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Syrian Violence

The World's Silence on Syria Is a Silence of Hypocrites

Michael Shammas | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Michael Shammas

Eventually, Assad or his sons must renounce power; history teaches that no repressive regime lasts forever. But how long until this family falls? How long until "might makes right" is replaced by morality, until the pen and law and human decency really do triumph over the sword?

Farah Mohamed

Syria's Women Demand A Voice In The Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Farah Mohamed | Posted 09.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Imagine the gruesomeness of it. Dead bodies cut into from the side. Organs removed, harvested, leaving the remains of something -- someo...

"There Is No Time for Hesitation": Reflections From the Free Syrian Army

Wendy Pearlman | Posted 11.03.2013 | World
Wendy Pearlman

As a part of a larger project interviewing Syrian refugees in Jordan and Turkey, I carried out the following interview with an army colonel who defected to the Free Syrian Army fighting President Bashar al-Assad. I spoke with him on August 11, 2013, ten days before the chemical weapons attack.

Resilience Under Fire: Reality for Syrian Refugee Teens

Sarah Smith | Posted 05.02.2013 | Impact
Sarah Smith

Every night, when darkness decreases the chances they'll be shot, an average of 5,000 refugees, half of them children, flee from Syria into Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.

Does Anyone Give a Damn About Syria?

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 03.18.2013 | World
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

I was a Rabbi at a University. If 80 students had died in a military attack it would have shaken the foundations of the academic world. But in Syria it's just another day of indiscriminate slaughter.

Redeem Your God: Ramblings of a Child From Syria

Satpal Singh | Posted 09.30.2012 | World
Satpal Singh

Strong and unified pressure from world's spiritual leaders may deter a brutal regime from unleashing tyranny on its people. Could the spiritual leaders of the world caution their followers in unequivocal and forceful terms that God does not look kindly on such violations of human rights?

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.

Syria's Assads Turned To West For Polished P.R.

nytimes.com | BILL CARTER and AMY CHOZICK | Posted 08.11.2012 | Media

For some journalists, Syria has been one of the least hospitable countries in the Middle East, a place where reporters -- if they can get in -- are ro...

Lebanese TV Cameraman Shot Dead On Syria Border

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2012 | Media

BEIRUT, April 9 (Reuters) - A cameraman for Lebanon's Al-Jadeed television channel was shot dead on Monday near Lebanon's northern border with Syria...

144 Reported Killed In Latest Rash Of Syria Violence

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 04.28.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A Syrian activist group reported Monday that 144 people have been killed across the country, scores of them in the embattled opposition...

Syrian Leader Sets Referendum On New Draft Constitution

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 04.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT — As Syrian forces stepped up their assault Wednesday on rebellious cities, President Bashar Assad ordered a referendum on a new constitu...

900 Dead In Syria

AP | By BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.21.2011 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian security forces opened fire on a funeral procession for slain anti-government protesters Saturday, pushing the number of people repor...