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Syria Uprising

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...

EYES ON SYRIA: The Week In Review

Posted 05.25.2012 | 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...

Ban On Syria: There's No Plan B

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.25.2012 | World

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Syria Sanctions Take Heavy Toll

AP | ALBERT AJI and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria's oil minister blamed international sanctions Wednesday for shortages of cooking gas and other basic goods, saying the m...

Deadly Bomb Hits Syrian Capital

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.21.2012 | World

By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press BEIRUT -- Activists and state media say a bomb has exploded in the Syrian capital, killing at least five people. ...

'Syrian Prisons Are Human Slaughterhouses'

AP | JAMAL HALABY | Posted 07.21.2012 | World

AMMAN, Jordan -- A prominent Palestinian writer who was jailed in Syria for nearly three weeks described the facilities as "human slaughterhouses," sa...

Beirut Street Battles Leave 2 Dead

AP | BASSEM MROUE and HUSSEIN MALLA | Posted 07.21.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Street battles between pro- and anti-Syrian groups in the Lebanese capital killed two people overnight and wounded 15 as the spiraling confl...

Bomb Explodes Near UN Observers' Chief

AP | ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.20.2012 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- A roadside bomb exploded in a restive suburb of the Syrian capital as senior U.N. officials toured the area on Sunday, blowing off ...

Car Bomb Targets Security Agencies

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.18.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A car bomb in the parking lot of a Syrian military compound killed at least nine people Saturday, the latest in increasingly frequent b...

EYES ON SYRIA: The Week In Review

Posted 05.18.2012 | 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...

Thousands Hit The Streets In Aleppo

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.18.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian forces on Friday fired on protesters holding the largest opposition marches yet in Aleppo, a sign of rising anti-regime sentimen...

'No Number Of Observers Can Achieve End To Violence'

AP | ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.18.2012 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- The head of a U.N. observer team in Syria cautioned Friday that the mission cannot achieve a permanent end to the violence without ...

Syrian Opposition Intensely Divided

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.17.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's main opposition council is crumbling under the weight of infighting and divisions over issues that cut to the heart of the revo...

Clare Richardson

UN Ambassador Susan Rice: 'The Aim Is To End The Assad Regime'

HuffingtonPost.com | Clare Richardson | Posted 05.17.2012 | World

As the deadly crackdown by Bashar Assad's regime in Syria stretches into its 15th month and the death toll soars to more than 12,000 people, the Unite...

U.N. Monitor Team Evacuated From Tense Town

AP | By BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.16.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- A team of international observers was evacuated Wednesday from a tense town in northern Syria a day after their convoy was hit by a roadside...

U.N. Monitors Spend Night Under Fighters' Protection

Reuters | Posted 07.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT, May 16 (Reuters) - The United Nations aims to collect a monitoring team from the Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun on Wednesday, the head ...

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.

Europe Adopts New Syria Sanctions

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

BRUSSELS — The European Union imposed visa bans and asset freezes Monday on three new people associated with Syrian President Bashar Assad's reg...

Heavy Clashes In Syria's Rastan

Reuters | Posted 07.14.2012 | World

AMMAN, May 14 (Reuters) - Rebels killed 23 Syrian soldiers on Monday, according to a rights group opposed to President Bashar al-Assad, in battles a...

Syria Crisis Spills Into Lebanon

AP | HUSSEIN MALLA | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Lebanon -- Sectarian violence linked to the unrest in neighboring Syria shook the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Sunday, with street cl...

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 ...

Militants Claim Deadly Bombings In Online Video

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 07.12.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A video posted online in the name of a shadowy militant group late Friday claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in the Syria...

EYES ON SYRIA: The Week In Review

Posted 05.11.2012 | 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...

Opposition Blames Bombings On Al Qaeda, Regime

AP | Posted 07.11.2012 | World

By MALCOLM FOSTER, Associated Press TOKYO -- The head of Syria's main opposition group said Friday the twin suicide car bombings that killed 55 peo...