Syrian conflict http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22443/all en Syrian Americans divided over the conflict http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120810/syria-syrian-americans-divided-conflict-muslims-christians <p><span style="line-height: 20px; ">BOSTON &mdash; They might be thousands of miles away, but for Syrians living in America, the conflict very much hits home.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20px; ">Separated from their homeland and their families, Syrian Americans are watching apprehensively as their country descends deeper into a civil war that has so far claimed tens of thousands of lives.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20px; ">While Syrians here find common ground in their desire for an end to the violence, they too are finding themselves divided along the same sectarian lines as their friends and family back home.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120810/syria-syrian-americans-divided-conflict-muslims-christians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian conflict Americas Conflict Zones Syria War Politics World Religion Culture & Lifestyle Middle East United States Sat, 01 Sep 2012 10:00:09 +0000 Jeremy Ravinsky 5715701 at http://www.globalpost.com The Syrian regime is winning the propaganda war http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/syria/120817/syrian-media-propaganda-assad-fsa <p style="line-height: 20px; ">One image of the Syrian conflict that has resonated widely in the West is that of corpses, including those of children, who have fallen victim to government attacks.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20px; ">But a far more heroic image of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad&#39;s security forces is being fostered by the regime&rsquo;s own media, part of a determined effort to keep up morale as fighting continues to rage in Aleppo and other cities.</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/syria/120817/syrian-media-propaganda-assad-fsa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian conflict World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria War Mon, 20 Aug 2012 10:00:12 +0000 Ben Lynfield 5716405 at http://www.globalpost.com UNHCR predicts 700,000 Syrian refugees by 2013 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120927/unhcr-predicts-700000-syrian-refugees-2013 According to the UK-based activist group the Syrian Observer for Human Rights (SOHR), yesterday was the deadliest day in the conflict - 304 people died.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/120927/unhcr-predicts-700000-syrian-refugees-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian Civil war Syrian conflict Syrian Crisis Conflict Zones Syria Middle East Thu, 27 Sep 2012 13:24:00 +0000 Daniel DeFraia 5720741 at http://www.globalpost.com Israelis evacuate as Syrian fighting nears border http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121003/syria-israel-border-golan-heights-mount-hermon-ski-resort <p>JERUSALEM &mdash; Authorities at Mount Hermon in the Golan Heights evacuated between 50 and 60 tourists from the summit Wednesday. The move came after the Israeli army reported sighting more than 30 armed individuals approaching the Israeli-Syrian border.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121003/syria-israel-border-golan-heights-mount-hermon-ski-resort" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian conflict Travel/Tourism Conflict Zones Syria Military Israel and Palestine Wed, 03 Oct 2012 17:33:00 +0000 Noga Tarnopolsky 5721502 at http://www.globalpost.com From Turkey, more strong words for Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/turkey/121005/turkey-syria-relations-war-conflict-kurds-pkk <p>ANKARA, Turkey &mdash; A day after the Turkish parliament authorized military action in Syria, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan issued strong words to its troubled neighbor. &ldquo;We are not interested in war, but we&#39;re not far from it either. This nation has come to where it is today having gone through intercontinental wars,&rdquo; Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/turkey/121005/turkey-syria-relations-war-conflict-kurds-pkk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian conflict World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria Diplomacy Turkey Fri, 05 Oct 2012 16:37:00 +0000 Suzanna Koster 5721691 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria: Conflict continues to spill over into Turkey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/121012/syria-turkey-border-clashes-tensions-assad-fsa <p style="font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; font: normal normal normal 13px/160% Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-serif; ">HACIPASA, Turkey &mdash; The Syrian conflict spilled further into Turkey on Friday when a group of Syrian army soldiers, fleeing a rebel assault, escaped over the Turkish border.&nbsp;The Syrian soldiers appeared to be trying to escape the latest fighting in the Syrian town of Azmarin, which rebel forces recently captured.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/121012/syria-turkey-border-clashes-tensions-assad-fsa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian conflict Conflict Zones Syria Diplomacy Military Turkey Fri, 12 Oct 2012 18:14:25 +0000 Tracey Shelton 5722409 at http://www.globalpost.com On border with Syria and Lebanon, Israel prepares for the worst http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121022/syria-lebanon-israel-border-incursions-war <p>ISRAEL-LEBANON BORDER &mdash; Outside of residents of <a href="http://www.haaretz.com/blogs/east-side-story/beirut-bombing-was-opening-shot-in-hezbollah-s-battle-for-survival.premium-1.471152">Beirut</a> and <a href="http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4294821,00.html">Damascus</a>, who suffered massive bombings last weekend, few people are more attentive to unrest in Lebanon and in Syria than intelligence officers manning Israel&#39;s Northern Command.