mass execution of Syrian government soldiers in the historic amphit...

ISIS Destroys 6 Archaeological Pieces In Ancient Syrian City

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.03.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a ...

Save Palmyra From ISIS's Rampage

Raza Rumi | Posted 06.26.2015 | Arts
Raza Rumi

The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery have placed on view a relic from ancient Palmyra in Syria. In addition, the galleries are displaying images of 18th century engravings and 19th century photographs from its archives.

ISIS Destroys 2 Ancient Shrines In Syria's Palmyra

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2015 | World

AMMAN, June 23 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have blown up two ancient shrines they consider sacrilegious in Palmyra, a 2,000-year-old UNESCO Wo...

ISIS Plants Mines In Part Of Ancient Syrian City

Reuters | Posted 06.22.2015 | World

BEIRUT, June 21 (Reuters) - Islamic State has planted mines and bombs in the ancient part of the central Syrian city of Palmyra, home to Roman-era rui...

Follies of Denial: Women and the Islamic State

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 06.01.2015 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Women are the most vulnerable targets of the Islamic State (IS), which has enslaved and brutalized women who don't meet their jihadi standards, and even introduced female police squads to monitor and persecute their own sex.

ISIS Blows Up Notorious Prison Complex In Syria

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2015 | World

BEIRUT, May 30 (Reuters) - Islamic State blew up a major prison complex in the central Syrian city of Palmyra on Saturday, according to a group monito...

Mr. President, Get Your Team on the Same Page About Iraq and ISIL

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

To say that the capture of Ramadi, the provincial capital of Anbar Province, by ISIL over a week ago was an embarrassment to the Iraqi army would be a massive understatement.

ISIS Executes 20 Men In Palmyra's Ancient Amphitheater

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

BEIRUT, May 27 (Reuters) - Islamic State militants shot dead around 20 men in an ancient amphitheater in the Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, accu...

REPORT: ISIS Has Killed At Least 400 People In Palmyra Since Capture

Reuters | Mariam Karouny | Posted 05.24.2015 | World

BEIRUT, May 24 (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have killed at least 400 people, including women and children, in Palmyra since capturing the ancien...

An Expert Take On What ISIS Gains Mean For Iraq

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.26.2015 | 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.