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  • Ehrlich criticizes Obama but doesn't say what he'd do differently [Letter]

    Ehrlich criticizes Obama but doesn't say what he'd do differently [Letter]
    Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s predictable criticism of all-things-Obama now focuses on the president's alleged weakness in foreign policy ("Obama, played for a fool," May 4.) Whether it's Russia's Vladimir Putin, Syria's Bashar Assad or Iran's Hassan Rouhani,...
  • Syria's rocky road to a free press

    Syria's rocky road to a free  press
    Laith Halabi paced the dark streets of Aleppo looking for a person to interview. The wiry young journalist with the independent Shahba Press news agency worried that no one would agree to a man-on-the-street, even on the innocuous topic of a...
  • Syria's capital prepares for election with fresh Bashar Assad portraits

    Syria's capital prepares for election with fresh Bashar Assad portraits
    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...
  • In Syria, Homs residents salvage belongings after rebels leave

    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....
  • Many in Homs, Syria, feel as if the civil war has ended

    Many in Homs, Syria, feel as if the civil war has ended
    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...
  • Lakhdar Brahimi, United Nations envoy to Syria, announces resignation

    The United Nations special representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, announced his resignation Tuesday, two years after taking on a position that he had described as "nearly impossible." The announcement of the veteran Algerian diplomat's departure...
  • In Syria, residents of Aleppo struggle with a water shortage

    In Syria, residents of Aleppo struggle with a water shortage
    The Syrian city of Aleppo is suffering an extreme water shortage days after an antigovernment Islamist faction shut down two pumping stations, government officials and a pro-opposition monitoring group said. The shutdown has left more than 2 million...
  • Cannes: Syrian Director Talks 'Silvered Water,' Filming Revolution on Cell Phones

    Harvey Weinstein is talking about making a docu depicting Syrian refugee camps, but Ossama Mohammed, an outspoken critic of Bashar al-Assad's regime, has already made one about Syrian atrocities, "Silvered Water, Syria Self Portrait," in which the...
  • Should Assad face trial as a war criminal?

     Should Assad face trial as a war criminal?
    Reports have circulated over the last several weeks that Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces are gaining the upper hand in that nation's ugly civil war — and are once again committing atrocities using internationally banned chemical weapons. This...
  • NBC News Scores Exclusive Interview With Edward Snowden, Plans Primetime Special

    NBC News said it would air an hour-long primetime special on May 28 featuring an exclusive interview between "NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams and former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. The talk will be Snowden's first interview...
  • Syrian forces break rebels' long siege of prison in Aleppo

    Syrian forces break rebels' long siege of prison in Aleppo
    Syrian government forces have broken a long siege on the strategically situated prison in the northern city of Aleppo, government and pro-opposition groups said Thursday. The advance of tanks and troops into the sprawling prison complex on the...