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United in Laughter: Syria's Untold Story

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 07.28.2015 | World
Chaker Khazaal

The most influential works of art are those that connect people on a personal level. An artistic expression with powerful social or political symbolism can unite us by resonating with the thoughts, ideas, and emotions of our society.

Syrian Rebels Launch Major Attack In Area Vital To Assad

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.28.2015 | World

BEIRUT, July 28 (Reuters) - Insurgents have launched a major offensive on government-held areas in northwestern Syria in a bid to advance towards a c...

Turkey Accused Of Bombing Kurdish Fighters In Syria

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.27.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkish troops have shelled a Syrian village near the border, targeting Kurdish fighters who have been battling the Islamic State grou...

Syria's Assad Gives First Public Address In A Year

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 07.27.2015 | World

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Kids In Syria Need More Help Now Than Ever As Water Supply Gets Cut

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.23.2015 | Impact

After enduring more than four years of civil war, Syrians are now being deprived of the one resource they can’t survive without -- water. For we...

Muhsin Al Fadhli, Senior Al Qaeda Militant, Killed In U.S. Strike In Syria, Pentagon Says

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.21.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) - A longtime al Qaeda operative and key figure in the so-called Khorasan Group, Muhsin al-Fadhli, was killed in a U.S. ...

How Kids In Crisis Zones Are Still Managing To Have Fun This Summer

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact

Since battles, food shortages and shanty accommodations don’t take a break for summer, children in disaster zones are inevitably limited when it...

Aid Groups: It's 'Impossible' To Know Where All Supplies End Up In Syria

Reuters | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact

LONDON, July 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Charities trying to deliver aid across Syria to help victims of the worsening conflict, have admitted i...

More Than 4 Million Refugees Have Now Fled Syria

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 07.09.2015 | World

ISTANBUL (AP) — More than 4 million Syrians have fled abroad since the 2011 outbreak of civil war, the largest number from any crisis in almost 25 y...

Re-Configuring the Middle East: IS and Changing Demographics

James Dorsey | Posted 07.08.2015 | World
James Dorsey

The Syrian civil war and Iraqi sectarian conflicts involving Islamic State (IS) have had far-reaching consequences for the demographics across the region.

Syrian Forces, Hezbollah Fight To Recapture Border Town From Rebels

AP | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.04.2015 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian elite forces backed by Hezbollah fighters besieged a rebel-held mountain resort near the border with Lebanon on Saturd...

Kurds Drive ISIS Out Of Syria's Kobani

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 06.27.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State fighters who launched a surprise attack on a Syrian border town massacred more than 200 civilians, including women and c...

ISIS Kills Civilians, Takes Hostages In Kobani

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 06.26.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Fighting raged into the night Friday between Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants in the Syrian border town of Kobani, as repo...

ISIS Re-Enters Kobani Amid Major Assault On Syrian Kurdish Cities

AP | Posted 06.26.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants launched major attacks in northern Syria on Thursday after a string of recent setbacks, storming government-he...

Watch An Inspiring Short Film On The Resilient Women In Syrian Refugee Camps

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 06.23.2015 | World

The number of Syrian refugees is currently approaching 4 million, with UN data showing women and children make up over three-quarters of that total. H...

Kurdish Fighters Close In On ISIS Stronghold In Syria

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 06.23.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Backed by U.S.-led airstrikes and buoyed by battlefield successes, Kurdish fighters kept up an offensive through northern Syria on Tue...

The Middle East and North Africa: Adapting to a New Paradigm

James Dorsey | Posted 06.18.2015 | World
James Dorsey

The military strategies of the United States and its regional allies focused on bombing campaigns, support for local militias, and inherently weak military forces to fight potential ground battles, have failed to defeat rebel forces in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya.

Druze Mount Next Flashpoint in Syrian Conflict: Implications for Israel

James Dorsey | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
James Dorsey

As rebel forces advance towards the mountainous Druze stronghold in Idlib province, Israel has to decide whether it should intervene in the Syrian civil war by arming the Druze while Saudi Arabia is faced with the choice between realpolitik and its religious doctrine which views the Druze as heretics.

Thousands Of Syrian Refugees Pour Into Turkey As Kurds Advance On ISIS Stronghold

AP | LEFTERIS PITARAKIS and SAMEER N. YAACOUB | Posted 06.14.2015 | World

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) -- Hundreds of Syrian refugees poured into a Turkish-Syrian border crossing Saturday, fleeing intense fighting between Syrian Ku...

Syria's Al Qaeda Branch Kills Druze Villagers

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2015 | World

BEIRUT, June 11 (Reuters) - Members of the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front Sunni militant group have killed 20 Druze villagers in northwestern Syria, a gr...

Sophia Jones

Missing Russian Student, Suspected Of Trying To Join ISIS, Detained While Trying To Cross Into Syria | Sophia Jones | Posted 06.05.2015 | World

An undated photograph of Varvara Karaulova, provided by her father. ISTANBUL -- A missing 19-year-old Russian student whose father said earlier ...

Sophia Jones

This Russian Teen May Have Gone To Join ISIS. Her Dad Is Desperate To Bring Her Back | Sophia Jones | Posted 06.05.2015 | World

An undated photograph of Varvara Karaulova, provided by her father. ISTANBUL -- It’s been a week since Pavel Karaulov has heard from his daugh...

Syrians Try To Build Case Against Assad In Chlorine Attacks

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 05.23.2015 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northe...

ISIS Captures Ancient Syrian City Of Palmyra

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2015 | World

BEIRUT, May 20 (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents stormed the historic Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, fighting off pro-government forces who w...

Turkey Says It Shot Down Syrian Helicopter

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 05.16.2015 | World

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish forces shot down a Syrian helicopter after it crossed into Turkish airspace, the country's defense minister said Saturday. S...