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Syrian Prime Minister Defects After 2 Months In Post

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab has defected to the opposition seeking to overthrow President ...

Militant Group Claims Kidnap, Killing Of Syrian TV Presenter

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2012 | Media

DUBAI, Aug 5 (Reuters) - An Islamist militant group has claimed responsibility for the kidnap and killing of a Syrian television presenter and has t...

EYES ON SYRIA: What You Missed This Week

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 08.03.2012 | World

Each week, HuffPost World will provide the top stories out of Syria and a recap of events in the country's civil war, as opposition forces clash with ...

U.N. Members Condemn Assad's Brutal Crackdown

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 3 (Reuters) - The U.N. General Assembly on Friday overwhelmingly voted to condemn the Syrian government and demanded a political...

Mortars Hit Palestinian Refugee Camp, 20 Killed

AP | ZEINA KARAM and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 10.03.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria reached out to its powerful ally Russia on Friday, as senior officials pleaded with Moscow for financial loans and supplies of oi...

Peace Versus Justice in Syria's Civil War

Simon Adams | Posted 10.02.2012 | World
Simon Adams

The time for Assad to opt for a peaceful transition into luxurious exile has passed. For now, both the government and the opposition are committed to a military solution to Syria's crisis. But that doesn't mean nothing can be done.

Graphic Video Purportedly Shows Mass Killings In Damascus Suburb

Posted 08.02.2012 | World

An amateur video posted to YouTube purports to show the aftermath of mass killings on Wednesday in Jdeidet Artouz, a suburb of Damascus. The footage a...

U.S. Approves $12 Million More To Syrians

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 2 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama has approved another $12 million in emergency relief aid to Syrians, the White House said ...

No Quick Victory For Syrian Army In Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2012 | World

By William Maclean LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) - The Syrian army's brisk recapture of parts of Damascus is unlikely to be rep...

Obama Authorizes Secret Support For Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing U.S. support for...

Will Syria Become Lebanon?

Rajan Menon | Posted 10.01.2012 | World
Rajan Menon

The Arab Spring has so far produced comparable outcomes in Tunisia, Libya and Egypt: elections leading to post-revolutionary governments. This pattern may not prevail in Syria, though, and post-Assad politics could be a whole lot messier, with the violence and turmoil continuing.


Jeff Danziger | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Symbolic Resolution Asks Assad To Step Down

AP | PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Arab countries pushed ahead Wednesday with a symbolic U.N. General Assembly resolution that tells Syrian President Bashar Assad...

Syrian Soccer Star Turns Rebel

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Khaled Yacoub Oweis ANTAKYA/AMMAN, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Syrian football star Abdelbasset Sarout gained a new k...

'We Took Him Right To His Grave'

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

By Hadeel Al Shalchi and Erika Solomon AZAZ/ALEPPO, Syria, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Rebel fighter Ahmed chuckles as he tells the story of the...

As Battle Rumbles, Graveyards Fill Up

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon ALEPPO, Syria, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Abdelrahman left school at 17 to join the Syrian rebels in Aleppo. His parents never...

Assad: Battle Of Aleppo Will Determine Syria's Fate

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon ALEPPO, Syria, Aug 1 (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad told his troops on Wednesday that their battle against r...

Al Jazeera Reporter Wounded In Syria

AP | SUZAN FRASER | Posted 09.29.2012 | Media

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An Al-Jazeera cameraman says a colleague was wounded while they were covering clashes in the northern Syrian province of Alepp...

How Vogue's Notorious Asma al-Assad Profile Came To Be

The Daily Beast | Joan Juliet Buck | Posted 07.30.2012 | Media

Late in the afternoon of Dec. 1, 2010, I got a call from a features editor at Vogue. She asked if I wanted to go to Syria to interview the first lady,...

Syria Says It Has Recaptured District Of Country's Largest City

Reuters | Posted 09.28.2012 | World

* Helicopters strafe Aleppo * Government declares victory in battle for Damascus * Battle for Aleppo seen as potential t...

Helicopters Pound Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 09.27.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon AZAZ, Syria, July 28 (Reuters) - Military helicopters pounded a rebel-held district of Aleppo on Saturday and armoure...

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.

Syrian Border Guards Kills Fleeing 6-Year-Old

AP | JAMAL HALABY | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

RAMTHA, Jordan — The family crept across farmland under night's cover, heading for the border, when Syrian troops opened fire. Bullets whizzed a...

Rebels Detain Scores Of Syrian Officers, Militiamen

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, July 27 (Reuters) - Rebels have detained scores of Syrian officers, soldiers and pro-government militiame...

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...