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Syrian Uprising

The Arab Spring: Confounded Again... And Again

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 11.14.2012 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

Coupled with the rising anger against the United States in Egypt, Yemen and elsewhere, the Libyan events must make Americans wonder what is happening to the Arab Spring.

Syrian Christians Fear Violent Backlash

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | Religion

By Dominic Evans Sept 12 (Reuters) - In a walled churchyard in the old city of Damascus, a small group of Syrians debate whether the t...

Why Have Democrats Abandoned Syria?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

History will not kindly judge the Democratic Party foreign policy establishment for turning its back on the plight of the Syrian people.

Saudi Fundraising Campaign Raises $72.3 Million For Syria

AFP | Posted 07.30.2012 | Impact

A five-day Saudi fundraising campaign to support the people in Syria has raised more than $72.33 million, the kingdom's Interior Minister Prince Ahmed...

The Most Pessimistic Countries In The World

24/7 WallSt. | Michael B. Sauter, Alexander E. M. Hess and Lisa Nelson | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

War, economic crisis, poverty, disease and overpopulation threaten the well-being of people all over the planet, and yet most people are confident tha...

Iraq Opens All Borders To Syrian Refugees

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2012 | World

AL-WALEED, Iraq, July 23 (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has told Iraq's border officials to allow Syrian refugees into the county, ...

Out of Syria -- With Trepidation

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.16.2012 | World
Dorian de Wind

How about the dangers of being shot down on the way out, or of being viewed as an attacking aircraft by Jordanian air defenses and getting shot down upon entering Jordanian airspace?

The Game of Thrones Around Us

Martin Varsavsky | Posted 09.03.2012 | World
Martin Varsavsky

There is still a lot of Game of Thrones-esque violence around us. The middle ages are still here. A very Game of Thrones real life story seems to be going on right now in Syria.

Andrea Stone

CIA Struggles To Sift Syria's 'Good Guys' From 'Bad Guys' | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.22.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- A secret CIA effort to vet rebel forces fighting the Syrian government and help U.S. allies steer arms toward factions likely to be symp...

Ten Reasons We Should Be Cautious About Military Intervention in Syria

Steven Strauss | Posted 08.09.2012 | World
Steven Strauss

The barbarity of Assad's regime in Syria has generated an understandable urge for a quick military solution. However, for the sakes Americans and Syrians, military intervention should be our last resort and should be carefully planned.

Human Rights Crimes Still Taking Place In Syria, UN Reports

Reuters | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

* U.N. investigators document latest violations * Syrian forces blamed for most killings, torture * Rebels also accused ...

Syria's Unfolding Tragedy: What Can Be Done?

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

There is no easy solution to the Syrian debacle and the Annan plan has now become an obstacle rather than a plan that provides a solution to the conflict.

U.S. On Syria: 'We Are Not Hopeful'

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 06.09.2012 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is expressing outrage that Syrian troops fired into a refugee camp in neighboring Turkey. It says the cro...

Syrian Forces Shoot At Refugees In Turkey

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.09.2012 | World

By ZEINA KARAM -- The Associated Press KILIS, Turkey (AP) - Syrian forces fired across the border Monday into a refugee camp in Turkey, wounding at...

Joshua Hersh

State Dept. Steps Up Aid To Syrian Refugee Communities | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.05.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- With the crisis in Syria showing little sign of abating, the State Department has begun to step up its efforts to assist the tens of tho...

How Teenagers With A Can Of Paint Sparked Syria's Uprising

Los Angeles Times | Posted 03.15.2012 | Teen

It started with some teenagers and a can of paint. “The people want to bring down the regime,” the students wrote on a wall In the southern Syria ...

Journalist Recounts Fleeing Syrian City Under Fire

AP | RODRIGO ABD | Posted 05.13.2012 | Media

ANTAKYA, Turkey — Explosions illuminated the night as we ran, hoping to escape Syria after nearly three weeks of covering a conflict that the go...

Nic Robertson Talks About His Reporting From Syria

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 02.15.2012 | Media

It took the weight of the entire Arab League to get CNN's Nic Robertson into Syria last month. The country has become deeply hostile to journalists...

China Defends Veto of U.N.'s Syria Resolution

AP | By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN | Posted 02.09.2012 | World

BEIJING -- U.S. outrage over Beijing's veto of a U.N. Syria resolution won't affect cooperation on other international issues, a top Chinese diplomat ...

Colleagues Blame Syrian Authorities For Reporter's Death

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 03.23.2012 | Media

GENEVA (AP) — Two Swiss journalists said Sunday that Syrian authorities were to blame for the death of award-winning French TV reporter Gilles Jacqu...

Razan Ghazzawi, Press Freedom Blogger, Released By Syrian Officials

AP | Posted 02.18.2012 | Media

BEIRUT — Syrian authorities have released a U.S.-born blogger and press freedom campaigner who was arrested at the border while on her way to at...

WATCH: Barbara Walters Interviews Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad

Posted 02.05.2012 | Media

Barbara Walters has landed a major scoop: Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad. ABC News announced Wednesday morning that Walters had traveled to Damas...

Assad Sacks Key Syrian Governor After Protests

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 09.01.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian demonstrators knew well the powerful symbolism at their feet: The streets where hundreds of thousands of protesters gathered to ...

Syrian Military Launches Fatal Attack On Heartland

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.31.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a general amnesty Tuesday for prisoners that includes those deemed to have committed political "cr...

Why Syria's Assad Regime Will Fall

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

This has been beyond the wildest of dreams, but the regime of Syria's Bashar Assad will probably fall. Compared to other Arab autocrats, the Assad re...