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Syria Civil War

Syrian Regime Blames Rebels For Gas Pipeline Blast

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 03.02.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria has blamed rebels for blowing up a natural gas pipeline Monday in the country's oil-rich east, disrupting distribution. A statem...

Syrian Gravediggers Have No Time To Wait For The Dead

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2013 | World

By Yara Bayoumy AZAZ, Syria, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Gravediggers at the cemetery in the northern Syrian town of Azaz no longer wait for bo...

Syria Envoy Seeks To Revive Peace Plan

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 02.26.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Russia and the U.N called Thursday for the resuscitation of a peace initiative for Syria that never got off the ground when it was prop...

Netanyahu And King Abdullah Discuss Syria's Chemical Weapons

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has secretly met Jordan's King Abdullah in Amman to discuss the risk of Syri...

Syria's Interior Minister Leaves Hospital, Head Of Military Police Defects

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.25.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's wounded interior minister cut short his treatment at a Beirut hospital Wednesday and returned home for fear of being arrested b...

Syrian Rebels Make More Gains In North

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.24.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels fully captured a northern town near the Turkish border on Tuesday after weeks of heavy fighting and attacked a regime air...

Syria Envoy Meets With Assad, Reports No Progress

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 02.23.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The international envoy to Syria said after talks with the country's leader Monday that the situation was "worrying" and gave no indica...

Syria Using Scud Missiles Against Rebels

AP | By MATTHEW LEE | Posted 02.19.2013 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says the Syrian government is continuing to fire Scud missiles at rebels and regime opponents as they mak...

UN: Syria's Civil War Increasingly Sectarian

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 12.20.2012 | World

BRUSSELS -- Syria's civil war is increasingly turning into a sectarian conflict pitting majority Sunni rebels against government forces supported by t...

Syrian Rebels Fear Chemical Weapons

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 02.18.2013 | World

MAARET MISREEN, Syria — The new Syrian rebel chief said he's been moving between safe houses since taking up command, even changing quarters twi...

Syrian Jets Bomb Palestinian Refugee Camp

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2013 | World

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Syrian fighter jets bombed the Palestinian Yarmouk camp in Damascus on Sunday, killing at...

Syrian Islamist Rebels Seize Aleppo Infantry Base

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 02.15.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's longtime vice president said Sunday that his regime and the rebels are both going down a losing path after 21 months of civil w...

Child Deaths And Winter's Cold Fill Syrian Refugee Camps

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2013 | World

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi ZAATARI, Jordan, Dec 16 (Reuters) - One-year-old Ali Ghazawi, born with a heart defect, faced a battle for surv...

WATCH: Syrian Boy, 17, Risks Life To Rescue Woman

Posted 12.14.2012 | Impact

When a Syrian woman was shot by a sniper in Aleppo, her motionless body lay in the street for dead. But a dramatic rescue video caught by CNN shows a ...

Hunger Spreads In Syria

Reuters | Posted 02.13.2013 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Desperation for food is growing in parts of Syria, where fist fights or dashes across the...

'I Can Only Deal With These People As Monsters'

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 12.12.2012 | Arts

BEIRUT -- Syrian filmmaker Joud Said was planning to attend the world premiere of his latest work at the Dubai International Film Festival when the ba...

Syria: Is It Still About Assad's Fall?

Milad Jokar | Posted 02.09.2013 | World
Milad Jokar

The United States and the European governments have vehemently repeated that Bashar al Assad must step down. Can his departure stabilize Syria and stop the bloodshed?

War Ravages Syrian Economy

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2013 | Business

* Inflation at 40 percent -Institute for International Finance * Says official reserves could run out by end of 2013 BE...

Desperate Syrians Turn To Black Market For Medical Supplies

Reuters | Posted 02.05.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Alongside guns, pirated DVDs and foreign currency, a new type of product has appeared on wa...

U.S. And Russia Set For Surprise Meeting On Syria

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 02.05.2013 | World

DUBLIN — Diplomatic efforts to end Syria's civil war moved forward Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joining Russia's...

Reports: Syria Prepares Chemical Weapons For Possible Use

Posted 12.06.2012 | World

Syria's military has loaded chemical weapons into aerial bombs and is awaiting authorization for their use from President Bashar al-Assad, NBC News an...

Clinton: NATO Patriot Missile Decision Sends 'Clear Message' To Syria

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

BRUSSELS — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says NATO's decision to send Patriot missiles to Turkey is a clear message to Syria: T...

Syrian Civil War Spills Into Lebanon

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

TRIPOLI, Lebanon — The families of Lebanese men killed in Syria last week say their relatives were more interested in nice clothes and vacations...

NATO OKs Patriot Missiles For Turkey's Border With Syria

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 02.03.2013 | World

BRUSSELS — NATO announced Tuesday that it will deploy Patriot anti-missile systems near Turkey's southern border, shoring up defenses against th...

NATO Warns Syria Against Chemical Weapon Use

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2013 | World

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Dec 4 (Reuters) - NATO told Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday that any use of chemical weapons in h...