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Syria Forces Fire At Second Turkish Plane

Reuters | Posted 08.25.2012 | World

June 25 (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday that Syrian forces had fired at a second Turkish plane which was searching for an F-4 reconnaissance jet s...

In Syria, Civilians Pay Devastating Price

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 08.23.2012 | World

KHAN SHEIKHOUN, Syria — Her daughter, 8, often hides in a closet, terrified of flying bullets. Her son, 6, still asks for his father months afte...

Annan: Iran Should Be Part Of Syria Solution

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

GENEVA — U.N. envoy Kofi Annan said Friday that Iran should be involved in efforts to end the escalating violence that has claimed thousands of ...

Report: Russia To Send Marines To Syria

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Two Russian navy ships are completing preparations to sail to Syria with a unit of marines on a mission to protect Russian citizens and...

Report: Syrian Troops Use Sexual Violence As Torture Weapons

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT, June 15 (Reuters) - Government forces have used rape and other sexual violence against men, women and children during the Syrian uprising, H...

Clinton: Russia Needs To Move Constructively On Syria

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, June 13 (Reuters) - Russia will put at risk what it sees as its vital interests in the Middle East if it does not move forward more cons...

Red Cross Workers Injured In Syria Blast

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 08.13.2012 | World

GENEVA — A roadside explosion hit a convoy of aid workers in northwest Syria on Wednesday, causing three people to suffer minor injuries, the In...

U.N.: Syrian Troops Used Children As Human Shields

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 08.12.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- A U.N. report released Monday includes Syrian government forces and their allied "shabiha" militias for the first time on a list of ...

'A Night Of Fear'

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Syrian troops shelled the southern city of Daraa early on Saturday, killing at least 17 people, activists said. And in Damascus, residents s...

'A Night Of Fear'

AP | DIAA HADID and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.09.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Bullets and shrapnel shells smashed into homes in the Syrian capital of Damascus overnight as troops battled rebels in the streets, a s...

Shells Rain Down On Homs

AP | ZEINA KARAM and DIAA HADID | Posted 08.08.2012 | World

BEIRUT — U.N. observers could smell the stench of burned corpses Friday and saw body parts scattered around a Syrian farming hamlet that was the...

PHOTOS: Destruction In One Of Syria's Worst-Hit Provinces

Posted 06.06.2012 | World

The province of Idlib has been one of the worst hit by Assad's security forces during Syria's 15-month-long uprising. A May report by the internati...

U.S. Threatens New Syria Sanctions

Reuters | Posted 08.06.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, June 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury on Wednesday warned Syria that more than 55 countries would seek to impose "maximum financial press...

Helicopter Gunships Pound Syrian Rebels

Reuters | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

* Heavy fighting in Latakia province * Syria bans 17 diplomats * Peace plan in tatters (Adds background, Saudi comme...

Rebels Kill More Than 80 Soldiers

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.05.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Rebel forces killed nearly 80 Syrian soldiers in the past few days and activists claimed Tuesday the toll was more than 100 in what appeared...

Rebels Declare Peace Plan Over

Reuters | Posted 08.04.2012 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, June 4 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels killed at least 80 army soldiers in a surge of attacks at the weekend, an o...

Activists: 11 Syrian State Workers Executed

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.01.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Gunmen killed 11 workers at a state-owned fertilizer factory in a volatile central Syrian province, activists said Friday, the second execut...

What You Need To Know On Assad's Brutal Gunmen

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The swaggering gunmen operate as hired muscle for the Syrian regime, clutching rifles and daggers as they sweep through towns and villa...

Syrian Investigation Blames Anti-Regime Forces For Massacre

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

BEIRUT, May 31 (Reuters) - Syria said on Thursday a preliminary investigation showed that anti-government armed groups carried out a massacre last w...

Clinton On Syria: 'The Dangers We Face Are Terrible'

Reuters | Posted 07.31.2012 | World

By Arshad Mohammed COPENHAGEN, May 31 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday laid out arguments against armed...

VIDEO: Child Survivor Of Syrian Massacre Describes Mother's Murder

Posted 05.30.2012 | World

In a new amateur video uploaded to YouTube, a young Syrian boy describes witnessing the murder of his family during last week's horrifying massacre in...

UN Rights Body To Hold Special Session On Syria Massacre

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

GENEVA — The U.N.'s top human rights body will hold a special session Friday on the deteriorating situation in Syria and last week's massacre of...

Syria Observers: 13 Bodies Found With Hands Tied

Reuters | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, May 30 (Reuters) - U.N. observers said on Wednesday 13 bodies had been discovered bound and shot in eastern...

UN Peacekeeping Chief: Pro-Assad Militia Likely Responsible For Mass Killings

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, May 29 (Reuters) - U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Tuesday that militia supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad we...

HORROR: Footage Of Dozens Of Children Killed In Syrian Massacre Uploaded By Activists (WARNING: CONTAINS GRAPHIC CONTENT)

Posted 05.29.2012 | World

A video uploaded to YouTube by Syrian activists purportedly shows the bloodied bodies of dozens of small children lying on a carpet floor following a ...