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Drowning the Arab Spring in Gulf Oil

Marc Gopin | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

The excessive, concentrated wealth that extractions industries created has notoriously depressed the empowerment of millions of people throughout modern history. But oil politics and rivalries have an especially destructive retardation effect on freedom in the Middle East.

Syria Betrayed

Marwan Bishara | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Marwan Bishara

When it comes to Syria, Iraq and Palestine, the international community has proven to be neither international nor a community.

In Syria's Playground Of The Dead

Agence France Presse | Jose Rodriguez | Posted 05.17.2013 | World

Mohammed Assad holds the Muslim holy book the Koran as he stands over the grave of his eldest son, buried beside a see-saw in a public park in Syria's...

40,000 Syrians Flee Key Town

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2013 | World

GENEVA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - An estimated 40,000 people have fled a town in eastern Syria after three days of heavy fighting between government troops...

Syrian Rebels Seize Key Town In Oil Province

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2013 | World

AMMAN, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Rebels seized a town in an eastern oil-producing province of Syria on Thursday after three days of heavy fighting in which...

Syria Starts New Year With Aerial Strikes, Clashes

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Syrians woke on New Year's Day to countrywide aerial bombardment, while President Bashar a...

Russia Shows New Openness To Syrian Opposition

Reuters | Posted 12.28.2012 | World

By Yara Bayoumy and Peter Graff ALEPPO PROVINCE, Syria/BEIRUT, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Syria's opposition leader has rejected an invitation...

Syria Opposition Claims They Captured Key Military Base

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2013 | World

AMMAN, Nov 18 - Syrian rebels said they captured a large special forces base on a main road between the city of Aleppo and the Turkish border on Sunda...

Syrian Regime Agrees To Holiday Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 12.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Syria's army command said it will suspend military operations to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, declaring a ceas...

'Where's Mum?'

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 18 (Reuters) - At least 28,000 Syrians have gone missing since they were abducted by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad during th...

Syrian Rebels Win Battle Over Border Crossing

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | World

By Kadir Celikan AKCAKALE, Turkey, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels seized control of a third border crossing with Turkey on Wednesda...

Rebels Battle Assad Forces Along Border

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels battled government forces along the Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt...

Syrian Rebels Hit Back

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2012 | World

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Rebels seized an air defence facility and attacked a military airport in eastern Syria on ...

No End In Sight For Battle In Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2012 | World

By Hadeel Al Shalchi and William Maclean ALEPPO/LONDON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Syrian army forces bombarding rebel foes in Aleppo may have ...

Iran Stands Firm Behind Assad

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Iran assured President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday that Syria was a vital partner in its regional anti-Israeli alliance, a ...

EYES ON SYRIA: What You Missed This Week

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.03.2012 | World

Each week, HuffPost World will provide the top stories out of Syria and a recap of events in the country's civil war, as opposition forces clash with ...

Graphic Video Purportedly Shows Mass Killings In Damascus Suburb

Posted 08.02.2012 | World

An amateur video posted to YouTube purports to show the aftermath of mass killings on Wednesday in Jdeidet Artouz, a suburb of Damascus. The footage a...

No Quick Victory For Syrian Army In Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2012 | World

By William Maclean LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) - The Syrian army's brisk recapture of parts of Damascus is unlikely to be repeated in Alep...

Syrian Soccer Star Turns Rebel

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Khaled Yacoub Oweis ANTAKYA/AMMAN, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Syrian football star Abdelbasset Sarout gained a new k...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...