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Syrian Conflict

Life for Refugees in Lebanon Becoming Increasingly Harsh

Caroline Gluck | Posted 01.30.2015 | World
Caroline Gluck

Some families were in self-constructed shelters, using plastic sheets and pieces of wood. Many of their shelters had let in snow and water -- bringing misery to their inhabitants trying to stay warm. Aid agencies politely call the living conditions of these people "substandard." In truth, they are squalid and often unfit for human habitation.

Syrian Refugees: Prostitution Rises When Aid Fails

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 01.23.2015 | Impact
Chaker Khazaal

During a recent visit to Lebanon, walking along Hamra Street, I was taken back to my childhood. My father and I meandered down this road en route to my favorite spot. Constantly stopped by friends, eager to talk, it seemed to take forever to reach the Modca Cafe, and the ice cream I so eagerly anticipated.

The Clever, 'Democratically Supported,' Bloodthirsty Tyrant

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

To be blunt, Syria's presidential contest is indeed incredibly insulting to anyone who can legitimately call himself or herself a democrat. Yet the voting that the Syrian National Coalition has called a "blood election" is an integral part of Assad's strategy for the war.

Canadian Hezbollah Commander Killed In Syria

Reuters | Posted 07.27.2014 | World

BEIRUT, May 27 (Reuters) - A senior Lebanese-Canadian commander in the Shi'ite Muslim militant group Hezbollah has been killed in Syria where he was...

Syria Begins Presidential Election Campaigns Amid Devastating War

AP | By ALBERT AJI | Posted 07.11.2014 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — On billboards and in posters taped to car windows, new portraits of President Bashar Assad filled the streets of Damascus on ...

Report: Western Spy Agencies Approach Assad Gov't

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

DUBAI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The intelligence services of some Western countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have visited Damascus to d...

The Challenges of the New Year

James Zogby | Posted 02.27.2014 | World
James Zogby

The Middle East promises to be every bit as complicated and challenging to US policy-makers as it has been in the year just ending. There is a dizzying array of conflicts and crises unfolding across the region -- all of which will involve the US in the year to come.

Colbert Is Totally Baffled By Rand Paul

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 11.12.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert hates Obama. Rand Paul hates Obama. So why is it so hard for Stephen Colbert to agree with Rand Paul? Oh, right, because Paul's critic...

Veterans: Obama Must Remember Lessons Of Iraq And Afghanistan

Posted 09.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

As a fiery debate continues about whether the U.S. should intervene in Syria, veterans of America's most recent military conflicts visited HuffPost Li...

The Kurdish Quest in Syria

Delovan Barwari | Posted 11.07.2013 | World
Delovan Barwari

The tragedy unfolding in Syria will likely provide an opportunity for the Kurds of Syria to achieve their political and cultural rights under a federal democratic system or possibly establishing an independent Kurdish state in the post Assad era.

Obama Meets Putin

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Between Bombing Or Doing Nothing

Luis Moreno Ocampo | Posted 11.04.2013 | World
Luis Moreno Ocampo

The Syrian conflict offers the world an opportunity: to find an innovative response to establish global order.

Congress on Vacation

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Too Burned Out on War to Care

John Michael | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
John Michael

We have a clear understanding of where the line in the sand is, we just aren't willing to do anything if and when it is crossed. It's hearing your neighbor beating his wife and turning on the air conditioning.

The Great Game in Syria

Ali Younes | Posted 07.09.2013 | World
Ali Younes

The visit by U.S. secretary of state John Kerry to Russia earlier this week gave hope that an imminent diplomatic breakthrough in Syria is on the horizon.

The Final Letter Written By Olivier Voisin, a French Photographer Who Died of His Wounds in Syria

Antoine Vitkine | Posted 04.26.2013 | World
Antoine Vitkine

At the request of Olivier Voisin's family who did not want the letter to be published, I have decided to remove it from my blog.

Syrian Artists Get Revolutionary

ARTINFO | Posted 03.27.2013 | Arts

Not so long ago it looked like Damascus was in line to once again become a global center for art, with a burgeoning gallery scene and a growing intern...

Car Bomb Explodes In Aleppo, Syrian News Agency Reports 17 Dead

AP | JAMAL HALABY and ALBERT AJI | Posted 11.09.2012 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — A car bomb ripped through Syria's largest city of Aleppo on Sunday, killing at least 17 people and wounding 40 in one of the mai...

Pentagon: Syria Air Attacks 'Despicable'

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Monday deplored what it saw as an increasing use of air power by Syrian President Bas...

Rebels Battle On After Assassination Of Top Regime Officials

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Erika Solomon AMMAN/BEIRUT, July 19 (Reuters) - Rebels battled deep into Damascus and seized control of pa...

Washington and Damascus

Saul Landau | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Saul Landau

Amidst U.S. and European recessions, why provoke tensions in Syria where western intervention could provoke a new Cold War? So what should the West do to stop ongoing violence to civilians in Syria?