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Ignore Saudi and Israeli Goading for a More Muscular U.S. Mideast Policy

Ivan Eland | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Ivan Eland

In the cases of both Syria and Iran, the Saudis and Israelis don't really like the progress Obama has made by negotiation, because it ruins their not-so-hidden agenda of inciting the United States to attack, and thus weaken, their regional rivals.

A Precarious Christmas

James Zogby | Posted 02.20.2014 | World
James Zogby

This year, as Arab Christians gather to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the promised "peace on earth, good will to men" will appear, at best, as a remote dream.

The Third Anniversary of the Arab Spring: Towards a Counter Counter-Revolution

Marwan Bishara | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Marwan Bishara

The antagonism and deadlock between the military and their opposition, notably the Islamists, will eventually lead to the emergence of new, decentralized and violent groups as witnessed in Syria. It's the ultimate sign of a "failed state."

Climate Change This Week: Arctic Thermal Hole, Megadrought Now? and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Find the news below grim? Remember that you can make a difference by switching to clean energy, whether or not you own a home. Check out how others ar...

'Barrel Bomb' Terror: What I Saw in a Syrian Border Hospital

Kristin Wright | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Kristin Wright

I learned firsthand of the barrel bomb while visiting with Aisha, a young woman my own age, lying on a small bed in a crowded hospital along Syria's border with Turkey. In the last three days nearly 200 people have been killed in barrel bomb attacks by Syrian regime helicopters in Aleppo.

This Is The Plan To Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 12.18.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has finalized its plan for the destruction of Syria's stockpi...

Seeing Skin in a Syrian Refugee Camp

Debra Kamin | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Debra Kamin

I'd crossed the Jordanian border from Israel earlier that morning, on assignment to report about Israeli aid to Syrian refugees. I was ready to see hunger and homelessness. I hadn't expected, however, to be shown so much skin.

Syria: 1,000 Days Later

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 02.09.2014 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

In Syria, recent and past history leads us to believe that the mayhem is far from over, and a solution is far from in sight. There may well be another 1,000 days.

Obama and Putin Must Stop The Appalling Slaughter of Syria's Children

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 02.09.2014 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Today is World Human Rights Day and is the 20th year to mark this very important event to advance humanity. But to this day millions of children are caught in a viscous cycle of armed conflicts and are exposed to the most egregious forms of violence, deprived of health care and an education.

U.N. Plans First Aid Airlift To Syria

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2014 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Dec 10 (Reuters) - The United Nations' first relief airlift to Syria from Iraq will deliver food and wint...

The So Called 'War on Christmas'

Fr. Peter-Michael Preble | Posted 02.05.2014 | Religion
Fr. Peter-Michael Preble

I used to get peeved when one town after another would outlaw their Christmas display, then I started to see news reports of how Christians are being treated in other parts of the world and suddenly it all seemed so stupid.

Syrian Rebels Demand Hostage Swap For Abducted Nuns

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Dec 6 (Reuters) - A Syrian rebel group calling itself "Free Qalamoun" has claimed the kidnapping of 12 nuns and said it wants to trade them ...

Lebanon Ready to Collapse

Allan Topol | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Two weeks ago, a double suicide bombing outside the Iranian Embassy in Beirut killed 23 people and injured 147. This recent development shows the misery of Lebanon, which has continued for more than 50 years, enters a new and dangerous phase.

Protection in the Syrian Crisis

David L. Phillips | Posted 01.25.2014 | World
David L. Phillips

Failing to protect civilians in the Syrian crisis represents a collective failure of the UN Security Council. Not only does it cast doubt on the UN's ability to prevent and punish genocide. It also calls into question a core principle of the world body.

Jihadists Admit To Beheading Wrong Man

Posted 11.15.2013 | World

In an uncharacteristic display of remorse, members of an al-Qaeda-linked militant group in Syria have come forward to apologize for wrongfully decapit...

Syria, the DRC and the 'Responsibility to Protect': the US Double Standard

Kambale Musavuli | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Kambale Musavuli

The U.N.) says the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the world's deadliest since World War II. The Congo catastrophe, however, has gone largely unnoticed by the world's media, and global leaders have placed the crisis on the back burner.

London Super-Surgeon Teaches Syrian Doctors To Save Lives

Evening Standard, London | Jasmine Gardner | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

For two decades trauma doctor David Nott has taken unpaid leave every year to help the victims of the world’s war zones. He tells Jasmine Gardner wh...

LOOK: Jordan's Zaatari Refugee Camp In Numbers

Posted 11.01.2013 | World

ZAATARI CAMP, Jordan (AP) — Jordan's Zaatari camp for Syrians fleeing their country's civil war is one of the largest refugee camps in the world. ...

Syrian Forces Capture Town Near Chemical Weapons Site

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Syria's armed forces said on Friday they had captured a strategic northern town at the eas...

Syria Destroyed All Of Its Chemical Weapons Facilities, Watchdog Says

Reuters | Posted 12.30.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Syria has destroyed all of its declared chemical weapons production and mixing facilities, meeting a major deadline in an...

WATCH: Video Captures Syrian Army Tank Firing Shell Head On

Posted 10.30.2013 | World

God forbid anyone should ever experience the firing of an army tank shell in real life. But this video, captured by a Syrian rebel's camera, gives a r...

Beyond Chemical Weapons: What Next in Syria's Sectarian Civil War?

Simon Adams | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Simon Adams

As the backslapping at the UN abated, the awkward question of what to do about Syria returned.

Assad Meets With UN Envoy As Peace Talks Falter

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 30 (Reuters) - United Nations envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday in the Syrian capital Damascus in an effo...

Where Days Are Like Years: Winter Rains Deepen Suffering of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Crystal Wells | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Crystal Wells

His 80 years etched into the deep contours of his face and his sky-blue eyes dimmed with sadness, Abdul raises his voice to be heard over the clatter of rain and says, 'Last night, we were wet and cold. All we have is blankets, nothing else, to stay warm.'

So, What's Really Going On 'Over There'?

Devon Kerr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Devon Kerr

This issue remains one of the most important international topics today, and thus warrants all of our immediate attention. Yet many Americans, especially teens my own age, don't really know what exactly is happening in Syria.