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Five Years on, We Must Focus on the Victims of Syria's Atrocities

David Crane | Posted 03.14.2016 | World
David Crane

While peace and post-conflict efforts are in their infant stages, the international community must begin thinking about redress for Syrian civilians when the fighting ends. The people of Syria must not feel that they are alone in their suffering, and it is incumbent on those who value the rule of law to stand up and pledge that some day justice will be done. After all, noncombatants in this conflict have endured some of the most horrific atrocities the civilized world has ever witnessed.

How One Woman Refuses To Give Up On The Syrian Uprising

Syria Deeply | Alexandra Ma | Posted 02.26.2016 | World

Despite five years of war, several stints in government detention centers and a near-constant fear of being "disappeared," one woman in Damascus has n...

U.S. 'Steps Up,' Considers 9,000 Syrian Refugee Applications

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact

Nations around the world are stepping up their responses to the Syrian refugee crisis, and the U.S. is among those expected to take on a bigger role. ...

Farah Mohamed

Syria's Women Demand A Voice In The Debate | Farah Mohamed | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Imagine the gruesomeness of it. Dead bodies cut into from the side. Organs removed, harvested, leaving the remains of something -- someo...

Witness to Tragedy: What I Saw on the Syrian Border

Kristin Wright | Posted 07.09.2013 | World
Kristin Wright

Everyone I visit talks about freedom, a future in Syria beyond this horror. There is so much suffering, but in the suffering there is a unity that catches me by surprise.

Syrian Rebels Using Child Fighters: Human Rights Watch

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad have sent children into combat and used boys as young as 14...

Rebels Sign 'Code Of Conduct'

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Some prominent Syrian rebel fighters have signed a 'code of conduct' committing them to observe human rights in their batt...

Syria: Torture Centers Revealed

Human Rights Watch | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

Human Rights Watch -- Interactive Map and Video Detail Horrific Crimes (New York) – Former detainees and defectors have identified the ...

In Syria, Human Rights Violations Occure On Alarming Scale

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, June 27 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces have committed human rights violations, including executions...

Mazen Darwish: An Ordinary Syrian Story

Saïd Benarbia | Posted 08.22.2012 | World
Saïd Benarbia

The last time I saw Mazen was in early October 2010. He gave me a ride to the airport after spending two days monitoring the trial of another Syrian human rights lawyer before the Damascus Military Court. He shared with me his bad feeling that we wouldn't meet for a while, if ever.

Systematic Torture, Syria and the Human Body -- My Father

Dr. Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 08.04.2012 | World
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

However, how much longer can the regime sustain itself on gruesome tactics when the numbers of resistors have grown exponentially and will only continue to increase?

West: Syria Headed For Full-Blown Civil War

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

By Mariam Karouny and Dominic Evans BEIRUT, May 31 (Reuters) - Syria is nearing full-blown sectarian civil war that would be catastrop...

First Face-Off on Foreign Policy Between Obama and Romney Campaigns

Daniel Tutt | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Daniel Tutt

With the Arab Spring in flux, Syria's ongoing human rights disaster, and the upcoming elections in Egypt that most likely will bring the Muslim Brotherhood into power, America needs a clear vision and strategy for engagement in the wider Middle East and Muslim world.

Wanted: A UN Goldstone Inquiry for Syria's Atrocities

Bradley Burston | Posted 04.15.2012 | World
Bradley Burston

Syrian President Bashar Assad, a lifelong student of the United Nations' failings when it comes to Israel and Palestine, has insulated himself from the consequences of the carnage. The UN needs to create a Goldstone-type inquiry for the atrocities in Syria.

As Assad Regime Disintegrates, What Will Happen to Its Huge Chemical Weapons Stockpile?

Alan Elsner | Posted 01.23.2012 | World
Alan Elsner

As Syria teeters ever closer to civil war, one little-discussed danger concerns the fate of its stockpile of deadly chemical weapons, possibly the largest in the world.

Assad Has to Go!

Saad Khan | Posted 01.08.2012 | World
Saad Khan

The brutal dictator of Syria is finally feeling the heat. Will be be able to survive?

Mideast Milosevic

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.01.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Given the unyielding escalation of terror emanating from Syria in recent days, the fortitude and courage of the Syrian people warrants greater international coverage and a full-fledged effort to bring Bashar al-Assad and his cohorts to justice.

Michel Kilo: Syrian Dissident Writer Freed From Prison

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Syrian writer and pro-democracy campaigner Michel Kilo has been released from prison after serving a three-year sentence....