Syrian uprising http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20985/all en French journalist killed in Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/french-journalist-killed-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Reporter was covering demonstration in Homs </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Gilles Jacquier, a reporter from France 2 television, was killed covering a pro-regime demonstration in Homs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/french-journalist-killed-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> France 2 Home Homs Regions Syria Syrian uprising Conflict Zones France War Europe Middle East Europa GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:52:50 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5686920 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria: What the Arab League failed to observe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120131/syria-arab-league-observers-bashar-al-assad DAMASCUS — The town had been out of the regime's control for almost a week, and 33 people had reportedly been killed. Then the observers arrived.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120131/syria-arab-league-observers-bashar-al-assad" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bashar al-Assad Syria Syrian uprising World Leaders Conflict Zones Diplomacy Middle East Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:16:00 +0000 Stephen Starr 5689656 at http://www.globalpost.com Anonymous hackers target Bahrain, US munitions manufacturer http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-grid/anonymous-hackers-target-us-munitions-manufacturer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> In support of the Arab Spring revolutions, Anonymous strikes again. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jeb Boone </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The infamous hacker collective Anonymous has affixed its digital crosshairs on Jamestown, Pennsylvania based chemical munitions manufacturer Combined Tactical Systems on the anniversary of Bahrain&rsquo;s protest movement that began one year ago.</p> <p> The twitter account @YourAnonNews, which has become the mouthpiece for alerting those outside of the IRCs (internet relay chat, simply an independent online chatroom) to Anon&#39;s various operations, announced that the company&#39;s website was being attacked. After the initial announcement, the account tweeted a series of statements calling attention to Bahrain&#39;s &quot;forgotten&quot; protest movement in conjunction with a destributed denial of service attack on Bahrain&#39;s official website <a href="http://www.bahrain.bh/wps/portal/!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3g3E0cj0wAXIwMDvwBXAyNLbw8jkxBXI3dzA_1wkA6zeGd3Rw8Tcx8DAwsXNwsDIydTM89AAxcDA09TiLwBDuBooO_nkZ-bql-QnZ3m6KioCAB9ljK8/dl3/d3/L0lDUmlTUSEhL3dHa0FKRnNBL1lCUmZ3QSEhL2Fy/">bahrain.bh</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p> <strong>More from GlobalPost: <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120104/sopa-reddit-paul-ryan-web-activism">Has the internet become an interest group?</a></strong></p> <p> The group also <a href="http://pastebin.com/DaauwSzQ">released a statement on pastebin.com</a>, where they traditionally post what are essentially press releases for the general public. In this statement the collective dicussed the motivation behind the attack on Combined Tactical Systems and their continued support for Arab protesters.&nbsp;</p> <p> &ldquo;From the streets of Oakland to Tahrir Square, to Palestine, Greece, Bahrain and Syria, your sinister instruments of torture and brutality have been used by the vile swine enforcers of the rich ruling classes to repress our revolutionary movements,&rdquo; read the statement.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-grid/anonymous-hackers-target-us-munitions-manufacturer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> anonymous Arab Spring Bahrain Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Occupy movement Protests Syrian uprising The Grid Wed, 15 Feb 2012 17:21:00 +0000 Jeb Boone 5691832 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria: Over 100 dead in clashes today, activists say http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120221/activists-over-100-dead-syria-clashes-today BEIRUT — Syrian activists reported a barrage of shelling on Tuesday, resulting 106 deaths, according to the Local Coordination Committees. Outside news organizations said over 60 are confirmed dead, in what appears to be one of the bloodiest days since the siege of Homs began 18 days ago. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120221/activists-over-100-dead-syria-clashes-today" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Syrian uprising Middle East Tue, 21 Feb 2012 21:28:00 +0000 Tim Fitzsimons 5692724 at http://www.globalpost.com Free Syrian Army makes "tactical withdrawal" from Homs neighborhood of Baba Amr http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120301/free-syrian-army-makes-tactical-withdrawal-homs <p> BEIRUT &mdash; The Free Syrian Army made a &quot;tactical withdrawal&quot; from the embattled Baba Amr neighborhood of Homs which had been strongholds of the rebel group. A Syrian government official promised yesterday the districts would be &quot;cleaned.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120301/free-syrian-army-makes-tactical-withdrawal-homs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Syria Syrian uprising Middle East Thu, 01 Mar 2012 13:55:00 +0000 Tim Fitzsimons 5694186 at http://www.globalpost.com Red Cross aid convoy blocked from entering Baba Amr (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120302/baba-amr-executions-french-journalists-red-cross-homs BEIRUT — The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said it was "unacceptable" that Syria barred aid from entering the most embattled neighborhood of Homs.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120302/baba-amr-executions-french-journalists-red-cross-homs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Syrian uprising Middle East Fri, 02 Mar 2012 13:37:00 +0000 Tim Fitzsimons 5694331 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria: Bodies of slain journalists returned to embassy officials http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120303/syria-bodies-slain-journalists-returned-embassy-officials BEIRUT — Syrian authorities turned over the corpses of Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik, two journalists killed by shelling in Homs on February 22. Reports continued to emerge of revenge killings and mass arrests as the Red Cross waits to enter Baba Amr.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120303/syria-bodies-slain-journalists-returned-embassy-officials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Syrian uprising Middle East Sat, 03 Mar 2012 16:54:00 +0000 Tim Fitzsimons 5694465 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria aid expected to enter Baba Amr on Tuesday; regime directs shelling to new villages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120305/syria-red-cross-homs-baba-amr-deraa-jordan-violence BEIRUT — A Red Cross aid convoy was denied entry to Baba Amr again on Monday, but said it had received promises that it could enter the embattled district Tuesday. Activists expressed fears of ongoing government reprisals and dire humanitarian needs.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120305/syria-red-cross-homs-baba-amr-deraa-jordan-violence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Syrian uprising Middle East Mon, 05 Mar 2012 12:26:00 +0000 Tim Fitzsimons 5694572 at http://www.globalpost.com Inside the Free Syrian Army (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5695156 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Meet the biggest threat to the Assad regime: Syrian army defectors.