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Helicopters Pound Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 09.27.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon AZAZ, Syria, July 28 (Reuters) - Military helicopters pounded a rebel-held district of Aleppo on Saturday and armoure...

Reports: Islamic Militants Kidnap Western Journalists In Syria

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM — Two Western photojournalists in Syria were held captive for a week by Islamic militants before being rescued by Syrian rebels, one o...

Syrian Border Guards Kills Fleeing 6-Year-Old

AP | JAMAL HALABY | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

RAMTHA, Jordan — The family crept across farmland under night's cover, heading for the border, when Syrian troops opened fire. Bullets whizzed a...

The Battle For Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Mariam Karouny AMMAN/BEIRUT, July 27 (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's artillery pounded rebel-held a...

Ex-U.N. Observer Chief: Assad's Fall Just Matter Of Time

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

OSLO, July 27 (Reuters) - It is just a matter of time before the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad falls because its use of massive fo...

U.N. Fears Aleppo Showdown Could Be Imminent

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

BEIRUT — International concern was mounting Friday over a potential massacre as Syrian troops bombarded the besieged city of Aleppo with artille...

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...

Shells Rain Down On Damascus, Aleppo

Reuters | Mariam Karouny | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, July 26 (Reuters) - Damascus and Syria's second biggest city, Aleppo, came under shell fire on Thursday as troops loyal t...

Turkey Struggles To Cope With 44,000 Syrian Refugees

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi KILIS, Turkey, July 25 (Reuters) - Tempers are running short in Syrian refugee camps just inside Turkey, where...

Deadlocked Security Council Members Bicker Over Syria Violence

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, July 25 (Reuters) - U.N. Security Council members blamed each other for rising violence i...

Reports: 30 Feared Killed As Syrian Forces Attack Worshippers

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

AMMAN, July 24 (Reuters) - Syrian forces killed up to 30 worshippers on Tuesday as they converged on a mosque to perform Ramadan evening prayers in ...

Clinton: Syrian Rebels Are Gaining Ground

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels are gaining ground and will eventually control swathes of territory, but Syrian President Bashar al-A...

Gruesome Turn For Damascus

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.22.2012 | World

MASNAA, Lebanon — After a bloody, weeklong siege in the Syrian capital, residents who stayed behind are facing hours-long lines for gasoline and...

Another Top Syrian Official Dies After Bomb Blast

AP | Posted 09.19.2012 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- Syrian TV says the country's national security chief has died of wounds suffered in a rebel blast. Gen. Hisham Ikhtiyar is the fou...

Rebels Battle On After Assassination Of Top Regime Officials

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Erika Solomon AMMAN/BEIRUT, July 19 (Reuters) - Rebels battled deep into Damascus and seized control of pa...

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 ne...

Videos Purport To Show Victims Of Syria Massacre

Posted 09.12.2012 | World

By BEN HUBBARD -- The Associated Press BEIRUT -- Syrian activists have posted videos they say show at least 17 of the dozens of people reportedly k...

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 ...

Annan, Assad Hold Talks In Damascus

Reuters | Posted 09.07.2012 | World

By Marwan Makdesi DAMASCUS, July 9 (Reuters) - U.N. peace envoy Kofi Annan said he and President Bashar al-Assad agreed on Monday on a...

Kofi Annan On Syria: 'We Have Not Succeeded'

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 09.06.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Special U.N. envoy Kofi Annan acknowledged in an interview published Saturday that the international community's efforts to find a poli...

Syria Fighting Spills Into Lebanon

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, July 7 (Reuters) - Syria's conflict spilled further into Lebanon on Saturday when mortar fire from Pre...

Syrian Army Takes Rebel Stronghold

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

BEIRUT, July 6 (Reuters) - Syria's army took control of the rebel stronghold of Khan Sheikhoun in northern Idlib province on Friday after an assault...

Call For New Sanctions Against Assad

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 09.05.2012 | World

PARIS — A top Syrian general's defection is the first major crack in the upper echelons of President Bashar Assad's regime, buoying a 100-nation...

Report: Italian Defense Group Sold Radio Equipment To Syria

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

ROME, July 5 (Reuters) - A unit of Italian defence technology group Finmeccanica sold sophisticated communications equipment to Syrian police as re...

Wikileaks Starts Publishing 2 Million Syria Emails

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

LONDON, July 5 (Reuters) - The WikiLeaks website said on Thursday it had begun publishing more than 2 million emails from Syrian government official...