Kerry Says Iraq Crisis Could Lead To US-Iran Joint Effort
June 16 2014 3:56 PM
Fear of the jihadist group is causing unlikely alliances, including a possible US-Iran relationship.
Syrians Say Fear Was Major Motivation For Voting In Election Assad Was Certain To Win
June 03 2014 4:11 PM
Warplanes, high security and fear characterized an election in Syria that many observers -- and voters -- called a sham.
Election In A War Zone: No One Expects Syria's Assad To Lose This One
May 24 2014 10:11 AM
In what is widely viewed as a sham election, Syria's Assad faces two opponents after four years of civil war.
Syrian War Sparks Gender Violence In Neighboring Lebanon
May 16 2014 10:08 PM
Women in Arab countries typically have few protections against sexual abuse; for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, it's worse.
Damascus Shrugs Off Election As Barrel Bombs Fall On Syria
April 26 2014 1:45 PM
June 3 is election day, but everybody in Syria already knows who will win. The question is, How much more war can they take?
Earth Day In The Arctic, Where Climate Change Is Up Close And Personal
April 21 2014 8:59 PM
On Earth Day, the focus is on the planet's health. Nowhere is that more evident than on the ground in the Arctic.
In Syria, Love In A Time Of War
April 14 2014 2:31 PM
A young woman in Syria tries to find love the traditional way. But with a civil war going on, marriage is another casualty of the conflict.
Damascus Small Businesses And The War
March 05 2014 5:46 AM
In Syria's capital, merchants caught between rebels and the regime try to do business as usual. Amid the civil war, that's not working.
Escape From Damascus, Via Candy Crush
February 25 2014 4:17 PM
After three years of civil war, many Syrians find that mindless cell-phone games provide much-needed distraction.
At Homs Evacuation, Syrian Rebels And Soldiers Come Warily Together
February 15 2014 10:50 AM
The siege of Homs has led to a ceasefire and evacuation, and those fighting on opposite sides have found themselves next to the enemy.
Tone-Deaf in The Arab World, Or Why Power And People Don't Talk
February 07 2014 12:22 PM
Schoolchildren across the Arab world learn rules that make little sense, and this disconnect from reality turns into political conflicts later.
Is Assad Winning The War In Syria While Torturing Thousands To Death?
January 24 2014 6:18 AM
The Syrian president appears to be winning, even as photos surface of thousands of Syrian corpses.
A Journalist Covers Conflicts She Has Fled For Much Of Her Life
January 10 2014 12:37 AM
During the Lebanese civil war of the 1970s, Rasha Elass escaped to Syria in her family's hired taxi. Now she ponders a grim future there.
Damascus Diary: Soldiers, Regime Supporters Loot In The Capital
November 11 2013 11:36 AM
In some parts of Damascus, people have begun fearing government soldiers and supporters, who just take things with impunity.
Syrian Rock Band Rages Against War, Cultural Norms - And Their Moms
October 18 2013 10:26 AM
Pressure Cooker, a Syrian rock band in Beirut, taps themes common to youths across the Arab world.
A Syrian In Lebanon Finds Racism, Road Rage, And Surprisingly Professional Police
October 15 2013 9:30 AM
When you are a Syrian fleeing the war, life in the country next door isn't easy. And sometimes it's violent, bizarre, and with a happy ending.
Female Reporters In Syria Uniquely Positioned, For Better Or Worse
September 27 2013 5:43 PM
Rasha Elass writes a first-person account of what it’s like to be a woman covering the Syrian civil war.
Downtown Damascus From The Inside: Life, And The Odd Mortar Strike [SLIDESHOW]
September 19 2013 4:22 PM
As the U.S. contemplated a military strike against Syria, then opted for a diplomatic solution, this is what things looked like inside Damascus.
The Civil War Comes To This Syrian Family's Home
September 13 2013 4:17 PM
In one Damascus district, rebels have taken over apartment buildings to dig a network of underground tunnels for fighting regime troops.
Spared For Now From Missiles, Damascus Rejoices -- Or Does It?
September 11 2013 2:40 PM
After Obama assured the world America would wait for diplomacy before hitting Syria, Damascenes celebrated, but the sadness of war lurked.