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Helicopter Gunships Pound Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

* Heavy fighting in Latakia province * Syria bans 17 diplomats * Peace plan in tatters (Adds background, Saudi comme...

Kofi Annan Slams Assad For Failure To Comply

Reuters | Posted 08.02.2012 | World

By Regan Doherty DOHA, June 2 (Reuters) - International envoy Kofi Annan on Saturday criticised President Bashar al-Assad for failing ...

Syria Observers: 13 Bodies Found With Hands Tied

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, May 30 (Reuters) - U.N. observers said on Wednesday 13 bodies had been discovered bound and shot in eastern S...

U.N. Monitors Spend Night Under Fighters' Protection

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT, May 16 (Reuters) - The United Nations aims to collect a monitoring team from the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun on Wednesday, the head of the...

Explosion Hits UN Monitor Mission Car

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2012 | World

(Adds quotes, details) By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, May 15 (Reuters) - Rebel fighters said they were holding U.N. monitors...

Heavy Clashes In Syria's Rastan

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

AMMAN, May 14 (Reuters) - Rebels killed 23 Syrian soldiers on Monday, according to a rights group opposed to President Bashar al-Assad, in battles a...

Regime Claims It Foils New Bomb Attack

Reuters | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, May 11 (Reuters) - Syrian forces foiled an attempted suicide car bombing with 1,200 kg (2,640 pounds) of expl...

PHOTOS: Syria's Homs Shattered After Months Of Shelling

Posted 04.17.2012 | World

After months of shelling by security forces, parts of Syria's city of Homs have been left in ruins. Homs has been the capital of resistance in the...

Shelling Resumes In Syria

Reuters | Posted 06.14.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, April 14 (Reuters) - Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad shelled the battered Syrian city of Homs on S...

Annan: Syria Regime Agrees To April 10 Deadline

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, April 2 (Reuters) - U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has asked the U.N. Security Council for support in implementing an April 10 de...

Shelling And Killing Despite Ceasefire Pledge

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon and Dominic Evans BEIRUT, April 2 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces bombarded opposition targets in the city of H...

'We Will Judge Assad By What He Does, Not What He Says'

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon and Douglas Hamilton BEIRUT, March 28 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces kept up heavy weapons fire and siege tacti...

WATCH: Syria's President Visits Devastated Homs Neighborhood

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.27.2012 | World

BEIRUT, March 27 (Reuters) - Syria has accepted a U.N.-sponsored peace plan, international envoy Kofi Annan said on Tuesday, as troops loyal to Presid...

Democracy and Syria's Three Scenarios

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

The people of Syria have lost hope in the international community. They have come to believe that they have been abandoned by the international community in their efforts to turn the current autocratic regime in Syria into a democratic system.

Security Forces Press Offensive On Idlib

Reuters | Posted 05.16.2012 | World

By Crispian Balmer BEIRUT, March 16 (Reuters) - Syrian forces pressed their military offensive in the northern province of Idlib, dri...

How Teenagers With A Can Of Paint Sparked Syria's Uprising

Los Angeles Times | Posted 03.15.2012 | Teen

It started with some teenagers and a can of paint. “The people want to bring down the regime,” the students wrote on a wall In the southern Syria ...

BREAKDOWN: Syria Crisis Explained

Eline Gordts | Posted 03.15.2012 | World

According to the United Nations, more than 7,500 people have died in Syria since the regime of President Bashar Assad launched a brutal crackdown agai...

Syria, a Year Later

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 05.15.2012 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The odds are that even if it takes more time than previously anticipated, Bashar Assad's defeat is going to happen, and there will not be a need to relate to the second anniversary of the Syrian uprising.

Report: Syrian Detainees Beaten, Sexually Assaulted, Killed

Posted 05.14.2012 | World

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian security forces routinely torture people detained during the country's year-old uprising against authoritarian President Bashar ...

HORROR: Boy Shot In Back In Syria

Posted 03.13.2012 | World

Extremely disturbing footage out of Homs purports to show a young boy shot in the back by a sniper on one of the city's streets. In the video, the...

WATCH: Second Syrian City Under Siege

Posted 03.12.2012 | World

"Idlib's residents knew the attack by their government was coming, just not when." Syrian security forces launched an assault on the city of Idlib...

The Absurdity of Assad's Syria and Obama's Calculated Inaction

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.08.2012 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

In an election year beset by economic and geopolitical turmoil, it would serve Obama well to remind the world of the two very words that landed him in the White House. Give us "hope" and act boldly, and in doing so, bring about real "change" for those suffering in Syria.

The Dangers of a Protracted Crisis in Syria

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.03.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

Confronting Iran in Syria would not have been part of the GCC's plans had the Syrian people not rebelled, and had the regime in Damascus not committed such grave mistakes.

Syria's Homs 'Cut Off From The World'

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2012 | World

By Alistair Lyon BEIRUT, March 1 (Reuters) - Elite Syrian forces trying to destroy rebels besieged in Homs pounded the shattered dist...

Syria and Iran's Nuclear Program: Rethinking the Arab League and the GCC

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.30.2012 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

Government documents provided by Wikileaks have revealed the existence of deeply profound regional concerns about Iran's nuclear program.