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Syrian Rebels Seize U.N. Convoy

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2013 | World

BEIRUT, March 6 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels say they have seized a convoy of United Nations observers near the Golan Heights, according to videos post...

Major Political Step For Syria's Opposition

Posted 03.06.2013 | World

CAIRO (AP) — Arab foreign ministers have offered the Syrian opposition coalition the country's seat at the Arab League on condition that it first fo...

Kerry Confident Arms Are Going To Moderate Rebels In Syria

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 03.05.2013 | World

DOHA, Qatar -- Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday the Obama administration is confident that the vast majority of weapons being supplied to Sy...

WATCH: Syria Rebels Capture Raqqa, Topple Assad Statue

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 05.04.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian rebels pushed government troops from most of the northern city of Raqqa Monday, and then scores of cheering protesters tore up a post...

Syrian Rebels Launch Desperate Call For Arms

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 05.01.2013 | World

BEIRUT — The head of Syria's rebels said Friday that the food and medical supplies the United States plans to give his fighters for the first ti...

One Of 70,000: The Story Of A Syrian Rebel

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 02.28.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Abdullah Qadi stood apart from his fellow rebel fighters – an educated young man from a poor farming town who managed to make it throu...

Syrian Rebels Seize Historic Mosque

Agence France Presse | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

Rebels seized control of the Umayyad Mosque in Syria's second city of Aleppo on Thursday after days of fierce clashes that damaged the historic buildi...

U.S. To Send Aid To Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The United States is expected to provide medical supplies and food aid to Syrian fighters, a policy shift to directly...

White House Promises Increased Aid To Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The United States will increase aid to Syrians and the Syrian opposition in an effort to speed a political transition...

Kerry: The Time Has Passed For Assad To Leave Power

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

PARIS -- The United States is looking for more tangible ways to support Syria's rebels and bolster a fledgling political movement that is struggling t...

WATCH: Saudi Arabia Funneling Croatian Arms To Syrian Rebels

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.28.2013 | World

Saudi Arabia has been supplying Syrian rebels battling the regime of President Bashar al-Assad with arms bought from Croatia, according to The New Yor...

Assad Regime Open To Talks With Rebels, Says FM

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 04.27.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria said Monday it is prepared to hold talks with armed rebels bent on overthrowing President Bashar Assad, the clearest signal yet t...

Syrian Rebels Launch Captured Tanks On Gov't Complex

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 04.26.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Rebels backed by captured tanks launched a fresh offensive on a government complex housing a police academy near the northern city of A...

WATCH: Devastating Scenes Of Destruction In Syria's Aleppo

Posted 02.20.2013 | World

Aleppo's streets are empty. More than a year of fighting has left the Syrian city in rubble, its houses destroyed, its shops abandoned. Thousands have...

UN 'Watching Tragedy Unfold' In Syria As Millions In Need Out Of Reach

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2013 | Impact

* "Watching tragedy unfold," U.N. aid chief says * Rebels say 3 million in their areas need help * Amos says Syria still...

Red Cross To Get More Syria Aid To Rebel Areas

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact

* ICRC seeks to reach civilians in rebel-held areas * Delivered medical supplies to Houla this week * Says humanitarian ...

Syrian Opposition Only Open To Talks With Officials 'Without Blood On Hands'

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2013 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Syria's opposition coalition is ready to negotiate President Bashar al-Assad's exit w...

Syrian Rebels Seize Key Town In Oil Province

Reuters | Posted 04.16.2013 | World

AMMAN, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Rebels seized a town in an eastern oil-producing province of Syria on Thursday after three days of heavy fighting in which...

Rebels Capture Syria's Largest Dam

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 04.13.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian rebels scored one of their biggest strategic victories Monday since the country's crisis began two years ago, capturing the nati...

Syrian Rebels And Troops Battle For Key Damascus Highway

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Opposition forces targeted Damascus with mortars, a roadside bomb and a suicide attack on Sunday as they pressed ahead in their quest f...

Syrian Troops Battle Rebels For Key Damascus Highway

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 04.11.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops backed by warplanes battled rebels for control of a key highway in Damascus Saturday, a day after opposition forces cut t...

Syrian Citizens Are Pressed Between the Regime's Rock and the Rebels' Hard Place

Ali Younes | Posted 04.01.2013 | World
Ali Younes

It is clear that there is no doubt that the regime of Bashaar al Assad is responsible for killing tens of thousands of Syrian citizens and destroying much of the country's infrastructure. But to say that is to say only part of the story.

Report: 65 Found Shot Dead With Hands Bound In Aleppo

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2013 | World

By Alexander Dziadosz and Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Jan 29 (Reuters) - At least 65 people were found shot dead with their hands bound in t...

Syrian Army Launches New Offensive In Homs

AP | By BARBARA SURK | Posted 03.26.2013 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's army unleashed a barrage of rocket and artillery fire on rebel-held areas in a central province Friday as part of a widening o...

Syrian Jets Bomb Rebels Near Damascus

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 03.26.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian warplanes bombed rebel areas near Damascus on Thursday as President Bashar Assad's troops battled opposition fighters for contro...