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  • Suspect in student's slaying started new life in Syria

    Suspect in student's slaying started new life in Syria
    On the day Muaz Haffar was to appear in court, spectators packed the room. The muscle-bound son of a prosperous suburban physician, the 21-year-old was accused of smashing in the head of a university student with a U-shaped bike lock, even as horrified...
  • Meghan Daum: What's with the 'hiker hate'?

    The story of Shane Bauer, Josh Fattal and Sarah Shourd, the American hikers who in July 2009 crossed the border — inadvertently, all evidence suggests — from Iraqi Kurdistan into Iran and were imprisoned for espionage, is back in the...
  • Jonah Goldberg: Taken in by 'Gay Girl'

    Jonah Goldberg: Taken in by 'Gay Girl'
    I'd barely followed "A Gay Girl In Damascus" until last week, when Daily Beast columnist Peter Beinart posted something to Twitter: "This is really important — this woman is a hero," with a link to a story about Amina Abdallah Arraf, a Syrian...
  • McManus: A measured U.S. response in Syria

    McManus: A measured U.S. response in Syria
    When pro-democracy demonstrations erupted in Syria this spring, President Obama offered Syrian President Bashar Assad one more chance to embrace reform. "He can lead that transition [to democracy] or get out of the way," Obama said in May. Now, almost...
  • More bloodshed, protests reported in Syria

     
    Syria pro-and anti-government protests: Footage has emerged purporting to show large demonstrations for and against the embattled Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad on Friday, a traditional day of protest on which activists reported at least 27...
  • Syria accuses U.S. of 'blatant interference'

     
    Syria: The Syrian government lashed out at the Obama administration Saturday for "blatant interference in Syrian affairs" after the State Department advised people in the country against surrendering as part of an amnesty offered by the regime....
  • Divisions among Syrian opposition evident in Cairo scuffle

     
    Egg-throwing Syrian dissidents attempted to prevent other opposition figures from meeting with Arab League officials in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Wednesday. The scuffle underscored deep fissures between various Syrian opposition factions....
  • Arab League votes to suspend Syria amid violence

     
    Syria, Arab League: In a stinging rebuke to President Bashar Assad, the Arab League voted Saturday to suspend Syria’s membership if Damascus does not take steps within four days to implement a peace plan designed to end months of violence....
  • Arab League censure of Syria reverberates in region

     
    The Arab League’s move to suspend Syria is sending shock waves through the region. Turkey decided to evacuate diplomatic families from the Syrian capital. Saudi Arabia and Qatar condemned attacks on their embassies. And the official Syrian media...
  • Crowds attack foreign missions in Syria after Arab League vote

     
    Supporters of President Bashar Assad attacked diplomatic missions in Syria after the Arab League voted to suspend the country's membership if his regime fails to take immediate steps to implement a peace plan. While the opposition celebrated the Arab...
  • Syria's suspension from Arab League takes effect

     
    Arab foreign ministers have given Syria three days to cease what one official called its “bloody repression” against its people or face economic sanctions. The move came after Syria’s humiliating suspension from the Arab League became...
  • Syrian opposition alleges attack on air force base

     
    The Syrian opposition said Wednesday that armed defectors mounted a daring attack on a military intelligence headquarters on the outskirts of the capital, Damascus. If true, the reported strike could represent a new escalation in an almost eight-month...