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Syria Uprising

One Syrian Journalist on Houla, Assad and Why He Hasn't Left

Marcos Barbery | Posted 08.01.2012 | World
Marcos Barbery

From the beginning, journalists attempting to report from Syria confronted perilous threats. This week, in the wake of the Houla massacre, I caught up with one Syrian journalist turned-activist.

Former Al Jazeera Chief's Warning To The Media

Journalism.co.uk | Posted 08.01.2012 | Media

Wadar Khanfar, the former general manager of Al Jazeera Wadar, warned news outlets today about embracing "the narrative of the government" as he accus...

Chronicle of Some Deaths Foretold

Doug Bradley | Posted 08.01.2012 | World
Doug Bradley

I'm still haunted by the faces of the Syrians I saw on the bus that day in 1977, those whose sons and daughters and grandchildren may now be dying in places like Houla.

On Syria's Continuing Carnage

Rajan Menon | Posted 08.01.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

Much about Syria's continuing carnage remains unclear -- above all, what outsiders can do to stop it. But there are also undeniable facts.

Activists: 11 Syrian State Workers Executed

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Gunmen killed 11 workers at a state-owned fertilizer factory in a volatile central Syrian province, activists said Friday, the second execut...

What You Need To Know On Assad's Brutal Gunmen

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The swaggering gunmen operate as hired muscle for the Syrian regime, clutching rifles and daggers as they sweep through towns and villa...

Russia Allegedly Supplying Syria With Arms

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

* Rights group had been tracking the ship * Group says Russian ship turned transponder off (Adds details, refusal to disclose cargo...

Syrian Investigation Blames Anti-Regime Forces For Massacre

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

BEIRUT, May 31 (Reuters) - Syria said on Thursday a preliminary investigation showed that anti-government armed groups carried out a massacre last w...

Clinton On Syria: 'The Dangers We Face Are Terrible'

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

By Arshad Mohammed COPENHAGEN, May 31 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday laid out arguments against armed...

McCain: U.S. Inability To Help In Syria 'Embarrassing'

AP | SEAN YOONG | Posted 05.31.2012 | World

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- The United States must show stronger international leadership to halt the violence in Syria, which could become a significan...

Why Is Obama Playing Politics With Syria?

Lionel Beehner | Posted 07.30.2012 | World
Lionel Beehner

An election has a funny way of suspending our rationality abroad. Maybe there is something of Arab Spring fatigue setting in among Western policymakers. Still, one has to wonder that if this were not an election year whether there would have been a more forceful U.S. response to the bloodshed in Syria.

VIDEO: Child Survivor Of Syrian Massacre Describes Mother's Murder

Posted 05.30.2012 | World

In a new amateur video uploaded to YouTube, a young Syrian boy describes witnessing the murder of his family during last week's horrifying massacre in...

LOOK: Syrian Diplomats Pack Their Bags

Posted 05.30.2012 | World

Governments around the world announced on Tuesday that Syrian ambassadors and diplomats are no longer welcome in their countries. On Friday, gunmen...

U.S. Tightens Sanctions On Key Syrian Bank

AP | ANNE GEARAN and JULIE PACE | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration added new sanctions on a Syrian bank Wednesday as a top White House official said the U.S. wants to econom...

LOOK: Syrian Massacre Survivors Speak Out

Posted 05.30.2012 | World

In footage reportedly shot on Monday and uploaded by activists, survivors recount the details of a horrific massacre allegedly carried out by pro-regi...

UN Rights Body To Hold Special Session On Syria Massacre

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

GENEVA — The U.N.'s top human rights body will hold a special session Friday on the deteriorating situation in Syria and last week's massacre of...

Syria Observers: 13 Bodies Found With Hands Tied

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, May 30 (Reuters) - U.N. observers said on Wednesday 13 bodies had been discovered bound and shot in eastern...

UN Peacekeeping Chief: Pro-Assad Militia Likely Responsible For Mass Killings

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, May 29 (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Tuesday that militia supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad we...

HORROR: Footage Of Dozens Of Children Killed In Syrian Massacre Uploaded By Activists (WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT)

Posted 05.29.2012 | World

A video uploaded to YouTube by Syrian activists purportedly shows the bloodied bodies of dozens of small children lying on a carpet floor following a ...

Iran Reportedly Aiding Syrian Army

Posted 05.29.2012 | World

According to a statement by the deputy head of Iran's elite Quds force, Ismail Gha'ani, Iran is aiding the Syrian army as Bashar Assad's regime carrie...

An Open Letter to President Hollande Concerning the Syrian Disaster

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 07.29.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Will France do for Houla and Homs what she has done for Benghazi and Misrata?

Governments Around The World Expel Syrian Diplomats

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 07.29.2012 | World

PARIS -- Governments around the world expelled Syrian ambassadors and diplomats Tuesday, an unusual, coordinated blow to Syrian President Bashar Assad...

'Entire Families Were Shot In Their Houses'

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 07.29.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Eyewitness accounts from the Syrian massacre emerged Tuesday, describing shadowy gunmen slaughtering whole families in their homes and ...

Lebanese Hostages In Syria Could Spark Tensions

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- The mysterious case of 11 Lebanese Shiites who were taken hostage in Syria last week is raising fears of renewed street battles in Beirut as...

Syrian Ambassador Being Expelled

AP | Posted 07.29.2012 | World

PARIS — France says it is expelling the Syrian ambassador to increase pressure on Damascus amid mounting violence by government forces against c...