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Syrian Air Force Carries Out 200 Strikes In 36 Hours

Reuters | Posted 10.21.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The Syrian air force carried out more than 200 air strikes around the country in the past 36 hours, a group monitoring th...

Bitter Syrian Peace Talks Wrap Up Without Tangible Results

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 04.02.2014 | World

GENEVA (AP) — Syrian negotiators are wrapping up a week of peace talks in Geneva — the first round of what is expected to be prolonged negotiation...

HRW: Syrian Opposition Fighters Killed At Least 190 Civilians In Brutal Assault

Posted 10.11.2013 | World

Syrian opposition groups killed at least 190 civilians during an operation against a regime stronghold in early August, according to a report released...

LOOK: Dramatic Footage Shows Syrian Rebels Launching Attack

AP | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government warplanes bombed rebel positions near a strategic northern city on Tuesday, activists said, as internation...

Syria Diplomacy Moves On Two Fronts

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 11.11.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Key international players were moving on two diplomatic fronts Wednesday to try to put Syria's chemical weapons under internati...

Latest Updates On The Crisis In Syria

Posted 11.11.2013 | World

Diplomats at the United Nations started negotiations on a draft resolution that would enforce a Russian proposal for Syria to give up its chemical wea...

Live Updates On The Syria Crisis

Posted 09.09.2013 | World

The Obama administration launched a fervent media campaign on Monday hoping to convince the public in the United States and abroad of the necessity to...

Kerry: Chemical Weapons Used In Syria

Posted 08.27.2013 | World

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters on Monday that the U.S. has additional information about the alleged chemical weapons attack in Dama...

Watchdog: 9 Syrians Executed At Checkpoint

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.15.2013 | World

At least nine Syrians, including a child, were executed by regime forces at a checkpoint in Damascus province, a watchdog said on Tuesday."Nine citize...

Turkey: Syria Crossed Chemical Weapons Line 'Long Time Ago'

Reuters | Posted 07.09.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, May 9 (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has fired missiles with chemical weapons at his opponents, crossing President Barack ...

PHOTOS: To Escape Terror, Syrians Flee Underground

AP | STEVE NEGUS | Posted 03.01.2013 | World

THE JEBEL AL-ZAWIYA HILLS, Syria -- Like countless other Syrians fleeing their country's civil war, Sami was eager to escape the bombs and artillery s...

210K Syrian Children Need Immediate Help

www.huffingtonpost.com | Posted 04.03.2013 | World

GENEVA -- The U.N. children's agency says 420,000 people - half of them children - need immediate help in Syria's western governorate of Homs. UNIC...

Israel Strikes Syrian Military Target

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 04.01.2013 | World

BEIRUT — Israel launched a rare airstrike inside Syria, U.S. officials said Wednesday, targeting a convoy believed to contain anti-aircraft weap...

Daniel Lippman

Syria War-Wounded Flee Across Border To Treatment In Turkey

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Lippman | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

REYHANLI, Turkey –- Ten-year-old Malik lost his left leg because of shelling. Twelve-year-old Maysa is now paralyzed and won’t be able to walk aga...

WATCH: Young Syrian Refugee Tells Heartbreaking Story Of Brother's Death

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.24.2013 | World

"Great man. Tall. Very Tall. Blue eyes...Dead." Tears well in young Saleh's eyes as he tells CNN about the death of his eldest brother, a fighter w...

Kremlin To Evacuate Russians From Syria

AP | Posted 01.21.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- The Russian government says it is sending two planes to Lebanon to evacuate Russians from Syria, the first such effort since the uprising ag...

State Dept. Cable: Chemical Weapons Likely Used In Syria

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 01.15.2013 | World

A State Department cable suggests the Syrian army likely used chemical weapons during an attack in the city of Homs last month, Foreign Policy's The C...

Deadly Explosions Hit Aleppo University

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 03.17.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Twin blasts ripped through a university campus in Syria's largest city on Tuesday as students were taking exams, setting cars alight, blowin...

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...

Envoy: Syria's Alternatives Are Hell Or A Political Process

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 02.28.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Russia's foreign minister said Saturday that Syrian President Bashar Assad has no intention of stepping down and it would be impossible...

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...

Putin Worries What Will Happen Next In Syria

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 02.19.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin distanced himself further than ever before from his longtime ally in Syria on Thursday, saying he unde...

Al Qaeda's Comeback In Syria

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2013 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Having seen its star wane in Iraq, al Qaeda has staged a comeback in neighbouring Syr...

Russia's Position On Syria Unlikely To Change

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 02.10.2013 | World

MOSCOW — Recent hopes that the Kremlin would end its support of Syrian strongman Bashar Assad melted quickly, and analysts say Moscow ultimately...

Damascus Airport Cut Off, Communications Down

Reuters | Posted 01.29.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels battled forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad just outside Damascus on ...