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'The Syrian Army Did This To Me'

Posted 06.28.2012 | World

"The Syrian army did this to me," Mohammed's 8-year-old son said. The boy was lying on a bloodied carpet, injured after a Syrian army shell hit the fa...

Damascus Takes Swipe At U.S. Support For 'Terrorists'

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, June 28 (Reuters) - Syria's U.N. envoy said on Thursday that "terrorists" in his country were using foreign communications technolog...

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...

President: Syria In Real State Of War

Reuters | Posted 08.26.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, June 26 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declared on Tuesday that his country was at war and orde...

U.N. Mulls Downsizing Syria Observer Mission

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2012 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, June 25 (Reuters) - The United Nations is considering cutting the size of its unarmed observer fo...

Syria Forces Fire At Second Turkish Plane

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2012 | World

June 25 (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday that Syrian forces had fired at a second Turkish plane which was searching for an F-4 reconnaissance jet s...

Saudi Arabia, Qatar Reportedly Paying Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, June 23 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Qatar are paying salaries to rebel forces fighting in the Syrian revolt against President...

Red Cross Retreats From Embattled Syrian City

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

GENEVA, June 21 (Reuters) - Aid workers hoping to evacuate trapped civilians and wounded were unable to enter hard-hit areas of the Syrian city of H...

Ship Believed To Carry Russian Weaponry To Syria

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2012 | World

(.) * UK told Moscow defence shipments must stop * Syria receiving military hardware in ships By Jonathan...

Report: Syrian Troops Use Sexual Violence As Torture Weapons

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT, June 15 (Reuters) - Government forces have used rape and other sexual violence against men, women and children during the Syrian uprising, H...

Clinton: Russia Needs To Move Constructively On Syria

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) - Russia will put at risk what it sees as its vital interests in the Middle East if it does not move forward more cons...

U.N. Peacekeeping Chief Calls Syrian Conflict Civil War

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, June 12 (Reuters) - The 15-month-old conflict in Syria has grown into a full-scale civil war in which the government is attempting t...

A Sleeping Dragon Awakes: Kurds Take Center Stage in West Asia

James Dorsey | Posted 08.12.2012 | World
James Dorsey

With no end to the violence in sight, the likelihood that Syria will further fragment politically and the possibility that the revolt will eventually undermine the country's territorial integrity, Syrian Kurds could well see a chance to carve out a political entity of their own on the model of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Monitors Blocked From Site Of Massacre

Posted 08.07.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- The chief of U.N. observers in Syria says his monitors have been blocked by Syrian troops from the site of a new mass killing. Gen. Rober...

PHOTOS: Destruction In One Of Syria's Worst-Hit Provinces

Posted 06.06.2012 | World

The province of Idlib has been one of the worst hit by Assad's security forces during Syria's 15-month-long uprising. A May report by the internati...

U.S. Threatens New Syria Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, June 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury on Wednesday warned Syria that more than 55 countries would seek to impose "maximum financial press...

Helicopter Gunships Pound Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

* Heavy fighting in Latakia province * Syria bans 17 diplomats * Peace plan in tatters (Adds background, Saudi comme...

Rebels Declare Peace Plan Over

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, June 4 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels killed at least 80 army soldiers in a surge of attacks at the weekend, an o...

Syrian Investigation Blames Anti-Regime Forces For Massacre

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

BEIRUT, May 31 (Reuters) - Syria said on Thursday a preliminary investigation showed that anti-government armed groups carried out a massacre last w...

Clinton On Syria: 'The Dangers We Face Are Terrible'

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

By Arshad Mohammed COPENHAGEN, May 31 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday laid out arguments against armed...

VIDEO: Child Survivor Of Syrian Massacre Describes Mother's Murder

Posted 05.30.2012 | World

In a new amateur video uploaded to YouTube, a young Syrian boy describes witnessing the murder of his family during last week's horrifying massacre in...

Rebels To Assad: You Have 48 Hours

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

BEIRUT, May 30 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels on Wednesday gave President Bashar al-Assad a 48-hour deadline to abide by an international peace plan to e...

Syria Observers: 13 Bodies Found With Hands Tied

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, May 30 (Reuters) - U.N. observers said on Wednesday 13 bodies had been discovered bound and shot in eastern S...

Annan Condemns Syria Massacre

Reuters | Posted 07.28.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, May 28 (Reuters) - Peace envoy Kofi Annan condemned the killing of at least 108 people in the Syrian tow...

Army Opens Fire On Protesters

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2012 | World

By Mariam Karouny DAMASCUS, May 4 (Reuters) - Syrian forces killed at least five people on Friday when they fired at demonstrations ca...