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Incredible Photos Show The Devastation Of Homs

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 06.17.2014 | World

New York Times Beirut bureau chief Anne Barnard shared a series of powerful images from Homs on her Twitter account this week while reporting from the...

Big Victory For Bashar Assad

AP | DUSAN STOJANOVIC and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

HOMS, Syria (AP) — Isolated and battered after months of bombardment and blockades, Syrian rebels agreed Friday to a cease-fire that would allow hun...

Joshua Hersh

Syria's Children Bear Brunt Of Recent Airstrikes, Bombings

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 05.02.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- A spate of airstrikes and other attacks in recent days have left scores of children dead across Syria, underscoring the dangers facing inn...

Journalist Missing In Syria Reportedly Still Alive

AP | Posted 08.26.2013 | Media

MILAN (AP) — Italy's foreign minister says that officials continued to press for the release of a reporter for the Turin daily La Stampa missing in ...

Car Bomb Rips Through Syria's Homs, At Least 7 Killed

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 08.08.2013 | World

BEIRUT — A suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden car Saturday in Syria's central city of Homs, tearing through an area largely populated...

Activists Report Poison Gas Attack In Syria

Reuters | Erika Solomon | Posted 12.26.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Syria special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi discussed solving the country's conflict with President Bashar al-A...

Marie Colvin: 'I'm Going In, No Matter What'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.10.2012 | Media

A new article in Vanity Fair sheds light on famed war correspondent Marie Colvin's final days. Colvin, who spent two decades reporting from the fr...

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...

Civilian Evacuations Ready, Says Syrian Government

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 08.19.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's government said Tuesday it was ready to act on a U.N. call to evacuate civilians trapped in the rebellious central city of Homs...

In Homs, 'Sunni Markets' Sell Spoils Of War At Discount Prices

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

BEIRUT, June 19 (Reuters) - They call it the "Sunni market" - a comic term with a dark undertone. As rockets and gunfire crackle in th...

Syrian Snipers Kill 2

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.29.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The head of the U.N. observer mission in Syria on Sunday called on President Bashar Assad and the country's opposition to stop fighting...

Syrian Troops Open Fire On Opposition As UN Monitors Arrive

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 06.19.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian troops clashed with army defectors in an eastern city Thursday, leaving at least one person dead, while government forces bombarded r...

Shelling Kills Dozens In Homs

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.01.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Shells slammed into the central Syrian city of Homs Sunday, killing more than two dozen people, activists said, as Syria's government d...

Russia Warns Of 'Last Chance' For Syria

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian forces attacked flashpoint areas Sunday, carrying out raids and clashing with rebels as President Bashar Assad's allies in Russi...

Wounded Opposition Recount Tank Assault Horror

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2012 | World

By Jonathon Burch REYHANLI, Turkey, March 21 (Reuters) - Like most demonstrators in the crowd, Syrian university student Muaz Jaban w...

Pro-Government Gunmen Kill At Least 16 People In Syria, Activists Say

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 05.12.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian activists said Monday that pro-government gunmen killed at least 16 people, including some children, in a rebel stronghold recap...

Marie Colvin's Mother Says Goodbye

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.11.2012 | Media

OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) — Journalist Marie Colvin was remembered Monday as a fearless seeker of truth by mourners from media mogul Rupert Murdoch to t...

Tankfire Crushes Protests

Reuters | Posted 05.09.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, March 9 (Reuters) - Syrian tanks fired on opposition districts in Homs on Friday, killing four people,...

The Absurdity of Assad's Syria and Obama's Calculated Inaction

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.08.2012 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

In an election year beset by economic and geopolitical turmoil, it would serve Obama well to remind the world of the two very words that landed him in the White House. Give us "hope" and act boldly, and in doing so, bring about real "change" for those suffering in Syria.

Syrian Opposition Seeks Heavy Weapons, Support

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | World

BEIRUT, March 4 (Reuters) - Few close observers of the Syrian conflict believe the uprising that began nearly a year ago is anything like over, and ...

Syrian Official: Homs To Be 'Cleaned'

BEN HUBBARD | Posted 04.30.2012 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian regime showed a new determination Wednesday to crush its opponents, vowing to "cleanse" a rebel-held district in the besieg...

Activists: Syria's Military Sends Tanks, Other Reinforcements To Homs

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 04.21.2012 | World

By BASSEM MROUE, The Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's military sent tanks and other reinforcements toward the restive central city of Homs o...

Deadly Shelling In Restive City

AP | DALE GAVLAK and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 04.18.2012 | World

RAMTHA, Jordan — Syrian refugees fleeing to Jordan for their lives described a dramatic escalation in violence and a mounting toll of dead and w...

Syrian Forces Rocket Homs As Arab League Meets In Cairo

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Angus MacSwan AMMAN/BEIRUT, Feb 12 (Reuters) - Sporadic rocket and gunfire broke a respite in Syrian govern...

WATCH: BBC Journalists' Harrowing, Secret Journey Into Syria

Posted 02.06.2012 | Media

A BBC team was smuggled into the city of Homs for exclusive footage of the bloody war between Syrian troops and rebel fighters. Syria is notorious...