October 17, 2012 This is Lakhdar Brahimi first serious attempt for peace. One of the issues he'll have to deal with is disarray among the rebels.
October 1, 2012 Every war has its border town that becomes a haven for refugees, rogues, aid workers and reporters. In the Syrian conflict that town had been Antakya, Turkey. But Turkish authorities are beginning to force Syrians back across the border into a once-sleepy town now controlled by rebels.
September 6, 2012 As Syrians flee war in their homeland, many come to Lebanon, which has not built tent cities as other countries in the region have. Some Syrians are taking up residence in Palestinian refugee camps that have existed for more than six decades.
July 27, 2012 Just like the Syrian government, the rebels in the town of Derat Azza are in the business of message control, depicting themselves in a sympathetic light. The rebels protect the remaining civilians. But if the rebels weren't there, would the government be targeting them in the first place?
July 26, 2012 At least 100 people were killed in the village of Tremseh earlier this month. Activists called it a massacre of innocent civilians by government forces, but later reports suggested something different. After a week with rebel fighters, NPR's Kelly McEvers learned some previously untold details about the killing.
July 25, 2012 As the Syrian regime recedes, a new state is forming among villages controlled by rebels in northern Syria, filling in the blanks with their own hospitals, courts and other institutions. The goal is to provide better governance, not just aid to rebels. But is it better than before?