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A Syrian radio DJ documents the experiences of herself and her friends as their dreams of hope and liberation in the wake of the 2011 Arab Spring give way to the grim realities of repression, forced emigration and extremism.
EU foreign ministers vowed on Monday to impose more sanctions on President Bashar al-Assad's government, saying the bombardment of Aleppo by Russia and the regime "may account to war crimes". The ministers also said the Syrian government should ...

One of B.C.'s young Syrian refugees is a four-year-old war amputee who loves to climb the monkey bars but still needs medical care for her battle scars.
Half the Syrian population is now displaced. A U.N. ESCWA [Economic and Social Commission for West Asia] report reveals that these U.S.
How that happened was through the formation of an alliance between the FSA (Free Syrian Army, the U.S.-backed "moderate" rebels) and the Nusra Front, the al Qaeda affiliate in Syria. The Nusra Front recently changed its name to Jabhat Fatah al-Sham and ...
Turkey's defense minister said Tuesday the country's military operation in war-torn Syria had shifted to another phase after opposition forces recently took Dabiq town from Daesh.

A member of the Syrian Civil Defense, the White Helmets, runs in a rebel-held market district in Aleppo, Syria, October 12, 2016.
Questions raised about America's future relationship with Russia have ranged from cyber-espionage threats to the continuing dispute over Crimea, but perhaps no world issue has been as central to the unfolding drama as the war in Syria. As Russia backs ...
The Syrian Army and its allies see a risk that Islamic State will regroup in eastern Syria as it is forced from the Iraqi city of Mosul in a U.S.
Russian and Syrian warplanes have suspended air strikes in the Syrian city of Aleppo ahead of a humanitarian pause on Thursday, Russia has said.
Russian and Syrian warplanes have suspended air strikes in the Syrian city of Aleppo ahead of a humanitarian pause on Thursday, Russia has said.
(1) Turkey is reportedly in effective control (has established and exercised authority) over several villages and towns in northern Syria. A Turkish military official told CNN, "The Jarablus-Azaz line is totally under the control of FSA (Free Syrian ...
Khaled Almilaji coordinated a campaign that vaccinated 1.4 million Syrian children and risked his life to provide medical care during the country's civil war. Now he's in the Ivy League, learning about how to rebuild Syria's health system when the war ...
Syrian opposition fighters backed by Turkey have taken control of the northern Syrian town of Dabiq from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has directed his national security team to renew diplomatic efforts to reduce the bloodshed in Syria and end the civil war. The president convened his National Security Council on Friday to discuss next steps ...
The monitor said dozens of civilians including children have also died in rebel bombardment of western Aleppo, which is controlled by the Syrian government. A war that started with an uprising against President al-Assad has now split Syria into many parts.
Kerry and Lavrov are joined in Lausanne by Staffan de Mistura, the UN Syria envoy, along with the top diplomats of Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar - all backers of Syrian opposition forces. Iran, a key supporter of the Syrian government, has also sent ...

