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Michael Calderone

WikiLeaks Removes AP From Media 'Collaborator' List | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.05.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- When WikiLeaks began publishing some 2.4 million Syrian files on Thursday, a trove that it said includes emails from "political figures, m...

Troops And Helicopters Advance On Northern Town

Reuters | Posted 09.04.2012 | World

By Mariam Karouny and Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, July 5 (Reuters) - Syrian troops backed up by helicopters advanced on Thursday into the re...

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.

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.

Syrian Opposition Meeting Takes A Turn For The Worse

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2012 | World

CAIRO, July 3 (Reuters) - A meeting of Syria's splintered opposition in Cairo on Tuesday descended into scuffles and fistfights that will dishearten...

Assad: 'We Are In A State Of War, So Every Unidentified Plane Is An Enemy Plane'

AP | AYA BATRAWY and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 09.02.2012 | World

CAIRO — Syrian opposition groups struggled to form a united leadership Tuesday at a meeting in Cairo that exposed the vast disagreements that ha...

Syria Accused Of Running Torture Centers

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2012 | World

NEW YORK, July 3 (Reuters) - Syrian intelligence agencies are running torture centers across the country where detainees are beaten with batons and ...

EYES ON SYRIA: The Week In Review

Posted 06.29.2012 | World

Each week, HuffPost World will provide the top stories out of Syria and a recap of events in the country's uprising, as President Bashar Assad’s reg...

Bomb Rocks Damascus

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 08.28.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Turkey deployed anti-aircraft guns, rocket launchers and other weapons along its border with Syria on Thursday, a military buildup that...

Russia Backs Annan Plan For Political Transition In Syria

Reuters | Louis Charbonneau | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

* Annan's proposal to be discussed in Geneva on Saturday * Unclear if Russia would accept exclusion of Assad (Adds background, dipl...

Giving Up on a 'Syrian-Led' Peace

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 08.27.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

There are still some patriotic citizens willing to join the cabinet of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad; he swore in new ministers Tuesday. But if any of them still imagined that the unrest gripping the country could be safely contained, they now have heard differently.

Assad and His Droogs

John Feffer | Posted 08.26.2012 | World
John Feffer

Anthony Burgess' warning about the dangers of intervention holds an important lesson: There are unintended consequences.

Syria's Chemical Weapons: How Secure Are They?

The Christian Science Monitor | Posted 06.26.2012 | World

As Syria slides into ever worsening violence and parts of the country begin to slip out of control of the state, Syria's chemical and biological weapo...

Syrian Opposition Seeks Unity Within

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 06.24.2012 | World

BRUSSELS -- Members of disparate Syrian groups opposed to the rule of President Bashar Assad tried Sunday in Brussels to hash out their differences an...

Syria Forms A New Government

AP | Posted 06.23.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a decree forming a new government Saturday, but it will be headed by a key loyalist and the foreign, de...

Saudi Arabia, Qatar Reportedly Paying Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, June 23 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Qatar are paying salaries to rebel forces fighting in the Syrian revolt against President...

EYES ON SYRIA: The Week In Review

Posted 06.22.2012 | World

Each week, HuffPost World will provide the top stories out of Syria and a recap of events in the country's year-long uprising, as President Bashar Ass...

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.

U.N.: More Than 1.5 Million Syrians Need Humanitarian Help

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

GENEVA, June 22 (Reuters) - The number of people needing humanitarian assistance in Syria has risen to 1.5 million from the previous estimate of 1 m...

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...

U.S. Points Finger, And Arms Exports, At Human Rights Abusers

IWatch News | Zach Toombs | Posted 06.22.2012 | World

Every May and June, different branches of the State Department paint contrasting portraits of how Washington views dozens of strategically significant...

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...

Red Cross Retreats From Embattled Syrian City

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

GENEVA, June 21 (Reuters) - Aid workers hoping to evacuate trapped civilians and wounded were unable to enter hard-hit areas of the Syrian city of H...

Syrian Military Jet Defects

AP | BASSEM MROUE and JAMAL HALABY | Posted 08.21.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A Syrian fighter pilot on a training mission flew his MiG-21 warplane to neighboring Jordan, where he was given asylum Thursday in a de...

C.I.A. Reportedly Helping To Steer Weapons To Syrian Rebels

The New York Times | ERIC SCHMITT | Posted 06.21.2012 | World

A small number of C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey, helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border ...