Syria refugee influx a crisis for Lebanon’s Shatila camp

BEIRUT , Lebanon – When clashes between Syrian rebels and government forces spilled into his Palestinian neighborhood outside Damascus, Amir knew where to go: Shatila, a teeming Palestinian camp in Lebanon notorious as the site of a massacre during Lebanon’s civil war.

Hezbollah increases support for Syrian regime, officials

Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shiite political and militant group, has ramped up its support for the Syrian government, sending in military advisers to aid in the bloody struggle against the opposition, U.S. and Lebanese government officials say. Hezbollah’s involvement is a clear indication that the uprising, now a year and a half old, is drawing in […]

Over 300 Syrian people killed in one of the bloodiest days

More than 300 people were killed in Syria on Wednesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, in one of the bloodiest days in the 18-month uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. World leaders meeting at the United Nations have expressed concern at the continuing violence in Syria

Opposition: 40 people killed in a massacre in Hama province

Syria’s opposition accused the government Monday of killing 40 people in a massacre in a central town in a bid to terrorize people into flight to change the confessional balance of the region. The Syrian National Council said that a further 120 people were wounded in the attack by troops and militia on Harbanafsah, in […]

kofi Annan talks tough to Syria’s Assad

International envoy Kofi Annan on Saturday criticized President Bashar al-Assad for failing to comply with a peace plan to end the Syria conflict and said his forces were carrying out atrocities, arbitrary arrests and other abuses regardless of the world outcry against him.

Arab League chief requests U.N. action against Syria

The head of the Arab League has asked the U.N. Security Council to boost the size of a U.N. mission in Syria and give it expanded powers to protect people following a surge in violence there, according to a letter leaked to media outlets on Friday. Images of the bloodied bodies of children and others […]

A Syrian Journalist talks about Houla, Assad

More civilians have been killed in Syria in the last year than in Afghanistan and Iraq combined. As a journalism producer and publisher, most recently of Razistan, an outlet on the Afghan war and its people, I have quietly worked to develop a similar publication on Syria’s increasingly savage revolution.