Canada Pledges $13 Million in Aid to Jordan for Syrian Crisis

March 31, 2013, 7:20 pm

Canada is giving over $13 million in bilateral aid to Jordan to help the country deal with the Syrian crisis.

Mortar Shells Blast Damascus University: 10–12 Killed, 20 Injured

March 28, 2013, 8:55 am

Mortar shells blasted Damascus University, killing ten people and injuring 20 others, according to Syrian government official, reports AP. According to state run media, the [...]

Obama’s Trip to Israel Makes Subtle Gains (Videos)

March 24, 2013, 11:53 am

U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration did not raise high expectations that big changes would occur in the Middle East as a result of the president’s visit from March [...]

‘Syrian Electronic Army’ Hacks BBC Weather Twitter Account

March 21, 2013, 11:41 am

BBC Weather Twitter feed was hacked by a group that calls themselves the “Syrian Electronic Army.” They support Bashar Al-Assad, the president of Syria. They hack certain [...]

Obama in Israel: Day One of Four-Day Trip

March 20, 2013, 10:52 am

Obama in Israel: President Barack Obama will be in Israel from March 20–23 to meet with Israeli and Palestinian leadership, as well as the King of Jordan.

Protracted Humanitarian Crisis Tears at Syria

March 13, 2013, 1:14 am

Two years after it started, today’s conflict in Syria threatens to cause not only material destruction but also tremendous loss of manpower and the destruction of the [...]

21 U.N. Peacekeepers Kidnapped in Syria

March 6, 2013, 4:47 pm

On a regular supply mission in Al Jamlah, Syria, on Wednesday, 21 U.N. Peacekeepers were kidnapped by about 30 “armed elements of the Syrian opposition,” according to U.N. [...]

Syrian War Criminals Should be Investigated by ICC, UN Says

February 18, 2013, 5:41 pm

An independent United Nations panel has identified individuals suspected of carrying out war crimes in Syria and suggested a referral to the International Criminal Court.

Syria Conflict Has Killed Nearly 70,000, Reports UN

February 13, 2013, 8:11 pm

The United Nations reported Wednesday that the death toll in Syria is nearing 70,000, nearly two years after the conflict began.

Syria, Iran Threaten Israel Over Airstrike

January 31, 2013, 1:53 pm

The Syrian government on Thursday threatened Israel with a possible retaliatory attack after an Israeli air strike a day earlier.

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Asia Week NY Spring 2013