Syria Crisis


Syria War Reignites, Proof Of Western Powerlessness

There are times when silence speaks louder than words, and right now — with the new escalation of violence in Syria, where airstrikes in a rebel enclave have killed at least 335 people since the ...


"Our Time Had Come" - A First-Person Account Of A Syrian Airstrike

As another airstrike rained down in Syria, Fadi Al Dairi knew that those inside Kfr Nobol Hospita...


A Syrian Doctor's Bid To Build A Bomb-Proof Hospital For Women And Girls

War has dismantled Syria's healthcare system, preventing women and children from receiving li...


Dictators And Us, The West Falls Back Into Appeasement Trap

-OpEd- TURIN — Fifty years ago, in January 1968, the reformist leader Alexander Dubcek rose to power in Czechoslovakia. His ascent began a brief era known as the Prague Spring, which ended when ...


Why Syrian Refugees Are Giving Up On Europe

The route from Turkey to Greece was once crowded with Syrian asylum seekers fleeing to Europe. Bu...


The Disappeared Of Syria, Missing From Peace Talks Too

Tens of thousands of people remain in detention or have 'disappeared' in Syria, devastati...


After Shadowing Assad, Syrian Photographer Focused On War

Ammar Abd Rabbo covered two Assad presidencies from the inside, but his view changed when the Syr...


Why They Return: Syrian Refugee Tales Of Going Back Home

Some 31,000 Syrians have returned to their war-torn country from abroad this year and many are st...


On Raqqa Frontline: Kurds, Arabs, Italians Close In On ISIS

Kurdish-led forces advance with hopes to recapture the ISIS capital. Together with Arab and forei...


Details Emerge Of ISIS' Mass Abduction Of Christians In Syria

Christian Assyrians have been targeted repeatedly through history — and found themselves un...


Crowdfunding As A Financial Gateway For Refugees

ALEY — Mohammad left his home on the outskirts of Damascus in 2013, gripped with a mix of guilt and anxiety. Though he was fleeing violence that is still ongoing in his hometown of Jobar, the ...


Slaves Of ISIS, Yazidi Survivors Share Unspeakable Horrors

The minority Yazidi people were killed and taken captive by the Islamic State. Once held as sex s...


Arming Syrian Kurds, A Nasty Thorn In U.S.-Turkey Relations

As Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with U.S. President Donald Trump, mutual objectiv...

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World Newspapers Analyze Trump's "Trigger-Happy" Turnaround On Syria

-Analysis- For the longest time, Donald Trump has disparaged U.S. military involvement in the Middle East, mocked his rival’s strategy in Syria, and unequivocally stated that America’s enemy in ...

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Trump TV Changes Channels On Syria

We all know Donald Trump is sensitive to what he sees on TV. But rather than displaying thin skin about comedy sketches aimed at him, the American president has now joined the wider world in ...


Direct Cash, Is This The Future Of Humanitarian Aid?

Experiments among Syrian refugees in Lebanon are testing the best way to help those in need.


New Monday, New World: Russia Is In Charge

Well that was quite a first weekend. After Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday, an estimated two million people took to the streets worldwide to protest against the controversial new president, ...


Why Wounded Syrians Keep Winding Up In Israeli Hospitals

"We wondered how we should react until they told us they'd been wounded by the regime forces ...


Worse Than Prison, The Life Of Syria’s Female Ex-Inmates

Women held in Syria’s government prisons report psychological abuse, sexual assault and tor...


From The Ashes Of Aleppo, A New World Order Is Born

PARIS — The victory of the Russians, Iranians and of the Syrian regime in Aleppo is a strategic turning point in the organization of international relations. It marks the West's fading out and the ...


Aleppo, A Historic City Of Peace And Commerce Turns To Dust

Before it became the Syrian rebellion stronghold, Aleppo was the heart of ancient civilizations.


After Aleppo Inferno, Idlib To Become "Purgatory"

For moderate, unarmed rebels, as well as anyone wanted by the government, the rapid and brutal of...