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Syrian Civil War

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  • As Israeli doctors aid Syrians, humanitarianism trumps geopolitics

    SAFED, Israel — The 9-year-old Syrian boy with no legs wheeled himself down a bright hospital corridor, stopping to accept a pain pill from one nurse and a high-five from another. He has been here for a month, ever since a Syrian government...
  • Deal reached to evacuate civilians trapped in Syrian city of Homs

    Deal reached to evacuate civilians trapped in Syrian city of Homs
    DAMASCUS, Syria -- An agreement has been reached to evacuate civilians trapped in the battle-scarred remnants of the Old City of Homs, Syria’s third-largest city, the state news agency reported Thursday. The accord would also allow the delivery of...
  • Syria's horrific war on its own children

     Syria's horrific war on its own children
    For some children in Syria, the civil war is a particular kind of hell. The details of a United Nations report released last week are chilling and gut-wrenching, and go far beyond the kind of civilian slaughter that accompanies shelling of residential...
  • In Homs, Syria, some decry U.N. aid effort as benefiting 'terrorists'

    In Homs, Syria, some decry U.N. aid effort as benefiting 'terrorists'
    HOMS, Syria — The international community is lauding a United Nations-brokered deal to provide relief to Homs' long-blockaded Old City, but the aid plan is far from universally welcome in this battle-scarred and profoundly divided city. The relief...
  • Syrian peace talks in Geneva deadlock

    Syrian peace talks in Geneva deadlock
    BEIRUT — Syrian peace talks in Geneva were at an impasse Friday as Russian and U.S. diplomats exchanged barbs about the deadlock, while in Syria, government troops appeared set for a new offensive against a rebel stronghold. Negotiators for...
  • New unity government named amid tension in Lebanon

    BEIRUT — Breaking a 10-month deadlock, Lebanon on Saturday unveiled a new unity government as leaders struggle to maintain stability despite profound political divisions and spillover violence from the war raging in neighboring Syria. “A...
  • Obama considers ways to 'apply more pressure' on Syria's Bashar Assad

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — President Obama is weighing a "wide range of policy tools and options" for stepping up pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad to end his government's attacks on civilians and rebel forces, a senior White House official...
  • Syrian rebel army fires commander many considered ineffective

    Syrian rebel army fires commander many considered ineffective
    BEIRUT--The head of the Free Syrian Army, the U.S.-backed assemblage of ostensibly moderate Syrian opposition forces, has been removed from his post, according to a statement Sunday from the rebel command’s Supreme Military Council. Brig. Gen....
  • Russian aid to Syria is hurting peace talks, Kerry says

    JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Monday accused Russia of enabling the Syrian government's efforts to settle that country's civil war on the battlefield rather than in negotiations. In an appearance in the Indonesian capital,...
  • Twin suicide car bombs strike Lebanon's capital, kill at least six

    Twin suicide car bombs strike Lebanon's capital, kill at least six
    BEIRUT -- Twin suicide car bombs ripped through a residential district of the Lebanese capital Wednesday in the latest deadly attack believed tied to the war raging in neighboring Syria, according to official and witness accounts. At least three...
  • Obama's least bad options on Syria

     Obama's least bad options on Syria
    Thanks in large part to Russia, the ally and enabler of President Bashar Assad, international negotiations designed to end Syria's brutal civil war have lived down to expectations. As fruitless talks in Switzerland were coming to a close last week, the...