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Syrian Regime Kills 140 Civilians

AP | Posted 04.27.2013 | World

BEIRUT — An international human rights organization says the Syrian military fired at least four ballistic missiles into the embattled northern ...

UN Still Waiting For $1.5 Billion Pledged For Syrian Refugees

AP/The Huffington Post | DALE GAVLAK | Posted 02.19.2013 | Impact

AMMAN, Jordan -- The U.N. refugee agency says it has not yet received the funds recently pledged for Syrian refugees and is struggling to help rising ...

WATCH: Syrian Soldiers Dancing To Usher

AP | Posted 04.09.2013 | World

BEIRUT — A video posted online purportedly shows Syrian soldiers taking a break from the country's civil war by bopping around to American R&B s...

Muslim World Urges Dialogue In Syria

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 04.09.2013 | World

CAIRO — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad tried Thursday to entice Egypt into a new alliance that could reshape the turbulent Middle East, s...

Damascus Sees Worst Fighting In Weeks

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 04.08.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels and regime forces fought their most intense clashes in weeks inside the heavily guarded capital of Damascus on Wednesday,...

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...

Syrian Govt Official Rejects Talks Proposal

AP | ALBERT AJI and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — A proposal by a Syrian opposition leader for peace talks suffered two sharp blows Tuesday, with both a ruling party lawmaker a...

Syrian Army Launches New Offensive In Homs

AP | By BARBARA SURK | Posted 03.26.2013 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's army unleashed a barrage of rocket and artillery fire on rebel-held areas in a central province Friday as part of a widening o...

Russia Denies Massive Syria Evacuation

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 01.23.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- Russia announced for the first time Wednesday that it has evacuated families of its diplomats in Syria some time ago but said it is not plan...

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.

Triple Blast Kills 22 In Northern Syria

AP | ALBERT AJI and BARBARA SURK | Posted 03.18.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian troops stepped up an offensive against rebels in the north on Wednesday, following explosions targeting security forces...

Attacks By Gov't Forces Kill Dozens Near Damascus

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 03.16.2013 | World

BEIRUT — A Syrian airstrike slammed into a house in a rebellious suburb of Damascus early Monday, killing at least 13 people including eight chi...

UN Envoy Talks Syria With Russia, U.S.

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 03.13.2013 | World

GENEVA — International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Friday that Russia seems as determined as the United States to end Syria's civil war, but that...

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 se...

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.

Report: Syrian President To Give Rare Address To Country

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 03.07.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad will deliver a speech on Sunday in a rare address to the nation, state media said, as rebels fighting to ...

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 N...

Syria Envoy Meets With Assad, Reports No Progress

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 02.23.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The international envoy to Syria said after talks with the country's leader Monday that the situation was "worrying" and gave no indica...

Syrian Rebels Launch Attack On Air Defense Base

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 02.20.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's rebels stepped up attacks on strategic sites including a sprawling military complex in the country's north on Friday, while rep...

Russian Navy Squadron In Mediterranean For Possible Syria Evacuation

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 12.18.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- A Russian navy squadron has set off for the Mediterranean amid official talk about a possible evacuation of Russians from Syria. The Defens...

Blast Targets Syrian Interior Ministry

AP | BARBARA SURK and ALBERT AJI | Posted 02.11.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Three bombs collapsed walls in the Syrian Interior Ministry building Wednesday in Damascus, killing at least five people, as rebels fig...

Winter Cold Brings 'Impossible Challenge' For Syrian Refugees

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 02.10.2013 | World

ATMEH, Syria — This tent camp sheltering Syrians uprooted by their country's brutal civil war has lost the race against winter: The ground under...

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 ...

Syrian Rebels Capture Parts Of Large Army Base In Country's North

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.09.2013 | World

By BASSEM MROUE -- The Associated Press BEIRUT -- Rebels captured part of a sprawling Syrian army base outside the embattled northern city of Ale...