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Syria Conflict

NATO Warns Syria Against Chemical Weapon Use

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2013 | World

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Dec 4 (Reuters) - NATO told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday that any use of chemical weapons in h...

U.N. Pulls Non-Essential International Staff From Syria | Posted 02.02.2013 | World

BEIRUT (AP) -- The United Nations says it is pulling out all non-essential international staff from Syria due to security issues in the civil war-stru...

Reports: Syria's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Defects

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | World

CAIRO, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Syrian foreign ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi has defected from President Bashar al-Assad's government and has left the ...

Syrian Warplanes Strike Rebels In Damascus Suburbs

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 02.01.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes and artillery blasted parts of the capital Damascus and its rebellious suburbs on Sunday, part of what activists descr...

Syrian Army Launches Major Offensive Near Damascus Airport

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.31.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Internet and telephone service were restored across much of Syria on Saturday following a two-day, nationwide communications blackout t...

HORROR: Video Reportedly Shows Syrian Rebel Executing Prisoners (GRAPHIC)

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Nov 30 (Reuters) - New footage posted on the Internet appears to have been filmed by a Syrian rebel who points the camera al...

Internet Still Dark In Syria, Airport Road Reopens

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

MASNAA, Lebanon — Syrian security forces killed as many as 20 Lebanese gunmen who were fighting alongside rebels in Syria on Friday, raising ten...

Syria Up for Grabs

Mathew Markman | Posted 01.29.2013 | College
Mathew Markman

As the Syrian uprising enters into its twentieth month the embattled regime of Bashar al-Assad has begun to show signs of fracture against the weight of an increasingly organized armed opposition.

Damascus Airport Cut Off, Communications Down

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels battled forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad just outside Damascus on ...

Syrian Rebels Kill Ruling Party Official

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian rebels bombed the house of a top member of the country's ruling Baath party in the south on Thursday, killing him and his three body ...

Syria: Is the World Waiting for Genocide?

Ahmed Zewail | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Ahmed Zewail

The situation in Syria today is no longer a political uprising bringing up the tail end of the Arab Spring. Rather, it has become a humanitarian calamity growing bloodier by the day.

Car Bombs Kill Dozens In Damascus Suburbs

AP | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian state-run media say two car bombs have exploded in a Damascus suburb, inflicting several casualties. The Britain-based Observat...

Warplanes Bomb Syrian Olive Press, Kill And Wound Dozens

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.27.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes bombed an olive oil factory packed with farmers Tuesday, killing at least 20 people in the latest regime strike to rip...

Video Appears To Show Aftermath Of Bombing On Syrian Playground (WARNING: CONTAINS DISTURBING IMAGES)

Posted 11.26.2012 | World

Syrian activists say a government war plane has killed 10 children after dropping cluster bombs on a playground in the village of Deir al-Asafir on Su...

Syrian Rebels Seize Dam, Electrical Power Supply

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.26.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels on Monday captured a hydroelectric dam on the Euphrates River in the country's north after days of heavy clashes, carting...

Syrian Rebels Seize Army Base

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 01.22.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels strengthened their hold Thursday on an oil-rich province bordering Iraq, activists said, capturing a key military base th...

Syrian Warplanes Bomb Damascus Suburbs

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes bombed Damascus suburbs and rebel-held areas in the country's north Wednesday as the government blasted the European U...

Syrian Rebels Take Military Base, Tanks And Munitions

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 11.20.2012 | World

BASE OF THE 46TH REGIMENT, Syria -- Syrian rebels have taken over a large military base in the country's north, carting off tanks, armored vehicles an...

EU Endorses Syrian Opposition

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC and DON MELVIN | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

BRUSSELS — The newly formed Syrian opposition coalition received backing from the European Union on Monday in a significant vote of confidence f...

Syria Opposition Claims They Captured Key Military Base

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2013 | World

AMMAN, Nov 18 - Syrian rebels said they captured a large special forces base on a main road between the city of Aleppo and the Turkish border on Sunda...

Syrian Rebels Reportedly Take Control Of Airport

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 01.17.2013 | World

PARIS — France on Saturday welcomed a member of the Syrian opposition as the country's ambassador, a bold bid to confer legitimacy on the week-o...

Turkey Urges Muslim States To Recognize Syria Opposition

Reuters | Posted 11.15.2012 | World

DJIBOUTI, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called on Muslim nations to recognise a fledgling Syrian opposition coalition on...

Syria: Enforce a No-Fly Zone

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 01.15.2013 | World
José Ramos-Horta

As the door has been closed on negotiations in Syria, options for achieving a resolution through dialogue have come to an end. It is time for the regional front-line States with credible military capabilities to consider escalating the pressure on the Assad regime by imposing a no-fly zone over Syria.

U.S. Announces $30 Million Additional Syria Aid

AP | ROD McGUIRK | Posted 11.14.2012 | World

PERTH, Australia -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the U.S. will provide an additional $30 million in humanitarian aid to...

Suspected North Korea Missile Parts Seized En Route To Syria

Reuters | Louis Charbonneau | Posted 11.11.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Nov 13 (Reuters) - A shipment of graphite cylinders usable in a missile program and suspected to have come from North Korea was foun...