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Fear And Suspicion Infuse Homs Evacuation

Reuters | Posted 04.14.2014 | World

HOMS, Syria, Feb 12 (Reuters) - The men covered their faces as Syrian army soldiers used mobile phones to try to take their pictures, convinced thes...

Mortar Fire Delays Aid Mission In Besieged Syrian City

Reuters | Posted 04.10.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Feb 8 (Reuters) - United Nations-led efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to a rebel-held, besieged district of central Homs were delayed on...

Max J. Rosenthal

Officials Warn Syrian Humanitarian Deal Falls Short

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.07.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- International aid organizations successfully began evacuating scores of residents from the Syrian city of Homs on Friday as part of a deal t...

Syria: There's A Deal To Evacuate Civilians From Besieged City Of Homs

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 04.08.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) -- State-run Syrian TV says an agreement has been reached to evacuate civilians from besieged parts of the central city of Homs. The TV...

Blasts In Homs Weapons Depot Leave At Least 40 Dead

AP | ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.01.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Rebels sent a wave of rockets slamming into regime strongholds in the central city of Homs on Thursday, triggering a successio...

Attacks In Key Syrian City Kills At Least 17

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.29.2013 | World

BEIRUT — A powerful Kurdish militia said Tuesday it is mobilizing against al-Qaida-linked rebels in northeastern Syria after a Kurdish oppositio...

Syria Troops Push Into Center Of Homs

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 09.25.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian government troops gained ground in clashes Friday in two rebel-held neighborhoods in the central city of Homs, edging c...

Syrian Army Unleashes Massive Bombardement On Homs

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 09.04.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian government troops unleashed a major artillery barrage on the city of Homs on Friday, hitting buildings near a 13th century mosqu...

Syrian Troops Push Into Center Of Homs

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 07.02.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian government troops pushed Thursday into the central districts of the city of Homs in an effort to oust rebels from the country's third...

210K Syrian Children Need Immediate Help

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N. children's agency says 420,000 people - half of them children - need immediate help in Syria's western governorate of Homs. UNIC...

Dozens Of Christians Evacuated From Embattled City

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

ISTANBUL — The Syrian ambassador to Iraq has defected, denouncing President Bashar Assad in a TV statement Wednesday, becoming the most senior d...

VIDEO: Syrian Fighters Battle For 12th Century Castle

Posted 07.05.2012 | World

In 2006 it was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, yet today the medieval crusader castle Crac Des Chevaliers in Syria's Homs province is at t...

Gunfire And Explosions Rock Syria's Homs

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian forces shelled the central city of Homs on Monday during a fierce offensive to root out rebels as the country's most important a...

Over 50 Reportedly Killed By Syrian Forces

Reuters | Posted 07.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT, May 25 (Reuters) - At least 50 people, including 13 children, were killed when Syrian forces tried to break into the town of Houla in Homs p...

Observers Visit Homs

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 06.21.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Five unarmed U.N. truce monitors toured the battered city at the heart of the Syrian uprising on foot Saturday, encountering unusually ...

Heavy Shelling In Homs

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 06.20.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops fired tear gas and bullets on thousands of protesters who spilled out of mosques after noon prayers Friday, activists sai...

'The Annan Plan Is The Last Chance'

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian security forces opened fire Wednesday on anti-regime demonstrators surrounding the cars of a U.N. team meant to monitor a shaky ...

PHOTOS: Syria's Homs Shattered After Months Of Shelling

Posted 04.17.2012 | World

After months of shelling by security forces, parts of Syria's city of Homs have been left in ruins. Homs has been the capital of resistance in the...

Rwanda, Syria and the Responsibility to Protect

Simon Adams | Posted 06.04.2012 | World
Simon Adams

"Where is the world?" This is a question we have seen Syrians scrawl upon crude placards in Homs and elsewhere. And while the diplomatic mission of Kofi Annan must be vigorously supported, the time has arrived to begin contemplating other measures.

Shelling And Killing Despite Ceasefire Pledge

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon and Dominic Evans BEIRUT, April 2 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces bombarded opposition targets in the city of...

Activists: Syrian Fighters And Regime Troops Clash In Hama, Daraa

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.22.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops shelled and raided opposition areas and clashed with rebel fighters around the country Thursday despite U.N. efforts to s...

YEAR IN REVIEW: Timeline Of Events In Syria

Posted 03.15.2012 | World

It has been a year since protesters in Syria first took to the streets to demand greater freedoms and political participation. As protests spread acro...

France: Syrian Opposition Won't Receive Arms

AP | ANGELA CHARLTON | Posted 05.15.2012 | World

PARIS — France's foreign minister has rejected weapons requests by the Syrian rebel forces, saying Thursday that arming the Syrian opposition co...

A Year Of Bloodshed In Syria

Reuters | Posted 05.15.2012 | World

By Crispian Balmer and Dominic Evans BEIRUT, March 15 (Reuters) - Syria marked the first anniversary on Thursday of an increasingly bl...

71-Year-Old Surgeon Smuggles Himself Into Syria To Save Lives

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.13.2012 | World

GENEVA -- French surgeon Jacques Beres has operated in war zones for 40 years, but he says the carnage in Syria is among the most horrific he has ever...