Madeline Seale

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The end of the rebel alliance?

Tension in Syria between rival rebel groups reached new heights as the US threatened to strike President Bashar al-Assad's regime.<p>Self-described jihadist groups - some with alleged links to al-Qaeda - say they fear US missile attacks against Syrian military installations would also target them, and …

Clashes rage on in Syria despite chemical arms deal

Opposition leaders and human rights advocates try to shift the focus back to the ongoing bloodshed caused by bullets, artillery shells, bombs and rockets.<p>September 15, 2013|By Patrick J. McDonnell<p>An opposition fighter runs past an area known for sniper fire in Dair Alzour… (Abo Shuja / AFP/Getty …

Middle East

Doctors to warn that Syria's healthcare system is at 'breaking point'

A group of 55 doctors and medical professionals, including three Nobel Prize winners, will warn this week that Syria's healthcare system is "at breaking point" because of attacks on hospitals, staff being attacked, imprisoned or fleeing the country, and humanitarian organisations being denied …

Syria Medical Care At 'Breaking Point,' Doctors Say

BEIRUT -- Syria's medical system is at a "breaking point" after years of targeted assaults and deteriorated supply, a group of more than 50 medical professionals have declared in an open letter published in a leading medical journal on Monday.<p>"Systematic assaults on medical professionals, …

Sarin: the deadly history of the nerve agent used in Syria

Now we know. On the morning of 21 August, as the air above Damascus cooled, rockets filled with the nerve agent sarin fell on rebel-held suburbs of the Syrian capital and left scores of men, women and children dead or injured. UN inspectors had been in the country for three days, on a mission to …

Gates, Panetta question Obama's Syria strategy

Robert Gates and Leon Panetta say Obama should not have asked Congress to OK a strike.<p>DALLAS (AP) — President Obama's first two defense secretaries on Tuesday night questioned his Syria strategy and said they would have told him not to seek Congress' approval for a strike on President Bashar …

Fox Set to Air Dennis Kucinich Interview With Bashar al-Assad

The ru­mors are true: On Wed­nes­day night, dur­ing a spe­cial two-hour edi­tion of <i>Spe­cial Re­port with Bret Baier</i>, Fox News will air an ex­clus­ive …

Middle East

Defiant Assad claims government did not use chem weapons, vows to abide by agreement

Syrian President Bashar Assad, in an exclusive interview with Fox News, claimed he is fully committed to carrying out a plan to turn over and destroy his government's chemical weapons -- while continuing to deny responsibility for last month's deadly chemical weapons attack despite new evidence …

MSF USA | Medical aid where it is needed most. Independent. Neutral. Impartial.

MSF calls for immediate ceasefire to treat the sick and wounded; supported facilities have seen more than 520 dead and treated 2,500 wounded over …

Syria: UN child specialists warn of new 'lost generation' amid crisis

Two and a half years of ever-worsening war has deprived children of education and family ties, and left many vulnerable<p>In Zaatari, the day that Britain welcomed a new future king, another 12 newborn babies joined the swollen population of the Zaatari camp in Jordan.<p>They face a grim future. Syria's …

MSF USA | Medical aid where it is needed most. Independent. Neutral. Impartial.

MSF teams raced to complete construction within two months to respond to the growing emergency.<p>MSF teams have provided post-operative care to more …

MSF USA | Medical aid where it is needed most. Independent. Neutral. Impartial.

MSF teams raced to complete construction within two months to respond to the growing emergency.<p>Medical facilities are struggling to cope with huge …

Why China Will Oppose Any Strike on Syria

It isn't because Beijing likes chemical weapons or Assad.<p>What's behind China's position on Syria? One possible explanation is the country's growing energy needs—China is expected to become the world's largest oil consumer within four years and imports nearly 55 percent of this oil from the Middle …

Elite Syrians Fleeing to Lebanon as Possible US Airstrike Looms | Public Radio International

United Nations inspectors are continuing their mission in Syria.<p>And they're under a lot of pressure.<p>The inspectors are now at the heart of the international debate over the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria's civil war.<p>The inspectors are collecting evidence in the suburbs of Damascus, at the …