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Syria War

Praise for Putin Is Misplaced, and Dangerous

Cody Cain | Posted 10.05.2015 | World
Cody Cain

It seems fashionable in some circles to praise Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, for being some sort of a hero for world peace and justice.

Donald Trump: Middle East Would Be Better Off With Saddam, Gaddafi

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.04.2015 | Entertainment

Donald Trump said Sunday that the Middle East would be more stable if Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and Libyan autocrat Muammar Gaddafi were still in ...

Chris Christie Raps Donald Trump As 'Painfully Naive' About Syria

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) called Donald Trump's position on Syria "painfully naive" on Sunday, slamming him for welcoming Russian President V...

Maps Are The Ammo In The Information Wars Over Russia's Military Campaign In Syria

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.03.2015 | World

As Russian jets strike Syria for a third day, the information war about which groups Moscow is targeting and why fiercely continues. Russia says it is...

Syria Can Be Resolved by International Action

Cody Cain | Posted 10.21.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

The world community possesses the ability to end the abominable war in Syria. The only question is whether it possesses the will to do it.

Putin Is Rewriting History. There Would Be No ISIS Without Assad.

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 10.07.2015 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Russia Urged To Cease Airstrikes On Syrian Opposition, Focus On ISIS

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.02.2015 | World

ISTANBUL, Oct 2 (Reuters) - Turkey and its partners in the U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State called on Russia on Friday to cease its attacks on...

Syrian Blogger Offers An Intimate, Haunting View Of Life In A War Zone

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 10.02.2015 | Media

Global Voices: Dispatches From Syria: Marcell Shehwaro on Life in Aleppo Amid the dozens of stories about the refugee crisis in Europe, it can be easy...

A Plea for the Citizens of Syria

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 10.01.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

A No-Fly Zone will protect civilians merely trying to survive the inhumanity of constant regime barrel bombs, which are the main killers of Syrian civilians. Stopping the killing must be a priority.

Syrian Refugee Parents Need Baby Carriers To Safely Transport Kids. Here's How To Help

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.01.2015 | Good News

One mom has found a way to help Syrian refugee parents from thousands of miles away. Cristal Logothetis, a woman who lives in Glendale, California, to...

US Official: Russia Has Started Air Strikes In Syria

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.30.2015 | World

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Russia launched air strikes in Syria on Wednesday in the Kremlin's biggest Middle East intervention in decades,...

Russian Lawmakers Grant Putin The Right To Use Force In Syria

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.30.2015 | World

MOSCOW, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The Russian parliament on Wednesday unanimously granted President Vladimir Putin the right to deploy the country's militar...

Vladimir Putin Wants To Fight All 'Terror' In Syria -- Except His Brutal Buddy Bashar Assad

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 09.28.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- The international community must stand behind Syria's government to undermine the Islamic State group, Russian President Vladimir V....

U.S.-Trained Syria Rebels Hand Over Equipment To Al Qaeda Affiliate

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 09.27.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels trained by the United States gave some of their equipment to the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front in exchange...

These Instagram Accounts Are Documenting The Refugee Crisis

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 09.25.2015 | World

As thousands of refugees and migrants have made their way to Europe in search of safety and better lives, photographers have gone to incredible length...

Kerry: Russian Support For Assad Could Raise Risk Of Confrontation

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.23.2015 | World

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday Russia's military support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could raise the risk of confrontat...

Middle Eastern Conflicts Spill Onto Spanish Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 09.23.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Inevitably, the mass exodus of refugees from conflict areas was going to provoke the spilling into Europe of multiple disputes in the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa. Spanish soccer is the first to feel the weight of the baggage that has turned vast numbers into destitute refugees.

Syrian War Causes The Global Doomsday Seed Vault's First Withdrawal

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 09.28.2015 | World

The doomsday seed vault on Norway's remote Svalbard archipelago houses the world's back up supply of seeds to ensure crop diversity. It contains depos...

Should I Have Given Her My Socks Too?

Nuri Kino | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics
Nuri Kino

I'm lying sleepless and thinking about all the thousands of people that I've met and interviewed through the years. Now I have a new face. The young woman who is wearing my shoes. Where is she now? Should I have given her my socks?

My Father Is Stuck Between ISIS and Assad

Karam Alhamad | Posted 09.23.2015 | World
Karam Alhamad

The city's residents are currently selling all they own in order to bribe regime officers into letting them out, but smuggling people out of Deir Ezzor has become more expensive than migrating to Europe. With no end in sight and no intervention, Deir Ezzor is dying, slowly and painfully.

Russia Starts Flying Drones Over Syria

Reuters | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.21.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Russia has started flying drone aircraft on surveillance missions in Syria, U.S. officials said on Monday, in what app...

Hillary Clinton Calls On U.S. To Accept 65,000 Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on the United States to accept significantly more Syrian refugees than it alrea...

Affordable Model Could Get 1 Million Syrian Refugee Children In School

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact

A reasonably priced education program could get 1 million Syrian refugees into school by the beginning of October, according to the U.N. For many of ...

Turkey Has Spent Nearly $8 Billion Caring For 2.2 Million Syrian Refugees

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.18.2015 | World

ANKARA — Turkey, which hosts the world's largest refugee population, has so far spent $7.6 billion caring for 2.2 million Syrians who have fled stri...

The Number Of Refugees The U.S. Would Need To Take To Match Germany

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.17.2015 | World

As the world grapples with the largest refugee crisis since World War II, the United States has decided to increase the number of Syrian refugees i...