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Syria Regime

Drowning the Arab Spring in Gulf Oil

Marc Gopin | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

The excessive, concentrated wealth that extractions industries created has notoriously depressed the empowerment of millions of people throughout modern history. But oil politics and rivalries have an especially destructive retardation effect on freedom in the Middle East.

Assad Regime Frees Women In Hopes Of Prisoner Swap

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Mortar shells struck near a major Shiite shrine outside Damascus on Friday, killing its caretaker in an attack that threatens to furthe...

Syria Betrayed

Marwan Bishara | Posted 08.14.2013 | World
Marwan Bishara

When it comes to Syria, Iraq and Palestine, the international community has proven to be neither international nor a community.

Report: Assad Makes Rare Public Appearance

AP | JAMAL HALABY | Posted 07.01.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — Syrian President Bashar Assad made a rare public appearance at a Damascus power station on Wednesday, while two bombs exploded n...

Syrian Regime Launches Air Strikes, Warns Rebels Via Text Message

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 06.07.2013 | World

BEIRUT — After weeks of rebel gains in the south, the Syrian regime launched a counteroffensive on Sunday with widespread airstrikes and an oper...

Syria Blames Oil Well Fires On Rebels

AP | Posted 05.31.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Heavy shelling in a neighborhood in the northern city of Aleppo sent civilians fleeing for their lives on Sunday, and the state news ag...

In Syria's Playground Of The Dead

Agence France Presse | Jose Rodriguez | Posted 05.17.2013 | World

Mohammed Assad holds the Muslim holy book the Koran as he stands over the grave of his eldest son, buried beside a see-saw in a public park in Syria's...

Syrian Regime Bombs Rebel-Held City, Activists Say

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 05.10.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Since rebels seized the capital of Raqqa province in northern Syria from the government last week, they have posted guards at state bui...

42 Syrian Troops Killed In Ambush In Iraq

AP | QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA | Posted 05.04.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — At least 42 Syrian soldiers were killed in a well-coordinated ambush Monday after seeking refuge across the border in Iraq following c...

40,000 Syrians Flee Key Town

Reuters | Posted 04.17.2013 | World

GENEVA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - An estimated 40,000 people have fled a town in eastern Syria after three days of heavy fighting between government troop...

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...

Syrian Troops Capture Much Of Strategic Damascus Neighborhood

AP | ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 03.14.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syrian troops advanced in a strategic suburb of Damascus and bombarded other areas around the capital Saturday in a push to se...

Syria Starts New Year With Aerial Strikes, Clashes

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Jan 1 (Reuters) - Syrians woke on New Year's Day to countrywide aerial bombardment, while President Bashar a...

Russia Shows New Openness To Syrian Opposition

Reuters | Posted 12.28.2012 | World

By Yara Bayoumy and Peter Graff ALEPPO PROVINCE, Syria/BEIRUT, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Syria's opposition leader has rejected an invitation...

Syrian Rebels Threaten To Storm 2 Christian Town

AP | BASSEM MROUE and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 02.21.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Russia would welcome any country's offer of safe haven for Syrian President Bashar Assad, but has no plans to make one of its own, Mosc...

NATO Chief: Syrian Regime On The Brink Of Collapse

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 02.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's most powerful ally and protector, Russia, began positioning itself Thursday for the fall of President Bashar Assad, saying for ...

EU Endorses Syrian Opposition

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC and DON MELVIN | Posted 01.19.2013 | World

BRUSSELS — The newly formed Syrian opposition coalition received backing from the European Union on Monday in a significant vote of confidence f...

Syria Opposition Claims They Captured Key Military Base

Reuters | Posted 01.18.2013 | World

AMMAN, Nov 18 - Syrian rebels said they captured a large special forces base on a main road between the city of Aleppo and the Turkish border on Sunda...

Syrian Rebels Reportedly Take Control Of Airport

AP | ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 01.17.2013 | World

PARIS — France on Saturday welcomed a member of the Syrian opposition as the country's ambassador, a bold bid to confer legitimacy on the week-o...

Syrian Regime Agrees To Holiday Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 12.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Syria's army command said it will suspend military operations to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, declaring a ceas...

Friend Or Foe?

AP | HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 12.24.2012 | World

ALEPPO, Syria — The presence of foreign Islamic militants battling Syria's regime is raising concerns over the possible injection of al-Qaida's ...

'Where's Mum?'

Reuters | Posted 12.18.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 18 (Reuters) - At least 28,000 Syrians have gone missing since they were abducted by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad during th...

Worst Airstrikes In Months Hit Syrian Rebels

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 12.16.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The Syrian military unleashed heavy airstrikes and artillery bombardments targeting rebel strongholds in the north on Tuesday, killing ...

Reports: Jihadist Fighters Seize Syrian Air Defense Base

AP | BEN HUBBARD and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Fighters from a shadowy militant group with suspected links to al-Qaida joined Syrian rebels in seizing a government missile defense ba...

Syrian Helicopter Clips Passenger Jet, Crashes

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 11.20.2012 | World

By ZEINA KARAM, the Associated Press BEIRUT -- A Syrian military helicopter clipped the tail of a Syrian passenger jet with 200 people aboard in mi...