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Syria Uprising

Homs In Dire Straits, Say Activists

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops intensified shelling of rebel-held neighborhoods in Homs Sunday according to activists who said humanitarian conditions i...

EYES ON SYRIA: The Week In Review

Posted 06.15.2012 | World

Each week, HuffPost World will provide the top stories out of Syria and a recap of events in the country's year-long uprising, as President Bashar Ass...

Russia Denies Talks On Post-Assad Syria

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

By Thomas Grove MOSCOW, June 15 (Reuters) - Russia is not discussing plans for a Syrian political transformation following the exit of...

Report: Syrian Troops Use Sexual Violence As Torture Weapons

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT, June 15 (Reuters) - Government forces have used rape and other sexual violence against men, women and children during the Syrian uprising, H...

Report: Troops Frighten Rebels Into Submission

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

Beirut — Syrian forces and militias dragged men from their homes, executing them and burning their bodies as their families watched – a ca...

The Right Path for Washington in Syria

Saul Landau | Posted 08.13.2012 | World
Saul Landau

Washington should weigh in now with Russia, China and the western powers -- not Saudi Arabia and Qatar -- to pressure both sides in the Syrian conflict to stop shooting and start serious talking.

Clinton: Russia Needs To Move Constructively On Syria

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) - Russia will put at risk what it sees as its vital interests in the Middle East if it does not move forward more cons...

In Official Syrian World, No Civil War

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

(Adds quotes, details and background) BEIRUT, June 13 (Reuters) - Syria's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that United Nations peace...

A Sleeping Dragon Awakes: Kurds Take Center Stage in West Asia

James Dorsey | Posted 08.12.2012 | World
James Dorsey

With no end to the violence in sight, the likelihood that Syria will further fragment politically and the possibility that the revolt will eventually undermine the country's territorial integrity, Syrian Kurds could well see a chance to carve out a political entity of their own on the model of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Syria's Assads Turned To West For Polished P.R. | BILL CARTER and AMY CHOZICK | Posted 08.11.2012 | Media

For some journalists, Syria has been one of the least hospitable countries in the Middle East, a place where reporters -- if they can get in -- are ro...

'Mortars Came Down By The Dozens'

AP | DIAA HADID and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 08.10.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's main opposition group on Sunday picked a secular Kurd as its new leader after criticism that the former head was too autocratic...

'A Night Of Fear'

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian troops shelled the southern city of Daraa early on Saturday, killing at least 17 people, activists said. And in Damascus, residents s...

'A Night Of Fear'

AP | DIAA HADID and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Bullets and shrapnel shells smashed into homes in the Syrian capital of Damascus overnight as troops battled rebels in the streets, a s...

Shells Rain Down On Homs

AP | ZEINA KARAM and DIAA HADID | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

BEIRUT — U.N. observers could smell the stench of burned corpses Friday and saw body parts scattered around a Syrian farming hamlet that was the...

Assad's Ruthless 'Ghosts' Spread Fear

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, June 7 (Reuters) - Tattooed youths with AK-47s descend from hilltops onto villages pounded by Syrian art...

'There Was Smoke Rising From The Buildings And A Horrible Smell Of Human Flesh Burning'

Reuters | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon and Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, June 7 (Reuters) - Six hours after tanks and militiamen pulled out of Mazraat al-Qubeir, a ...

Hama Massacre: Activists Say 78 Killed In Syria, Assad Denies Claims

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 08.07.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Syria on Thursday denied as "absolutely baseless" claims by opposition groups about a new massacre in the central Hama province in which gov...

Reports: New Massacre In Syria

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.06.2012 | World

BEIRUT, June 6 (Reuters) - Activists said pro-government militia men and security forces killed at least 78 people, including children, in Syria's cen...

PHOTOS: Destruction In One Of Syria's Worst-Hit Provinces

Posted 06.06.2012 | World

The province of Idlib has been one of the worst hit by Assad's security forces during Syria's 15-month-long uprising. A May report by the internati...

U.S. Threatens New Syria Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, June 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury on Wednesday warned Syria that more than 55 countries would seek to impose "maximum financial press...

Rebels Kill More Than 80 Soldiers

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Rebel forces killed nearly 80 Syrian soldiers in the past few days and activists claimed Tuesday the toll was more than 100 in what appeared...

Rebels Declare Peace Plan Over

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, June 4 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels killed at least 80 army soldiers in a surge of attacks at the weekend, an o...

U.S. Reaches Out To Syria's Most Important Ally

AP | BASSEM MROUE and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 08.02.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Washington reached out to Syria's most important ally and protector Saturday, urging Russia to join a coordinated effort to resolve the...

What Are The Options In Syria?

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

Fifteen months after the start of protests against the regime of President Bashar Assad, Syria is in a dire situation. Trapped in a bloody stalemate, ...

EYES ON SYRIA: What You Missed This Week

Posted 06.01.2012 | World

Each week, HuffPost World will provide the top stories out of Syria and a recap of events in the country's year-long uprising, as President Bashar Ass...