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Syria Conflict

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...

Assad Still Has A Few Moves Left

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 02.13.2013 | World

BEIRUT — With rebels trying to penetrate Syria's capital, Damascus, President Bashar Assad may appear to be heading for a last stand as his weak...

Panetta Reportedly Signs Order To Send Missiles To Turkey

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 02.12.2013 | World

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey -- The U.S. will send two batteries of Patriot missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Tu...

NATO Chief: Syrian Regime On The Brink Of Collapse

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 02.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's most powerful ally and protector, Russia, began positioning itself Thursday for the fall of President Bashar Assad, saying for ...

Russia Finally Admits Assad Is Losing Control

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 02.12.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Syria's most powerful ally, Russia, said for the first time Thursday that President Bashar Assad is losing control of his country and t...

Bomb Blast Kills 16 Near School In Damascus Suburb

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 02.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syria's state news agency said Thursday that a bomb blast near a school in a Damascus suburb killed 16 people, at least half of them women a...

Russia's Position On Syria Unlikely To Change

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 02.10.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Recent hopes that the Kremlin would end its support of Syrian strongman Bashar Assad melted quickly, and analysts say Moscow ultimately...

Number Of Syrian Refugees Tops 500,000

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2013 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Dec 11 (Reuters) - More than half a million Syrian refugees are now registered or are waiting to in other...

Syrian Rebels Create New Unified Military Command

AP | BASSEM MROUE and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 02.07.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Rebel commanders from across Syria have joined forces under a united command they hope will increase coordination between diverse fight...

Clinton: Syria's Future Can Not Possibly Include Assad

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 12.07.2012 | World

BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that the United States and Russia are committed to trying again to ...

Damascus Airport Turns Into Battle Zone

Reuters | Posted 02.06.2013 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Rebels fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad declared Damascus International ...

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...

Clinton: 'Desperate' Assad Could Use Chemical Weapons

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2013 | World

By Erika Solomon and David Brunnstrom BEIRUT/BRUSSELS, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Washington fears a "desperate" Syrian President Bashar al-Ass...

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...

U.N. Pulls Non-Essential International Staff From Syria

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 02.02.2013 | World

BEIRUT (AP) -- The United Nations says it is pulling out all non-essential international staff from Syria due to security issues in the civil war-stru...

Reports: Syria's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Defects

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2013 | World

CAIRO, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Syrian foreign ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi has defected from President Bashar al-Assad's government and has left the ...

Syrian Warplanes Strike Rebels In Damascus Suburbs

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 02.01.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes and artillery blasted parts of the capital Damascus and its rebellious suburbs on Sunday, part of what activists descr...

Syrian Army Launches Major Offensive Near Damascus Airport

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.31.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Internet and telephone service were restored across much of Syria on Saturday following a two-day, nationwide communications blackout t...

HORROR: Video Reportedly Shows Syrian Rebel Executing Prisoners (GRAPHIC)

Reuters | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Nov 30 (Reuters) - New footage posted on the Internet appears to have been filmed by a Syrian rebel who points the camera al...

Internet Still Dark In Syria, Airport Road Reopens

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.30.2013 | World

MASNAA, Lebanon — Syrian security forces killed as many as 20 Lebanese gunmen who were fighting alongside rebels in Syria on Friday, raising ten...