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Salim Idris

U.S. Resumes Nonlethal Aid To Syrian Opposition

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 01.27.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The United States has restarted deliveries of nonlethal aid to the Syrian opposition, officials said Monday, more than a month after a...

Syria Lurches From Bad to Worse

Allan Topol | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Allan Topol

At this point, we have no ally in Syria with any strength or credibility. The U.S. has a choice of backing the Islamic Front, which it finds repugnant, or it can acquiesce to Assad's continued rule. Another bad choice. The January peace conference in Switzerland will be a farce if it even occurs.

The First Real Test for Moderates in the Syrian Opposition

Daniel Nisman | Posted 08.17.2013 | World
Daniel Nisman

Since the conflict began in 2011, the growing influence of jihadist groups in Syria has been attributed to a lack of support from Western and moderate powers in the region.

Syrian Rebel Military Leader Rejects New PM

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's opposition plunged into disarray Sunday as its president quit and its military chief refused to recognize the newly elected pri...

On Conflict's Second Anniversary, Syrian Rebels Say They 'We Will Not Give Up'

AP | ZEINA KARAM and KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.15.2013 | World

BEIRUT — On the second anniversary of Syria's uprising, there were only small protests and a few firecrackers defiantly popping in the capital o...