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Al Jazeera Reporter Dies In Syria

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.11.2014 | Media

Al Jazeera Arabic correspondent Mahran Al Deeri died Wednesday while reporting on fighting in Daraa, Syria, Al Jazeera Media Network announced in a st...

We Leave, They Stay: Turkey-Syria Series, Part 4 of 6

Shermin Kruse | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Shermin Kruse

Many do not remember their homes back in Syria, and do not think of their current dimly-lit slabs of concrete with yellow water and no heat as "home". Trying to draw them out, Lina suggests they sketch their future homes instead. The dream home they will have when they return to Syria.

Rabbits in Syria: Turkey-Syria Border, Part 3 of 6

Shermin Kruse | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Shermin Kruse

We sit in the garden of the Salam school in the city of Reyhanli, at the Turkey-Syria border. The wind ruffles the olive trees, and from the corner of my eye I see the school's pet ducks and rabbits basking in the afternoon sun. This is the setting of Karam's journalism class.

"I Shed Tears": Turkey-Syria Border, Part 1 of 6

Shermin Kruse | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Shermin Kruse

I traveled to Reyahnli with the Karam Foundation, a non-profit aid organization founded in 2007 and operating in Turkey and Syria. For the last year, Karam has engaged with the Salam school to provide its young students with a physical therapy and wellness program.

Carina Kolodny

This Unlikely Revolutionary Will Change The Way You Think About Syria | Carina Kolodny | Posted 11.06.2014 | World

At first look, Farouq Al Habib would seem an unlikely revolutionary. He wears thick, round glasses and speaks with a distinguished and professional ai...

Carina Kolodny

Meet The Bravest People In Syria.. And They're All Volunteers | Carina Kolodny | Posted 10.27.2014 | Impact

In the early morning hours of June 9, 2011, Raed Saleh fled for his life. With his wife and two young children by his side, Saleh, then 30, estimates ...

It Was the (Arab) Spring of Hope, It Was the (Syrian) Winter of Despair

Maryam Saleh | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Maryam Saleh

On this third anniversary, countless people -- including many of those who emerged in the first protests during March 2011 -- will argue that Syria is now living the worst of times.

Max J. Rosenthal

The Neverending Spring: How Syria's Revolution Became A Stalemate | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 11.26.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- From a safe distance, the latest battle for Raqqa, a provincial capital in northern Syria, might have seemed like a turning point in the war...

The Orphaned Revolution

Talal Alyan | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Talal Alyan

There was always a peculiar insistence on categorizing Syria with an asterisk, separating it from other revolts in the region. It has been impugned or obscured by a narrative that would never grant it the basic concession that any domestic insurrection against a despot should be encouraged.

'Ceasefire' Is the Syria Word We Need to Hear

Marc Gopin | Posted 03.04.2014 | World
Marc Gopin

We need to hear the word "ceasefire" from the lips of major diplomats and strategists. The people of Syria will die without it, and everyone will gain something from ceasefire.

Why We Don't Care About Syria

Richard Stearns | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Richard Stearns

'We fear you are forgetting us.' This is what Haya, a 10-year-old Syrian refugee who lost her father, told me last week. I was visiting refugees in the Jordanian city of Irbid and spent time with a group of children attending a school supported by World Vision.

Artist Photographs Struggle For Freedom In Syria

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 12.04.2012 | Arts

Syrian artist Jaber Al Azmeh began his series of red and black photographs during the early stages of the revolutionary movement in his country. He so...

Syrian Diplomat Forced To Leave William Howard Taft House

The Huffington Post | Michael Grass | Posted 05.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- While the intricacies of international diplomacy might be slow and boring, Tuesday's coordinated action by the State Department to expel...

Does NATO Matter?

Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld

Shouldn't we put NATO out of its misery? To answer that, just look at Libya -- and then Syria.

The People Want Foreign Intervention? What the Online Discussion Reveals About Syria's Revolutionaries

Noah Bonsey | Posted 07.23.2012 | World
Noah Bonsey

Fourteen months into their uprising and with no end in sight, Syria's revolutionaries are in search of a game-changer.

How Teenagers With A Can Of Paint Sparked Syria's Uprising

Los Angeles Times | Posted 03.15.2012 | Teen

It started with some teenagers and a can of paint. “The people want to bring down the regime,” the students wrote on a wall In the southern Syria ...

Letter From Syria

Khaled Khalifa | Posted 04.10.2012 | World
Khaled Khalifa

My people, who have faced death bare-chested and singing, are at this very moment being subjected to a campaign of violence like never before. Our rebel towns face sieges unprecedented in the history of world revolutions.

Joshua Hersh

Wadah Khanfar, Ex-Al Jazeera Boss, Dismisses Rumors About His Resignation | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.28.2011 | World

When Wadah Khanfar, the director general of the Al Jazeera network, stepped down from his job last week, rumors flew: he'd been forced out, he'd been ...

Support Syria's People

James Zogby | Posted 10.20.2011 | World
James Zogby

The Arab League should make it clear that the Assad regime has lost whatever legitimacy it once claimed in the Arab World and promptly suspend its membership in the organization, declaring that the regime has forfeited the right to play a role in Syria's and the region's future

Switzerland Freezes Syrian Assets

Reuters | Posted 09.02.2011 | World

ZURICH, July 3 (Reuters) - Switzerland has blocked Syrian assets worth 27 million Swiss francs ($32 million), Swiss news agency SDA reported on Su...

Why Syria's Assad Regime Will Fall

Hussain Abdul-Hussain | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Hussain Abdul-Hussain

This has been beyond the wildest of dreams, but the regime of Syria's Bashar Assad will probably fall. Compared to other Arab autocrats, the Assad re...