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Dirty Water Diseases Spread In Syria

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Dirty water diseases are spreading in Syria, compounding the problems of hospitals that...

Does Anyone Give a Damn About Syria?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 03.18.2013 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I was a Rabbi at a University. If 80 students had died in a military attack it would have shaken the foundations of the academic world. But in Syria it's just another day of indiscriminate slaughter.

Syria: Peace Envoy 'Flagrantly Biased'

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Syria criticised international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Thursday, a day after he said he did not see President Bash...

PHOTOS: Snowball Fight Brings Fleeting Joy To War-Torn Syria

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2013 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Jan 10 (Reuters) - For a few fleeting hours, residents of Syria's capital dropped their guns for snowballs a...

Syria: Another Bloody Year

Ali Hashem | Posted 03.09.2013 | World
Ali Hashem

Russia, China, and Iran, back the regime, while the U.S., Europe, and Gulf States support the revolution, it is as if Syria is now a playground for a new cold war similar to that of the '60s.

100,000 May Die This Year In Syria

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2013 | World

By Yara Bayoumy and Alistair Lyon AZAZ, Syria/LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The death toll in Syria now exceeds 60,000, the United Nations...

Panetta: No New Syrian Activity On Chemical Weapons

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2013 | World

By Phil Stewart KUWAIT, Dec 11 (Reuters) - United States intelligence agencies have detected no new moves by the Syrian government in ...

Desperate Syrians Turn To Black Market For Medical Supplies

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Alongside guns, pirated DVDs and foreign currency, a new type of product has appeared on wa...

Turkey Wants NATO Missiles Against Syrian Threat

Reuters | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

By Angelika Stricker BRUSSELS, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Turkey is expected to formally request on Monday that NATO Patriot missiles be plac...

LOOK: How Syria's War Spills Over Into Neighboring Countries | Posted 11.13.2012 | World

Syria's neighbors are increasingly being drawn into the country's civil war in a variety of ways, whether militarily or due to an exodus of Syrians fl...

Syria Government Uses Notorious 'Vacuum Bombs'

Reuters | Posted 01.06.2013 | World

By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Nov 6 (Reuters) - The U.N. political affairs chief told the Security Council...

Syrians Raise Rebel Flag During Hajj

Reuters | Posted 12.25.2012 | World

By Mahmoud Habboush MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Syrian pilgrims raised rebel flags as the haj reached its climax ne...

Russia Urges Turkey To Stay Calm After Border Attacks

Reuters | Posted 12.05.2012 | World

MOSCOW, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Russia appealed to Turkey on Friday to stay calm and avoid any action that could increase tension with Syria after a serie...

'People Fear For Their Lives Every Minute Of The Day'

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2012 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Syrian civilians' living conditions are worsening dramatically, as it becomes harder t...

The Battle For Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Mariam Karouny AMMAN/BEIRUT, July 27 (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's artillery pounded rebel-held a...

Defected Syrian General Speaks Out

Posted 07.24.2012 | World

By PAUL SCHEMM, The Associated Press BEIRUT — A top Syrian military commander, a close friend of Syrian President Bashar Assad, has confirmed his...

Assad Reshuffles Top Security Posts

Posted 09.23.2012 | World

By PAUL SCHEMM, The Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria -- President Bashar Assad on Tuesday reshuffled the generals at the core of his regime's highl...

Iraq Opens All Borders To Syrian Refugees

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2012 | World

AL-WALEED, Iraq, July 23 (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has told Iraq's border officials to allow Syrian refugees into the county, ...

Syria: Beyond the UN Veto

Richard N. Haass | Posted 09.18.2012 | World
Richard N. Haass

The failure to renew the diplomatic mission being led by Kofi Annan (with its associated group of observers) is no great loss. The peace plan under which Annan was operating had and has no chance of being accepted.

Where Is Assad?

Posted 09.18.2012 | World

BEIRUT - Bashar Assad attended the swearing-in of his new defense minister Thursday, Syrian state TV said, the first sign of the president since an au...

T. E. Lawrence and Foreign Intervention in Syria

Franz-Stefan Gady | Posted 09.16.2012 | World
Franz-Stefan Gady

With growing international pressure for military intervention in Syria, T.E. Lawrence's analysis, although written by an outsider of an imperialist Western power, and almost a hundred years old, may caution us to think carefully.

Annan, Assad Hold Talks In Damascus

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2012 | World

By Marwan Makdesi DAMASCUS, July 9 (Reuters) - U.N. peace envoy Kofi Annan said he and President Bashar al-Assad agreed on Monday on a...

Wikileaks Starts Publishing 2 Million Syria Emails

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) - The WikiLeaks website said on Thursday it had begun publishing more than 2 million emails from Syrian government official...

President: Syria In Real State Of War

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, June 26 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declared on Tuesday that his country was at war and orde...

Smuggled Arms Keep Fight Alive

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

By Mariam Karouny ISTANBUL, June 13 (Reuters) - Newly armed with mortars, machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades smuggled across ...