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Syria War

Inspectors Can't Access 2 Syrian Chemical Arms Sites

AP | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog says its inspectors in Syria have not been able to reac...

Syrian Troops Retake Christian Town From Jihadis

AP | ALBERT AJI | Posted 12.28.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian government forces retook a Christian town north of Damascus on Monday after a week of fierce c...

Watchdog: Syria Has Filed Chemical Weapon Details

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 12.27.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Syria has filed details of its poison gas and nerve agent program and an initial plan to des...

Norway Rejects U.S. Request To Destroy Syria's Chemical Weapons

AP | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

OSLO, Norway -- OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway's foreign minister says his country has turned down a U.S. request to receive Syria's chemical weapons fo...

61 Women Detainees Released By Syrian Authorities

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.24.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian authorities have released a total of 61 women detainees, an activist group said Thursday, the latest in a three-way p...

Syrian Minorities Fear Retribution In Exile

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL, Oct 23 (Reuters) - In a small park on the edge of old Istanbul's Eminonu square, women sit begging, Syrian...

West Pushes Syrian Opposition To Attend Peace Talks

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Arshad Mohammed and Peter Griffiths LONDON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Syria's opposition in exile resisted calls from Western and Arab cou...

Extremist Groups In Syria Hobble Efforts To Replace Assad

AP | LARA JAKES | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

LONDON — LONDON (AP) — Violent extremists seeking to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad may instead have hurt negotiations to replace him...

'Save Us From Death'

Reuters | Oliver Holmes | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

* Mouadamiya under siege for over a year * Residents say "the humanitarian situation is tragic" By Oliver Holmes ...

Confusion Ove Long-Delayed Syria Conference

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Reflecting confusion in efforts to convene an international conference to end Syria's civil war, the Arab League chief annou...

From England, One Man Feeds Western Media On Syria

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER | Posted 10.20.2013 | World

COVENTRY, England -- COVENTRY, England (AP) — He's practically a one man band, but Rami Abdurrahman's influence extends far beyond his modest home i...

A War Told Through Social Media

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.19.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Amid all the bloodshed, confusion and deadlock of Syria's civil war, one fact is emerging after 2½ years — no conflict ev...

Syrian Jets Pound East After Top General's Death

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Syrian air force jets bombarded the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Friday after heavy over...

Syrian Top General Shot Dead By Rebel Snipers

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Rebel snipers killed a top-ranking general in Syrian military intelligence on Thursday, state television and opposition a...

After Fleeing Bloodshed In Syria, Refugees Face Horror In Egypt

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

CAIRO -- CAIRO (AP) — An international human rights group urged Egypt on Thursday to end its policy of unlawfully detaining Syrian refugees, includi...

Dates Set For Long-Anticipated Syrian Peace Conference

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Syria's deputy prime minister said on Thursday a long-delayed international conference aimed at ending hi...

Security A Concern For Weapons Inspectors In Syria

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 10.17.2013 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Car bombs and mortar shells have exploded close to the hotel where chemical weapons inspecto...

Eline Gordts

LOOK: Powerful Photos Show Syrian Refugees' Message To The World

HuffingtonPost.com | Eline Gordts | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

After more than two years of fighting, Syria's refugee crisis has grown to epic proportions. More than 2 million people have fled the war-torn c...

More Than 40 Fighters Dead In Syria Clashes

AP | Posted 10.16.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say that two days of heavy clashes between Kurdish fighters and al-Qaida-linked rebels in the northeast hav...

Minibus Blast Kills 21 In Syria

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

* Mine planted by Syrian government forces, say opposition * Violence continues despite calls for Eid al-Adha ceasefire ...

Fighting Rages In Syria On Eid Al-Adha

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 10.15.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian warplanes bombed several rebel-held areas Tuesday and opposition fighters fired mortar rounds and homemade rockets at...

Gunmen Kidnap 7 Red Cross Workers In Syria

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT — BEIRUT (AP) — Gunmen kidnapped a team of seven workers from the International Committee of the Red Cross after stopping their convoy ...

LOOK: The Epic Struggle Of 3 Syrian Sisters

Benoît Le Corre and Félix Guillou | Posted 10.15.2013 | World

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Key Syrian Opposition Group Refuses Geneva Peace Talks

Agence France Presse | | Posted 12.13.2013 | World

A key group within the Syrian opposition National Coalition said Sunday it would not attend proposed peace talks in Geneva and would quit the Coalitio...

Mortar Shells Hit Near Inspectors' Hotel In Syria, Killing 8-Year-Old

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 10.12.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- BEIRUT (AP) — Two mortar shells hit Syria's capital Saturday near a hotel where international chemical inspectors and United Nations staff...