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Syria's Uprising : World
Outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he supported a recommendation to arm Syrian rebels.

Did politics prevent President Obama from arming Syria's rebels?

Top members of Obama's national security team urged him to provide more support to the opposition — but to no avail

 
Syria's Uprising : The List
An Israeli soldier guards an Iron Dome rocket interceptor battery on Jan. 28.

Israel's strike on the Syria-Lebanon border: 3 repercussions

The attack reportedly targeted trucks carrying missiles to Hezbollah in Lebanon. Could this widen Syria's war?

 
Syria's Uprising : By the numbers
Little Amjad Al-Saleh, whose family fled their home in September, is comforted by his mother after suffering food poisoning.

Syria's deepening humanitarian crisis: By the numbers

Between the civil war, winter weather, and global indifference, Syria is rapidly sliding toward disaster

 
Syria's Uprising : The Bullpen
D.B. Grady

D.B. Grady: How American inaction is killing Syrians

45,000 Syrians are dead. And all Western leaders do is talk

 
Syria's Uprising : The List
Pictures of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Syrian flags burn on the streets of Aleppo on Dec. 17.

Is Bashar al-Assad nearly finished?

The Syrian president's army fights on, but his allies appear to be preparing for the end of his reign

 
Syria's Uprising : The Bullpen
D.B. Grady

D.B. Grady: Syria's PR campaign failed — and so did America's policy

Bashar al-Assad is on his last legs, but his campaign to crush the rebellion in Syria got a boost from Washington's astonishingly weak stance

 
Syria's Uprising : Analysis
Free Syrian Army fighters carry weapons on a street in Aleppo's al-Amereya district on Dec. 12.

Has Bashar al-Assad lost control of Syria?

Russia is the embattled Syrian president's closest and most important ally, yet leaders in Moscow are conceding that he may be doomed

 
Syria's Uprising : Opinion Brief
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen: "To anyone who would want to attack Turkey, we say, 'Don't even think about it.'"

NATO missiles on the Turkey-Syria border: A big blow to Assad?

The western military alliance is moving to the front lines for the first time in Syria's 20-month civil war

 
Syria's Uprising : Instant Guide
Members of the Free Syrian Army use laptops on Aug. 18: Today, they won't be able to connect to the internet.

Why Bashar al-Assad unplugged the internet in Syria

Early Thursday morning, the war-torn Mideast nation disappeared from the internet. What happened?

 
Syria's Uprising : Opinion Brief
Machine-gun-toting fighters from the Free Syrian Army walk in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ain along the Turkish border.

Have Syria's fractious rebels finally united?

As the bloody civil war drags on, opposition groups form an umbrella organization to lead the fight against the Syrian regime

 
Syria's Uprising : The Bullpen
Daniel Larison

Daniel Larison: Why Obama will keep ignoring Syria in his second term

Many second-term presidents turn to foreign policy if they're viewed as lame ducks domestically. But don't expect Obama to go off starting wars

 
Syria's Uprising : The List
Lakhdar Brahimi, international peace envoy for Syria, announces on Oct. 24 that Bashar al-Assad's regime agreed to a holiday ceasefire with the rebels it has been fighting for 19 months.

3 ways the Syria ceasefire could go wrong

The U.N.'s peace envoy says Syria's warring sides have agreed to stop fighting during Islam's Eid al-Adha holiday. Will the truce happen — and would it do any good?

 
Syria's Uprising : Opinion Brief
Members of the Free Syrian Army use a catapult to a launch a homemade bomb in Aleppo: Western-supplied weaponry meant for the rebels is reportedly being funneled to extremist groups instead.

Is U.S. policy helping jihadists in Syria?

Most of the arms meant for pro-democracy rebels are ending up in the hands of Islamists, reports The New York Times

 
Syria's Uprising : Burning Question
Turkey's Chief of General Staff Necdet Ozel arrives at Oncupinar border outpost on the Turkish-Syrian border on Oct. 9 as tensions with Syria begin to boil over.

Is Turkey trying to start a war with Syria?

Syria and Turkey have been exchanging mortar blasts across their shared border for six days, but it's not quite clear who's the aggressor

 
Syria's Uprising : Opinion Brief
Turkish soldiers patrol the Turkey-Syrian border on Oct. 4: Turkey has gone on the defensive after a Syrian mortar attack killed five Turkish civilians.

Is Syria's war spreading to Turkey?

Turkey lobs artillery shells into Syria for two days straight, raising fears that the Syrian conflict could engulf the region

 
Syria's Uprising : Controversy
Free Syrian Army soldiers shoot at Bashar al-Assad's forces in Aleppo on Sept. 8: The rebel group is accused of torturing its detainees.

Are Syria's rebels guilty of war crimes?

A leading international human rights champion charges that Bashar al-Assad's regime isn't the only organized Syrian group committing crimes against humanity

 
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