Russia warns of serious consequences from U.S. strike in Syria

Russia, which received warning ahead of the strike, has military advisers in Syria aiding its close ally Assad.
Apr 7, 2017

U.S. strikes airfield in Syria in response to chemical attack

President Trump ordered the strikes a day after he blamed Assad for a chemical attack that killed at least 70 Syrian civilians, including many children.
Apr 6, 2017

Air strikes hit Syrian hospital, dozens killed

Aleppo has faced six days of air strikes and rebel shelling. The hospital was operated by international medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres.
Apr 28, 2016
A Syrian refugee in Beirut holds a ballot from Tuesday's multiparty presidential elections. Bashar Al-Assad (right) is almost assured victory. (Photo from Reuters)

As Syria holds sham elections, some in Seattle keep hope alive

A lot has changed in the seven years since Syria’s last presidential election back in 2007. But the expected result hasn’t. After all the lives lost in the country’s three-year civil war, it’s hard to imagine these — officially the first multiparty elections in Syrian history — will have any impact on the lives of those on […]
Jun 4, 2014

As war rages on, a message from inside Syria

I was staying at a beachfront hotel in Zanzibar, Tanzania when I saw the first images of the unrest in Syria on TV. I watched footage of Syrians in the southern city of Deraa brazenly burning the pictures of President Bashar al-Assad that once lined every street, store, restaurant, and home. I was glued to the news, watching the […]
Jun 11, 2012