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Thinking the Unthinkable: Coming to Grips with Islamic State

James Dorsey | Posted 05.14.2015 | World
James Dorsey

It's almost a year since a US-led coalition launched air strikes and increased support of Iraqi and Kurdish military forces in a bid to degrade and destroy the self-styled Islamic State; yet the jihadist group that has conquered a swath of Syria and Iraq has demonstrated resilience despite suffering significant losses.

View From Latin America: Pope Francis Winning Over People in the Streets and in the Pews

David Briggs | Posted 05.05.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

Scholars, religious leaders and journalists already see signs Pope Francis is making a difference.

Israel Launches Airstrike On Syria Border

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military said Sunday it launched an airstrike on its border with Syria after spotting militants carrying a bomb in the Isr...

Assad's Troops Bombard Key Syrian Town After It Falls To Rebels

AP | Posted 04.26.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government aircraft pounded opposition-held areas in the country's northwest on Sunday, killing at least 34 in one strike on a ...

Assad Blames Turkey For Regime Setback As His Forces Pound Rebel-Held City

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2015 | World

BEIRUT, April 17 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said Turkish support was the main factor that helped insurgents to seize the northwe...

Syrian Rebels Capture Last Regime-Held Border Crossing With Jordan

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 04.02.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — It was a bruising week for Syria's Bashar Assad. The rapid collapse of his forces on two fronts in the north and south brought the opp...

ISIS Storms Besieged Palestinian Refugee Camp In Syrian Capital

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

Militants from the Islamic State group stormed a Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital on Wednesday, witnesses and officials said. The ext...

Activists: ISIS Kills Over 40 People In Syria Village

AP | Posted 04.01.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian opposition activists and state TV say Islamic State fighters have killed over 40 people in an attack on a central Syrian village...

How Will Syria's Assad Be Held Accountable For Crimes Against Humanity?

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.31.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with David Crane, a Syracuse Uni...

Heroes and Hope Amid Despair at Zaatari Refugee Camp

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 03.27.2015 | Impact
The GroundTruth Project

A Syrian refugee who lost nearly everything and has lived in this desolate camp for almost three years, Mohammed al Krad offered an unexpected message of resiliency.

As Syria's Civil War Enters Fifth Year, UN Doubles Count Of Besieged To 440,000

AP | Cara Anna | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations has more than doubled its estimate of Syrians who are living in besieged areas — and risk death by starva...

Syrian Rebels Capture Ancient Town From Regime Forces

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.25.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels on Wednesday seized an ancient town near the Jordan border that is a key government stronghold, ousting Syrian soldiers ...

Al Jazeera Covered The Fourth Anniversary Of The Syrian Civil War. No One Read It.

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.24.2015 | Media

It has been four years since civil war first broke out in Syria. In that time, the conflict has claimed over 200,000 lives, forced millions to flee fr...

Activists Say Syrian Forces Attack Town With Chlorine Gas

AP | BASSEM MROUE and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 05.17.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists and the Western-backed opposition accused the government Tuesday of carrying out a chlorine gas attack against a rebe...

Words Are Not Enough. We Need Action to Show We Are With Innocent Syrians

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 05.16.2015 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

Syria has been at war for four years now, with horrific consequences for the 22 million people who live there, or have fled, and causing overwhelming strain on neighboring countries. This conflict is only getting worse.

Syria's Piano Man Sings The Stories Of The War

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.16.2015 | World

On the streets of his bombed-out neighborhood, Ayham Ahmad plays a battered piano and sings the stories of Syria’s war. Four years of conflict ha...

Satellite Images Show How War Turned Out The Lights In Syria

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 03.15.2015 | World

In March 2011, Syrians rose up against the government of Bashar al-Assad. Four years later, Syria has been torn apart by the bloody conflict that ensu...

Millions Of Children Are Trapped By War In Syria

Reuters | Joseph D'Urso | Posted 03.12.2015 | World

LONDON, March 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world is "not even close to grasping the magnitude" of the humanitarian crisis in Syria, a top aid...

200,000 Names to Be Read Aloud at White House This Week

Kristin Wright | Posted 05.11.2015 | World
Kristin Wright

Two years ago this week I was sitting in a refugee hospital along Turkey's border with Syria, listening to a 15-year-old girl describe the day she was shot by a sniper. In the spine. Paralyzed. For the rest of her life.

Climate Change This Week: Siberia Holes Up, Solar Over Oil, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 05.09.2015 | Green
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Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. @@ You Can Believe the Senator With a Snowball OR ... After Senator James Inhofe ...

Syrian Troops, Rebels Battle For Control Of Aleppo

AP | Posted 04.21.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Rebels in Syria have captured 32 soldiers and pro-government gunmen near the northern city of Aleppo, where fighting is raging as the ...

UN Envoy: Assad Must Be Part Of The Solution For Ending Syria's Crisis

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | World

VIENNA, Feb 13 (Reuters) - The U.N. envoy for Syria said on Friday that President Bashar al-Assad must be part of the solution for easing violence i...

The Kids Are Alright!

AJ Hartnett | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
AJ Hartnett

Violence, destruction of homes, towns and loss of life is having an impact on the emerging personalities and psyches of all kids in conflict areas. But I am also seeing them rise from the ashes to lead a revolution in thinking and behavior, that will build a framework for a better life.

Our Fight Against ISIS

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 04.05.2015 | Politics
Chaker Khazaal

The solution to end this insane violence is not to circulate gruesome imagery of beheadings and violence. We must return to the human element that all these brave journalists so passionately tried to shed light on.

Life for Refugees in Lebanon Becoming Increasingly Harsh

Caroline Gluck | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Caroline Gluck

Some families were in self-constructed shelters, using plastic sheets and pieces of wood. Many of their shelters had let in snow and water -- bringing misery to their inhabitants trying to stay warm. Aid agencies politely call the living conditions of these people "substandard." In truth, they are squalid and often unfit for human habitation.