Topic: Damascus (Syria)
The Gilad Shalit exchange means a great deal for the released prisoners and their families. But in the larger picture, it won't bring much change.
10/18/2011 12:43 pm
Hamas scored a victory with the release of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Israeli solder Gilad Shalit. But its concessions to Israel show fragility.
10/13/2011 02:17 pm
The killing of Mashaal Tammo, a Kurdish member of the new Syrian National Council who called for unity across ethnic and religious groups, may help galvanize Syrian activists seeking to topple President Assad.
10/11/2011 03:18 pm
Russia and China vetoed a UN resolution against Syria, evoking a strong response from the US and others. Arab protesters at least now know which countries are on their side.
10/05/2011 04:17 pm
Syria’s uprising is more than six months old and more than 2,700 people have been killed in the regime’s crackdown – and yet President Bashar al-Assad is still in power. That’s due in part to the fact that Mr. Assad still has several critical bases of support in the country, as well as one very important international ally. Here's a look at what they are:
10/05/2011 01:39 pm
It's the autumn of discontent, with Egyptian activists worried about a military comeback, Syrian protesters taking up arms, and the Occupy Wall Street movement in the US and Europe.
10/05/2011 09:39 am
Creation of the Syrian opposition's unity council comes as the US is set to call for a UN resolution to consider further sanctions against Syria if it does not halt the crackdown that has left some 2,700 dead.
10/04/2011 03:01 pm
The unification of Syrian opposition groups is almost certain to improve coordination with the international community, whose backing could add crucial momentum to the uprising.
10/03/2011 10:00 am
Syria's uprising has taken a violent turn as soldiers have abandoned Bashar al-Assad's regime and joined antigovernment protesters.
09/30/2011 09:48 am
A Syrian leader who waged jihad in Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Iraq says that a year of reexamining the Quran has caused his group to treat other religions with more tolerance.
09/29/2011 11:31 am