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Syria Conflict

REPORT: Anti-Aircraft Weapons In Syria Could Threaten Commercial Aviation

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 08.19.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warnings from an international research group and the Federal Aviation Administration underscore the rising threat to commercial a...

Obama Says All Syria's Declared Chemical Weapons Eliminated

AP | Posted 08.19.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday said the elimination of Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile is an important achievement a...

Syrian Airstrikes Target Islamic State Militants

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 08.17.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes pounded an Islamic State group stronghold as well as other towns controlled by the extremists, conducting ...

Group: Islamic State Militants Executed 700 Tribe Members In Syria

Reuters | Posted 08.16.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The Islamic State militant group has executed 700 members of a tribe it has been battling in eastern Syria during the pas...

Islamic State Militants Close In On Syria Rebel Stronghold

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.16.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's Western-backed opposition called on Saturday for U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group as the jihadists ca...

Share This Video Of Syrian Kids' Gorgeous Color 'Bombs' And Help Them Get A Soccer Field

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact

According to Matthew Butler, Jenny Ljung and Joel Robbins, a splash of color can make all the difference to a child. And judging by the smiles on thes...

Hillary Clinton Plans 'Hugging It Out' At Party With Obama

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 08.14.2014 | Politics

VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) — In yet another twist in their complex and heavily scrutinized relationship, Hillary Rodham Clinton and President Barack...

Islamic Militants Seize 2 Syrian Towns

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 08.13.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic extremists captured two key towns and several villages near Syria's northern border with Turkey on Wednesday after pushing out...

7-Year-Old Boy Poses With Severed Head In Syria (GRAPHIC IMAGE)

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 08.12.2014 | World

In what may be one of the most shocking photos passed around on social media, a 7-year-old Australian boy is seen holding up a severed head in Syria. ...

Women Stoned To Death In Syria For Adultery

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.09.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brou...

Sophia Jones

While The World Watched Gaza Crumble, Syria Had One Of Its Bloodiest Weeks Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 08.01.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- Open most U.S. newspapers this week, or click on the main page of news sites, and you’ll likely see headlines detailing the violence in ...

Obama and the World's Ills

Robert Kuttner | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

It's hard to recall a time when the world presented more crises with fewer easy solutions. And for the Republicans, all of these woes have a common genesis: American weakness projected by Barack Obama. People in the Middle East, former Vice President Dick Cheney said recently, "are absolutely convinced that the American capacity to lead and influence in that part of the world has been dramatically reduced by this president." He added, "We've got a problem with weakness, and it's centered right in the White House." Really? It's instructive to ask: What exactly would a Republican president advised by Cheney do in each of these crises? Let's take them one at a time.

Heavy Clashes Between Hezbollah And Syrian Rebels Leave Many Dead

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — A Sunni extremist group in Syria took over opposition-held areas of a provincial capital near the border with Iraq on Monday after exp...

ISIS Expands It Control In Syria

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 07.03.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant marched across eastern Syria near the border with Iraq on Thursday, seizing towns, villages a...

Syria Refugees Set To Exceed A Third Of Lebanon's Population

Reuters | Posted 07.03.2014 | World

By Sylvia Westall BEIRUT, July 3 (Reuters) - Lebanon faces the threat of political and economic collapse as the number o...

Obama Seeking $500 Million To Train, Arm Syrian Rebels

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against the same Sunni extremist group, President Barack Ob...

Crisis in Syria: Civil War, Global Threat

Ban Ki-moon | Posted 06.25.2014 | World
Ban Ki-moon

Dangerous sectarian tensions, massive movements of refugees, daily atrocities and spreading instability make the civil war in Syria a global threat. All the values for which we stand, and all the reasons for which the United Nations exists, are at stake across the devastated landscape that is Syria today.

U.S.: Syria May Have Launched Airstrikes In Iraq

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Syria launched airstrikes into western Iraq on Tuesday in an attempt to slow the al-Qaida-inspired insurgency ...

The Conflicts In Iraq And Syria Are Merging

AP | By ZEINA KARAM and QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 06.21.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — In a reflection of how intertwined the Syria and Iraq conflicts have become, thousands of Shiite Iraqi militiamen helping President Ba...

Syria Refugee Crisis Hits New Milestone

Reuters | Posted 08.18.2014 | World

ANKARA, June 19 (Reuters) - The number of Syrians who are housed in refugee camps and cities in neighboring Turkey has reached 1.05 million, Turkish...

This Syrian Boy Forgot How To Write After Being Torn Away From School. He's Just 1 Of A Million

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact

Mohammad returns home to a quiet house around 11 p.m. each day. He has five sisters, but they're all asleep by the time he's finished his laborious 12...

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...

World Cup Sparks Islamist Debate on Rectitude of Soccer

James Dorsey | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics
James Dorsey

Ultra-conservative clerics are condemning soccer as a Jewish and Christian tool to undermine Islamic culture as millions of Muslims across the globe t...

This Syrian-Born Artist Is Using Her Illustrations To Help Child Refugees

AP | Associated Press | Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Lina Safar moved from her native Syria to Tampa with her U.S.-born husband in 2010, she assumed she would return occasionall...

The Syrian Conundrum: The Growing Threat of Returning Jihadi Fighters

Wolfgang Petritsch | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
Wolfgang Petritsch

With Assad's armed forces seemingly on the verge of military victory over the rebels, it is important to ask what will happen to the ever-increasing influx of jihadi fighters, from both Islamic countries and the West alike, once the rebel defeat is obvious.