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Syria’s Refugees: The Catastrophe

In early June 2011, some three months into the uprising against the regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, Syrian government forces began preparing for a large-scale assault on Jisr al-Shughour, a rebellious border town sixty-five miles southwest of Aleppo. The events that led to this...

Putin warns against 'aggression' on Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday called any possible foreign military intervention against Syria a form of "aggression" that would rattle the entire region and contravene international law. Putin told a summit of an ex-Soviet security group that he was grateful for its...

US faces tough challenges to deliver Aid in Syria

As the Syrian crisis rages and debate heats up over Syria's chemical weapons, U.S. officials are fighting a quieter battle: The delivery of nearly $1.3 billion in assistance in a war zone so chaotic that ambulances are used for target practice and aid is halted by armed men at random...

In Syria, Rebels Without a Plan

Now that it seems unlikely the U.S. will hit Syria militarily, the rebels need a new strategy. Jamie Dettmer reports on the tough odds facing the opposition. President Obama’s acceptance of a Russian-brokered proposal to strip Syrian president Bashar al-Assad of his...