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Relief effort for Syrian refugees in August 2012 in Kilis, southern Turkey.

Syrian civilians are caught in the middle as rebel forces fight the government, Kurdish forces, and each other. Read more»

A chemical weapon claimed to have been used in the 2013 Ghouta attacks

Eyewitness accounts, medical records and remnants of the weapons all show that Bashar al-Assad's forces fired poison on Damascus civilians, Human Rights Watch says. Read more»

Kurdish police and members of a Kurdish militia gather the remains of a device witnesses say was dropped by a helicopter onto the courtyard staircase of a family home in Sheikh Maqsoud, a neighborhood in Aleppo, Syria. Syrians suspect the device is some kind of chemical weapon. But experts have their doubts.

A recent strike in Aleppo led Syrians to think chemical warfare had broken out. But a closer analysis reveals something different. Read more»

Six months ago the city of Maarat al-Nu'man was still functioning. Today it's rubble. It's a process that has played out over and over across Syria. (with video) Read more»

Official logo of the Syrian National Coalition

After an intense, two-month-long battle, rebel forces gained control of the largest helicopter airbase in Syria on Friday, dealing a significant blow to the Syrian regime. Read more»

For just $1 a day, you too can help a Syrian rebel oust President Bashar al-Assad. Read more»

Fireworks lit up the skies over Misrata as Libyans celebrated the death of Muammar Gaddafi.

The streets of Libya erupted in celebration as the nation celebrated the death of Col. Muammar Gaddafi, who ruled the country for 42 years through fear and capital punishment. Read more»

The tradition of female genital mutilation has survived for centuries in a deeply traditional region of northern Iraq. Unspoken by society and unquestioned by victims, any mention of the subject is considered taboo. Read more»