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Syria Unrest

The U.N.'s Man in Syria: ISIS Is Like a Political Ebola

Alain Elkann | Posted 02.21.2015 | World
Alain Elkann

"The first thing we need to do is find a way in which we can 'freeze' the situation in Aleppo. These people have been under siege for two years. The city is very close to collapsing. If we do not do anything and the city collapses, it could fall into the hands of ISIS, which is only 20 kilometers away, and that would be an even bigger tragedy."

Mortar Hits Pro-Assad Election Rally

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — In the first attack to target a campaign event, a mortar shell slammed into a tent packed with supporters of President Bashar Assad, k...

Huge Explosion Levels Hotel In Syria

AP | ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.07.2014 | World

HOMS, Syria (AP) — With a gigantic explosion, Syrian rebels on Thursday leveled a historic hotel being used as an army base in the northern city of ...

Syrian Rebels Begin Homs Evacuation

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.06.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Carrying their rifles and small bags of belongings, hundreds of exhausted Syrian rebels withdrew Wednesday from their last remaining s...

Syria's Children Are Our Children

Gordon Brown | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

A year ago when the planned military intervention was called off, both opponents and proponents of military action dutifully pledged that they would show greater urgency in providing for the victims. But the minute military action was off the agenda, the pressures to provide aid diminished and the public interest in delivering emergency humanitarian action dimmed.

Duties Beyond Borders?

Joseph S. Nye | Posted 12.02.2014 | World
Joseph S. Nye

More than 130,000 people are said to have died in Syria's civil war. United Nations reports of atrocities, Internet images of attacks on civilians, and accounts of suffering refugees rend our hearts. But what is to be done -- and by whom?

Watchdog: Syrian Military Firing Ballistic Missiles In Populated Areas

AP | Posted 10.04.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Human Rights Watch says the Syrian military is firing ballistic missiles into populated areas where it is battling rebels, killing hund...

Syria Accuses Rebels Of Firing Chemical Weapon

AP | ALBERT AJI and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.19.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria's government and rebels traded accusations Tuesday of a chemical attack on a northern village for the first time in the ...

Number Of Syrians Fleeing To Turkey Tops 50,000

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

ISTANBUL, Aug 9 (Reuters) - More than 2,000 people fled violence in Syria to reach neighbouring Turkey in the past two days, bringin...

U.N. Assembly To Denounce Syrian Crackdown

AP | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 10.03.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly denounced Syria's crackdown on dissent Friday in a symbolic effort meant to push the ...

Panetta: When Assad Is Ousted, Syria Military Must Remain Intact

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, July 30 (Reuters) - Government forces in Syria should be held together when President Bashar al-Assad is forced from power, the U.S. def...

U.S. Mounts Quiet, Limited Effort to Weaken Assad's Rule

The Wall Street Journal | ADAM ENTOUS, JULIAN E. BARNES and NOUR MALAS | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

The U.S. has been mounting a secret but limited effort to speed the fall of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad without using force, scrambling spies and...

Eyewitness Describes Syrian Army's Retaliation On Rebel Town

TIME | A TIME Reporter in Syria | Posted 07.20.2012 | World

The battle started at 6 p.m. on Thursday. For several hours beforehand, the men of several Free Syrian Army units as well as members of the separate S...

Assad Blames Foreign Conspiracy For Unrest In Syria

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.11.2012 | World

BY ZEINA KARAM -- The Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed Tuesday to respond to threats against him with an "iron h...

Protests Erupt In Syria After Night Of Attacks

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 01.13.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's embattled regime called for an urgent Arab summit as it faced growing isolation Sunday, not only by the West but by its neighbo...

Syrian Forces Arrest Residents In Hama

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 09.02.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian forces on Sunday carried out arrests in the western city of Hama, an opposition stronghold, amid the sound of heavy gunfire, an ...

900 Dead In Syria

AP | By BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.21.2011 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian security forces opened fire on a funeral procession for slain anti-government protesters Saturday, pushing the number of people repor...

Two Americans Detained In Syria

AP | By DIAA HADID | Posted 05.26.2011 | World

CAIRO -- Syrian authorities have detained two Americans amid an unprecedented wave of protests in the repressive Middle East nation, relatives and sta...

Syria Protests Spread As Child Dies From Tear Gas

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Unrest spread in southern Syria on Monday with hundreds of people demonstrating against the government in three towns near the main city of Deraa,...