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Syria Civil War

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...

Syrian Rebels Reportedly Seize Strategic Air Base

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 03.13.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels and Islamic militants overran a major military air base in the north Friday and, buoyed by the victory, intensified their...

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...

Syria Bags Pyrrhic Victory on the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 02.21.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Supporters of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad portrayed this weekend's winning of the West Asian soccer championship by defeating Iraq as a unifying,...

The Long, Hard Slog That Is Syria

Matthew VanDyke | Posted 03.10.2013 | World
Matthew VanDyke

Standing on the front lines in Aleppo you can't just smell the gunpowder, you can smell the depression. It hangs in the air far thicker than smoke, and with far worse effects. The fighters have a hard time seeing through it but they push forward anyway, having no choice.

Riot Breaks Out In Syrian Refugee Camp

AP | DALE GAVLAK | Posted 03.10.2013 | World

ZAATARI, Jordan — A winter storm is magnifying the misery for tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing the country's civil war, turning a refugee ca...

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.

Syrian Troops Repulse Rebels In Aleppo

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 03.09.2013 | World

BEIRUT — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday expressed disappointment with Syrian President Bashar Assad for rejecting the most importa...

Assad Offers New Plan For Syria In Rare Public Speech

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.08.2013 | World

BEIRUT — A defiant Syrian President Bashar Assad rallied a chanting and cheering crowd Sunday to fight the uprising against his authoritarian ru...

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...

Fierce Clashes Engulf Syrian Air Base

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 03.05.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Twin airstrikes by government jets on a large, rebel-held suburb of Damascus on Thursday sheered the sides off apartment towers and lef...

Indiegogo Shutters Woman's Syria Fundraiser For Family

The Huffington Post | Zoe Mintz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact

Even though Julie Angus of Canada is thousands of miles away from Syria, the nation's civil war hits close to home. Angus’ uncle, his wife and t...

Japanese Trucker Turns Into Syrian War Tourist

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.05.2013 | World

Japanese trucker Toshifumi Fujimoto is bored with his humdrum job, a daily run from Osaka to Tokyo or Nagasaki hauling tanker loads of gasoline, water...

War in Syria: Geopolitics of the Conflict

Milad Jokar | Posted 03.04.2013 | World
Milad Jokar

What is happening in Syria is no longer about a democratic movement against a dictatorship, nor is it simply a civil war between two camps. Syria has become the theater of a proxy war.

Syria's Death Toll At 60,000, Says UN

AP | BEN HUBBARD and FRANK JORDANS | Posted 03.04.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The United Nations gave a grim new count Wednesday of the human cost of Syria's civil war, saying the death toll has exceeded 60,000 in...

Damascus Air Strike Kills And Wounds Dozens

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 03.04.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Activists say dozens of people have been killed or wounded in an air raid on a gas station near the capital Damascus. The Britain-based S...

WATCH: Video Shows Stabbing And Stoning Blamed On Assad Militia

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Internet video posted by Syrian rebels appears to show fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad stabbing two men to de...

Syria Starts New Year With Aerial Strikes, Clashes

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Syrians woke on New Year's Day to countrywide aerial bombardment, while President Bashar a...

Syrian Regime Blames Rebels For Gas Pipeline Blast

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 03.02.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria has blamed rebels for blowing up a natural gas pipeline Monday in the country's oil-rich east, disrupting distribution. A statem...

Syrian Gravediggers Have No Time To Wait For The Dead

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2013 | World

By Yara Bayoumy AZAZ, Syria, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Gravediggers at the cemetery in the northern Syrian town of Azaz no longer wait for bo...

Syria Envoy Seeks To Revive Peace Plan

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 02.26.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Russia and the U.N called Thursday for the resuscitation of a peace initiative for Syria that never got off the ground when it was prop...

Netanyahu And King Abdullah Discuss Syria's Chemical Weapons

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has secretly met Jordan's King Abdullah in Amman to discuss the risk of Syri...

Syria's Interior Minister Leaves Hospital, Head Of Military Police Defects

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.25.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's wounded interior minister cut short his treatment at a Beirut hospital Wednesday and returned home for fear of being arrested b...

Syrian Rebels Make More Gains In North

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.24.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels fully captured a northern town near the Turkish border on Tuesday after weeks of heavy fighting and attacked a regime air...

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...