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  • 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

    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

     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...
  • Blast along Syrian-Turkish border kills more than 40, say activists

    Blast along Syrian-Turkish border kills more than 40, say activists
    An explosion at a border crossing between Syria and Turkey on Thursday killed more than 40 people and left scores wounded, activists said. The blast ripped through the Bab al-Salameh crossing about 30 miles north of the city of Aleppo. It was caused...
  • Syrians return to rebuild lives in Homs' war-ravaged Old City

    Syrians return to rebuild lives in Homs' war-ravaged Old City
    Wary of looters and anxious to get back home, the displaced residents of the war-battered Old City have been filing back into their bombed-out neighborhoods. They push baby strollers and drag suitcases to be used in an epic salvage operation. At times,...
  • During Syrian siege, siblings honed the art of improvised survival

    During Syrian siege, siblings honed the art of improvised survival
    Sobhi Fares ducks beneath the battered arches of a once-grand Ottoman villa. His trained eyes scan for shoots of green that spring improbably from the clutter of shattered masonry, tumbled walls and jagged shards of shrapnel. "This one, here, you can...
  • 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...
  • Stand up for humanity? In the case of Syria, Russia and China say no.

    Stand up for humanity? In the case of Syria, Russia and China say no.
    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...
  • Mortar round kills dozens of Assad supporters at Syrian rally

    Anti-government rebels lobbed a mortar shell at a campaign rally supporting President Bashar Assad in southern Syria on Friday, killing several dozen people and wounding many others, according to state media and opposition sources. The attack heightened...
  • In Syria, activists in Raqqa try to confront militant Islamist group

    In the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the main commercial street was busy. Shops were open, with customers strolling the aisles, and cars filled the streets. Only a few dozen stores were closed. It wasn’t what activists had hoped for when they...