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Opportunity for a peaceful end to Syria crisis must not be lost

There is a small opening toward a possible peaceful solution. This is an opportunity that must not be lost.

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Extremism, regional politics play growing role in Syria war

The war in Syria has taken a turn for the worse with two recent developments: Turkey's military involvement, and the growing role of extremist groups.

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Syria and the dogs of war

Once loosed, the dogs of war range where they will.

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Syria at a tipping point

108 civilians were reportedly killed in Houla, a group of Syrian villages. The dead included 49 children and 34 women.

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Another Iraq? U.S. aids Saudis in Syria intervention

Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other feudal Persian Gulf states are providing millions of dollars in funding to Syrian opposition forces every month, with U.S. backing and coordination.

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Damascus rocked by more attacks

Syrian rebels launched a series of attacks in Damascus on Tuesday, further undermining the shaky two-week-old UN-backed ceasefire.

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Syria: a way out

There are two tales about the crisis in Syria.

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Talk of military intervention in Syria recalls Iraq debacle

The talk of covert action, "no fly zones," and military involvement via proxies has ratcheted up following the Russian and Chinese veto of a UN Security Council resolution.

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Syrian activist: Regime making political solutions impossible

A member of Syria's pro-democracy movement discusses potential reforms, the role of Islamists, foreign interference and more.

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