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/121022/syria-lebanon-israel-border-incursions-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian conflict Conflict Zones Syria Military Israel and Palestine Middle East Lebanon Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:15:06 +0000 Noga Tarnopolsky 5723459 at http://www.globalpost.com How Syria's conflict stretches beyond its borders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/121024/syria-conflict-regional-turkey-lebanon-jordan-saudi-arabia-nato <p>CAIRO, Egypt &mdash; In March 2011, young students in the southern Syrian city of Daraa <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110423/syria-assad-protests-daraa">brazenly painted anti-government graffiti</a> on the walls of their school. Few could have imagined that 19 months later, Syria would be in the throes of a violent, anti-regime uprising that looks more and more like a regional proxy war.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/121024/syria-conflict-regional-turkey-lebanon-jordan-saudi-arabia-nato" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Egypt Syrian conflict World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria Diplomacy Iran Military War Iraq Politics Israel and Palestine Middle East Jordan Lebanon Saudi Arabia Turkey United States Thu, 25 Oct 2012 10:27:00 +0000 Erin Cunningham 5723708 at http://www.globalpost.com UK recognizes Syrian opposition, says William Hague http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/121120/uk-recognizes-syrian-opposition-says-william-hague The UK Foreign Secretary said the Syrian opposition was the people's "sole legitimate representative."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/121120/uk-recognizes-syrian-opposition-says-william-hague" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian conflict Syria Tue, 20 Nov 2012 17:50:58 +0000 Jennifer Mattson 5726617 at http://www.globalpost.com For action on Syria, some lessons from Bosnia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/syria-bosnia-lessons CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The city is under siege. Mortars turn apartment blocks to dust, as soldiers trade bullets and territory daily. Civilians hunker down in what shelter remains, without water or electricity. Families brave deadly sniper fire to seek food. A visit to neighbors, or commute to work, means maneuvering through checkpoints and around roving militias. 2012, Damascus. 1992, Sarajevo.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/syria-bosnia-lessons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian conflict Conflict Zones Syria War Aid Europe Middle East Commentary Sun, 02 Dec 2012 13:51:59 +0000 Swanee Hunt 5727722 at http://www.globalpost.com In Lebanon, a proxy battle for Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/lebanon/130301/lebanon-proxy-battle-syria-civil-war-conflict-zones-elections <p>TRIPOLI &mdash; The bustling shipyards and seaside cafes of this Mediterranean port lend the city a veneer of normalcy. But residents tell a different story &mdash; one of extreme poverty, state neglect and vicious sectarian violence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/lebanon/130301/lebanon-proxy-battle-syria-civil-war-conflict-zones-elections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian conflict Conflict Zones Elections Syria Want to Know Lebanon Political Risk Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:01:00 +0000 Jeff Neumann 5770992 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian civil war enters third year of conflict (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5784837 <p>Beginning exactly two years ago with a string of protests galvanized by the Arab Spring, the Syrian civil war has since claimed nearly 70,000 lives as rebels try to dislodge Bashar al-Assad&rsquo;s regime.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5784837" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian Civil war Syrian conflict World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria Diplomacy France Military Aid Political Risk Saudi Arabia United Kingdom United States Fri, 15 Mar 2013 22:01:15 +0000 News Desk 5784837 at http://www.globalpost.com GlobalPost interview: US policy in Syria is flawed, says ex-rebel premier http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/130711/syria-national-coalition-ghassan-hitto-us-kerry-bashar-assad-iran <p>ISTANBUL, Turkey &mdash; The first prime minister for the Syrian opposition in exile, Ghassan Hitto resigned this week after failing to form an interim government or establish a presence on Syrian soil.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/syria/130711/syria-national-coalition-ghassan-hitto-us-kerry-bashar-assad-iran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian conflict Syria Want to Know Turkey Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:06:00 +0000 Stephen Starr 5881831 at http://www.globalpost.com In Syria, journalists risk their lives to cover a story the public doesn’t care about http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/syria-foreign-journalists-assad-rebels-beirut The Syrian civil war is one of the most difficult, dangerous and unrewarding stories for journalists.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/syria-foreign-journalists-assad-rebels-beirut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Home Syrian conflict Conflict Zones Syria Diplomacy Military Commentary Political Risk Saudi Arabia Turkey Sat, 27 Jul 2013 12:54:00 +0000 Tom Fenton 5891314 at http://www.globalpost.com What do Syrians think of potential US strikes on their country? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/130829/syrians-react-us-strikes-assad-chemical-weapons <p>BEIRUT &mdash; It&rsquo;s not about saving Syrian lives. It&rsquo;s about Obama saving face.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/130829/syrians-react-us-strikes-assad-chemical-weapons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian conflict World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria Want to Know Diplomacy Military Iraq Middle East Lebanon Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:03:00 +0000 Tracey Shelton 5920748 at http://www.globalpost.com