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Syrian Forces Capture Town Near Chemical Weapons Site

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Nov 1 (Reuters) - Syria's armed forces said on Friday they had captured a strategic northern ...

WATCH: Video Captures Syrian Army Tank Firing Shell Head On

Posted 10.30.2013 | World

God forbid anyone should ever experience the firing of an army tank shell in real life. But this video, captured by a Syrian rebel's camera, gives a r...

Where Days Are Like Years: Winter Rains Deepen Suffering of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Crystal Wells | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Crystal Wells

His 80 years etched into the deep contours of his face and his sky-blue eyes dimmed with sadness, Abdul raises his voice to be heard over the clatter of rain and says, 'Last night, we were wet and cold. All we have is blankets, nothing else, to stay warm.'

61 Women Detainees Released By Syrian Authorities

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.24.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian authorities have released a total of 61 women detainees, an activist group said Thursday, the latest in a three-way p...

Norway Mulls Taking Bulk Of Syria's Chemical Weapons

AP | Posted 10.22.2013 | World

STAVANGER, Norway -- STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Norway says it is considering a request to take the bulk of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile for eve...

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...

Dates Set For Long-Anticipated Syrian Peace Conference

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Syria's deputy prime minister said on Thursday a long-delayed international conference aimed at ending hi...

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...

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...

HRW: Syrian Opposition Fighters Killed At Least 190 Civilians In Brutal Assault

Posted 10.11.2013 | World

Syrian opposition groups killed at least 190 civilians during an operation against a regime stronghold in early August, according to a report released...

Syria's Chemical Weapons Recovery Unprecedented In Scale

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 12.09.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International inspection teams overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons w...

LOOK: Dramatic Footage Shows Syrian Rebels Launching Attack

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes bombed rebel positions near a strategic northern city on Tuesday, activists said, as internation...

PHOTOS: Lone Family Stays Put In Syrian Ghost Village

AP | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

KFAR LATA, Syria -- KFAR LATA, Syria (AP) — Grubby-faced children huddle around a small swing that was brought indoors so they could play — at lea...

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...

Smartphones Put Syria's Hidden Refugees On The Map

Evening Standard, London | | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

GPS systems are being used to register new refugee camps and target relief in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley Thousands of “hidden” refugees who arrived...

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...

UN Experts Enter Syria

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 12.01.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Wading into the world spotlight, international inspectors arrived in Damascus on Tuesday to begin the monumental task of overseeing the...

Experts Call For Syria War Crimes Court

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 09.27.2013 | World

AMSTERDAM -- A group of international war crimes experts is calling for the creation of a special tribunal in the Syrian capital to try any top-rankin...

Several Wounded After Blast Hits Syrian Capital

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

Sept 24 (Reuters) - An explosion in southern Damascus killed and wounded several people on Tuesday, state television said. Syrian TV s...

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.

Syrian Opposition Continues To Battle Al Qaeda-Backed Rebels

AP | ZEINA KARAM and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 11.19.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Al-Qaida militants seized a town near the Turkish border Thursday after expelling Western-backed rebels from the area, demonstrating th...

McCain Tells Russians They Deserve Better Than Putin

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin for siding with "tyrannies," perpetuating bigotry, censoring the media and endo...

Fierce Fighting In Syria Ahead Of UN Talks

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Syrian warplanes struck rebel-held areas and clashes between militants and government forces continued unabated on Wedne...

China's Syria Strategy

Daniel Pena | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
Daniel Pena

What we're seeing emerge is not a military or ideological counterweight to the United States in Russia and China, but rather a financial one that doesn't even need an army to fight it's wars, but only buyers.

Number Of Syrians Crossing Into Jordan Jumps Tenfold

AP | JAMAL HALABY | Posted 11.16.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — The number of Syrian refugees crossing into Jordan jumped nearly tenfold last week to an average 900 people per day, its highest...