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Syrian Civil War

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jordan expels Syrian ambassador for 'repeated insults'

    The Jordanian government expelled Syria's ambassador on Monday for statements critical of the kingdom's support of Syrian rebels. Jordan's state news agency, Petra News, reported that the Foreign Ministry's spokesperson, Sabaah Al-Rafi'i, sent a...
  • Government airstrikes kill 40 in Aleppo, Syria

    Government airstrikes kill 40 in Aleppo, Syria
    At least 40 people were killed in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Thursday when government forces dropped barrel bombs on a busy market, according to opposition activists. The bombs, dropped in quick succession from several military helicopters, tore...
  • Car bomb attacks in Syria kill 18, including 11 children

    Car bomb attacks in Syria kill 18, including 11 children
    A pair of car bombs in Syria’s central Hama province killed 18 people, including 11 children, state media reported Friday. The bombings were the latest in a series of attacks by both sides in the country's civil war that have caused escalating...
  • Cease-fire accord said to be reached in Syrian city of Homs

    A cease-fire accord has reportedly been struck that would bring the war-battered Old City of Homs back under government control by allowing the evacuation of hundreds of rebels, according to various reports Friday. The deal, if it is implemented,...
  • 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...