RSS

Middle East»

Syria's Uprising

Syria's Uprising : Forecast
Kofi Annan's Syrian peace plan is largely focused on saving civilian lives and ending the violence, not forcing President Bashar al-Assad from power.

Kofi Annan's peace plan: Will it end Syria's bloodshed?

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad agrees to an ambitious deal to end his country's deadly conflict — but stops short of offering to step down

 
Syria's Uprising : Instant Guide
Syrian First Lady Asma al-Assad, known for luxury purchases like diamond and onyx necklaces, has been barred from shopping in continental Europe.

Are EU sanctions on Assad's shopaholic wife merely 'symbolic'?

Officials ban Syria's globe-trotting first lady from continental Europe in an attempt to pressure the relentless regime to quit its brutal crackdown

 
Syria's Uprising : Controversy
Syrian rebels gather to form a battalion: The longer the Syrian conflict continues, the worse the abuses from both sides of the fight will become, observers worry.

Are Syrian rebels just as cruel as Assad's military?

A human rights watchdog says some anti-regime militants have tortured and even executed Assad supporters

 
Syria's Uprising : The List
While the Syrian city of Homs was being shelled, President Assad and his wife bonded over Blake Shelton's country tune, "God Gave Me You," according to leaked emails.

Assad's leaked emails: 6 bizarre details

While Syria erupted, President Bashar al-Assad and his wife were busy listening to country music and trading thoughts on $4,000 shoes

 
Syria's Uprising : Opinion Brief
Two women in a besieged town near Homs: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's brutal crackdown against rebel forces has crippled the nation's economy.

Will Syria's crumbling economy topple Assad?

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is successfully seizing rebel strongholds and withstanding international pressure. But it's costing him a fortune

 
Syria's Uprising : The Bullpen
Daniel Larison

Daniel Larison: Why America should stay out of Syria

Hawkish agitators are clamoring for the West to intervene in Syria's bloody civil war. That's a terrible, terrible idea

 
Syria's Uprising : Slideshow
The brave, young faces of Syria's revolution

The brave, young faces of Syria's revolution

Photos of children protesting President Bashar al-Assad's bloody reign reveal the most vulnerable side of a defiant Syria

 
Syria's Uprising : Opinion Brief
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says that Assad could one day face a war crimes trial for his brutal assault on rebel opponents.

Could Syria's Assad face a war crimes trial?

World leaders start labeling the Syrian president's lethal assault on his opponents a crime against humanity. But that doesn't mean Assad is headed for the Hague

 
Syria's Uprising : By the numbers
A boy attends a London demonstration against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad: Opposition forces say 9,000 Syrians have been killed during Assad's lethal assault on pro-democracy activists.

The relentless violence in Syria: By the numbers

Syria is bleeding, and the world is only half-watching as Bashar al-Assad's security forces systematically try to destroy any opposition to his family dynasty

 
Syria's Uprising : Analysis
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at the 2010 Arab League Summit: With escalating atrocities in Syria it seems clear that Assad isn't willing to stand by a peace plan.

The meaning of Syria's 'laughable' referendum: 4 theories

Assad says he's delivering on promises of reform. But critics say it's a cruel joke to hold a vote on a new constitution while the military is shelling civilians

 
Syria's Uprising : The List
U.N. peacekeepers from Indonesia patrol the streets of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in 1993: The U.N. mission ended two decades of war, and help set up democratic elections.

Forget Syria: 5 cases where the U.N. wasn't impotent

The U.N.'s condemnation of Syria won't force Bashar al-Assad to end his bloody crackdown. But that doesn't mean the U.N. is always toothless

 
Syria's Uprising : Controversy
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, pictured in 2006, has instructed his followers to help Syrian protesters topple Bashar al-Assad's "pernicious, cancerous regime."

Are jihadists hijacking Syria's uprising?

Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri goes public with his support for the Syrian opposition — even though protesters want nothing to do with him

 
Syria's Uprising : Opinion Brief
Demonstrators protest near Homs: Syrian forces resumed their bombardment of the city of Homs Monday after Arab countries called for U.N. peacekeepers.

Syria: What's the Arab League's next move?

Regional leaders call for a cease-fire and a U.N.-Arab peacekeeping force in Syria. Can they make it happen?

 
Syria's Uprising : Best Video
Young Syrian men hold a sign depicting the international community's turtle-like pace in coming to the aid of a bleeding Syria.

Video pleas from Syria: What is the world waiting for?

Syrian activists call for help from abroad as President Bashar al-Assad's forces continue to bombard rebel neighborhoods in Homs

 
Syria's Uprising : Burning Question
A member of Free Syrian Army burns a portrait of President Bashar al-Assad: Roughly 6,000 people have been killed during Syria's nearly-year-long uprising.

Ousting Syria's Assad: Whose responsibility is it?

Many world leaders agree that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has to go. But no one is eagerly volunteering to sweep him aside

 
Syria's Uprising : The Bullpen
Daniel Larison

Daniel Larison: The brewing proxy war in Syria

As Western governments clamor for Bashar al-Assad's ouster, they roar toward a dangerous conflict with Syria's Russian and Iranian patrons

 
Subscribe to the Week