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Assad's Forces Take 'Capital Of Revolution'

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

By Marwan Makdesi HOMS, Syria May 8 (Reuters) - Syrian forces took full control on Thursday over Homs, a city once associated with sc...

These Photos Show What Years Of Ruthless War Do To A City

Posted 05.08.2014 | World

Green buses carrying hundreds of worn-out fighters left the city of Homs on Wednesday as part of a temporary truce between the forces of Syrian Presid...

Syria's Tourism Minister Thinks Business Will Be Booming

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 05.05.2014 | World

Syria's state news agency reported on Saturday that the recently-recaptured Crac des Chevaliers castle near the embattled city of Homs is set for a "p...

Fear And Suspicion Infuse Homs Evacuation

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | World

HOMS, Syria, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The men covered their faces as Syrian army soldiers used mobile phones to try to take their pictures, convinced thes...

Mortar Fire Delays Aid Mission In Besieged Syrian City

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Feb 8 (Reuters) - United Nations-led efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to a rebel-held, besieged district of central Homs were delayed on ...

Max J. Rosenthal

Officials Warn Syrian Humanitarian Deal Falls Short

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- International aid organizations successfully began evacuating scores of residents from the Syrian city of Homs on Friday as part of a deal t...

210K Syrian Children Need Immediate Help

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N. children's agency says 420,000 people - half of them children - need immediate help in Syria's western governorate of Homs. UNIC...

VIDEO: Syrian Fighters Battle For 12th Century Castle

Posted 07.05.2012 | World

In 2006 it was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, yet today the medieval crusader castle Crac Des Chevaliers in Syria's Homs province is at t...

Over 50 Reportedly Killed By Syrian Forces

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT, May 25 (Reuters) - At least 50 people, including 13 children, were killed when Syrian forces tried to break into the town of Houla in Homs p...

PHOTOS: Syria's Homs Shattered After Months Of Shelling

Posted 04.17.2012 | World

After months of shelling by security forces, parts of Syria's city of Homs have been left in ruins. Homs has been the capital of resistance in the...

Rwanda, Syria and the Responsibility to Protect

Simon Adams | Posted 06.04.2012 | World
Simon Adams

"Where is the world?" This is a question we have seen Syrians scrawl upon crude placards in Homs and elsewhere. And while the diplomatic mission of Kofi Annan must be vigorously supported, the time has arrived to begin contemplating other measures.

Shelling And Killing Despite Ceasefire Pledge

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon and Dominic Evans BEIRUT, April 2 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces bombarded opposition targets in the city of H...

YEAR IN REVIEW: Timeline Of Events In Syria

Posted 03.15.2012 | World

It has been a year since protesters in Syria first took to the streets to demand greater freedoms and political participation. As protests spread acro...

A Year Of Bloodshed In Syria

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2012 | World

By Crispian Balmer and Dominic Evans BEIRUT, March 15 (Reuters) - Syria marked the first anniversary on Thursday of an increasingly bl...

HORROR: Boy Shot In Back In Syria

Posted 03.13.2012 | World

Extremely disturbing footage out of Homs purports to show a young boy shot in the back by a sniper on one of the city's streets. In the video, the...

Car Bomb Rocks Southern Syria

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2012 | World

AMMAN, March 12 (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in Syria's southern city of Deraa on Monday, activists said, killing up to three people in a neighbo...

Kofi Annan Says Syria Mission On Track

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2012 | World

By Alistair Lyon BEIRUT, March 12 (Reuters) - U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan feels his Syria mediation mission is on track even th...

Tankfire Crushes Protests

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, March 9 (Reuters) - Syrian tanks fired on opposition districts in Homs on Friday, killing four people, a...

The Absurdity of Assad's Syria and Obama's Calculated Inaction

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.08.2012 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

In an election year beset by economic and geopolitical turmoil, it would serve Obama well to remind the world of the two very words that landed him in the White House. Give us "hope" and act boldly, and in doing so, bring about real "change" for those suffering in Syria.

Syrians Share Tales Of Slaughter

Posted 03.06.2012 | World

They had been walking for days when a BBC film crew met them on a road outside of Homs. The group of refugees was fleeing the city's besieged neighbor...

Survivors: Smell Of Death Filled Baba Amr

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2012 | World

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, March 6 (Reuters) - Residents of Baba Amr who fled to Lebanon said the smell of decomposed bodies, sewage an...

Video Allegedly Shows Torture In Homs Hospital

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2012 | World

LONDON, March 5 (Reuters) - Secretly shot video footage aired on Monday by a British television station shows what it said were Syrian patients bein...

Hundreds Of Syrian Families Cross Into Lebanon

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2012 | World

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi AMMAN, March 5 (Reuters) - Syria's military pursued a crackdown on rebels on several fronts on Monday, days aft...

Red Cross Again Denied Acces To Besieged Neighborhood

Reuters | Posted 05.03.2012 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, March 3 (Reuters) - Syrian authorities prevented a convoy of life-saving aid from entering the Baba Amro...

WATCH: Struggle To Survive In Syria

Posted 03.02.2012 | World

"More than half of the residents have left and still there is not enough bread," a man standing in line for bread in the Syrian city of al-Qusayr told...