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Syria Begins Evacuating Civilians From Besieged Homs

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2014 | World

By Khaled Hariri HOMS, Syria, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Syria began evacuating civilians from a besieged area of Homs on Friday while Russia ...

It's Time to Assist Our Syrian Brothers and Sisters

Georgette Bennett, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2014 | Impact
Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.

History has shown us that instability leads to long periods of extremism and violence that affect the global community. This is a lesson the world should have learned over and over again, yet never seems to take to heart.

Weeds for Dinner

Roberta Gately | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Roberta Gately

Her plea for cookies and milk went unanswered that day, but it is one that is universally understood, and as hard to forget as it is to imagine.

Russia Claims Syria Will Destroy Chemical Weapons Soon

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | World

MOSCOW/BEIRUT, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Russia said its ally Syria would soon ship more chemical weapons abroad for destruction after being accused of drag...

From the Heart of the World Economic Forum, Syria Reaches Out to the World

Rouba Mhaissen | Posted 03.29.2014 | World
Rouba Mhaissen

First and foremost is highlighting peace as the number one demand for Syria today. It is of crucial importance to place a UN Security Council resolution as a top priority today.

Syria: Enough Is Enough

James Zogby | Posted 03.27.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

This degree of U.S. involvement may not be welcomed by many Americans and it will likely be rejected in many parts of the Arab World. But enough is enough. Something must be done to help end this Syrian nightmare.

The Simple Touch: Children of Syria Continue to Pay the Price for Conflict

World Vision | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
World Vision

There are words we are trained not to use as humanitarian communicators. "Traumatized" is one of them. It's a word with a very specific meaning applied in specific circumstances. But as I looked at this little boy standing with a plastic gun aimed at my head, I could think of no other word.

Geneva and What Is Happening on the Ground in Syria

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 03.24.2014 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

So, there is now Geneva 2, possibly Geneva 3 and 4, but not one meaningful peace accord. The civil war will continue, and not many Syrians will be as lucky as a girl aged 17 who was treated medically in Israel, and now appealed to the Israeli High Court against being sent back to Syria...

Joshua Hersh

Aid Group Goes Public With Deaths Of Staff In Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

NEW YORK -- Three aid workers with the Czech humanitarian organization People In Need were killed by a mortar strike in the Syrian city of Aleppo last...

Open the Door for Syrian Refugees

Sharon Waxman | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Sharon Waxman

Financial assistance is not the only way to help. Three years into the crisis, resettlement of vulnerable refugees must be a robust and integral part of the humanitarian response.

The Middle East and North Africa: Cauldron of Conflict

James Dorsey | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
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.

Report: Western Spy Agencies Approach Assad Gov't

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

DUBAI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The intelligence services of some Western countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have visited Damascus to d...

Joshua Hersh

Palestinian Refugees In Syrian Camp Dying From Lack Of Food, U.N. Warns

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- Officials with the United Nations are deeply worried about the deteriorating humanitarian situation facing Palestinians living in a refugee ...

Syria Lurches From Bad to Worse

Allan Topol | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Allan Topol

At this point, we have no ally in Syria with any strength or credibility. The U.S. has a choice of backing the Islamic Front, which it finds repugnant, or it can acquiesce to Assad's continued rule. Another bad choice. The January peace conference in Switzerland will be a farce if it even occurs.

Happy New Year, Mr. President

Allan Topol | Posted 03.05.2014 | World
Allan Topol

No American president has ever begun a year with as many different foreign policy crises as Obama now faces. It would be understandable if he took one look at this list and remained in Hawaii playing golf.

Obama Ought to Reconsider His Middle East Policy

Delovan Barwari | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Delovan Barwari

Obama's passive foreign policy toward the Shi'a-led governments in Iran, Iraq, and Syria will ignite a nuclear arms race in the Middle East, reduce U.S. influence abroad, and further endanger global security.

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

Kristin Wright | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
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.

Abraham's Kitchen

Stefan Szepesi | Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel
Stefan Szepesi

Many miss out on the deep cultural and social fabric of the Middle East. The spiritual heart of Urfa is buzzing with tranquility. On the streets I hear Kurdish and Arabic. But all signs are in Turkish. English is virtually absent.

Kufr Yuba Journal: A Jordanian Village, a School and the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Merissa Khurma | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Merissa Khurma

Only one-third of Syrian refugee children attend school. We simply cannot sit and watch. Words are not enough to address this predicament. Action is required, on a global scale.

This Is The Plan To Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 12.18.2013 | World

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

Seeing Skin in a Syrian Refugee Camp

Debra Kamin | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Debra Kamin

I'd crossed the Jordanian border from Israel earlier that morning, on assignment to report about Israeli aid to Syrian refugees. I was ready to see hunger and homelessness. I hadn't expected, however, to be shown so much skin.

Joshua Hersh

Syria Has Been Dangerous For Westerners For Months, But Now Syrians Are Being Chased Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- A couple of months ago, Noureddine al-Abdo started feeling increasingly trapped inside his own house. A popular and well-known...

Syria: 1,000 Days Later

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 02.09.2014 | World
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.

U.N. Plans First Aid Airlift To Syria

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2014 | World

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 | World

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 ...