Syria Conflict http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22257/all en Syria: Rebels abandon UN-backed truce, renew attacks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120604/syria-rebels-abandon-annan-peace-plan Syria's rebel forces have cast aside the UN-backed peace plan to halt violence in the region, saying that President Bashar al-Assad missed his Friday deadline to impose a ceasefire. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120604/syria-rebels-abandon-annan-peace-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria Conflict World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria War Middle East United States Mon, 04 Jun 2012 22:16:00 +0000 Talia Ralph 5706735 at http://www.globalpost.com Hama massacre: Syria accused of new killings http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120607/syria-massacre-villagers-hama-al-qubair Hillary Clinton has called the latest violence in Syria "unconscionable."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120607/syria-massacre-villagers-hama-al-qubair" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria Conflict World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria Diplomacy Military Politics Thu, 07 Jun 2012 11:18:00 +0000 Amanda Morrow 5707077 at http://www.globalpost.com Kofi Annan plan for Syrian unity government 'wins Russian support' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120628/annan-plan-syrian-unity-government-russian-support Under the proposal, the new cabinet would include members from both sides of the Syrian conflict, but exclude those whose participation could damage its credibility.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120628/annan-plan-syrian-unity-government-russian-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria Conflict World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria Diplomacy Military War Politics Middle East Thu, 28 Jun 2012 11:10:13 +0000 News Desk 5709775 at http://www.globalpost.com France urges action at Friends of Syria meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120706/friends-syria-meeting-paris-china-russia The French President warned that the Syrian government's only strategy was to "escalate the massacres."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/france/120706/friends-syria-meeting-paris-china-russia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria Conflict World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria Diplomacy France Military War Aid Germany Politics Political Risk Fri, 06 Jul 2012 11:07:32 +0000 Amanda Morrow 5710739 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian forces 'massacre 200' in Hama village, Kofi Annan 'shocked' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120713/syria-massacre-hama-tremseh-village-kofi-annan Russia media said UN-Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday for fresh talks on the Syrian conflict.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120713/syria-massacre-hama-tremseh-village-kofi-annan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria Conflict World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria Diplomacy Military War Politics Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Morrow 5711681 at http://www.globalpost.com The Arab Spring: defining moments (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5712347 <p>As the Syrian conflict reaches a boiling point in Damascus, here&#39;s a look back at the Arab Spring&#39;s most significant moments.&nbsp;</p> Arab Spring Syria Conflict Syria Middle East Wed, 18 Jul 2012 17:23:00 +0000 Jeremy Ravinsky and Brennan Murray 5712347 at http://www.globalpost.com End game in Syria? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120718/syria-damascus-bomb-assad-end <p><span style="line-height: 20px; ">BEIRUT &mdash; In the biggest security breach of the Assad regime&rsquo;s four-decade iron grip on power, a bomb ripped through a meeting of Syria&rsquo;s top security chiefs in Damascus Wednesday, killing the serving and former defense ministers and President Bashar al-Assad&rsquo;s powerful brother-in-law.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120718/syria-damascus-bomb-assad-end" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Damascus bombing Syria Conflict World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria Military War Politics Middle East Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:31:00 +0000 Hugh Macleod and Annasofie Flamand 5712462 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria: Fresh fighting in Damascus and Aleppo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120722/syria-fresh-fighting-damascus-and-aleppo Syrian forces have regained territory from the rebels by bombarding three districts of Damascus with helicopter gunships on Sunday, witnesses said, Reuters reported.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120722/syria-fresh-fighting-damascus-and-aleppo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria Conflict World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria Sun, 22 Jul 2012 13:03:00 +0000 News Desk 5712941 at http://www.globalpost.com Aleppo reaches a boiling point http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120725/aleppo-syria-battle-fsa-peaceful-activists <p><span style="line-height: 20px; ">ALEPPO &mdash; Um Khalid, a middle-aged mother of three, is not used to wearing a headscarf, let alone sneaking through military checkpoints.&nbsp;</span>But instead of holding her breath, like the anti-government activists in the back seat of her car, she waved happily at the young soldier with the AK-47, who glared back at her through the windshield.&nbsp;She is driving the activists to Salahaddin, this city&#39;s most restive and dangerous neighborhood.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120725/aleppo-syria-battle-fsa-peaceful-activists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria Conflict Conflict Zones Syria War Middle East Wed, 25 Jul 2012 20:59:00 +0000 James Foley 5713426 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria: Aleppo bombarded by Syrian military http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120726/syria-aleppo-bombarded-syrian-military The battle for control over Syria's largest city continues into its sixth day as Syrian forces continue shelling several districts of Aleppo through the night and into Thursday. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120726/syria-aleppo-bombarded-syrian-military" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria Conflict Conflict Zones Syria Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:55:00 +0000 Mariya Karimjee 5713476 at http://www.globalpost.com Free Syrian Army: US allows financial aid to the rebel group http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120728/free-syrian-army-us-allows-financial-aid-rebel-group US allows donations to rebel Free Syrian Army<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120728/free-syrian-army-us-allows-financial-aid-rebel-group" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria Conflict Conflict Zones Syria United States Sat, 28 Jul 2012 16:10:00 +0000 Daniel DeFraia 5713954 at http://www.globalpost.com Aleppo military base seized by Syrian rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120730/aleppo-military-base-seized-syrian-rebels Syrian rebels captured a government military base on the outskirts of Aleppo on Monday.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120730/aleppo-military-base-seized-syrian-rebels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria Conflict Conflict Zones Syria Mon, 30 Jul 2012 11:18:00 +0000 Mariya Karimjee 5714092 at http://www.globalpost.com Aleppo fighting: Syrian air force attacks rebel positions (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120730/aleppo-fighting-syrian-air-force-attacks-rebel-positi Aleppo fighting: Syrian Air Force attacks rebels<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120730/aleppo-fighting-syrian-air-force-attacks-rebel-positi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria Conflict Conflict Zones Syria Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:42:00 +0000 Daniel DeFraia 5714162 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria: Britain to increase 'non-lethal' support for Syrian rebels http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120803/syria-britain-increase-non-lethal-support-syrian-rebe Britain has pledged "practical but non lethal support" for Syrian rebels after UN envoy Kofi Annan resigned last night, a move underscoring the failure of international diplomacy in halting the Syrian conflict.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120803/syria-britain-increase-non-lethal-support-syrian-rebe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria Conflict Conflict Zones Syria United Kingdom Fri, 03 Aug 2012 12:09:23 +0000 Mariya Karimjee 5714805 at http://www.globalpost.com US and Turkey 'prepare for fall of Assad regime' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120811/us-and-turkey-prepare-fall-assad-regime Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkey's foreign minister said on Saturday that their countries were working on a formal structure to plan for worst case scenarios in Syria, including possible chemical weapons attacks on opponents of the current regime.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120811/us-and-turkey-prepare-fall-assad-regime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria Conflict Syria Turkey United States Sat, 11 Aug 2012 12:59:20 +0000 Mariya Karimjee 5715758 at http://www.globalpost.com