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The Battle For Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Mariam Karouny AMMAN/BEIRUT, July 27 (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's artillery pounded rebel-held a...

U.N. Fears Aleppo Showdown Could Be Imminent

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

BEIRUT — International concern was mounting Friday over a potential massacre as Syrian troops bombarded the besieged city of Aleppo with artille...

The Case for Intervening in Syria

Lionel Beehner | Posted 09.25.2012 | World
Lionel Beehner

Iraq is the wrong frame of reference for Syria. Iraq was a war of choice, not a humanitarian intervention.

Shells Rain Down On Damascus, Aleppo

Reuters | Mariam Karouny | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, July 26 (Reuters) - Damascus and Syria's second biggest city, Aleppo, came under shell fire on Thursday as troops loyal t...

Turkey Struggles To Cope With 44,000 Syrian Refugees

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi KILIS, Turkey, July 25 (Reuters) - Tempers are running short in Syrian refugee camps just inside Turkey, where...

Clinton: Syrian Rebels Are Gaining Ground

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels are gaining ground and will eventually control swathes of territory, but Syrian President Bashar al-A...

Jordan Tightens Border Security With Syria

AP | DALE GAVLAK | Posted 07.23.2012 | World

AMMAN, Jordan -- Jordan's king has announced that security along the country's northern frontier has been tightened, but Syrian refugees fleeing viole...

Will Moscow Change Its Policy After the Damascus Bombing?

Raghida Dergham | Posted 09.19.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

The quick succession of crucial developments on the Syrian scene has brought international players back to the strategy-drawing board, some of them confused, some of them angry, and others eager to reap the rewards or to adapt to the new situation.

Security Council Extends U.N. Monitor Mission In Syria

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER and ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 09.19.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday renewing the 300-strong U.N. observer force in Syria for 30 ...

Russian Envoy To France: Assad Ready To Step Down

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 09.19.2012 | World

PARIS -- Russia's ambassador to France said Friday that he believes Syria's president is ready to step down "in a civilized way." But the Syrian gover...

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...

The Paterno Monument: Beware Hubris

Paul Gunther | Posted 09.18.2012 | Home
Paul Gunther

The Paterno monument was ill considered from the get-go. Even if one still worships him, that should be the kindest, unanimous, retroactive refrain. With a decision pending any day let that fact be the guiding decision-maker.

Where Is Assad?

Posted 09.18.2012 | World

BEIRUT - Bashar Assad attended the swearing-in of his new defense minister Thursday, Syrian state TV said, the first sign of the president since an au...

Red Cross: Syria Conflict Is Civil War

AP | Posted 09.14.2012 | World

GENEVA -- The International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday it now considers the conflict in Syria to be a full-blown civil war, meaning intern...

Assad Aide Joins Ivy League

David Fine | Posted 09.10.2012 | College
David Fine

This September, as students return to the Morningside Heights campus, among them will be a 22-year-old woman linked closely to the atrocities of an infamous world leader: Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad.

An International Understanding Over the Exit of Assad and His Relatives, With the Regime Remaining in Place

Raghida Dergham | Posted 09.05.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

When will the Syria matter be settled? No one has a definitive answer, but the majority are saying that a political solution will come before the end of the year. That is if this is not undermined by developments that would impose militarization.

The Friend That Defected On Assad

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.06.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- A top general who has abandoned President Bashar Assad's regime was a longtime friend from Syria's most powerful Sunni family, and his break...

What If Assad Survives?

Gabriel Kohan | Posted 07.03.2012 | World
Gabriel Kohan

As dark and murky as the quagmire in Syria has become, it is incumbent on the U.S. to do what it can to actualize the one shred of clarity that has arisen from the chaos: Assad must go, and that is not open to compromise.

The Geneva Talks: The Russians Sponsoring a Political Solution in Syria?

Raghida Dergham | Posted 08.29.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

Tomorrow, in the presence of the foreign ministers of the five permanent members of the Security Council, in addition to Turkey, Iraq, Kuwait and Qatar, as well as the Secretary-Generals of both the United Nations and the League of Arab States, a serious race will start in Geneva.

Shells Rain Down On Syrian Capital

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 08.29.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops bombarded a rebellious suburb of the nation's capital with tank and artillery shells Friday, killing dozens of people dur...

Syria Forces Fire At Second Turkish Plane

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2012 | World

June 25 (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday that Syrian forces had fired at a second Turkish plane which was searching for an F-4 reconnaissance jet s...

Between Washington and Moscow: Assad's Exit a Condition or a Result of the Political Solution?

Raghida Dergham | Posted 08.22.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

Detailed talks have begun on political transition in Syria.

Solution in Syria?

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 08.22.2012 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

We are now left with what may prove to be the only realistic and likely solution in Syria: Bashar and his cronies, including the Alawite-dominated military units still loyal to him, will withdraw to the area where it all began decades ago.

At Least 25 Killed In Syrian Village; State TV Blames Terrorists

AP | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A video emerged Friday showing more than a dozen bloodied corpses in Syria, some of them piled on top of each other and in military uniform...

John McCain: It's 'Shameful' That U.S. Won't Arm Syria Rebels

AP | MICHELE SALCEDO | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain on Sunday characterized the lack of U.S. aid to Syrian rebels as "shameful" and said helping their cause would dea...