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Syria Civil War

The Syrian Civil War and the Demographic Changes to Expect

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 10.27.2012 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

The new Syria will not just have new rulers, but significantly different demographics. All people of good will should hope and pray that the changes will not be achieved with rivers of blood in the streets of towns and villages. The signs though are not at all encouraging.

Syria Civil War Scatters Citizens

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 10.23.2012 | World

KAFAR HAMRA, Syria — Civil war has chased Fatima Ghorab and her brood of some two dozen women and children across Syria in search of safe havens...

Tanks Storm Upscale Damascus Neighborhood

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 10.22.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian regime forces shelled two central Damascus districts Wednesday before troops backed by tanks swept through to carry out house-to...

Japanese Journalist Killed In Aleppo, Dozens Of Rebels Die Near Damascus

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.21.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A Syrian government official warned the United States Tuesday that military intervention in Syria could lead to regional turmoil as reg...

Intense Fighting Rages In Aleppo

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 10.20.2012 | World

TEL RIFAT, Syria — Government forces pummeled the battered city of Aleppo with airstrikes and tanks and shelled parts of Damascus and southern S...

Assad Makes Rare Public Appearance

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 10.19.2012 | World

ALEPPO, Syria — A brief lull in fighting for a Muslim holiday Sunday allowed residents of Aleppo to take stock of their losses after three weeks...

PHOTOS: Behind The Scenes In Syria's Biggest City

The Huffington Post | Clare Richardson | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

Photojournalist Laurent Van der Stockt has pulled back the curtains on the bloody sectarian conflict in Syria in a series of images taken during a rec...

Airstrikes Kill Dozens In Syria

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 10.16.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's foreign minister defiantly dismissed rebel forces and their international backers on Thursday as incapable of toppling the mili...

Defected Syrian PM: Assad Regime 'Crumbling'

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2012 | World

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Former Syrian prime minister Riyad Hijab said on Tuesday that Preside...

Syrian Diplomat Joins Opposition

AP | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

GENEVA -- A Syrian diplomat working at the United Nations in Geneva has joined his country's opposition after deciding he can no longer represent Pres...

Syrian Opposition Calls For No-Fly Zone

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 10.12.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The head of Syria's main opposition group in exile called Sunday for international powers to impose a no-fly zone in border areas to pr...

After Aleppo

Matthew VanDyke | Posted 10.08.2012 | World
Matthew VanDyke

A force of 20,000 Syrian troops have encircled Aleppo and are preparing to retake it from Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels. Assad's army has softened their targets with barrages of artillery, aerial bombardment, and strafing by helicopter gunships for weeks.

The Trouble with Syria

Joshua Gleis | Posted 10.09.2012 | World
Joshua Gleis

For many people around the world, Syria's civil war might not appear to have particular significance for them. Yet the troubles in Syria could quickly escalate, causing very real consequences felt worldwide.

Number Of Syrians Fleeing To Turkey Tops 50,000

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

ISTANBUL, Aug 9 (Reuters) - More than 2,000 people fled violence in Syria to reach neighbouring Turkey in the past two days, bringin...

Sharks Bleeding Syria for its Carcass

Adil E. Shamoo | Posted 10.08.2012 | World
Adil E. Shamoo

The West and its allies in the region have tried to avoid playing an ugly role in this bloodshed, but the pressures in and out of Syria are leading us to begin a descent into unconscionable interference.

Syrian rRegime Launches Ground Assault On Aleppo

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

TEL RIFAT, Syria — Syria launched a ground assault Wednesday on rebel-held areas of the besieged city of Aleppo, the center of battles between g...

Fighting In Syria's Largest City Intensifies

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.07.2012 | World

KILIS, Turkey -- More than 1,300 Syrians fled to Turkey overnight to escape the civil war as rebels tried to expand their hold inside Syria's largest ...

U.S. Shifts Focus To Battlefield In Syria

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- With Syrian diplomacy all but dead, the Obama administration is shifting its focus on the civil war away from political transition and t...

Cyber Warfare Growing In Syrian Conflict

Reuters | Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent | Posted 10.07.2012 | World

By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) - On Sunday, it was a hijacked Reuters twitter feed trying to create the i...

White House: 'Assad Losing His Grip On Power'

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | World

* Momentum is with opposition and Syrian people, U.S. says * Long battle expected between pro-Assad, opposition forces *...

Syrian PM Flees To Jordan

AP | BRIAN MURPHY and JAMAL HALABY | Posted 10.06.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's prime minister began planning his break from the regime two months ago when Bashar Assad offered him the post and an ultimatum:...

Syrian Prime Minister Defects After 2 Months In Post

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab has defected to the opposition seeking to overthrow President ...

Rebel Video Claims To Show Abducted Iranians

AP | BRIAN MURPHY | Posted 10.05.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian forces threatened Sunday to mount a "decisive battle" for Aleppo even as rebels clawed toward the city's ancient center under in...

Clinton To Visit Turkey For Syria Talks

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

LILONGWE, Malawi -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit Istanbul this coming week for talks with Turkish officials over the wors...

Syrian Regime Begs Russia For Aid

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 10.03.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Senior Syrian officials have pleaded with Russia for financial loans and supplies of oil products, a sign that the global fallout from ...