Kerry and Lavrov were joined in Lausanne by Staffan de Mistura, the UN Syria envoy, along with the top diplomats of Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar - all backers of Syrian opposition forces. Iran, a key supporter of the Syrian government, also sent its ...
In the aftermath of the convoy strike, Kerry declared his interest in seeing Russia and the Syrian government investigated for war crimes for its alleged bombing of civilian areas in Aleppo. The notion that Washington and Moscow could work together to ...
The complex five-and-a-half-year long Syrian civil war is on the brink of becoming a "wider regional war," he said in an interview with state-run Anadolou news agency on Wednesday.
At least 20 people, most of them rebels, were killed in a car bomb attack on Thursday that targeted an opposition checkpoint in northern Syria. The blast - which hit a checkpoint run by a Free Syrian Army (FSA) affiliate near the city of Azaz, near the ...
Beirut, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The Lebanese Shi'ite movement Hezbollah vowed to maintain its "jihad" in neighbouring Syria at a huge rally in Beirut on Wednesday, a day after its leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the war was in a phase of escalation ...
Of the outside backers of the Bashar al-Assad regime, Iran - which has sent hundreds of its troops to Syria and facilitated the involvement of several thousand non-Syrian Shiite militants to prop up Assad - has the most influence in Syria. Russian ...
Beirut, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The Lebanese Shi'ite movement Hezbollah vowed to maintain its "jihad" in neighbouring Syria at a huge rally in Beirut on Wednesday, a day after its leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said the war was in a phase of escalation ...
It is now Hillary Clinton that wants to start an air war with Russia over Syria by calling for a no fly zone. We have 2000 nuclear missiles on hairtrigger alert.
This is not a movie set from the latest action flick. It is the embattled city of Aleppo. bombings have devastated the city. rebels are the targets, but often it is Syrian civilians who bear the brunt of the attacks - losing their homes and family ...
Gorbachev, 85, who was the final leader of the Soviet Union until it was officially dissolved in 1991, was commenting on the U.S.' decision last week to sever talks with Russia over how to assuage the five-year long civil war in Syria. "I think the ...
The war in Syria and the role of world powers in the conflict was addressed during the second debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on Sunday night.
Foreign minister says France committed "to saving population" of city currently facing Russian-backed Syrian offensive.
At the root of the angriest exchanges is Syria, where Russia's ferocious aerial bombardment of rebel-held parts of Aleppo is the Kremlin's first military intervention outside the territory of the former Soviet Union since the end of the Cold War. The ...
Carter, for example, seems to think that he can raise the stakes considerably without any real danger, which is why he intends to conduct a low-intensity, stealth war on mainly Syrian assets that will force Putin to increase Russia's military commitment.
Moscow has moved nuclear-capable missiles near the Polish border, its defence ministry confirmed on Saturday, as Germany's foreign minister warned that tensions between Russia and the West were "more dangerous" today than during the Cold War. Russia ...
Debate over the merits and risks of America's role as a moral authority has raged for decades, from the war in Vietnam, to Iraq, and now to Syria.
Western governments and Russia have clashed at the UN Security Council even while the Syrian government presses ahead with its military offensive against rebel-held areas of Aleppo.
Russia and the Syrian government should be investigated for war crimes, US Secretary of State John Kerry said. "Russia, and the regime, owe the world more than an explanation about why they keep hitting hospitals and medical facilities and children ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States called Friday for a war crimes investigation of Russia and Syria, ramping up the rhetoric against Moscow for its part in a deadly military offensive in Aleppo while potentially making it harder to restart diplomatic ...
Abdulkhalek Dabaa, one of fewer than 30 doctors left in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo, is the only remaining ophthalmologist in the eastern part of the city.
In the basement of a house in the rebel-held Syrian town of Madaya is what people there call a medical centre. It is, actually, just a room with a bed, where the sick come for some help.
The question that has yet to be answered, however, is whether this increasingly hawkish rhetoric on Syria is pervasive enough in both parties and in both houses of Congress to allow Obama to order U.S.
Tune into CNN International on Sunday at 11 a.m. E.T. for a full report on the Yemen war. Sanaa (CNN) Dozens of ... You might think this is a picture of war-torn Syria, but it is in fact Yemen, where a bloody civil war has created what the UN calls a ...
London - A retired U.S. general has likened the war in Syria to the nursery rhyme "Humpty Dumpty," saying that he was "not sure you can piece it back together.
In the 48 hours since the administration cut off bilateral talks with the Russians over the war in Syria, the tide has turned toward American military intervention in Syria. This was perhaps predictable given Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks in ...
Barrel bombs killed more than 3,000 civilians in Aleppo in 2014, according to a report by Amnesty International. The human rights organization said barrel bombs are a common tactic of the Syrian government, which has been fighting rebels since the ...
The ceasefire was a relationship of the utmost convenience for both parties: The US could claim that it was doing something on the Syrian front and Russia would have an alibi for its military strategy in Syria. The collapse of the ceasefire exposed the ...
Tim Kaine about the war there. "250,000 people, 100,000 of them children, are under siege in Aleppo, Syria. bunker buster bombs, cluster munitions, and incendiary weapons are being dropped on them by Russian and Syrian militaries. Does the U.S. have a ...
All war is horrific, but some aspects of war are more horrific than others. The death toll of Syria's civil war was estimated last winter at 470,000, each a singular tragedy. Yet it's often particular weapons, used on particular targets, that cause ...
The rules of war are not being abided by, a doctor at the hospital told ITV, adding that it was not just the innocent being struck, but the places that care for the sick and wounded.
After weeks of intense air raids on Aleppo carried out by the Syrian and Russian armies, US Secretary of State John Kerry said the US was "on the verge" of ending talks on Syria with Russia. The US government released a statement on Monday confirming ...
Late this spring, in between eulogies for fallen militants and diatribes on heated issues in Salafi-jihadist politics, Abdullah al-Muhaysini, a Saudi cleric who now ...
children are being recruited in multiple capacities and significant numbers within the ranks of armed groups in the Syrian conflict.


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