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Main Syria Exile Group Won’t Take Part in Talks to End Conflict

Main Syria Exile Group Won’t Take Part in Talks to End Conflict

Scott Peterson/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Syria’s main exile opposition group is angry that the international community has not spoken up about government Scud missile strikes on civilians in the northern city of Aleppo.The U.S. State Department …

Dozens Killed, Scores Injured in Syrian Capital Bomb Attack

Dozens Killed, Scores Injured in Syrian Capital Bomb Attack

LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — What was believed to be an enormous car bomb explosion on Thursday left dozens dead and more than 235 people wounded in Syria’s capital of Damascus.Most of those killed, according to Syria’s official n…

Multiple Explosions Rock Syrian Capital

Multiple Explosions Rock Syrian Capital

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) — A car bomb exploded early Thursday afternoon in Syria’s capital city of Damascus, killing at least 31 people, according to activists.Video from the scene shows burning cars and several charred bodies, bu…

Moscow Seeks Dialogue to End Syrian Conflict

Moscow Seeks Dialogue to End Syrian Conflict

ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — Russia’s top diplomat said on Wednesday that Syria’s warring sides run the risk of “mutual destruction” if they don’t soon reach a settlement to end their conflict that began in March 2011.After talks with …

An Attempt at Normalcy as Damascus Finds Itself Caught in the Crosshairs

An Attempt at Normalcy as Damascus Finds Itself Caught in the Crosshairs

ABC NewsABC News’ Terry Moran and his team take a rare and dangerous journey into the embattled Syrian capital of Damascus for the special report:  Inside Syria: The Battle for Damascus.By Terry Moran(DAMASCUS, Syria) — It’s just an o…

Syrian President Sees Political Solution to End Conflict

Syrian President Sees Political Solution to End Conflict

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(BEIRUT) — At least one person thinks a political solution can be reached to end the two-year conflict in Syria.  That’s Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.Lebanon’s The Daily Star reported on Tuesday that al-Assad, who …

US Increases Humanitarian Funding to Syria

US Increases Humanitarian Funding to Syria

Scott Peterson/Getty Images(GENEVA, Switzerland) — The State Department announced Tuesday that the United States is giving an additional $19 million in humanitarian assistance funding for the Syria crisis, bringing the total amount the U.S. is contrib…

Damascus Holds Its Breath as Syrian Civil War Reaches Its Door

Damascus Holds Its Breath as Syrian Civil War Reaches Its Door

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The chaos engulfing Syria threatens to spill over into Iraq on one side, and Israel and Lebanon on the other. The United Nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting — but no…

Top Iranian General Killed in Syria

Top Iranian General Killed in Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran says one of its senior commanders of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guard was killed on Thursday while attempting to enter Lebanon from Syria.The Iranian semi-official Mehr news agency quoted a Revolution…

Secretary of State John Kerry Has New Ideas for Syria Crisis

Secretary of State John Kerry Has New Ideas for Syria Crisis

Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Newly-confirmed Secretary of State John Kerry says he plans to use his first overseas trip to promote new ideas about how to convince Syrian President Basher al-Assad to agree to a political transition tha…

Syrian Conflict Death Toll Nears 70,000

Syrian Conflict Death Toll Nears 70,000

Scott Peterson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The death toll from the two-year-long conflict in Syria is apparently higher than previously thought, with the United Nations putting the number of fatalities at close to 70,000.It was just last month that the U…

Several Killed in Car Bomb Blast Near Turkish Border Crossing

Several Killed in Car Bomb Blast Near Turkish Border Crossing

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ANKARA, Turkey) — Turkish officials say that at least 13 people were killed on Monday when a minibus loaded with explosives detonated near their country’s border with Syria.As many as 30 people were also wounded in the powerful …

Syria’s Cabinet Reshuffled

Syria’s Cabinet Reshuffled

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Syria’s beleaguered President Bashar Assad has shaken up his cabinet and appointed new ministers to handle the economy, according to Syria’s state media.The cabinet reshuffle comes as Syrians suffe…

Muslim Group Urges Dialogue to End Syrian Conflict

Muslim Group Urges Dialogue to End Syrian Conflict

Scott Peterson/Getty Images(CAIRO) — Muslim leaders meeting in Cairo said on Thursday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and a coalition of opposition forces must soon engage in “serious dialogue” on political transition to end the two-year conflic…

Dirty Water Worsening Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis

Dirty Water Worsening Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis

BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The humanitarian crisis in Syria caused by the two-year-long civil war is becoming more dire, the World Health Organization announced on Tuesday, due to outbreaks of hepatitis A and other diseases caused by po…

Iran Warns Israel It Will Regret Air Strikes Against Syria

Iran Warns Israel It Will Regret Air Strikes Against Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Syria received a vote of support Monday when the head of Iran’s National Security Council warned Israel it would regret last week’s air strike near the border with Lebanon that targeted a truck convoy ca…

Israel Makes Indirect Admission to Air Strike in Syria

Israel Makes Indirect Admission to Air Strike in Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MUNICH) — Israel finally delivered a public yet coy statement on Sunday about last week’s assault on a truck convoy inside Syria.At a security conference in Munich, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak insisted he could not “add …

Syria and Allies Condemn Israeli Air Strike

Syria and Allies Condemn Israeli Air Strike

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — There was still no word from the Israeli government Thursday confirming an air strike earlier in the week that targeted a truck convoy in Syria that U.S. officials say was carrying missiles to the Hezbollah in Lebano…

Israel and Syria Differ on Target of Israeli Air Strike

Israel and Syria Differ on Target of Israeli Air Strike

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) — In spite of evidence to the contrary, the Syrian government on Wednesday accused Israel of conducting an air strike against one of its military facilities in Damascus the day before.According to a report by Sy…

Group Charges Syrian Government with Executing Scores of Men

Group Charges Syrian Government with Executing Scores of Men

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — An opposition group is accusing the Syrian government of war atrocities after the bodies of dozens of men were reportedly pulled from a river in the northern city of Aleppo.The British-based Syrian Observ…

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