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Syria Conflict

Extremist Groups In Syria Hobble Efforts To Replace Assad

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

LONDON — LONDON (AP) — Violent extremists seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad may instead have hurt negotiations to replace him...

'Save Us From Death'

Reuters | Oliver Holmes | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

* Mouadamiya under siege for over a year * Residents say "the humanitarian situation is tragic" By Oliver Holmes ...

From England, One Man Feeds Western Media On Syria

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

COVENTRY, England -- COVENTRY, England (AP) — He's practically a one man band, but Rami Abdurrahman's influence extends far beyond his modest home i...

Syrian Refugees Need Safe Harbor, Aid Group Says

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2013 | Impact

* Syrians fleeing Egypt across Mediterranean * UNHCR urges Europe and West to grant asylum * Libya, Egypt struggling to ...

Syrian Jets Pound East After Top General's Death

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Syrian air force jets bombarded the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Friday after heavy over...

Syrian Top General Shot Dead By Rebel Snipers

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Rebel snipers killed a top-ranking general in Syrian military intelligence on Thursday, state television and opposition a...

Islamism: Syria's Growing Cancer

Ribal Al-Assad | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ribal Al-Assad

With geopolitical, sectarian and civil divisions honing in on Syria, there are currently three possible outcomes: a victory for the regime, a victory for the overwhelmingly Islamist opposition or an endless war leading to the disintegration of Syria as we know it. None is preferable.

After Fleeing Bloodshed In Syria, Refugees Face Horror In Egypt

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

CAIRO -- CAIRO (AP) — An international human rights group urged Egypt on Thursday to end its policy of unlawfully detaining Syrian refugees, includi...

More Than 40 Fighters Dead In Syria Clashes

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say that two days of heavy clashes between Kurdish fighters and al-Qaida-linked rebels in the northeast hav...

LOOK: The Epic Struggle Of 3 Syrian Sisters

Benoît Le Corre and Félix Guillou | Posted 10.15.2013 | World


Mortar Shells Hit Near Inspectors' Hotel In Syria, Killing 8-Year-Old

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 10.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Two mortar shells hit Syria's capital Saturday near a hotel where international chemical inspectors and United Nations staff...

Lebanon Requires Immediate Attention

James Zogby | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
James Zogby

More than the violence or the fear of renewed civil war, what has put Lebanon on the brink is the flood of Syrian refugees who are overwhelming the country, threatening it with economic collapse and its capacity to survive as a state.

Syrian Rebels Accused Of Atrocities

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 10.11.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Jihadi-led rebel fighters in Syria killed at least 190 civilians and abducted more than 200 during an offensive against pro-...

LOOK: Syria's Conflict Explained In Less Than 3 Minutes

Posted 01.23.2014 | World

More than two years into the Syrian conflict, fighting between the regime of President Assad and several groups of opposition fighters continues unaba...

UN Demands Immediate Aid Access In Syria

Posted 12.02.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is expressing alarm at the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria and demanding immedi...

Report: More Than 115,000 Dead In Syria

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 1 (Reuters) - More than 115,000 people have been killed in Syria's two-and-a-half-year-old civil war, including tens of thousands of sol...

Cutting the Salami With Putin

Allan Topol | Posted 11.30.2013 | World
Allan Topol

Imagine a large salami in the center of a table. First, Putin offers to cut the salami down the middle. He takes out his knife and cuts it. Then puts one half in his bag. He looks at the remaining salami on the table and says, "Now let's talk about how we'll divide the salami."

Feed Syria's Starving War Victims

William Lambers | Posted 11.27.2013 | Impact
William Lambers

Where there is war there is hunger. In Syria children have died because of chemical weapons, but also because they could not get enough food. Weakened, illness overtook them.

Forget The Red Line, Worry About the Digital Line

Brian E. Finch | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
Brian E. Finch

What will ultimately define any conflict with Syria is the fact that we will have crossed a digital line, where are enemies can retaliate quickly and effectively without launching a single plane or missile.

Officials: Key Syria Deal Reached

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.26.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The five permanent members of the deeply divided U.N. Security Council reached agreement Thursday on a resolution to eliminate ...

Testing Iran's Change of Position

Allan Topol | Posted 11.25.2013 | Politics
Allan Topol

Some in the U.S. concluded that at long last, Tehran desires a thaw in its relations with Washington and a normalization. I remain skeptical, hoping they are correct, but unwilling to make that leap for a number of reasons.

Will Syrian Christians Remain Neutral In The Face Of War?

USA Today | Stephen Starr | Posted 09.24.2013 | Religion

ISTANBUL (RNS) A huge statue of the Virgin Mary towers over churches, monasteries and mosques in the Syrian city of Maaloula, where a dialect of the A...

If America Were Syria

Barry Lando | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Barry Lando

Our eyes glaze over when we read statistics of the horrific mayhem ravaging Syria. Numbers lose all meaning. One way for Americans to appreciate what those figures mean is to compute what the impact would be if the same tragedy were devastating the United States.

Peace in Action, Part 2 -- 'Feeding' Peace

Suna Senman | Posted 11.18.2013 | World
Suna Senman

Sitting on a little piece of valuable Manhattan property, midtown on the East River, the United Nations buildings provide a home for world peace effor...

World Peace Day, September 21: Create Impact, Together

HeartMath LLC | Posted 11.19.2013 | Impact
HeartMath LLC

While people donate to charities, give blood, and send food, medicine and supplies, there's still a yearning to contribute energetically from the heart to focus our love and care towards those in need.