Syrian Arab Republic

 
Syria's war is forging a skilled rebel army
Syria's war is forging a skilled rebel army
Syria's opposition fighters are increasingly using Iraqi-style roadside bombs in their war against Bashar al-Assad, most recently blowing up a...
Outrage as students killed in anti-regime protests in Syria
Outrage as students killed in anti-regime protests in Syria
Syrian troops on Thursday killed four students and arrested some 200 when they stormed an anti-regime protest at Aleppo University, in the north of...
Syria witnesses deadliest day of ceasefire
Syria witnesses deadliest day of ceasefire
Rebels killed more than 20 troops on Wednesday in the Syrian army's deadliest day of a three-week-old ceasefire deal even as UN observers said they...
Obama greenlights further Syria, Iran sanctions
Obama greenlights further Syria, Iran sanctions
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday gave the US treasury authority to tighten sanctions against Syria and Iran by going after foreign firms or...
UN truce fails to hold Syria to account
UN truce fails to hold Syria to account
Violence erupted in two Syrian provinces on Tuesday, with a rights group reporting 10 civilians dead in an army mortar attack and 12 soldiers...
Deadly bombs in Syria's Idlib target security
Deadly bombs in Syria's Idlib target security
Nine people including Syrian military personnel were killed and 100 wounded on Monday in bomb blasts near security service buildings in Idlib,...
Protests, suicide bombings threaten UN's Syria plan
Protests, suicide bombings threaten UN's Syria plan
Tens of thousands protested across Syria on Friday as a deadly suicide bombing rocked the capital, killing 11 people and fuelling growing scepticism over the prospects of a UN-backed peace plan....
Bleak progress report offers no respite for Syria
Bleak progress report offers no respite for Syria
Kofi Annan's statement that the situation in Syria is bleak is a rare example of undiplomatic bluntness from the man in charge of what many have...
Robust political institutions give nations the power to succeed
Robust political institutions give nations the power to succeed
A year or so before Syria ushered in its blood-soaked Arab winter, I met a man named Radwan Kismaya. He operates a software company out of the...
Obama order puts screws on MTN
Obama order puts screws on MTN
MTN, the R255-billion Johannesburg-listed cellphone giant, is in danger of being whacked with sanctions by the United States for its telecommunication activities in Iran and Syria....
Syrian opponents turn to assassinations
Syrian opponents turn to assassinations
The gunmen walked into an apartment building before dawn earlier this month in the quiet Damascus suburb of Jaramana, went to the fifth floor and...
UN head urges Syria to cooperate with ceasefire monitors
UN head urges Syria to cooperate with ceasefire monitors
UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon said on Monday that the deployment of 300 ceasefire monitors to Syria could begin next week despite the belief...

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