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As the war worsens, rescue workers risk their lives on the front lines - TIME

In Syria, it's been all too easy to lose the plot. Things began simply enough, another promising bud in the Arab Spring—ordinary citizens marching peacefully against a Middle Eastern despot. It was a heart-lifting display, maybe a bit tardy after the ...and more »

Reaping the Whirlwind: Kerry, al-Nusra, Russia and Syria - CounterPunch

“I think you're looking at three people, four people in the administration. I lost the argument. I've argued for the use of force. I'm the guy who stood up [in August 2013] and announced that we're going to attack Assad for the use of weapons.” U.S ...and more »

Thank You, Deeply - News Deeply

Syria Deeply was born to fill a gap that had been keeping people in Syria, and their stories, isolated from the rest of the world. Our mission was to highlight Syrian voices and perspectives through independent journalism that made sense of Syria's ...and more »

Vladimir Putin Exits Nuclear Security Pact, Citing 'Hostile Actions' by US - New York Times

MOSCOW — Saying relations with the United States have deteriorated in a “radically changed environment,” President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia withdrew Monday from a landmark nuclear security agreement, in a troubling sign that the countries' ...and more »

Amid Deteriorating US-Russia Relations, Questions Grow About Cyberwar - NPR

Just when you thought U.S.-Russia relations couldn't get worse, diplomatic deals on both Syria and nuclear security fell apart this week. Moscow went first, announcing that it was pulling out of a landmark agreement on plutonium. Russia's President ...and more »

US-Russian deal to dispose of tons of nuclear weapons fuel is officially torn up by Moscow - Center for Public Integrity

A 22-year effort by Russia and the United States to permanently dispose of tons of plutonium that once fueled thousands of their nuclear weapons experienced a new setback this week, when Russian president Vladimir Putin abruptly announced his country's ...and more »

Russia vetoes UN demand for end to bombing of Syria's Aleppo - Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia vetoed a French-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution on Saturday that would have demanded an end to air strikes and military flights over Syria's city of Aleppo, while a rival Russian draft text failed to get a ...and more »

5 Key Questions About Aleppo - NPR

The Syrian civil war could be on the verge of its worst bloodshed yet — the wholesale destruction of the eastern side of Aleppo, one of the country's most important cities. This is the warning the United Nations envoy, Staffan de Mistura, sounded in ...and more »

Don't Intervene in Syria - New York Times

The cease-fire in Syria that the United States and Russia tortuously negotiated has, like the one before it, fallen apart. The trouble began when an errant American airstrike killed some 60 Syrian government soldiers. Then, Russia resumed its ...and more »

Russia and Syria must face war crimes investigations, says John Kerry - The Guardian

US secretary of state calls for restoration of ceasefire and denounces bombings of civilian targets, 'They are beyond the accidental now'. Julian Borger World affairs editor. Fri 7 Oct 2016 18.42 EDT First published on Fri 7 Oct 2016 12.12 EDT. Share ...and more »