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Syria Civil War

Security Council Sees Grim Images Of Syrian Dead

AP | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 04.15.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil wa...

Syria: High-Priced Economic Card for Iran?

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

Although the Syrian government and leaders of Hezbollah are offering differing signals from the Islamic Republic, Iranian leaders view the situation from another prism.

Poison Gas Attack In Syria

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 04.14.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Both sides in Syria's bloody civil war said Saturday that a rural village fell victim to a poison gas attack, an assault that reported...

Poor John Kerry, He Never Gets a Break

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Not only is he juggling four highly fragile international crises simultaneously, but in the very small windows of time he has in Washington, he needs to fulfill his constitutional duty by appearing in front of the United States Congress for hearings and briefings.

Image Of Syrian Girl Covered In Blood Reveals Depth Of Children's Suffering

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact

A shocked Syrian girl sits on an examining table with her bloodied hair matted against her blood-streaked face. Her stunned eyes fixate on the camera ...

Syria Refugee Crisis Hits Staggering Milestone

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 04.04.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Lebanon (AP) — Yahya was trapped in his hometown for two years by Syria's civil war, moving from house to house to avoid shells and bullets...

3.5 Million Syrians Would Be Reached If UN Could Just Get Consent To Help

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2014 | Impact

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, March 28 (Reuters) - The United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos on Friday urged Syria's ...

Ukraine Crisis Bolstering Iran-Russia-China Axis

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
Majid Rafizadeh

The tensions between Russia and the West have further ratcheted up this week since the Crimean Peninsula's local government called for a referendum to secede from Ukraine. The current standoff between the West and Moscow concerning Ukraine might be viewed as the gravest instance of tension in the post-Cold War era.

Rights Group: Syrian Government 'Punishing' Civilians By Blocking Aid

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact

BEIRUT (AP) — An international rights group said Friday that Syria's government was obstructing aid to war-torn areas by denying aid agencies permis...

Max J. Rosenthal

'I Wish We Were Dead In Syria Rather Than Staying Here' | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.02.2014 | World

BEBNINE, Lebanon -- The residents of this informal refugee settlement in northern Lebanon have a familiar list of complaints: no money, no jobs, littl...

WATCH: State Department Official Wendy Sherman On Russia, Iran Nuclear Talks And More

Keosha Varela | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
Keosha Varela

When asked about the progress of the U.S. nuclear talks with Iran, Sherman described the meetings as "productive, substantial, and professional."

Look At What Just Happened To Syria's Internet

The Huffington Post | Carina Kolodny | Posted 03.21.2014 | Technology

UPDATE: Renesys now reports that the internet in Syria has been restored. Internet in Syria restored at 19:07 UTC following blackout lasting over ...

On 3rd Anniversary Of Syrian Civil War, Children Face Malnutrition, Poverty, Death (How To Help)

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact

Saturday marks three years since the start of the bloody civil war in Syria that has claimed more than 140,000 lives and has made life for children in...

Max J. Rosenthal

Syria's Fourth Year Of War Will Look A Lot Like Its Third | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.15.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- As the Syrian civil war marks its third anniversary on Saturday, observers of the conflict say the fourth year of war will likely bring more...

Syrian Doctors Seeing More Than 10 Kids A Week With Life-Threatening Malnutrition

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 03.14.2014 | Impact

KAB ELIAS, Lebanon (AP) — Trapped in her northern Syrian village by fighting, Mervat watched her newborn baby progressively shrink. Her daughter's d...

Duties Beyond Borders?

Joseph S. Nye | Posted 03.12.2014 | World
Joseph S. Nye

More than 130,000 people are said to have died in Syria's civil war. United Nations reports of atrocities, Internet images of attacks on civilians, and accounts of suffering refugees rend our hearts. But what is to be done -- and by whom?

Joshua Hersh

'He Knew That Death Was Coming': Survivors Mourn After A Massacre By Syrian Rebels | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.11.2014 | World

OBEEN, Syria -- The rebel fighters arrived in the early hours of the night, moving swiftly and aggressively from village to village across the mountai...

Joshua Hersh

Syrian Government Promotes Local Ceasefires As The Way Out Of War | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- When peace came to Ish al-Warwar, a pro-government, working-class neighborhood in the steep hills along this city’s northeastern ...

Max J. Rosenthal

'There Are Kids Who Didn't Even Know A, B, C' | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.27.2014 | World

BAR ELIAS, Lebanon -- The tallest structure in this small refugee camp in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley is called the education center. But like the rest of ...

Syrian State Media Says Army Kills 175 Rebels

AP | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian army troops killed 175 rebels in an ambush Wednesday south of Damascus, state media reported, a major attack targeting mostly a...

Sophia Jones

Looters Are Making It Even Harder To Deliver Aid To Syria | Sophia Jones | Posted 02.25.2014 | World

REYHANLI, Turkey -- Three years ago, Abu Ameen’s fleet of trucks regularly crossed the border into Syria with ease, carrying everything from vegetab...

Report: Israeli Airstrikes Hit Eastern Lebanon

AP | Posted 02.24.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's state news agency says Israeli aircraft have carried out two airstrikes in eastern Lebanon near the Syrian border. The Isra...

UN Demands Humanitarian Aid For All Of Syria

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 02.22.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council united for the first time on a resolution on Syria's humanitarian crisis Saturday, demanding that Pr...

Max J. Rosenthal

Hezbollah Defiant In Face Of Bombings | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.19.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- The twin bombings that killed at least five people outside of an Iranian cultural center here on Wednesday were a particularly pointed assau...

More Than 140,000 People Have Died In Syria, Activist Group Says

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Feb 15 (Reuters) - More than 140,000 people, over 7,000 of them children, have been killed in Syria's uprising-turned-civil war, the Syrian ...