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Syria Uprising

Shells Rain Down In Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 09.29.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon ALEPPO, Syria, July 30 (Reuters) - The Syrian military stepped up its campaign to drive rebel fighters out of Aleppo ...

Syrian Brigadier General Defects To Turkey

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2012 | World

ANKARA, July 30 (Reuters) - The deputy police chief of Syria's western Latakia city, a brigadier-general, defected and fled to Turkey overnight with...

Italian Captives Return Home From Syria

AP | Posted 09.28.2012 | World

ROME — Two Italian engineers who were kidnapped and held captive for eight days in Syria have returned to Italy. Domenico Tedeschi, 36, and Ori...

Despair Grips Damascus

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2012 | World

(The identity of the reporters have been withheld for their security) DAMASCUS, July 29 (Reuters) - In the once bustling shopping dis...

Syria's Christians, Caught in the Middle of Worsening Chaos

Kurt J. Werthmuller | Posted 07.27.2012 | World
Kurt J. Werthmuller

Members of Syria's diverse Christian communities are finding themselves engulfed in the fog of war and increasingly targeted.

EYES ON SYRIA: What You Missed This Week

Posted 07.27.2012 | World

Each week, HuffPost World will provide the top stories out of Syria and a recap of events in the country's uprising, as President Bashar Assad’s reg...

Manaf Tlass, Syria's Defected General, Lacks Support Among Rebels

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, July 27 (Reuters) - The flamboyant scion of a military family that has been a pillar of the Syrian esta...

Humanitarian Intervention In Syria: A Classic Just War?

Gerard Powers | Posted 09.25.2012 | Religion
Gerard Powers

In Syria, there is a clear answer to Cain's question: "Yes, we are our brother's keeper." Syria would seem to be Exhibit A for a just military intervention, especially if one focuses on two key criteria, as many advocates of military intervention do.

Defected Assad Confidant: Seeks Syrian Unity

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 09.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's most prominent defector offered himself up Thursday as a figure to unite the fractious opposition, saying he failed to persuade...

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...

What the Syria 62 Do Not Want Us to Remember

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 09.24.2012 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

Maybe the Syria letter-writers should rewrite their letter, and address it to Nuri Al-Maliki and Jalal Talabani, urging them to enable the creation of a "safe zone" along the Iraqi-Syrian border, something that could prove to be the tipping point in the Syrian civil war.

Is A Breakaway State Assad's Last Resort?

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- In the recent sectarian violence in Syria, some observers see a grim pattern: Alawite fighters from President Bashar Assad's minority sect, ...

Turkey Closes Syrian Border To Trade

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

By Ozge Ozbilgin ANKARA, July 25 (Reuters) - Turkey has closed its border gates with Syria to commercial traffic due to worsening secu...

SYRIA LEAKS: Details Of Assad’s 'Reputation Management' From New York-Based PR Firm

Posted 07.26.2012 | World

Cross-posted from Al Arabiya English's new series based on exclusive leaked emails. The series will continue on Friday, July 27. Click here for more f...

11 Executed By Syrian Forces, Say Activists

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

BEIRUT, July 25 (Reuters) - Syrian activists, who provided video of men with bullet holes in the side of their heads, said they found on Wednesday t...

A Front-Row Seat To Civil War In Golan Heights

AP | BLAKE SOBCZAK | Posted 07.24.2012 | World

MOUNT BENTAL, Golan Heights -- As Syrian regime forces clash with rebels close to the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights, this windswept plateau has bec...

Defected Syrian General Speaks Out

Posted 07.24.2012 | World

By PAUL SCHEMM, The Associated Press BEIRUT — A top Syrian military commander, a close friend of Syrian President Bashar Assad, has confirmed his...

Government Helicopters Pummel Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, July 24 (Reuters) - Syrian army helicopters fired rockets and machineguns near central Aleppo on Tuesday as t...

A Public Ready to Act Against Genocide, in Syria and Beyond

Mark Penn | Posted 09.23.2012 | World
Mark Penn

Conventional wisdom has it that our country is turning inward. But with dramatic global events that often unfold on the Internet, the public seems to have a heightened awareness of the risk of genocide and other kinds of mass atrocities -- and want our leaders to act.

Assad Reshuffles Top Security Posts

Posted 09.23.2012 | World

By PAUL SCHEMM, The Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria -- President Bashar Assad on Tuesday reshuffled the generals at the core of his regime's highl...

Syria's Largest City Enters 4th Day Of Fighting

AP | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

By PAUL SCHEMM, The Associated Press BEIRUT -- Fierce clashes flared for a fourth day Tuesday in Syria's commercial capital of Aleppo, showing the ...

Jordan Tightens Border Security With Syria

AP | DALE GAVLAK | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

AMMAN, Jordan -- Jordan's king has announced that security along the country's northern frontier has been tightened, but Syrian refugees fleeing viole...

Arab League Offers $100 Million To Aid Syrian Refugees

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2012 | World

DOHA, July 23 (Reuters) - The Arab League's ministerial committee on Syria has agreed to offer $100 million in aid to Syrian refugees, Qatar's prime...

Chemical Weapons Only In Case Of Foreign Attack, Says Syrian Regime

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 09.22.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria threatened Monday to unleash its chemical and biological weapons if the country faces a foreign attack, a desperate warning from ...

Fight For Aleppo Has Begun, Say Syrian Rebels

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 09.21.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A new rebel group boasting some 1,000 fighters launched an operation Sunday to capture Syria's largest city, Aleppo, while government t...