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hugh Macleod and Annasofie Flamand </div> </div> </div> <p> BEIRUT &mdash; Today, in the highest-ranking defection yet, Syria&#39;s deputy oil minister joined the rebels, bolstering the cause of the Free Syrian Army. In this GlobalPost exclusive, meet former Syrian soldiers and civilians fighting to topple the regime.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="1024" height="683" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/free_syrian_army_2012_3_08.jpg?1331224738" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2012:03:08 11:04</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("7f9c3187988e0", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> On Location Syrian uprising Middle East Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:04:00 +0000 Hugh Macleod and Annasofie Flamand 5695156 at http://www.globalpost.com Exclusive footage of the Syrian Army's assault on Saraqeb http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5698079 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>Reporter James Foley was in Saraqeb as Syrian tanks rolled in to take back the city.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> James Foley </div> </div> </div> <p> Reporter James Foley was in Saraqeb as Syrian tanks rolled in to take back the city.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="960" height="540" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/f0d58b2c03569-original.jpg?1332943652" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2012:03:28 11:10</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("26ceeaf8571ba", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> Syria Syrian uprising Conflict Zones Middle East Video Wed, 28 Mar 2012 15:10:54 +0000 James Foley 5698079 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian children detail torture by security forces (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120403/syria-child-torture-video BEIRUT — For 13-year-old Hossam, the “ultimate pain” of his torture at the hands of the Syrian forces was when the “terrifying person” with the “huge body” wearing “black and black” drove a screwdriver up into his big toe nail before ripping it out with pliers. In a regime whose systematic and widespread torture has shocked even hardened human rights researchers, Syrian children have been singled out for abuse, with hundreds reportedly tortured over the past year by the men fighting to keep President Bashar al-Assad and his family in power.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/120403/syria-child-torture-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian uprising Conflict Zones Syria Middle East Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:11:00 +0000 Hugh Macleod and Annasofie Flamand 5699017 at http://www.globalpost.com On Location Video: Anatomy of Syria's Crackdown http://www.globalpost.com/internal/video/5699772 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <!--paging_filter--><p>A firsthand look at the Syrian government's violent strategy to stop the uprising</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> James Foley </div> </div> </div> <p> During two weeks in Syria&#39;s Idlib province, reporter James Foley got a firsthand look at the battle between the Syrian government and the Free Syrian Army.</p> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-copyright"> <div class="field-label">Copyright/Source:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-lead-image"> <div class="field-label">Still Frame:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_lead_image" width="640" height="360" alt="" src="http://www.globalpost.com/sites/default/files/twistage_stills/bd28688cd84fb-original.jpg?1334004723" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-datestamp field-field-publish-date"> <div class="field-label">Publish Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">2012:04:10 06:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="vid-wrapper"> <script type="text/javascript"> //not in site and viewNode("bd28688cd84fb", {player_profile:"_gp3_full", server_detection:true}); </script> </div> On Location Syria Syrian uprising Conflict Zones Middle East Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:00:18 +0000 James Foley 5699772 at http://www.globalpost.com Kofi Annan condemns Syria as violence resumes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120425/kofi-annan-condemns-syria-violence-resumes Kofi Annan, international envoy to Syria, said Tuesday that the situation in the country is 'bleak' and said he was shocked by reports of further violence. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120425/kofi-annan-condemns-syria-violence-resumes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian uprising Conflict Zones Syria Wed, 25 Apr 2012 04:34:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5701760 at http://www.globalpost.com In Syria, another questionable election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120507/syria-parliament-election DAMASCUS, Syria — In the middle of a bloody revolution that is tearing at the fabric of Syrian society, Bashar al-Assad on Monday engaged in what many regarded to be a desperate exercise in window dressing: parliamentary elections. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120507/syria-parliament-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian uprising World Leaders Conflict Zones Elections Syria Mon, 07 May 2012 20:43:00 +0000 GlobalPost reporter in Damascus 5703393 at http://www.globalpost.com Free Syrian Army amassing weapons http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/free-syrian-army-amassing-weapons <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Free Syrian Army is using a relative lull in fighting to regroup, according to Al Jazeera journalists inside the country. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Peter Gelling </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Reporting from inside Syria is no easy task. But Al Jazeera English reporter James Bays and cameraman Tom Nicholson have come out with an impressive account of Free Syrian Army movements in al-Qusayr, in the country&#39;s south.</p> <p> The defected Syrian soldiers Bays interviews say they are using a relative lull in fighiting brought on by a nominal UN-Arab League cease-fire to regroup and amass weapons.</p> <p> A GlobalPost journalist inside Syria, who remains anonymous for security reasons, has found the Syrian government is behaving in much the same way. Syrian forces <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120430/syria-baba-amr-homs-wall-assad-russia-un-arab-league">have built concrete walls</a> around restive neighborhoods and set up checkpoints around the country that make movements for even ordinary Syrians living in rebellious regions virtually impossible.</p> <p> The reports, taken together, seem to point to an inevitable resumption of large-scale clashes once UN and Arab League observers leave the country. The end result may only be determined by who is better armed. If the international community continues to hold out on supporting the rebels, the Syrian government will almost certainly hold the advantage.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/free-syrian-army-amassing-weapons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian uprising Syria Chatter Tue, 08 May 2012 18:25:13 +0000 Peter Gelling 5703527 at http://www.globalpost.com