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Kerry: Assad A 'One-Man Super Magnet For Terrorism'

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BAD RAGAZ, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry ramped up already harsh criticism of Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday, cal...

Why Assad Will Win

Allan Topol | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Now, after more than 100,000 dead and hundreds of thousands more uprooted from their homes or taking refuge in Turkey and Jordan, the muddled situation is becoming clearer.

Surely You Can't Be Syrious

Travis Irvine | Posted 10.30.2013 | Comedy
Travis Irvine

Well, Syria, congratulations, you've made it onto the United States' naughty list. Now prepare to deal with the ramifications! And of course, by ramifications, I mean missiles and bombs.

Bashar Assad Running Out of Syrians, Requests Volunteers From Other Countries to Slaughter

Spencer Green | Posted 05.22.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Syrian President Bashar al Assad has made a desperate plea seeking people from countries around the globe who will voluntarily come to Syria to be killed.

Displaced Syrians Get Little Aid

AP/The Huffington Post | STEVE NEGUS | Posted 02.23.2013 | Impact

ATMEH CAMP, Syria -- Turki Abdel Qadir, a burly villager from the northern countryside, fled to this muddy camp amid olive groves three months ago aft...

Syria: Getting Worse in Tolerating the Intolerable?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 09.19.2012 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The longer the carnage continues in Syria, the harder it will be for the families of at least 17,000 dead to seek a negotiated settlement rather than revenge.

Governments Around The World Expel Syrian Diplomats

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 07.29.2012 | World

PARIS -- Governments around the world expelled Syrian ambassadors and diplomats Tuesday, an unusual, coordinated blow to Syrian President Bashar Assad...

Lack of US-Syria Diplomacy Leads to Dangerous Isolation

Michael Shank | Posted 05.20.2012 | World
Michael Shank

On Syria, there is a back-story from which the US should learn, lest it be repeated again. For years, long before the killing by President Bashar al-Assad's government began, the US preferred a policy with Damascus of disengagement. It is unclear why the White House pursued this.

Syrian Leader Sets Referendum On New Draft Constitution

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 04.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT — As Syrian forces stepped up their assault Wednesday on rebellious cities, President Bashar Assad ordered a referendum on a new constitu...

EU Steps Up Support For Syrian Opposition

AP | RAF CASERT and MALIN RISING | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

LUXEMBOURG — The European Union is reaching out to the nascent Syrian opposition movement to see if it could play an instrumental role in oustin...

Letterman's Tongue and the Jihadist

Shahid Mahmood | Posted 11.02.2011 | Comedy
Shahid Mahmood

Irony highlights our human shortcomings in the arena of ridicule. As a result, purveyors of humor are often targeted, beaten, and killed for their ability to make audiences laugh and think.

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.

U.S. Considering Sanctions Against Syrian Government Officials

Reuters | Matt Spetalnick | Posted 06.25.2011 | World

April 26, 2011 2:31:12 AM By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering sanctions against Syrian government off...

Syria Protesters Torch Ruling Party Headquarters

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Crowds set fire to a headquarters of the ruling Baath Party in the Syrian city of Deraa on Sunday, residents said, as the wave of unrest in the Ar...

Syria Ready To Cooperate With Obama: Report

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Syria is ready to cooperate with U.S. President-elect Barack Obama and wants him to get seriously involved in the Middle East peace process, President...