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Syria Civil War

Syria Blames Oil Well Fires On Rebels

AP | Posted 05.31.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Heavy shelling in a neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo sent civilians fleeing for their lives on Sunday, and the state news ag...

Syrian Shells Strike Lebanese Border Villages

AP | Posted 03.31.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Lebanon's state news agency says shells fired from inside Syria have struck Lebanese border villages. The National News Agency said the she...

Syrian Rebel Military Leader Rejects New PM

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's opposition plunged into disarray Sunday as its president quit and its military chief refused to recognize the newly elected pri...

Kerry 'Anything That Supports President Assad Is Problematic'

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — Just days after the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry confronted Baghdad for continuin...

Bashar Assad Running Out of Syrians, Requests Volunteers From Other Countries to Slaughter

Spencer Green | Posted 05.22.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Syrian President Bashar al Assad has made a desperate plea seeking people from countries around the globe who will voluntarily come to Syria to be killed.

Syrian Opposition Demands Probe Of Chemical Weapons Attack

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 05.20.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's government and rebels on Wednesday both demanded an international investigation into an alleged chemical weapons attack, as the...

Syria Accuses Rebels Of Firing Chemical Weapon

AP | ALBERT AJI and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.19.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria's government and rebels traded accusations Tuesday of a chemical attack on a northern village for the first time in the ...

Assad's Wife, Children Make Rare Public Appearance

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.17.2013 | World

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's wife and his children have made a rare public appearance at a charity fund-raiser in Damascus for mothers of soldie...

In Syria's Playground Of The Dead

Agence France Presse | Jose Rodriguez | Posted 05.17.2013 | World

Mohammed Assad holds the Muslim holy book the Koran as he stands over the grave of his eldest son, buried beside a see-saw in a public park in Syria's...

Syrian Opposition Nominates 12 PM Candidates

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 05.17.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's main opposition group is launching its most serious attempt yet to form a rival government to President Bashar Assad's regime, ...

U.S. Training Syria Rebels In Jordan, Der Spiegel Reports

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2013 | World

BERLIN, March 10 (Reuters) - Americans are training Syrian anti-government fighters in Jordan, the German weekly Der Spiegel said on Sunday, quoting...

Syrian Regime Bombs Rebel-Held City, Activists Say

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.10.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Since rebels seized the capital of Raqqa province in northern Syria from the government last week, they have posted guards at state bui...

WATCH: Syria Tank Footage Shows Devastation In Damascus Suburb

Posted 03.08.2013 | World

A recent video (above) posted on YouTube by the Abkhazian Network News Agency (ANNA) appearing to show the Syrian army engaged in battle with rebels i...

LOOK: What You Need To Know About The Conflict In Syria

Posted 03.07.2013 | World

Two years into the Syrian civl war, the shocking human tolls--70,000 killed, over a million refugees--only begin to tell the tale. In a unique interac...

Syria Claims To Find Alleged Israel Spy Devices

AP | Posted 05.07.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian authorities have discovered Israeli spying devices that were apparently hidden in objects that resembled rocks, Syria's...

Civil War in Syria: The Spillover Threat

James Dorsey | Posted 05.06.2013 | World
James Dorsey

Water tankers line the unpaved road outside a pre-fab United Nations meeting room in Za'atari, the Syrian refugee camp in a desert just south of the Jordanian-Syrian border that is home to 110,000 escapees from the brutal war in Syria.

Two Years of Civil War in Syria, and What About the Future?

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 05.05.2013 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

It is safe to say that Syria of the past is over, and a new Syria is still far from being. In the absence of a military decision in the foreseeable future, Syria can continue to exist in a way not dissimilar to Lebanon.

WATCH: Syrians Tear Down Statue Of Assad's Father

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 05.05.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian jets bombed opposition-held buildings Tuesday in the strategic northern city of Raqqa, a day after rebels overran the onetime re...

World Photo Caption Contest: Free Syrian Army Rebel

Posted 03.03.2013 | World

As Syria's uprising approaches its third year, President Bashar Assad remains steadfast in his refusal to move forward in peace talks with the armed o...

Assad Accuses U.S., UK Of Supporting Terrorism

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 05.03.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Following rebel gains, the leader of the Syrian opposition made his first visit Sunday to areas near the embattled northern city of Ale...

Syrian Troops Retake Key Highway

AP | By ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 05.02.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Iran and Syria condemned a U.S. plan to assist rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad on Saturday and signaled the ...

Syrian Rebels Seize Historic Mosque

Agence France Presse | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

Rebels seized control of the Umayyad Mosque in Syria's second city of Aleppo on Thursday after days of fierce clashes that damaged the historic buildi...

U.S. Sending $60 Million In Aid To Syrian Rebels

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

ROME — In a significant policy shift, the Obama administration said Thursday it would for the first time provide non-lethal aid directly to rebe...

Kerry: The Time Has Passed For Assad To Leave Power

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

PARIS -- The United States is looking for more tangible ways to support Syria's rebels and bolster a fledgling political movement that is struggling t...

Assad Regime Open To Talks With Rebels, Says FM

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 04.27.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria said Monday it is prepared to hold talks with armed rebels bent on overthrowing President Bashar Assad, the clearest signal yet t...