Each week, HuffPost World will provide the top stories out of Syria and a recap of events in the country's year-long uprising, as President Bashar Assad’s regime continues its bloody crackdown.
May 12 - May 18
Media Not To Miss
YouTube Footage Purportedly Shows UN Observer In Syria Under Fire
A man wearing a blue UN observer vest army-crawls away from the fire before being pulled from the street by two men. Read more here.
BBC Interview With Bashar Assad
In his first media interview this year, Assad admitted that Syria was affected by sanctions and that his government had captured foreign merceries.
Photos From The Associated Press
In this Thursday, May 17, 2012 photo, Syrians gather around Arabic writing made from fire which reads, "we will continue," during a demonstration in Zabadani neighborhood, Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/Fadi Zaidan)
In this image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network and accessed Tuesday, May 15, 2012, purports to show a wounded boy at a makeshift clinic in Idlib, Khan Sheikhoun, Syria.
In this citizen journalism image provided by Sham News Network SNN, an anti-Syrian regime protester, holds up a Cross and Crescent painted with colors of the Syrian revolution flag during a demonstration against Syrian President Bashar Assad in the Damascus suburb of Yabroud, Syria, Friday, May 18, 2012.
NYT's The Lede -- Student Protests In Aleppo
Live footage of student protests at Aleppo University was streamed online on Thursday. Watch one of the clips below and read more here.