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Syria Crisis

WATCH: Syrian Children Recount Horrors Of War

Posted 02.13.2013 | World

"My mom went to buy bread and was coming back, and the sniper shot her." Eight-year-old Turkieh stared at the ceiling while telling GlobalPost the...

Assad Suffers Another Military Setback

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2013 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Syrian opposition fighters captured a military airport near the northern city of Alep...

At Om Faisal's Apartment, the Syrian Refugee Crisis in a Microcosm

Anne C. Richard | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Anne C. Richard

On a recent trip to the Middle East, USAID Assistant Administrator Nancy Lindborg and I stopped by the apartment of Om Faisal, a widowed grandmother. Shattered by war, separation, and hardship, she and her family had fled Homs, Syria and are now a few of the 720,000 Syrian refugees.

To Meet Immediate Needs of the Syrian People, Access Is Paramount

Nancy Lindborg | Posted 04.13.2013 | World
Nancy Lindborg

The women of Syria and their children -- the families who have been displaced two or three times -- urgently need our help, and it is our responsibility as the international community to push harder than ever for the access we need to reach them.

The Kurds Got Me

Sarah Wayne Callies | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Sarah Wayne Callies

There are more renowned camps with more famous people asking for your help, and they are great people championing worthy causes. But today I am passing on the voices of the Syrian Kurdish refugees to your ears.

Dirty Water Diseases Spread In Syria

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Dirty water diseases are spreading in Syria, compounding the problems of hospitals that...

Syrian Rebels Allegedly Execute 3 Brothers Accused Of Collaborating With Assad Forces

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels executed three brothers, one of them a rebel fighter, and a fourth relative after accusing them of cooperati...

UN Chief 'Gravely Concerned' By Israeli Strike

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2013 | World

(Adds detail) UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed "grave concern" on Thursday over reports...

Israel Reportedly Hits Target In Syria Border Area

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2013 | World

By Mariam Karouny and Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Israeli forces attacked a convoy on the Syrian-Lebanese border on Wedne...

Daniel Lippman

Syria War-Wounded Flee Across Border To Treatment In Turkey | Daniel Lippman | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

REYHANLI, Turkey –- Ten-year-old Malik lost his left leg because of shelling. Twelve-year-old Maysa is now paralyzed and won’t be able to walk aga...

WATCH: Young Syrian Refugee Tells Heartbreaking Story Of Brother's Death

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.24.2013 | World

"Great man. Tall. Very Tall. Blue eyes...Dead." Tears well in young Saleh's eyes as he tells CNN about the death of his eldest brother, a fighter w...

WATCH: Footage Reportedly Shows Deadly Blast At Aleppo University

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.23.2013 | World

A video claims to show the deadly bombing at Syria's Aleppo University on Jan. 15, 2013. The footage, which cannot be independently verified, appe...

A Refuge From Syria Conflict Still Brings Misery for Thousands in Lebanon

Caroline Gluck | Posted 01.18.2013 | World
Caroline Gluck

Its an old building, drafty and unheated. Seeping rainwater has caused large patches of damp and peeling paint on the walls. And in the bathroom, she laughs, pulling a face, there are rats.

Russian Ships To Drop Off Munitions For Syria: Report

Reuters | Posted 03.19.2013 | World

By Thomas Grove MOSCOW, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Two Russian ships heading for a naval exercise off Syria this month are picking up munition...

State Department Cable: Chemical Weapons Likely Used In Syria | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

A secret State Department cable has concluded that the Syrian military likely used chemical weapons against its own people in a deadly attack last mon...

WATCH: Syrian Claims To Survive Mass Execution

Posted 01.10.2013 | World

Mohammed Ali works at a petrol station in southern Turkey, just across the border from his native Syria. He has a remarkable story -- and scars to pro...

Syria: Peace Envoy 'Flagrantly Biased'

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Syria criticised international peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Thursday, a day after he said he did not see President Bash...

PHOTOS: Snowball Fight Brings Fleeting Joy To War-Torn Syria

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2013 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Jan 10 (Reuters) - For a few fleeting hours, residents of Syria's capital dropped their guns for snowballs a...

Syria Bags Pyrrhic Victory on the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 02.21.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Supporters of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad portrayed this weekend's winning of the West Asian soccer championship by defeating Iraq as a unifying,...

The Long, Hard Slog That Is Syria

Matthew VanDyke | Posted 03.10.2013 | World
Matthew VanDyke

Standing on the front lines in Aleppo you can't just smell the gunpowder, you can smell the depression. It hangs in the air far thicker than smoke, and with far worse effects. The fighters have a hard time seeing through it but they push forward anyway, having no choice.

100,000 May Die This Year In Syria

Reuters | Posted 03.05.2013 | World

By Yara Bayoumy and Alistair Lyon AZAZ, Syria/LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The death toll in Syria now exceeds 60,000, the United Nations...

Japanese Trucker Turns Into Syrian War Tourist

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.05.2013 | World

Japanese trucker Toshifumi Fujimoto is bored with his humdrum job, a daily run from Osaka to Tokyo or Nagasaki hauling tanker loads of gasoline, water...

WATCH: Video Shows Stabbing And Stoning Blamed On Assad Militia

Reuters | Posted 03.04.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Internet video posted by Syrian rebels appears to show fighters loyal to President Bashar al-Assad stabbing two men to de...

Syria Starts New Year With Aerial Strikes, Clashes

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Syrians woke on New Year's Day to countrywide aerial bombardment, while President Bashar a...

Syrian Gravediggers Have No Time To Wait For The Dead

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2013 | World

By Yara Bayoumy AZAZ, Syria, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Gravediggers at the cemetery in the northern Syrian town of Azaz no longer wait for bo...