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  • Rekha Basu: A courageous advocate for justice defies Assad regime

    Majd Chourbaji is tense. She barely sips her coffee, is distracted by the incoming-message alerts on her cellphone and apologetic for her solemn mood. What should be a celebratory time for the Syrian human rights activist, who was honored last week by the...
  • A history of the Islamic State group amid Tikrit offensive

    The extremist Islamic State group, which now controls a third of both Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate, found itself targeted in a major offensive Wednesday that saw Iraqi soldiers and allied Shiite militiamen enter the city of Tikrit....
  • Report: More than 600 medical staff killed in Syrian war

    More than 600 medical workers have been killed in Syria's civil war in deliberate and indiscriminate attacks, most of them by government forces, an international rights group announced on Wednesday. Physicians for Human Rights said it has documented...
  • US: War crimes case vs. Assad better than one for Milosevic

    The case against Syrian President Bashar Assad is much better than the one against Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia or Charles Taylor of Liberia, both of whom were indicted by international tribunals, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues said...
  • Syria's 4-year march toward destruction

    It began in March 2011 with a few words spray-painted on a schoolyard wall: "Your turn is coming, doctor." The doctor in question was Syrian President Bashar Assad, a trained ophthalmologist whose family has ruled the country for more than 40 years....
  • Activists reflect on Syria's spiral from protests to horror

    Abed Hakawati spends his days in a devastated, rebel-held neighborhood of Aleppo, writing graffiti on the walls to remind residents and rebels alike of the original goals of the uprising that erupted four years ago: "Freedom, dignity and social equality."...
  • Fall of U.S.-backed Syrian group casts doubt on plan to arm moderates

    Fall of U.S.-backed Syrian group casts doubt on plan to arm moderates
    The social media post features an odd incarnation of war booty: plundered sacks of dried lentils, humanitarian aid turned spoils of a punishing conflict. "For the Syrian people from the United States of America," reads a label superimposed on a stylized...
  • AP Interview: Syrian magnate denies buying Islamic State oil

    A Syrian businessman facing European Union sanctions denied on Tuesday allegations that he bought oil from the Islamic State group for President Bashar Assad's government. The EU put sanctions last week on George Haswani and six other prominent Syrian...
  • Under new king, Saudi interests may diverge from Egypt

    Under its new monarch, Saudi Arabia appears to be moving to improve relations with Turkey and Qatar and soften its stance against the Muslim Brotherhood with the aim of weakening Iran. The shift could lead to pressure on its ally Egypt to reconcile with...
  • US bombs Nusra headquarters in key city on Turkey-Syria border

    ISTANBUL The U.S. Air Force confirmed Monday that its aircraft had bombed and destroyed a complex of buildings belonging to al-Qaida's Nusra Front affiliate, bringing to at least three the number of American airstrikes that have targets the terrorist...
  • US, others sponsor 'graphic' photo exhibit on Syria at UN

    With the U.N. Security Council blocked from taking strong action on Syria, the United States and other nations are hoping to shame its government by sponsoring a graphic photo exhibit of detainees who've died in President Bashar Assad's prisons since...