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Syrian Army Lays Siege To Rebels In Aleppo

Associated Press | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 07.09.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops advanced in and around the northern city of Aleppo on Monday, in what appears to be an attempt to lay siege to oppositio...

A Frightening Precedent

Mohammed Fairouz | Posted 07.02.2014 | World
Mohammed Fairouz

The current situation in the Middle East is proof that ignoring a wound doesn't make it go away. Over three years of neglect from the international community with regards to Syria has destabilized that nation and its neighbors.

'We Are In Hell'

www.cnn.com | Posted 06.09.2014 | World

Aleppo is a dusty, pale skeleton of the city I reported from 22 months ago....

Joshua Hersh

British Journalists Freed After Kidnapping In Northern Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.15.2014 | Media

ISTANBUL -- A pair of veteran British journalists were badly wounded after being kidnapped in the wild frontier land of northern Syria, their newspape...

So, Mr. President, You Want a New Syria Policy?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Generating a General Assembly resolution to support humanitarian relief and encouraging states to pursue humanitarian remedies at least isolates Putin and Assad from the will of the world and yields at least broad moral authority to act.

Joshua Hersh

Obama Administration Hints Of More Aggressive Options On Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

ISTANBUL -- Ever since President Barack Obama expressed "enormous frustration" over the situation in Syria at a press conference last week, a number o...

Joshua Hersh

More Syrians Than Ever Rush To Leave Aleppo

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.10.2014 | World

ONCUPINAR BORDER CROSSING, Turkey -- On Saturday afternoon, a Syrian man who gave his name as Sobhi was standing on the side of the road a few feet in...

Joshua Hersh

Aid Group Goes Public With Deaths Of Staff In Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

NEW YORK -- Three aid workers with the Czech humanitarian organization People In Need were killed by a mortar strike in the Syrian city of Aleppo last...

Assad's Fan Club Is Growing for All the Wrong Reasons

Daniel Nisman | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
Daniel Nisman

Jihadist-jittery governments are increasingly buying Assad's argument that a rebel victory will turn Syria into a haven for extremism and foment regional instability. What they fail to realize is that Assad is duping them into choosing between one extremist future for Syria and another.

Joshua Hersh

Regrouped Syrian Rebels Fight Back Against Hardline Islamist Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- A hardline Syrian militant group with ties to al Qaeda has steadily lost ground in northern Syria against a recent surge of rebranded rebels...

Syrian Airstrike Kills 20

AP | Posted 02.27.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say a Syrian government airstrike on a crowded vegetable market in a rebel-held neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo ...

Dozens Killed In Aleppo Air Strike

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Government forces widened a bombing campaign in rebel-held areas of northern Syria on Monday, striking one of the main border towns ne...

Who Unleashed Chemical Weapons in Syria? The UN Won't Say

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Russia said the U.S. deliberately ignored Moscow's study on the Aleppo area attacks. This accusation, without a definitive UN report, left cherry picking journalists and ideologues free to choose an easy version that suited them: a U.S. conspiracy or Russian deceptiveness.

MSF: Death Toll In Brutal Aleppo Bombing Tops 100

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2014 | World

GENEVA, Dec 17 (Reuters) - More than 100 people have been killed and others wounded by "barrel bombs" dropped by Syrian army helicopters on Aleppo t...

Joshua Hersh

Syrian People Struggle To Survive Humanitarian Disaster Hidden From Western Eyes

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

REYHANLI, Turkey -- In a weathered house in this small town on the Turkish border with Syria, four Syrian aid workers huddled around a bare desk insid...

Massive Bombing Raid On Syria's Aleppo Kills At Least 76

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 02.14.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government aircraft pounded opposition areas in the northern city of Aleppo and near the southern border with Jordan on Monday, ...

Syria Air Raids Kill At Least 37

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 12.15.2013 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government aircraft dropped barrels packed with explosives on opposition-held areas of the contested northern city of Aleppo on...

'There Is No Progress, We Are Not Winning The War'

Agence France Presse | Antonio Pampliega | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

The struggle for Syria's second city Aleppo has been locked in stalemate for months, fuelling the frustration of rebels who see no way out but to dogg...

The Evolving Landscape in Syria and Implications for Greater Kurdistan

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.06.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The ease with which violence in Iraq and Syria has negatively impacted surrounding countries underscores the declining significance of borders throughout the Levant.

Sharing the Sufis of Syria

Emily O'Dell | Posted 11.05.2013 | World
Emily O'Dell

While today we're all thinking about chemical weapons in Syria, I can't stop thinking about the Sufis there--the living and dead mystic masters and dervishes whom I encountered in Damascus just two months before the civil war began.

Look: Before And After Images Of Aleppo's Destruction

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

In July 2012, Fighters loyal to embattled Syrian president Bashar al-Assad launched a full-scale assault to recapture the northern city of Aleppo, wh...

Syria Rebel Council Bans...Croissants?!

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 08.01.2013 | World

As forces loyal to embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are launching continuing assaults on Aleppo, some fighters in the city have set their si...

Activists: Syrian Rebels Launch Deadly Attack On Civilian Convoy

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2013 | World

BEIRUT, July 24 (Reuters) - Rebels attacked a convoy of trucks and buses in northern Syria, activists said on Wednesday, after Islamist militants ha...

Syria's 'Evil Man'

Claude Salhani | Posted 09.21.2013 | World
Claude Salhani

British Prime Minister David Cameron did not beat around the bush. He went straight for the jugular and called Syria's president Bashar Assad "an evil man."

Syria Rebels Capture Key Village Amid Heavy Losses

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.21.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels went on the offensive in Syria's north Monday, seizing three villages and attacking a main supply road, trying to counter...