Siege Of Homs News
Weary Syrians trickle back home to government-held areas
Weary and exhausted from living in tents, Syrian families decide to return to their hometown _ and Assad's rule
UN envoy says Syria cease-fire generally holding
The U.N.'s envoy for Syria says a U.S. and Russia-brokered cease-fire in southwestern Syria was generally holding despite some "teething problems"
Syrian Couple's Wedding Photos Amid Ruins of Homs Prove 'Life Is Stronger Than Death'
A Syrian couple recently held their wedding photoshoot amid the ruins of war-ravaged Homs , Syria , to prove that love is greater than war. Photos of the 18-year-old bride, Nada Mehri, and the 27-year-old Syrian army soldier groom, Hassan Youssef, were taken by professional photographer Jafar Meray
Online Marriages on the Rise in Syria as War Sparks Virtual Romance
The war in Syria has forced people to change their lifestyles and live in a manner that they are unaccustomed to, and this includes love and courtship rituals. As a result, there is the growing phenomenon of "online marriage" across Syrian society . This occurs when two people are living in
Rebel Love: Syrian Fighters Discuss Intimate Life in War
Having romantic relationships is a natural part of everyday life. But for Syrians, the realities of a conflict zone and survival on the battlefields have impeded the ability to pursue or maintain traditional relationships, leading to the breakdown of marriages and the rise of more informal
Syria Records One of Its Deadliest Weeks Ever
Last week, 700 people died in two days in Syria, in what has been described as the deadliest 48-hour period in the country since its conflict began more than four years ago. And 1,700 are reported to have died in the last seven days, in one of the worst weeks on record . As the global spotlight
5 International Stories You'll Care About This Week
1. President Obama Heads to Europe But it’s a more contemporary confrontation that will overshadow the president’s trip to Europe. Ukraine will loom large at every turn. Russia’s Vladimir Putin will also be in France for the D-Day commemorations – but he’s likely to be short of friends. President
Massive Blast By Syrian Rebels Levels Assad Stronghold in Aleppo
Opposition attacks at one front while abandoning city that was symbol to uprising.
Aid Groups Say Government, Opposition Both Blocking Aid to Syrian Civilians
After a multi-truck delivery from Turkey proved a once-off, our experts discuss how well Syria's government and opposition have complied with the Security Council's resolution 2139, which called for swift and unimpressed aid . Last month, the United Nations Security Council approved resolution
After Homs Evacuations, Freed Families Hoping To Return To ‘Normal’
Last week, more than 700 civilians were evacuated from Homs , an outcome of concessions between opposition and government delegations made during peace talks in Geneva . The evacuations were conducted under a cease-fire agreement analysts say could be a model for future cease-fire attempts