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Syria Crisis

What Happens After We Bomb Syria?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.26.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

There are no easy answers, and there may in fact be no good answers either. There may in fact be only bad options, struggling to define which is the worst outcome.

The Named Angels

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 10.26.2013 | Arts
Mohammed Fairouz

I wrote my string quartet, The Named Angels, against the current backdrop of unrest in the Middle East. Each of the four movements of the quartet portrays of one of the four angels shared by the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths.

Assad: Syrian Troops Did Not Use Chemical Weapons

AP | LEE KEATH and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

MOSCOW (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad said his troops did not use chemical weapons in an attack on a rebel-held suburb in a Damascus last week ...

Dave Jamieson

Congressmen Call For Military Action On Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following a report that the Syrian regime may have used chemical weapons against civilians, Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that t...

Iran Warns U.S. Against Syria Intervention

AP | Posted 08.25.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- An Iranian commander is warning the United States over a possible military move against the Tehran-backed regime of Syrian President B...

Obama Meeting With National Security Team On Syria

AP | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence officials are still trying to determine whether Syrian President Bashar Assad unleashed a deadly chemical weapons...

Obama To Discuss Syria With National Security Team

Reuters | Posted 10.24.2013 | Politics

(Updates with White House statement after meeting ends) By Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) -...

WATCH: Young Syrian Refugee Helps Sister With Disabilties, Has Best Attitude Ever

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 08.23.2013 | Impact

Aya, an 8-year-old Syrian refugee, hasn't been to school in two years, but her ambitions still loom large. She takes care of her sister with disabilit...

Survivors Of Chemical Attack Could Suffer From Lifelong Disabilities

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2013 | World

By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Even those who survived the suspected chemical weapons at...

Dominique Mosbergen

1 Million Refugee Children Have Fled War-Torn Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

One million children have already been forced to flee Syria since the start of the country's civil war, according to a joint statement issued by the U...

'They Looked Like They Were Asleep, But They Were Dead'

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2013 | World

By Erika Solomon and Stephen Kalin BEIRUT, Aug 21 (Reuters) - The men, women and children lying undisturbed in their beds had looked s...

White House 'Deeply Concerned' By Latest Reports Of Chemical Weapons Use In Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) - The White House expressed alarm on Wednesday about reports that Syrian government forces used chemical weapons in an ...

Syria Denies Reports Of Chemical Weapons Attack

Reuters | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Syria denied reports on Wednesday that chemical weapons had been used in an attack on the eastern suburbs of Damascus whi...

Activists Accuse Syrian Forces Of Launching Gas Attack

Reuters | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

(adds details of bombardment) BEIRUT, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Syrian activists accused forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesd...

Photos Reveal Terrifying Extent Of Syria's Refugee Crisis

Posted 08.20.2013 | World

Shocking images released by the United Nations' Refugee Agency on Monday reveal the enormity of Syria's lingering refugee crisis. Nearly 30,000 Sy...

Syria Refugee Crisis Worsens

AP | SINAN SALAHEDDIN and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.19.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds swarmed across a bridge into neighboring Iraq's northern self-ruled Kurdish region over the past few...

The Cost of Inaction in Syria: Saying 'No' to Masa

Dominic MacSorley | Posted 10.16.2013 | Impact
Dominic MacSorley

We have a responsibility to the innocent who have been caught in the relentless barrage from all sides, their lives destroyed and lost, and to their host communities, also feeling the weight of the war every day.

LOOK: Staggering Facts About The Syria Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

In July, the United Nations said Syria's civil war has led to the worst refugee crisis since 1994, when Rwanda was gutted by genocide. Almost 2 mi...

At Least 15 Dead, Dozens Wounded In Syrian Airstrike

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes struck targets in a rebel-held district in the contested northern city of Aleppo Friday, killing at least 15 people, w...

Thousands Of Syrians Flee To Iraq

AP | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N. refugee agency says an unusually large wave of Syrian families has been pouring into Iraq's Kurdistan region this week. Adrian Edw...

Israel's Shining Light in a World of Indifference

Rabbi Edward Bernstein | Posted 10.14.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Edward Bernstein

As the world looks upon the Syrian blood bath with indifference, the Israeli medical response is an inspiration that the world does not have to accept the status quo.

Actor Gael García Bernal Meets Syrian Refugees

Louis Belanger | Posted 10.13.2013 | World
Louis Belanger

Our Oxfam Global Ambassador and actor Gael García Bernal has taken time out from filming on location in Jordan to meet Syrian refugees. Bernal is now calling on world leaders to find an urgent solution to the Syria crisis.

Syrian Rebels Present Roadmap For Future

AP | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Prominent Syrian opposition figures are presenting a plan for a political transition should President Bashar Assad's government...

Russia-U.S. Relations Are Bad, But They're About to Get Worse

Sasha de Vogel | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Sasha de Vogel

An understanding of the decline in Russia-U.S. relations must take into account Russia's national priorities, which continue to center around multi-polarity.

Syrian Rebel Military Leader Visits Assad Stronghold

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The military commander of Syria's main Western-backed opposition group visited rebels in the coastal province that is President Bashar ...