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France 'Will Not Shirk Its Responsibilities' On Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

PARIS, Aug 27 (Reuters) - France "will not shirk its responsibilities" in response to a suspected chemical attack in Damascus by forces loyal to Syr...

Activists Claim Assad's Forces Dropped Phosphorus Bombs Near Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

ISTANBUL, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Syria's opposition coalition said on Tuesday President Bashar al-Assad's forces had dropped phosphorus bombs and napalm...

Hagel: U.S. Military Ready To Act On Syria Immediately

Reuters | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. military is ready to act immediately should President Barack Obama order action against Syria over ...

Kerry: Chemical Weapons Used In Syria

Posted 08.27.2013 | World

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters on Monday that the U.S. has additional information about the alleged chemical weapons attack in Dama...

Two and a Half Years Later: Inside 'Liberated' Syria

Reem Salahi | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
Reem Salahi

Even before arriving in Syria, it was clear the Syria of 2010 was long gone. On my flight to Southern Turkey, I sat next to a Free Syrian Army fighter.

Does the 'Red Line' Apply to Syrian Rebels, Too?

Chris Ernesto | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
Chris Ernesto

In recent months, fractured Syrian opposition offered little resistance to Assad's forces. Strategically, there would be no upside to Assad using nerve gas at a time when conventional weapons were sufficient in putting down the opposition.

LOOK: Kurdish Girls Join The Fight In Syria

Posted 08.20.2013 | World

When Rokan Abrahim's school in the north of Syria closed because of the fighting, the 21-year-old took matters into her own hands. She joined an all-f...

Photos Reveal Terrifying Extent Of Syria's Refugee Crisis

Posted 08.20.2013 | World

Shocking images released by the United Nations' Refugee Agency on Monday reveal the enormity of Syria's lingering refugee crisis. Nearly 30,000 Sy...

Syrian Rebels Present Roadmap For Future

AP | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

ANKARA, Turkey — Prominent Syrian opposition figures are presenting a plan for a political transition should President Bashar Assad's government...

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...

Death Toll In Syria Rises To 100,000

AP | By EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 09.24.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday raised the death toll in Syria's civil war to more than 100,000, up from nearly 93,0...

Who Is Who In Syria's War

Posted 07.24.2013 | World

Since the start of the conflict in Syria in March 2011, the number of groups fighting in the war-torn country has risen exponentially. Rebel battalion...

WATCH: In Search Of Syria's Good Guys

Posted 07.25.2013 | World

More than two years into the Syrian conflict, dozens of factions are fighting for control in the war-torn country. They battle the regime of President...

Watchdog: 9 Syrians Executed At Checkpoint

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.15.2013 | World

At least nine Syrians, including a child, were executed by regime forces at a checkpoint in Damascus province, a watchdog said on Tuesday."Nine citize...

NEW FRONT: Assassination Of Syrian Rebel Commander Means War

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2013 | World

BEIRUT, July 12 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels said on Friday the assassination of one of their top commanders by al Qaeda-linked militants was tantamou...

Don't Hold Your Breath

Reuters | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, June 28 (Reuters) - How deep is the divide separating Russia and the United States on Syria? A p...

Suicide Bombing Kills 4 In Damascus

Reuters | Posted 08.27.2013 | World

BEIRUT, June 27 (Reuters) - A suicide bomb hit the central neighbourhood of Bab Touma in Damascus, a famous Christian quarter of the capital's Old C...

Commander Confirms: Syrian Rebels Received New Arms

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.21.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels said Friday they have received new weapons from friendly countries that could lead to changes on the ground and victories...

U.S. And Russia To Hold Syria Talks Next Week

Reuters | Posted 08.21.2013 | World

GENEVA, June 21 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. and Russian officials will meet the international mediator on Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, in Geneva on Tuesday t...

Arming the Syrian Rebels: A Terrible Idea

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.18.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

Obama's proposal to take sides in the Syrian war is wrong. It is arrogant. It ignores our destructive history in the Middle East and the perception by all parties in the region that everything we do there is motivated by our blatant bias toward Israel.

Obama To Announce $300 Million In New Syria Aid

Reuters | Posted 08.17.2013 | World

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland, June 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will announce more than $300 million in new humanitarian aid to address th...

Syrian Army Pounds Rebels Awaiting Promised U.S. Weapons

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, June 15 (Reuters) - Syrian artillery and warplanes pounded rebel areas in Damascus on Saturday as President ...

U.S. Officials: Syria Used Chemical Weapons Against Rebels

Posted 08.13.2013 | World

U.S. officials have concluded that the Syrian regime of president Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons against rebel fighters, the New York Times...

If U.S. Does Not Arm Syrian Rebels, Others May

Reuters | Posted 08.12.2013 | World

By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) - Among the consequences facing U.S. President Barack Obama if he decides against arm...

U.S. Could Decide To Arm Syrian Rebels As Early As This Week

Reuters | Posted 08.10.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, June 10 (Reuters) - The United States could make a decision as early as this week on whether to arm Syrian rebels, a U.S. official said ...