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Jessica Schulberg

Senate Targets ISIS Profits From Ancient Syrian Artifacts | 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 | 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' | 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...