| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Prominent Syrian auteur Mohamed Malas ("Ladder To Damascus") is being denied an entry visa into Egypt where he had been invited to preside the jury at the Ismailia Intl. Film Festival.
An Ismailia fest rep said Egyptian authorities have not commented...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Ahlam sits hunched over, as if about to fold in on herself, talking about her courtship with her husband.
At first she was hesitant to accept his proposal because he was a rebel fighter. But as they talked and spent time together, she grew fond of him...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:40 PM
It is fitting that the day before President Barack Obama gives his grand West Point address defending the wisdom and prudence of his foreign policy, his government should be urging Americans to evacuate Libya.
Libya, of course, was once the model...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:22 PM
What does it take to be considered a war criminal these days?
Member nations of the United Nations Security Council on Thursday sought to refer the Syrian government to the International Criminal Court over compelling evidence that President Bashar...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:42 PM
President Barack Obama who Wednesday at West Point offered a recalibration of his foreign policy has made no catastrophic missteps in his conduct of foreign policy over his term-and-a-half in office. (Yes, I know Benghazi. Thank you.)
The Middle East...
| May 7, 2014
| 12:54 PM
Hundreds of Syrian rebels began to evacuate the Old City of Homs on Wednesday under a deal that is a major strategic and symbolic victory for the government of President Bashar Assad.
Opposition forces agreed to abandon Homs’ ancient quarter after...
| May 8, 2014
| 11:55 AM
A huge blast destroyed a hotel in the historic heart of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday after rebels detonated explosives in a tunnel dug beneath government lines, according to opposition and government accounts.
The explosion ripped...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:50 PM
Anti-government media activists in Syria have released a video purporting to show rebel fighters preparing the massive bomb attack Thursday that obliterated a historic building in the embattled city of Aleppo in which Syrian army soldiers were billeted....
| May 10, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Buildings, checkpoints and billboards here in the Syrian capital are festooned with fresh portraits of President Bashar Assad.
Once drab storefronts have been enlivened with new coats of paint in the national colors. Boisterous rallies exalt the...
| May 11, 2014
| 9:54 PM
The people of war-battered central Homs came Sunday to salvage what remained of their belongings and residences after years of conflict and siege.
Most found little beyond devastated homes, looted businesses and a handful of tokens from better times....
| May 12, 2014
| 4:05 PM
On the long-militarized edges of Syria’s Old City of Homs, volunteers Monday took down walls of cinder block and brick that had long served as shields against snipers hidden in the ruins of the rebel-held ancient quarter.
“For us, the war is...