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Clinton: Syrian Rebels Are Gaining Ground

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels are gaining ground and will eventually control swathes of territory, but Syrian President Bashar al-As...

Activists: 6 Children Killed In Shelling

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

AMMAN, July 24 (Reuters) - A Syrian army bombardment killed at least six children and four other civilians on Tuesday in the town of Herak on the so...

Iraq Opens All Borders To Syrian Refugees

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2012 | World

AL-WALEED, Iraq, July 23 (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has told Iraq's border officials to allow Syrian refugees into the county, ...

Arab League Offers $100 Million To Aid Syrian Refugees

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2012 | World

DOHA, July 23 (Reuters) - The Arab League's ministerial committee on Syria has agreed to offer $100 million in aid to Syrian refugees, Qatar's prime...

Rebels Battle On After Assassination Of Top Regime Officials

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Erika Solomon AMMAN/BEIRUT, July 19 (Reuters) - Rebels battled deep into Damascus and seized control of par...

Security Council Set To Vote On Extension Of Monitoring Mission In Syria

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

DAMASCUS, July 19 (Reuters) - Major General Robert Mood left his hotel in Damascus on Thursday to fly to Geneva after a 90-day U.N. peace monitoring...

Photos Capture Devastation After Mass Killings

Posted 07.19.2012 | World

On July 12, Syrian security forces launched a devastating assault on the village of Tremseh in Syria's Hama province. According to activists, tanks an...

Who Is Who In Assad's Inner Circle

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

(Reuters) - As fighting rages in Damascus, and the Assad family that has ruled Syria for four decades struggles for its life against a growing rebelli...

Analysis: Attack Damages Assad's Inner Circle, But Not Decisive

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

BEIRUT, July 18 (Reuters) - A suicide bombing that killed and wounded members of Bashar al-Assad's inner circle on Wednesday will weaken the Syrian ...

Syrian Rebels Launch Operation To 'Liberate Damascus'

Reuters | Posted 09.16.2012 | World

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, July 17 (Reuters) - Rebels will intensify attacks inside the Syrian capital and target sensitive security i...

Where Do Syrians Get Their Weapons From?

Reuters | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

By Jonathan Saul and Mariam Karouny LONDON/BEIRUT, July 13 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels are smuggling small arms into Syria through a net...

Videos Purport To Show Victims Of Syria Massacre

Posted 09.12.2012 | World

By BEN HUBBARD -- The Associated Press BEIRUT -- Syrian activists have posted videos they say show at least 17 of the dozens of people reportedly k...

Activists: More Than 200 Syrians Massacred

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Erika Solomon AMMAN/BEIRUT, July 13 (Reuters) - More than 200 Syrians, mostly civilians, were massacred in ...

'As Soon As The Chance Came, I Made A Run For It'

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis ANTAKYA, Turkey, July 12(Reuters) - As one of the Sunni Muslim soldiers who form the bulk of the Syrian army, L...

Reports: Syrian Ambassador To Iraq Defects

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, July 11 (Reuters) - Syria's ambassador to Iraq defected on Wednesday in protest at the military crackdown by...

China Wants Iranian Role In Syria Solution

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

By Douglas Hamilton BEIRUT, July 11 (Reuters) - China threw its weight behind U.N. envoy Kofi Annan on Wednesday, backing his call to ...

Annan, Assad Hold Talks In Damascus

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2012 | World

By Marwan Makdesi DAMASCUS, July 9 (Reuters) - U.N. peace envoy Kofi Annan said he and President Bashar al-Assad agreed on Monday on a...

Syria Fighting Spills Into Lebanon

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, July 7 (Reuters) - Syria's conflict spilled further into Lebanon on Saturday when mortar fire from President ...

Ban: Syria Monitoring Mission Should Refocus On Political Solution

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, July 6 (Reuters) - U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon recommended to the U.N. Security Council on Friday that its Syria monitoring mission shift...

Massive Numbers Of Syrians Flee Fighting

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, July 6 (Reuters) - Thousands of families in Syria have fled their homes in the past two weeks due to heav...

Syrian Army Takes Rebel Stronghold

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

BEIRUT, July 6 (Reuters) - Syria's army took control of the rebel stronghold of Khan Sheikhoun in northern Idlib province on Friday after an assault...

Report: Italian Defense Group Sold Radio Equipment To Syria

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

ROME, July 5 (Reuters) - A unit of Italian defence technology group Finmeccanica sold sophisticated communications equipment to Syrian police as rec...

Reports: Member Of Assad's Inner Circle Defects To Turkey

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

By Mariam Karouny and Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, July 5 (Reuters) - In what would be the most high-profile defection from the inner circle ...

Wikileaks Starts Publishing 2 Million Syria Emails

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) - The WikiLeaks website said on Thursday it had begun publishing more than 2 million emails from Syrian government official...

Corpses Line Street In Damascus Suburb

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, June 29 (Reuters) - Syrians in the besieged city of Douma wrapped mangled and bloodied corpses in white buria...