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Syria Peace Deal Collapses

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 06.08.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A U.N.-brokered plan to stop the bloodshed in Syria effectively collapsed Sunday after President Bashar Assad's government raised new, ...

Following The Assad Regime's Year-Long Crackdown

Eline Gordts | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

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Shelling Kills Dozens In Homs

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.01.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Shells slammed into the central Syrian city of Homs Sunday, killing more than two dozen people, activists said, as Syria's government d...

A 'Pot Of Gold' To Undermine Syria's Bloody Crackdown

AP | CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.01.2012 | World

ISTANBUL — A coalition of more than 70 partners, including the United States, pledged Sunday to send millions of dollars and communications equi...

Syrian Fighters Announce Command Structure

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

* Five colonels in Syria to coordinate with exiled leaders * Armed and political opposition remain divided By Oliver Hol...

UK To Send Aid To Syrian Opposition

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

LONDON -- Britain allocated 500,000 pounds (US$795,000) Thursday to supply non-lethal aid to Syria's opposition, pledging assistance to groups inside ...

Wounded Opposition Recount Tank Assault Horror

Reuters | Posted 05.21.2012 | World

By Jonathon Burch REYHANLI, Turkey, March 21 (Reuters) - Like most demonstrators in the crowd, Syrian university student Muaz Jaban w...

Opposition Torturing And Executing Prisoners

Reuters | Posted 05.20.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, March 20 (Reuters) - Armed opposition groups in Syria have kidnapped, tortured and executed members of the s...

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...

Kofi Annan Says Syria Mission On Track

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2012 | World

By Alistair Lyon BEIRUT, March 12 (Reuters) - U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan feels his Syria mediation mission is on track even th...

Obama Administration Moves To Aid Syrian Opposition

Foreign Policy | Josh Rogin | Posted 05.06.2012 | World

The Obama administration is moving to provide direct assistance to the internal opposition in Syria for the first time, marking a shift in U.S. policy...

Syrian Opposition Seeks Heavy Weapons, Support

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2012 | World

BEIRUT, March 4 (Reuters) - Few close observers of the Syrian conflict believe the uprising that began nearly a year ago is anything like over, and ...

Q&A: Understanding Syria's Uprising

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.02.2012 | World

After weeks of bloody siege, Syrian troops have moved into one of the most restive neighborhoods of Homs, one of the cities at the center of the count...

Joshua Hersh

Syria Crisis: 13 Activists Killed In Missions To Help Rescue Wounded Journalists

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.29.2012 | World

NEW YORK -- Thirteen Syrian activists have been killed in the process of helping wounded foreign journalists trapped in Homs escape to safety over the...

Syrian Official: Homs To Be 'Cleaned'

BEN HUBBARD | Posted 04.30.2012 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian regime showed a new determination Wednesday to crush its opponents, vowing to "cleanse" a rebel-held district in the besieg...

Now, An Intervention Must Take Place in Syria

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 04.29.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

There is a moment when, confronted with the carnage, the trifle of 8000 dead, victims of Bashar al-Assad's tanks, the dismal sideshow of this referendum supposedly organized, what's more, under the hail of shells and sniper fire, one must have the elementary dignity to say, "Stop!"

Is Washington Considering To Arm Syria's Opposition?

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

By Andrew Quinn and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday appeared to open the door to eventuall...

'The World Has Abandoned Us'

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, Feb 20 (Reuters) - Struggling to survive after two weeks of withering bombardment by Syrian forces, people i...

Syria's Opposition Is Disastrously Divided

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and JAMAL HALABY | Posted 04.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT — At a rented house just outside Syria's border, a dissident known only as "The Doctor" maps out attacks. Planners speak by Skype with fi...

U.S. Not Considering Arming Syrian Opposition

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.08.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The White House said on Tuesday that the U.S. is not considering arming opposition groups in Syria, deflecting calls from some lawm...

U.S. Not Considering Arming Syrian Opposition

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.08.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The White House said on Tuesday that the U.S. is not considering arming opposition groups in Syria, deflecting calls from some lawm...

Thousands Join Mass Protests Against Syrian Regime

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 03.21.2012 | World

BEIRUT — As President Bashar Assad fights off a 10-month-old uprising, Syrians have been struggling to cope with shortages of heating oil and ot...

Russia Shifts Stand On Syria

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2012 | World

PARIS, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Russia's draft U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria is unacceptable to France, but Moscow's recognition that the body...

Clinton To Hold Rare Meeting With Syrian Exiles

AP | ANNE GEARAN | Posted 02.04.2012 | World

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is using a European trip to hold a rare meeting with Syrian opposition figures....

Syrian Opposition Calls For General Strike

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.31.2012 | World

By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press BEIRUT -- Syria's opposition called a general strike Thursday over President Bashar Assad's deadly crackdown on a...