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Syria Revolution

Carina Kolodny

This Unlikely Revolutionary Will Change The Way You Think About Syria | Carina Kolodny | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

At first look, Farouq Al Habib would seem an unlikely revolutionary. He wears thick, round glasses and speaks with a distinguished and professional ai...

Joshua Hersh

Regrouped Syrian Rebels Fight Back Against Hardline Islamist Group | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- A hardline Syrian militant group with ties to al Qaeda has steadily lost ground in northern Syria against a recent surge of rebranded rebels...

The Syrian Revolution Is Not Dead

Reem Salahi | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Reem Salahi

The Syrian Revolution is not dead. It's alive and kicking but very different from the revolution of March 2011. It lives in the every breath, action, thought, in the every atom of the Syrians here. It is not a glorious revolution nor one that should be romanticized.

What You Need To Know 2 Years Into Syria's War

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.20.2013 | World

After more than two years of brutal conflict, there is no end in sight for the bloody war between the regime of President Bashar Assad and opposition ...

Assad: There's No Civil War In Syria

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.09.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syria's president said in an interview broadcast Friday that his country is not in a state of civil war, and that he has no regrets about an...

First Syrian In Space Joins Revolution

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2012 | World

ISTANBUL, Aug 17 (Reuters) - A Syrian astronaut who was part of a Soviet space mission a quarter of a century ago condemned the world's failure to s...

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

Why No No-Fly Zone In Syria | Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

Despite the ongoing atrocities in Syria, the international community remains deeply divided over whether to institute a no-fly zone over the country. ...

'We Took Him Right To His Grave'

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

By Hadeel Al Shalchi and Erika Solomon AZAZ/ALEPPO, Syria, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Rebel fighter Ahmed chuckles as he tells the story of the...

In Syria, Palestinians Struggle To Remain On The Sidelines

AP | By BEN HUBBARD | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Like other communities sucked into Syria's widening civil war, the Yarmouk neighborhood in Damascus has seen death and destruction. Soldiers...

A Front-Row Seat To Civil War In Golan Heights

AP | BLAKE SOBCZAK | Posted 07.24.2012 | World

MOUNT BENTAL, Golan Heights -- As Syrian regime forces clash with rebels close to the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, this windswept plateau has bec...

A Profile Of Latest Bombing's Victims

AP | Posted 09.17.2012 | World

-- The blast that ripped through a high-level security meeting in Damascus on Wednesday killed three senior officials in President Bashar Assad's reg...

Russia Denies Endorsement Of Call For Assad To Leave

AP | MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 08.28.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russia on Thursday acknowledged that a transition period is necessary in Syria to end the violence, but said it had not agreed to a pla...

Bomb Rocks Damascus

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 08.28.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Turkey deployed anti-aircraft guns, rocket launchers and other weapons along its border with Syria on Thursday, a military buildup that...

U.N. Observers: 'We Are Not Going Anywhere'

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 08.20.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels clashed with soldiers for hours overnight in a northwestern province and inflicted heavy casualties on government forces,...

Lebanon's New Wild Card: Shaker al-Barjawi?

Sami Moubayed | Posted 07.24.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

Shaker al-Barjawi's Arab Movement Party is by no means a political heavyweight. How then did it rise out of nowhere to take the streets of Beirut?

The Only True Revolution in Syria Is Nonviolent

Iara Lee | Posted 07.15.2012 | World
Iara Lee

The fall of Bashar al-Assad is inevitable. But in order to ensure this outcome, the Syrian people must do so without resorting to the same violence that characterizes their opponent. The use of violence will represent a failure of the revolution and a victory for Bashar al-Assad.

Syrian Village Raid Kills At Least 5

AP | BEN HUBBARD and HUSSEIN MALLA | Posted 07.13.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian forces killed at least five people when they raided a Sunni farming village on Sunday, torching homes and looting shops in what ...

Syrian Election 'Borders On Ludicrous'

AP | BASSEM MROUE and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.08.2012 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — International envoy Kofi Annan gave a bleak assessment of the crisis in Syria on Tuesday, saying violence remains at "unaccept...

Syrian Opposition Urges Election Boycott

AP | KARIN LAUB and SELCAN HACAOGLU | Posted 07.06.2012 | World

BEIRUT — President Bashar Assad's grip on Syria is getting weaker by the day and "victory is close," Turkey's prime minister said Sunday in an a...

Activists: Regime Raids University And Kills 4

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.03.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian forces stormed student dormitories during an anti-government protest at Aleppo University Thursday, firing tear gas and bullets ...

Syria Crisis: Farming Town Shelled, Activists Say

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 07.01.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian forces fired mortar shells into a farming village Tuesday, killing 10 people, among them two young children, and sending panicke...

Syrian Snipers Kill 2

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.29.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The head of the U.N. observer mission in Syria on Sunday called on President Bashar Assad and the country's opposition to stop fighting...

Regime Blames Opposition For Bomb That Kills 16

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian state media said Thursday that anti-regime bomb-makers accidentally set off blasts a day earlier that flattened parts of a residentia...

Remember Libya?

Sarah Margon | Posted 06.19.2012 | World
Sarah Margon

The challenges Libya faces are not just about uniting a fractured society. They are also about building responsive and accountable governance institutions out of the ashes of the skeletal ministries left behind.

How to Run a Revolution: The Success of Libya and the Failures of Syria

Matthew VanDyke | Posted 06.17.2012 | World
Matthew VanDyke

Syria is headed down the path of a protracted, disastrous civil war that could last for another year or more. This revolution has been mismanaged from its inception and if drastic measures aren't taken to change course it will be a disaster.