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American journalist James Foley remains missing in Syria nearly one year after his capture

BOSTON — The parents of American journalist James Foley, who was kidnapped while reporting in Syria last November and has been missing ever since, issued a new appeal for information about their son today, the eve of his 40th birthday. 'We are in anguish that our son is still missing in Syria now for almost 11 months,' said Diane Foley, Jim’s mother. 

GlobalPost hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army

BOSTON — As regular GlobalPost readers know, we've been reporting on the Syrian conflict since its earliest days more than two years ago. The SEA doesn't much care for it, as GlobalPost's website and Twitter account was briefly hacked by the organization.

60 Seconds on Earth: Life on the Syrian frontline (VIDEO)

After more than two years of conflict, where familarity breeds real contempt, the battle between rebel and regime forces in Syria has only intensified. GlobalPost's Tracey Shelton shows a secret side of a worsening war.

Syria's civil war: A chronicle of bloodshed

Whether Wednesday's attack near Damascus involved chemical weapons remains to be seen, but what is certain is that upwards of 800 people are dead in areas near Damascus. Activists are describing the attack as one of the worst atrocities in Syria's two-year civil war — and the atrocities have been many. Here's a look at the battles and massacres that preceded Wednesday's tragedy.

Chemical weapons allegations in Syria: This isn't the first time it's happened (VIDEO)

In April, activists and medical professionals claimed a chemical agent was used in an attack on Kurdish-controlled neighborhood of Sheikh Maqsoud in Aleppo. GlobalPost's Tracey Shelton was the first reporter on the scene, where she obtained exclusive photos and videos of the attack. Serious questions remain about the circumstances surrounding that April incident.

60 seconds on Earth: Escaping Syria, by boat (VIDEO)

Hundreds of Syrian refugees, who have managed to cross the border to Turkey, are traveling by boat to Lebanon every week. Here's a snapshot of the journey.

Remembering Syria: Before the fall (PHOTOS)

Pictures from a war document the very real human cost of conflict, and communicate that cost to people far away. But pictures of a place before a war can be even more affecting. We forget how placid and whole, how everyday, a country seemed once upon a time.

Syria fired ballistic missiles on its largest city in February. This is what it looks like now

One year after releasing a statement warning the international community of the impending crisis in Aleppo, Syria’s most populous city, Amnesty International has released new satellite images showing the city before and after the catastrophic events of the past year.

UN team reports 10 incidents of chemical weapon use by Syria

The team was assembled by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and has been on standby in Cyprus since April, barred from entering Syria after concerns were initially raised of chemical weapon use by Britain and France, and then by the United States.

93,000: Three ways to understand the Syrian death toll

The UN says 93,000 people have died in Syria. Here are 3 ways to understand the magnitude of that.
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