- 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.