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Syria Suffers Record Death Toll

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.27.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad prayed at a Damascus mosque at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday amid reports of an unpreced...

Death Toll In Syria's War Tops 160,000: Activists

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 07.19.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The death toll in Syria's three-year conflict has climbed past 160,000, an activist group said Monday, a harrowing figure that reflect...

Syria Death Toll Surpasses 150,000

AP | Posted 04.01.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — An activist group says the death toll in the three-year Syria's conflict has exceeded 150,000. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory...

GRIM MILESTONE: Syria Sees Bloodiest Month Since Start Of Conflict

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2013 | World

BEIRUT, April 1 (Reuters) - March was the bloodiest month yet in Syria's two-year conflict, with more than 6,000 people killed, a third of them civi...

John Kerry: Syria Death Toll Could Be 90,000

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.16.2013 | World

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday the death toll in Syria may have reached 90,000, citing figures given to him by his Saudi counterpart P...

Report: More Than 40,000 Killed In Syria Conflict

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Nov 23 (Reuters) - More than 40,000 people have been killed in 20 months of conflict between Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces and t...

Syria's Walking Wounded

GlobalPost | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

JABAL AL ZAWIYA, Syria — The pickup truck swerved around the corner as three frantic men stood on the back screaming,“Go! Go!” Bouncing painfull...

New Death Toll Estimate Soars

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2012 | World

By Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, March 27 (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Tuesday that more than 9,000...

U.S. Chief Of Staff: Just A Matter Of Time Until Assad Falls

AP | Posted 04.13.2012 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's chief of staff says it's only a matter of time before the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad col...

WATCH: Horrifying Footage From Syria Tells Harrowing Tale

Posted 02.09.2012 | World

Gruesome videos purporting to show civilians killed and injured by Syria's security forces have swept the Internet in recent months, despite the Syria...

Stopping Genocide: The Responsibility to Protect

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 03.21.2012 | World
Thor Halvorssen

For "Responsibility to Protect" to work, civil society must play the leading role in pressuring governments. They won't act unless we force them to do so -- consistently and with integrity.

12 Killed In Syria

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2012 | World

(adds monitors may stay in Syria til Jan.22. para 13) * Six civilians, five soldiers die, brigadier assassinated * Arab ...

From Resort To Rebel Stronghold

Reuters | Posted 03.17.2012 | World

(repeats with no changes to text) By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Masked gunmen prowl the rain-swept street...

At Least 20 Killed In Syria's Armed Clashes

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.17.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Armed clashes erupted in Syria Sunday, killing at least 15 civilians and six government troops, activists said. Isolated and faced with a po...

Syria: Major Battle Stokes Fears Of Civil War

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 02.11.2012 | World

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12 Dead As Syrian Forces Fire On Funeral Procession, Clash With Defectors

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.09.2012 | World

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Syrian Security Forces Target Funeral

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 12.15.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian security forces trying to suppress the resilient anti-government uprising killed five people Saturday, including one person who ...

Another Friday Of Protests In Syria

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.19.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian security forces killed at least 20 protesters Friday despite promises by President Bashar Assad that the military operations aga...

Activists: Syrian Troops Open Fire On Thousands Of Protesters

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 10.12.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Tens of thousands of Syrian protesters shouted for President Bashar Assad's death Friday in a dramatic escalation of their rage and fru...

At Least 11 Killed In Syria Clashes As Crackdown Continues

AP | By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and DIAA HADID | Posted 06.25.2011 | World

BEIRUT -- Thousands of soldiers backed by tanks and snipers moved in before dawn to the city where Syria's anti-government uprising began, causing pan...

Thousands Protest At Funeral For Those Killed

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.11.2011 | World

BEIRUT — International pressure mounted on Syria's president Monday, with key European governments and the United Nations denouncing a deadly cr...

Syrian Forces Fire On Protesters Again

Posted 05.28.2011 | World

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syrian forces opened fire to disperse hundreds of protesters in Deraa calling for an end to emergency laws on Monday, but demon...