June 23, 2013 - OPINION - OBAMA ADMINISTRATION - US - FOREIGN POLICY - "It’s hard to tell what has driven Obama even this far. Is it the prodding of critics like Bill Clinton, mocking the president’s poll-minded caution? Is there a belated revulsion at the humanitarian catastrophe?"
June 13, 2013 - ARTICLE - US FOREIGN POLICY - OBAMA ADMINISTRATION - RED LINE CROSSED - ARMING REBELS - Shows them to trust the words of President Obama. They should have known that his vow to Elie Wiesel to do “everything” we could to help the Syrian people really meant we will do nothing of consequence. Shame on them for believing “game changer” and “red line” meant game changer and red line.
March 5, 2013 - ARTICLE - EDUCATION - CRISIS - CHILDREN - UNICEF - REPORT - ANALYSIS - HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION - “The education system in Syria is reeling from the impact of violence,” said Youssouf Abdel-Jelil, the Unicef representative in Syria. “Syria once prided itself on the quality of its schools. Now it’s seeing the gains it made over the years rapidly reversed.”
May 29, 2013 - INTERVIEW - NASSER JUDEH - FOREIGN MINISTER - JORDAN - REGIONAL TENSION - IMPACT - SYRIAN WAR - The Post’s Lally Weymouth met with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh last week in Amman, where he spoke with optimism about a possible breakthrough in Syria and the impact of the conflict in the neighboring country.
June 10, 2013 - ARTICLE - WAR CRIMES: REBELS - MUHAMMAD AL QATTA - TEENAGER - EXECUTION - VICTIM - ISLAMIST - The teenager’s name was Muhammad al-Qatta, and he was 14 years old when witnesses said radical Islamists in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo pulled him from his coffee kiosk on Sunday and later executed him in a public square.
Crime Wave Engulfs Syria as Its Cities Reel From War
August 9, 2012 - ARTICLE - RULE OF LAW - CRIME - SAFE AND SECURE ENVIRONMENT - CIVILIAN VICTIMS - HUMANITARIAN LAW - But in the background, many Syrians describe something else that has them cowering with fear: a wave of lawlessness not unlike the crime wave Iraq experienced during the conflict there.
In Its Biggest Appeal Ever, U.N. Requests $5 Billion in Humanitarian Aid for Syria
June 7, 2013 - ARTICLE - UNITED NATIONS - HUMANITARIAN AID - RECORD NUMBER - HUMANITARIAN CRISIS - REFUGEES - TRAGEDY - HORRORS OF WAR - The United Nations presented the biggest financing appeal in its history on Friday, asking for more than $5 billion in humanitarian aid for Syria this year to help millions of people affected by the country’s civil war and contain the pressures building up in neighboring countries that are overwhelmed by Syrian refugees.
June 14, 2013 - ANALYSIS - US - FOREIGN POLICY - INTERVENTION - SYRIAN WAR - If you haven’t been paying attention to what’s been going on in Syria, now’s the time to tune in. Why? Because it looks like the U.S. is about to get involved.
May 9, 2013 - FACT SHEET - US STATE DEPARTMENT - GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE - DIPLOMACY - The United States supports the Syrian people’s aspirations for a Syrian-led political transition to a democratic, inclusive, and unified post-Assad Syria.
Islamic State executed 700 people from Syrian tribe: monitoring group
AUG 16, 2014 - ARTICLE - ISLAMIC STATE - EXECUTION - CIVILIANS - TRAGEDY - "Tribal powers in Syria and Iraq have had to make the choice between fighting Islamic State or pledging allegiance." #Syriainwar