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Syria War

Could We Make Opposition to Iran War Obligatory for Blue State Democrats?

Robert Naiman | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

What if we could make examples of some blue state Democrats who are vulnerable to pressure from the pro-war forces - not punishment examples, but deterrence examples?

Dozens Killed In Aleppo Air Strike

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Government forces widened a bombing campaign in rebel-held areas of northern Syria on Monday, striking one of the main border towns ne...

Shiite Fatwa Legitimizes Syrian War

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 12.19.2013 | Religion

BAGHDAD (AP) — A leading Shiite Muslim cleric widely followed by Iraqi militants has issued the first public religious edict permitting Shiites to f...

'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.

UN: Syrians Systematically Disappear Without A Trace

AP | BARBARA SURK and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 12.19.2013 | World

GENEVA (AP) — A panel of U.N. investigators said Thursday it believes the Syrian government is committing a crime against humanity by making people ...

UN Needs $6.5 Billion In Syria Aid

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 12.16.2013 | World

GENEVA (AP) — The United Nations said Monday it needs almost $13 billion to meet some of the world's biggest humanitarian needs in 2014, and almost ...

Massive Bombing Raid On Syria's Aleppo Kills At Least 76

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 02.14.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government aircraft pounded opposition areas in the northern city of Aleppo and near the southern border with Jordan on Monday, ...

Huffington Magazine This Week: Internet Intelligence

Arianna Huffington | Posted 02.12.2014 | Technology
Arianna Huffington

In this week's issue, Bianca Bosker tells the story of how one man uncovered the secrets of Syria's chemical warfare against its citizens.

U.S., Britain Suspend Aid To North Syria

Reuters | Dasha Afanasieva and Humeyra Pamuk | Posted 02.10.2014 | World

ISTANBUL, Dec 11 (Reuters) - The United States and Britain suspended non-lethal aid to northern Syria after Islamist fighters seized Western-backed ...

Huffington Issue 79: Syria And Social Media, Mandela In Photos And More

Posted 12.10.2013 | Technology

In this week's issue of Huffington magazine, we talk to the one-man intelligence unit that revealed the secrets of Syria's war. Digging through YouTub...

All Syrian Chemical Weapons Munitions Destroyed

AP | Posted 12.06.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The international chemical weapons watchdog says it has verified the destruction of all of Syria's unfilled munitions ...

Opposition: New Poison Gas Attack In Syria

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2014 | World

AMMAN, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Opposition activists again accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of using poison gas in Syria's civil war on Thursday,...

Israel Provides Humanitarian Aid To Syria War Victims

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 12.03.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel acknowledged for the first time Tuesday that it is providing humanitarian aid to victims of the civil war inside neighboring...

Bashar Al-Assad's Cousin Speaks Out On Al-Assad Family Divide

HuffPost Live | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Bashar al-Assad's cousin, Ribal Al-Assad, joined HuffPost Live’s Ahmed Shihab-Eldin Monday to discuss how the 1982 Hama massacre contributed to a ri...

Israeli Troops Come Under Attack From Syria

AP | Posted 12.02.2013 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says its troops have come under attack from Syria and have fired back in retaliation. The military says a mor...

U.S. Offers To Help Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons

AP | ALBERT AJI and TOBY STERLING | Posted 11.30.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The U.S. has offered to help destroy some of the most lethal parts of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile at an offshore facil...

Video Allegedly Shows Al Qaeda Linked Group Executing Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Al Qaeda-linked militants have executed the commander of a rival rebel faction and six of his men, an amateur video of th...

Lebanon's Weed Trade Thrives In Chaos Of Syrian War

Agence France Presse | Rana Moussaoui | Posted 01.26.2014 | World

Lebanese marijuana grower Abu Sami is practically rubbing his hands together with glee: the Syrian conflict has paralysed authorities at home and left...

First Syria Peace Talks To Be Held At End Of January

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — Syria's government and opposition will meet for the first time in an attempt to halt the nearly 3-year-old civil war that has killed m...

Bianca Bosker

Inside The One-Man Intelligence Unit That Exposed The Secrets And Atrocities Of Syria's War | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology

There was something strange about the rockets that landed on Zamalka, a town south of Syria's capital, just after two in the morning on Aug. 21. They ...

Assad Seizes The Momentum

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 11.16.2013 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have firmly seized the momentum in the country's civil war in recent weeks, capturing on...

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.

Sophia Jones

The Russians Are Back | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.14.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Move over America, an old bedfellow might be returning to Egypt: Russia. On Thursday, top Russian and Egyptian officials began talks in Ca...

GOP Senator Praises Big Defense Department Move

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department is canceling plans to buy additional cargo helicopters from the Russian arms export agency that is a top su...

Sophia Jones

Lebanon Attempts To Head Off Potential Polio Outbreak | Sophia Jones | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

TRIPOLI, Lebanon -- A squalid urban slum that has become a haven for refugees fleeing the war in neighboring Syria is at the center of concerns that L...