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Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

Syrian Jihad

Syrian Army Helicopter Crashes; Crew Captured By Rebels

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2015 | World

AMMAN, March 22 (Reuters) - A Syrian military helicopter crashed in northwestern Syria on Sunday and at least four of its crew were captured by rebe...

Kate Sheppard

Climate Change Helped Fuel The Syrian Conflict, New Paper Finds | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.02.2015 | Politics

An unprecedented climate change-fueled drought contributed to the political unrest in Syria, a new paper published Monday in the Proceedings of the Na...

Sophia Jones

From Damascus To Carnegie Hall, A Refugee Child Prodigy Plays The Piano For Peace | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.18.2014 | World

BURSA, Turkey -- When 15-year-old Tambi Asaad Cimuk walked into a music store in this northwestern Turkish city last year, he had never played the pia...

Sophia Jones

Haunting Video Uses An Empty Manhattan To Call Attention To Syria's Child Refugees | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- An estimated 1.5 million Syrian children are now refugees -- roughly the population of Manhattan. A new video produced by the U.N.’s Ref...

School Housed In Tent Is Only Hope For Syrian Refugee Kids

AP | ELENA BECATOROS | Posted 11.06.2014 | Impact

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — It's only a blue tent at the back of a refugee camp in the Turkish border town of Suruc. But for dozens of children who study i...

Sophia Jones

Syrian Filmmakers And Activists Put On Film Festival Inside War-Torn Syria | Sophia Jones | Posted 10.18.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- If it weren’t for the videos coming out of Syria -- often shot on cellphones -- that are regularly uploaded to social media sites and us...

Sam Stein

Top Obama Adviser: The President Didn't Change, ISIS Did | Sam Stein | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As he embarks on a new, more aggressive approach to confront the rise of the Islamic State, President Barack Obama is being hit from all...

Danish City Offers Rehab To Help Reform Volunteer ISIS Fighters

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.11.2014 | World

While the United Kingdom has arrested dozens of British citizens for terrorism offenses linked to Syria, a city in Denmark has come up with a differen...

Islamic State Militants Kill Captured Syrian Soldiers In Brutal Mass Killing

AP | ZEINA KARAM and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.28.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrifie...

UN Panel: Syrian Govt. 'Likely' Used Chemical Weapons On Civilians In April

AP | DIAA HADID and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 10.27.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while ne...

How Syrian Refugee Children Are Trying To Simply Be Kids While Overcoming Hardships Of War

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 07.29.2014 | Impact

Attempting to live a normal childhood in refugee camps, Syrian children aggrieved by hardship, loss and violence are the definition of resilience. ...

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 ...

This Is What Home Will Look Like For 130,000 Syrian Refugees

AP | DIAA HADID and OMAR AKOUR | Posted 06.30.2014 | World

AZRAQ, Jordan (AP) — Jordan opened a third refugee camp Wednesday in the middle of the desert for tens of thousands more Syrians fleeing the civil w...

Ten Powerful Photos Look Back At Four Years Lost To Conflict

Posted 03.15.2014 | World

Today, the 15th of March, is the third anniversary of the start of the Syrian uprising and marks a time for reflection on the four years and nearly 15...

Joshua Hersh

Syrian General Defends Delays In Chemical Weapons Turnover | Joshua Hersh | Posted 03.05.2014 | World

TARTUS, Syria — A top general in Syria’s army on Saturday rejected criticism of his government’s efforts to hand over its chemical weapons stock...

Homeland Security Secretary Cites Syrian Conflict As Rising Security Threat

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 02.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The civil war in Syria has become a matter of U.S. homeland security over concerns about a small number of Americans who have gone...

Max J. Rosenthal

Syrian Refugee Has 'Given Up All Hope' Of Returning To War-Ridden Country | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

TRIPOLI, Lebanon -- Reem Ajaj had planned to become a judge. That goal still seemed possible just over a year ago as she graduated from law school at ...

During Advent, Waiting for Change

John McCullough | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
John McCullough

Upon reflecting this season, I have asked myself, what does it mean to wait in December 2013? On the surface, waiting can seem like a passive experience in standing by for external forces to act. And in our world, far too many people are stuck waiting for relief.

UN: Evidence Suggests Assad Involved In War Crimes

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 12.02.2013 | World

GENEVA (AP) — A growing body of evidence collected by U.N. investigators points to the involvement of senior Syrian officials, including President B...

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...

The Problem of Syria -- and a Solution

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Lawrence Wittner

If the Syrian government has used chemical weapons to massacre large numbers of people that is a real problem -- not only a dastardly act, but a clear violation of international law. But will the U.S. lobbing cruise missiles into Syria provide a solution to the problem?

'Obama, You Can Learn A Thing Or Two From This Good Man'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 09.05.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert has missed former president George W. Bush ever since the day he left the White House, but never more than during the build-up to a po...

Let Them Fight It Out: Obama's Solution to the Syrian Conflict

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 10.30.2013 | World
Brian Glyn Williams

The sad reality of this war is that unlike, say, the Bosnian or Kosovar Muslim civilians who were being slaughtered by Serbian Christian repeat ethnic cleansers when Clinton/NATO decided to intervene in the 1990s, there are no good guys in the Syrian conflict to support.