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Syria's Chemical Weapons May Be Destroyed In.. Albania

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The international chemical weapons watchdog was meeting Friday to endorse a plan to destroy Syria's deadly poison gas ...

Syria, the DRC and the 'Responsibility to Protect': the US Double Standard

Kambale Musavuli | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Kambale Musavuli

The U.N.) says the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the world's deadliest since World War II. The Congo catastrophe, however, has gone largely unnoticed by the world's media, and global leaders have placed the crisis on the back burner.

London Super-Surgeon Teaches Syrian Doctors To Save Lives

Evening Standard, London | Jasmine Gardner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

For two decades trauma doctor David Nott has taken unpaid leave every year to help the victims of the world’s war zones. He tells Jasmine Gardner wh...

Soros Pledges $1 Million In Syria Aid

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

Billionaire George Soros is pledging $1 million in humanitarian aid for Syria. Soros made the announcement in his acceptance speech for the Internatio...

Denmark Willing To Transport Syria's Chemical Weapons

AP | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark is willing to help take chemical weapons out of Syria by sea and provide bodyguards for a ...

Turkey Seizes Truckload Of Warheads Near Syria Border

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ISTANBUL, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Turkey seized a truck loaded with 1,200 rocket warheads and other weapons near the border with Syria on Thursday and det...

Damascus Remains Firm: Assad Will Stay

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met U.S. and Russian officials on Tuesday to discuss convening lo...

Suicide Bombing At Syrian School Kills At Least 6

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 11.04.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden truck in a central, Shiite Syrian village on Monday, state ...

Syrian Forces Capture Town Near Chemical Weapons Site

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Syria's armed forces said on Friday they had captured a strategic northern ...

WATCH: Video Captures Syrian Army Tank Firing Shell Head On

Posted 10.30.2013 | World

God forbid anyone should ever experience the firing of an army tank shell in real life. But this video, captured by a Syrian rebel's camera, gives a r...

Where Days Are Like Years: Winter Rains Deepen Suffering of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Crystal Wells | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Crystal Wells

His 80 years etched into the deep contours of his face and his sky-blue eyes dimmed with sadness, Abdul raises his voice to be heard over the clatter of rain and says, 'Last night, we were wet and cold. All we have is blankets, nothing else, to stay warm.'

61 Women Detainees Released By Syrian Authorities

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.24.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian authorities have released a total of 61 women detainees, an activist group said Thursday, the latest in a three-way p...

Norway Mulls Taking Bulk Of Syria's Chemical Weapons

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

STAVANGER, Norway -- STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norway says it is considering a request to take the bulk of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile for eve...

Syrian Jets Pound East After Top General's Death

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Syrian air force jets bombarded the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Friday after heavy over...

Dates Set For Long-Anticipated Syrian Peace Conference

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Syria's deputy prime minister said on Thursday a long-delayed international conference aimed at ending hi...

More Than 40 Fighters Dead In Syria Clashes

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say that two days of heavy clashes between Kurdish fighters and al-Qaida-linked rebels in the northeast hav...

Mortar Shells Hit Near Inspectors' Hotel In Syria, Killing 8-Year-Old

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 10.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Two mortar shells hit Syria's capital Saturday near a hotel where international chemical inspectors and United Nations staff...

HRW: Syrian Opposition Fighters Killed At Least 190 Civilians In Brutal Assault

Posted 10.11.2013 | World

Syrian opposition groups killed at least 190 civilians during an operation against a regime stronghold in early August, according to a report released...

Syria's Chemical Weapons Recovery Unprecedented In Scale

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 12.09.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International inspection teams overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons w...

LOOK: Dramatic Footage Shows Syrian Rebels Launching Attack

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes bombed rebel positions near a strategic northern city on Tuesday, activists said, as internation...

PHOTOS: Lone Family Stays Put In Syrian Ghost Village

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

KFAR LATA, Syria -- KFAR LATA, Syria (AP) — Grubby-faced children huddle around a small swing that was brought indoors so they could play — at lea...

UN Demands Immediate Aid Access In Syria

Posted 12.02.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is expressing alarm at the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria and demanding immedi...

Smartphones Put Syria's Hidden Refugees On The Map

Evening Standard, London | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

GPS systems are being used to register new refugee camps and target relief in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley Thousands of “hidden” refugees who arrived...

Report: More Than 115,000 Dead In Syria

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 1 (Reuters) - More than 115,000 people have been killed in Syria's two-and-a-half-year-old civil war, including tens of thousands of sol...

UN Experts Enter Syria

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 12.01.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Wading into the world spotlight, international inspectors arrived in Damascus on Tuesday to begin the monumental task of overseeing the...