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Syria Conflict

Group: Over 1000 Killed In Syria Rebel Infighting

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2014 | Home

BEIRUT, Jan 16 (Reuters) - More than 1,000 people have died in two weeks of fighting between al Qaeda-linked militants in Syria and rival rebels, a ...

The Middle East and North Africa: Cauldron of Conflict

James Dorsey | Posted 03.17.2014 | Home
James Dorsey

It is becoming increasingly clear that the hopes in 2011 of a new dawn sparked by the toppling of autocratic leaders in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen were little more than pie in the sky. Nevertheless, the genie of inevitable change has been let out of the bottle.

World Pledges $2.4 Billion To Ease Syria Crisis

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | Home

By Sylvia Westall and Warren Strobel KUWAIT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Western and Gulf Arab nations pledged more than $2.4 billion on Wednes...

Syrian Rebels and the Ref

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.15.2014 | Home
Jeff Danziger


Anti-Semitism in France, the Responsibility to Protect, Timorous Europe, and Obama's New Isolationism

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 03.07.2014 | Home
Bernard-Henri Lévy

A Europe ashamed and disgraced, a Europe discounted, a Europe in name but not in deed, a Europe afraid of its own shadow -- that's a sure path to decline for all of the nations that make it up. On this point, the outcome of the next elections will be critical.

'Ceasefire' Is the Syria Word We Need to Hear

Marc Gopin | Posted 03.04.2014 | Home
Marc Gopin

We need to hear the word "ceasefire" from the lips of major diplomats and strategists. The people of Syria will die without it, and everyone will gain something from ceasefire.

Death Toll In Syria Surpasses 130,000

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2014 | Home

BEIRUT, Dec 31 (Reuters) - The death toll in Syria's civil war has risen to at least 130,433, more than a third of them civilians on both sides of t...

A Precarious Christmas

James Zogby | Posted 02.20.2014 | Home
James Zogby

This year, as Arab Christians gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the promised "peace on earth, good will to men" will appear, at best, as a remote dream.

'Barrel Bomb' Terror: What I Saw in a Syrian Border Hospital

Kristin Wright | Posted 02.18.2014 | Home
Kristin Wright

I learned firsthand of the barrel bomb while visiting with Aisha, a young woman my own age, lying on a small bed in a crowded hospital along Syria's border with Turkey. In the last three days nearly 200 people have been killed in barrel bomb attacks by Syrian regime helicopters in Aleppo.

From Terror to Counter-Terrorism: Radicalization in Syria and the Rising Legitimacy of the Assad Regime

Mathew Markman | Posted 02.18.2014 | Home
Mathew Markman

U.S. concerns with the formation and subsequent actions of the Islamic Front, combined with the continued prominence of al-Qaeda linked factions in Syria, are likely to further diminish international pressure on the Assad regime, providing it with a golden opportunity to seek renewed legitimacy.

This Is The Plan To Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons | Posted 12.18.2013 | Home

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has finalized its plan for the destruction of Syria's stockpi...

Syria: 1,000 Days Later

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 02.09.2014 | Home
Dr. Josef Olmert

In Syria, recent and past history leads us to believe that the mayhem is far from over, and a solution is far from in sight. There may well be another 1,000 days.

Women Need to Be Included in Syria's Peace Process

Madeleine Rees | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Madeleine Rees

The people responsible for causing the conflict -- the men with the guns, aided by the suppliers of guns -- will also be trusted to deliver peace. And who will be missing from the room? Women.

U.N. Plans First Aid Airlift To Syria

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2014 | Home

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The United Nations' first relief airlift to Syria from Iraq will deliver food and wint...

Syrian Rebels Demand Hostage Swap For Abducted Nuns

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2014 | Home

BEIRUT, Dec 6 (Reuters) - A Syrian rebel group calling itself "Free Qalamoun" has claimed the kidnapping of 12 nuns and said it wants to trade them ...

Opposition: New Poison Gas Attack In Syria

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | Home

AMMAN, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Opposition activists again accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of using poison gas in Syria's civil war on Thursday,...

Protection in the Syrian Crisis

David L. Phillips | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
David L. Phillips

Failing to protect civilians in the Syrian crisis represents a collective failure of the UN Security Council. Not only does it cast doubt on the UN's ability to prevent and punish genocide. It also calls into question a core principle of the world body.

Polio in Syria: Putting Children Above Politics

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

One of our worst fears was recently confirmed: polio has returned to Syria for the first time in 14 years, infecting at least 10 young children.

Syria, the DRC and the 'Responsibility to Protect': the US Double Standard

Kambale Musavuli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Kambale Musavuli

The U.N.) says the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the world's deadliest since World War II. The Congo catastrophe, however, has gone largely unnoticed by the world's media, and global leaders have placed the crisis on the back burner.

Flexing Saudi Muscles

Allan Topol | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home
Allan Topol

For the most part, the Saudi monarchy, discrete and secretive, was willing to let their longtime ally, the United States, take the lead in pursuing a Middle East agenda with which the Saudis generally concurred. All of that has changed within the last year.

Joshua Hersh

As Syria Peace Talks Falter, Needed Aid For Refugees Remains Stuck | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.09.2013 | Home

BEIRUT -- With hopes for comprehensive peace talks in the immediate future nearly quashed, groups monitoring the ongoing crisis in Syria say more atte...

Soros Pledges $1 Million In Syria Aid

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.08.2013 | Home

Billionaire George Soros is pledging $1 million in humanitarian aid for Syria. Soros made the announcement in his acceptance speech for the Internatio...

This Terrifying Disease Is Making A Comeback In Syria. Here's How We Can Stop it.

Dr. Abdelhadi Eltahir | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Abdelhadi Eltahir

A recent bout of polio cases in Syria is a terrifying side affect of the current civil war. However, we can make progress in the fight for a stronger public health system.

Damascus Remains Firm: Assad Will Stay

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met U.S. and Russian officials on Tuesday to discuss convening lo...

Syria War Cost Industry $2.2 Billion

Agence France Presse | | Posted 01.23.2014 | Home

The Syrian industrial sector has lost $2.2 billion since the war began 31 months ago, Industry Minister Kamaleddine Tohme said in statements published...