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Car Bomb Rocks Southern Syria

Reuters | Posted 05.12.2012 | World

AMMAN, March 12 (Reuters) - A car bomb exploded in Syria's southern city of Deraa on Monday, activists said, killing up to three people in a neighbo...

Human Rights Group: Syrian Forces Kill At Least 63 Civilians In Effort To Crush Friday Protests

Reuters | Mariam Karouny | Posted 08.03.2011 | World

June 4, 2011 1:45:57 AM By Mariam Karouny BEIRUT, June 4 (Reuters) - Syrian forces killed at least 63 civilians in attacks to crush pro-democrac...

Syria's President Deploys Troops Ahead Of Friday Prayers

Reuters | Khaled Yacoub Oweis | Posted 07.05.2011 | World

May 5, 2011 10:38:22 PM By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, May 6 (Reuters) - Security forces have moved into central Syria and coastal areas ahead of...

U.S. Considering Sanctions Against Syrian Government Officials

Reuters | Matt Spetalnick | Posted 06.25.2011 | World

April 26, 2011 2:31:12 AM By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering sanctions against Syrian government officia...

Syrian Forces Reportedly Open Fire On Protesters

Reuters | Khaled Yacoub Oweis | Posted 06.18.2011 | World

April 19, 2011 12:34:33 AM By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, April 19 (Reuters) - Syrian forces fired shots at hundreds of protesters who had gather...

Averting a Damascene Blood Bath

James Denselow | Posted 06.13.2011 | World
James Denselow

Syria has spent much of the past six years trying to escape the international isolation led by the US and will be loath to face a fresh European-led economic/diplomatic boycott that is supported by all the main players in the EU.

Syria-Sly Mr. President, Turn the Heat Up on Assad

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 06.10.2011 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

If Obama could declare it was time for Gaddafi and Mubarak to go, the latest violence throughout Syria compels the White House to issue the same demand on Assad, with policy prescriptions to back that demand up.

17 Reported Killed At Syrian Protest

Posted 06.08.2011 | World

(Reuters) - The death toll in Syria's southern city of Deraa rose to 17, a hospital source and an activist said, after residents reported security for...

Syrian Forces Reportedly Beat Protesters At Mosque

Posted 06.01.2011 | World

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian security forces and President Bashar al-Assad loyalists attacked protesters with batons as they left the Rifaii mosque in the...

Keep Your Eyes on Syria

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

While world attention was fixed on the crusading drama in relatively unimportant Libya, the biggest, and most ominous bang last week came from Syria, ...

Security Forces In Syria Kill At Least 6 People

Reuters | Khaled Yacoub Oweis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 23, 2011 2:33:28 AM By Khaled Yacoub Oweis DAMASCUS, March 23 (Reuters) - Syrian forces killed at least six people on Wednesday in an atta...

Syria Protests Spread As Child Dies From Tear Gas

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Unrest spread in southern Syria on Monday with hundreds of people demonstrating against the government in three towns near the main city of Deraa, but...