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Clinton Predicts Coup In Syria

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 04.25.2012 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has blasted Russia and China as "despicable" for opposing U.N. action aimed at ...

Assad Loses One Of Last Allies

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2012 | World

By Omar Fahmy and Nidal al-Mughrabi CAIRO/GAZA, Feb 24 (Reuters - Leaders of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas t...

Syrian Security Forces Open Fire On Funeral

Reuters | Posted 04.19.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Angus MacSwan AMMAN/BEIRUT, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Syrian security forces fired live ammunition to break up a p...

Syria's Opposition Is Disastrously Divided

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and JAMAL HALABY | Posted 04.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT — At a rented house just outside Syria's border, a dissident known only as "The Doctor" maps out attacks. Planners speak by Skype with fi...

Syrian Rebels Fight Off Attack On Key Town

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 04.14.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels repelled a push Monday by government tanks into a central town held by forces fighting President Bashar Assad's regime in...

A Diplomatic Surge for Syria?

Simon Adams | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Simon Adams

Last weekend's double veto should have put a nail in the coffin of the idea that Russian opposition to UN Security Council action in Syria was about post-Libya fallout and the "Responsibility to Protect." The veto was about arms, allies and power. Nothing more, nothing less.

Failing Syria: Why the World Must Prepare Now for Assad's Fall and the Aftermath

Kurt J. Werthmuller | Posted 02.09.2012 | World
Kurt J. Werthmuller

What are the possible scenarios for a post-Assad Syria, in both the short- and long-terms, and how is the global community prepared to deal with them?

Letter From Syria

Khaled Khalifa | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Khaled Khalifa

My people, who have faced death bare-chested and singing, are at this very moment being subjected to a campaign of violence like never before. Our rebel towns face sieges unprecedented in the history of world revolutions.

U.S. Not Considering Arming Syrian Opposition

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.08.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The White House said on Tuesday that the U.S. is not considering arming opposition groups in Syria, deflecting calls from some lawm...

U.S. Not Considering Arming Syrian Opposition

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.08.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The White House said on Tuesday that the U.S. is not considering arming opposition groups in Syria, deflecting calls from some lawm...

Syrian President's Wife Speaks Out

Posted 02.07.2012 | World

In a rare public statement, Bashar Assad's wife has sent an email to the Times for publication. Her message is clear; the Syrian first lady stands fir...

UN Chief: Bombardement By Syrian Forces 'Unacceptable Before Humanity'

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 6 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday denounced Syrian forces' bombardment of the city of Homs in a stateme...

Why Are Syrian Women Protesters 'Invisible' in Mainstream News?

Thelma Etim | Posted 04.03.2012 | Media
Thelma Etim

While the mainstream media focuses on the political game of chess the world's most powerful leaders are involved in, the contribution of Syrian women in the battle for freedom continues to be under-reported.

Bloodshed In Syrian Mountains

AP | LEE KEATH | Posted 04.02.2012 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Heavy gunfire and shelling rattled towns in a mountain valley outside Damascus on Wednesday, as Syrian troops opened a new front in th...

Qatar, Arab League Urge UN Council To Act On Syria

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The head of the Arab League and the prime minister of Qatar urged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to take sw...

Syria Rejects New Arab League Plan

AP | BASSEM MROUE and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 03.24.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria on Monday rejected the Arab League's wide-ranging new plan to end the country's 10-month crisis, saying the League's call for a n...

Syrian Police Truck Ambushed, Killing 14

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.22.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A string of explosions struck a police truck transporting prisoners in a tense area of northwestern Syria on Saturday, killing at least...

Children Increasingly Victims Of Syria's Brutal Crackdown

Posted 01.20.2012 | World

"I was afraid. My leg went numb and started bleeding, but I carried on walking," 7-year-old Mohammed told the BBC. Mohammed was shot in the knee at a ...

So Much Worse Than Civil War

George A. Lopez | Posted 03.19.2012 | World
George A. Lopez

The escalation of violence in Syria makes the pundit query of the week: Is Syria descending into civil war? My answer: NO, it is so much worse than that. A number of harsh realities support my claim.

Growing Calls For Independent Investigation In Syria

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.13.2012 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The death of a French journalist in Syria brought new calls Thursday for an independent investigation of the violence in the country a...

Syria's Assad Joins Thousands Of Supporters In Rare Public Appearance

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 03.12.2012 | World

By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY -- The Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad joined thousands of his supporters Wednesday ...

Assad Blames Foreign Conspiracy For Unrest In Syria

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.11.2012 | World

BY ZEINA KARAM -- The Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed Tuesday to respond to threats against him with an "iron h...

Sarkozy: Syrian Regime Is Committing Massacres

Posted 03.04.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- French President Nicolas Sarkozy says the Syrian regime is committing massacres and he is calling on President Bashar Assad to leave power. ...

Observer Mission In Syria Faces Growing Criticism

AP | BASSEM MROUE and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 03.04.2012 | World

BEIRUT — French President Nicolas Sarkozy issued a new call Tuesday for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down because of massacres by his r...

Twin Bombings Leave Syria In Shock

AP | ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.23.2012 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Thousands of mourners carrying Syrian flags and pictures of the dead took part in a mass funeral Saturday for 44 people killed...