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Syria Uprising

Red Cross Presses For Syria Access

AP | BEN HUBBARD and ALBERT AJI | Posted 06.03.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops began pulling out Tuesday from some calm cities and headed back to their bases a week ahead of a deadline to implement an...

Annan: Syria Regime Agrees To April 10 Deadline

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, April 2 (Reuters) - U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has asked the U.N. Security Council for support in implementin...

Shelling Kills Dozens In Homs

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.01.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Shells slammed into the central Syrian city of Homs Sunday, killing more than two dozen people, activists said, as Syria's government d...

A 'Pot Of Gold' To Undermine Syria's Bloody Crackdown

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.01.2012 | World

ISTANBUL — A coalition of more than 70 partners, including the United States, pledged Sunday to send millions of dollars and communications equi...

Syrian Fighters Announce Command Structure

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

* Five colonels in Syria to coordinate with exiled leaders * Armed and political opposition remain divided By Oliver Hol...

Arab League Presses For Peace Plan

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

By Suadad al-Salhy BAGHDAD, March 29 (Reuters) - Fighting between Syrian security forces and rebels killed at least 13 people on Thurs...

Syrian Regime 'Tortures Children'

Posted 03.28.2012 | World

On the heels of the United Nations increasing its civilian death toll estimate during the year-long conflict in Syria to more than 9,000, many of the ...

Homes Burned, Over 40 Killed As Government Forces Capture Rebel Stronghold

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 05.28.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian activists said Wednesday a government offensive in northern Syria during which troops overran a major opposition stronghold has ...

Damascus: We Will Reject Arab League Summit Initiatives

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | World

DAMASCUS, March 28 (Reuters) - Damascus will reject any initiative made at an Arab League summit relating to the violence in Syria, a foreign minist...

'We Will Judge Assad By What He Does, Not What He Says'

Reuters | Posted 05.28.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon and Douglas Hamilton BEIRUT, March 28 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces kept up heavy weapons fire and siege tacti...

Ahmadinejad Praises Syria For Its Handling Of Uprising

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2012 | World

DUBAI, March 27 (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad praised the Syrian leadership's handling of a year-long uprising in which thousand...

New Death Toll Estimate Soars

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2012 | World

By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, March 27 (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Tuesday that more than 9,000...

Syria Accepts Kofi Annan's Peace Plan

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 05.27.2012 | World

QAA, Lebanon — Syria accepted a cease-fire drawn up by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan on Tuesday, but the diplomatic breakthrough was swiftly overshadowe...

Democracy and Syria's Three Scenarios

Majid Rafizadeh | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Majid Rafizadeh

The people of Syria have lost hope in the international community. They have come to believe that they have been abandoned by the international community in their efforts to turn the current autocratic regime in Syria into a democratic system.

Syria Designated for Temporary Protected Status

David Leopold | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
David Leopold

Temporary protected status is necessary because of the extreme threats posed to Syrian nationals should they return to their country under current conditions.

Turkey Closes Syrian Embassy, Syrian Forces Shell Homs

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 05.26.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian forces fired shells at a central city that has come to symbolize the anti-government uprising Monday, activists said, while the ...

Russia Warns Of 'Last Chance' For Syria

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian forces attacked flashpoint areas Sunday, carrying out raids and clashing with rebels as President Bashar Assad's allies in Russi...

Activists: Syrian Troops Storm Northern Town

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 05.24.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops shelled rebellious areas in central and northern Syria on Saturday in the latest push to quash the uprising against Presi...

EU Slaps Sanctions On Assad's Wife

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 05.23.2012 | World

BRUSSELS -- Officials say that the EU foreign ministers have slapped sanctions on the wife and other close relatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad ...

Activists: Syrian Fighters And Regime Troops Clash In Hama, Daraa

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.22.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops shelled and raided opposition areas and clashed with rebel fighters around the country Thursday despite U.N. efforts to s...

Wounded Opposition Recount Tank Assault Horror

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2012 | World

By Jonathon Burch REYHANLI, Turkey, March 21 (Reuters) - Like most demonstrators in the crowd, Syrian university student Muaz Jaban w...

Russia Offers To Support UN Plan On Syria

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.20.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russia said Tuesday it's ready to support a United Nations resolution endorsing Kofi Annan's plan for settling the Syrian crisis, signa...

Opposition Torturing And Executing Prisoners

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, March 20 (Reuters) - Armed opposition groups in Syria have kidnapped, tortured and executed members of the s...

Brutal Dictator's Wife A 'Rose In The Desert'

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2012 | World

By Maria Golovnina LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) - She was supposed to be the gentler face of a would-be reformist regime. Now Asma al-As...

Syria Uprising: Car Bomb Rocks Aleppo, Police Crush Damascus Protest

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon and Laila Bassam BEIRUT, March 18 (Reuters) - A car bomb hit Syria's second city Aleppo on Sunday, a day after blasts...