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Dana Agmon | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Dana Agmon

The United States is authorizing the never-ending arming of the world and then complains about people using it against each other or against it at home.

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Reports: ISIS Strikes Deal With Moderate Syrian Rebels

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 09.14.2014 | World

As the United States begins to deepen ties with moderate Syrian rebels to combat the extremist group ISIS, also known as the Islamic State, a key comp...

Syrian Militants Issue Demands For Captive UN Troops

AP | RYAN LUCAS and NICK PERRY | Posted 09.02.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the ext...

Islamic State Militants Close In On Syria Rebel Stronghold

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's Western-backed opposition called on Saturday for U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State extremist group as the jihadists ca...

Syria's Islamist Rebels Battle Troops In Lebanon

Reuters | Posted 10.02.2014 | World

* Gunmen take police station * Army bombards gunmen in bid "to encircle them" * At least 50 rebels killed in earlier amb...

Jihadi Leader Delivers Fiery Speech, Leaves Pink Hello Kitty Notebook In Plain Sight

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

A video of a militant leader in Syria released last week raised eyebrows on social media for one bizarre detail -- the fiery jihadist uses a pink ...

ISIS Crucifies 8 Rebel Fighters, According To Human Rights Group

Reuters | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

BEIRUT, June 29 (Reuters) - Eight rebel fighters have been crucified in Syria by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) because they were c...

Obama Seeking $500 Million To Train, Arm Syrian Rebels

AP | By JULIE PACE | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against the same Sunni extremist group, President Barack Ob...

Sophia Jones

Turkey Blacklists Al Qaeda-Linked Syrian Rebel Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 06.03.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- A year and a half after the United States designated the al Qaeda-linked Syrian rebel group Jabhat al-Nusra a terrorist organization, Turk...

Max J. Rosenthal

'Somalia Could Help Us As Much As America'

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 05.15.2014 | World

IRBID, Jordan -- Syrian rebel leaders, fighters and advisers in Jordan warn that a major American-backed effort to support the war against President B...

Syrian Troops Enter Last Rebel-Held Areas Of Homs

AP | ALBERT AJI and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 07.09.2014 | World

HOMS, Syria (AP) — Hundreds of Syrians, some snapping photographs with their cell phones, wandered down paths carved out of rubble in the old quarte...

Assad's Forces Take 'Capital Of Revolution'

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2014 | World

By Marwan Makdesi HOMS, Syria May 8 (Reuters) - Syrian forces took full control on Thursday over Homs, a city once associated with sc...

Syria's Rebels Battle Fierce Government Assault On Homs

AP | By DIAA HADID | Posted 06.21.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest ...

Joshua Hersh

War In Black And White: On The Front Lines With Syria's Army

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 04.11.2014 | World

SLONFEH, Syria -- The commander tore off a piece of bread and dipped it into a platter of hummus. Before him sat a spread of simple mountain dishes an...

Sophia Jones

Syrian Rebel Commander: Why Joining Extremists Was My Last Resort

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.25.2014 | World

ANTAKYA, Turkey -- Haj Faraj is fed up. The 36-year-old Syrian rebel commander, who says he leads a small brigade of 50 fighters just over the border,...

Max J. Rosenthal

Syria's Fourth Year Of War Will Look A Lot Like Its Third

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 03.15.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- As the Syrian civil war marks its third anniversary on Saturday, observers of the conflict say the fourth year of war will likely bring more...

WATCH: LA Gang Bangers Claim To Be Fighting In Syrian War

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.04.2014 | World

According to a recently-surfaced video, two self-proclaimed gang members from Los Angeles appear to have relocated to Syria to fight on behalf of Syri...

Valentine's Day Video From Syria Will Break Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.14.2014 | World

A powerful video from war-torn Syria aims to send "a message of love" to the world on Valentine's Day. "We are a people of love living under a regi...

Max J. Rosenthal

Al Qaeda Turns On Its Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- In the latest sign of schisms within the Syrian rebel armies fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad, the central leadership of al-Qaed...

Max J. Rosenthal

The Neverending Spring: How Syria's Revolution Became A Stalemate

HuffingtonPost.com | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- From a safe distance, the latest battle for Raqqa, a provincial capital in northern Syria, might have seemed like a turning point in the war...

Group: Over 1000 Killed In Syria Rebel Infighting

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Jan 16 (Reuters) - More than 1,000 people have died in two weeks of fighting between al Qaeda-linked militants in Syria and rival rebels, a ...

Syrian Rebels Turn Against Al Qaeda-Linked Group

New York Times | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Lebanon — As a government warplane soared over the northern Syrian city of Raqqa recently, a fighter from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syri...

Report: Syrian Rebels Targeted Chemical Weapons Depots

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Western diplomat says Syria's representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says insurg...

Syrian Al Qaeda Branch Calls For Truce

Reuters | Posted 03.09.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The head of an al Qaeda-linked rebel group in Syria called on Tuesday for a ceasefire between opposition factions who have...

Syrian Rebels' Fight With Al Qaeda Group Spreads

AP | DIAA HADID | Posted 03.08.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebel fighters freed at least 50 people Monday held captive by an al-Qaida-linked faction after clashes between the rival sides...