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Syrian Civil War

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  • Syria's downward spiral

    Syria's downward spiral
    Reports that Russia is supplying Syrian President Bashar Assad with attack helicopters for use against rebel fighters and civilian protesters mark an ominous new phase in the country's descent into chaos and civil war. Mr. Assad's escalation from tanks...
  • Assad: A dictator in denial

    Assad: A dictator in denial
    You have to hand it to Syria's Bashar Assad; the man's got chutzpah. His interview in Damascus last week with ABC's Barbara Walters was either a case study in delusional thinking or unbounded cynicism. Mr. Assad's amazing performance, in which he denied...
  • 'Barrel bomb' use in Syria said to escalate despite U.N. ban

    'Barrel bomb' use in Syria said to escalate despite U.N. ban
    The Syrian government has escalated its use of "barrel bombs" against densely populated neighborhoods near Aleppo in defiance of a U.N. Security Council resolution banning the indiscriminate and deadly explosives, Human Rights Watch reported Wednesday....
  • Hezbollah commander killed in Iraq: sources

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Hezbollah commander has died during a mission in Iraq, sources familiar with the incident said on Wednesday, indicating the Lebanese group that is already fighting in Syria's civil war may be involved in a second conflict in the...
  • Obama needs to work on his foreign policy, not his golf game

    Nero fiddled while Rome burned. On Saturday, President Obama played golf while his foreign policy, and that of the nation he leads, was going up in smoke. Literally. Saturday was the day the State Department ordered the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in...
  • Islamic State militants open office for potential wives: monitor

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents have opened an office in northern Syria where single women and widows can register to marry fighters from the radical al Qaeda offshoot, a monitoring group said on Monday. The office in al-Bab, a town...
  • Sunnis in Iraq push back against extremists

    BAGHDAD Gunshots rang out one recent evening in the western Iraqi town of Haditha as local tribesmen in pickup trucks celebrated their capture of a few militants belonging to the al-Qaida splinter group known as the Islamic State. Said Abu Faraj, 67,...
  • Polio still threatens Middle East after Syria, Iraq cases: U.N.

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Thirty-six children in Syria and two in Iraq have been paralyzed by polio since October, and the risk of the virus spreading further in the Middle East remains high, U.N. aid agencies said on Tuesday. A crippling and incurable disease,...
  • Lebanon's Hariri calls for lawmakers to elect a president

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri on Friday called on lawmakers to elect a president after nearly two months of a power vacuum in Lebanon. He also demanded that Shi'ite movement Hezbollah pull out of the war in neighboring Syria....
  • Syrian opposition seeks US support for battle plans

    GAZIANTEP, Turkey Syria's pro-western opposition has developed a plan to oust extremists of the self-styled Islamic state from their base in Syria and protect Syrian civilians living in rebel-held areas, but it is waiting for the Obama administration to...
  • Hundreds of fatigued Syrian rebels give up the fight

    Hundreds of fatigued Syrian rebels give up the fight
    For two years, Emad Fa'aas was a devoted rebel fighter. In the early days when Syrian rebels took up arms against the government of President Bashar Assad, he joined other fighters in attacking military checkpoints, sometimes traveling to neighboring...
  • Smartphone app helps target Syria strikes, militant group says

    Smartphone app helps target Syria strikes, militant group says
    A militant faction in Syria said it has come up with a smartphone application that improves the accuracy of strikes and helps fighters calculate which weapon best suits the battle objective. The Islamic Front, one of the largest militant umbrella groups...