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Assad On A Collision Course?

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Bashar Assad's regime would appear to be setting itself on a collision course: It let in outside observers for the first time Thursday ...

Arab League Observers Head To Syria Day After Bloodbath

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.21.2012 | World

By ZEINA KARAM -- The Associated Press...

White House: Assad Regime Does Not Deserve To Rule

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 02.20.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration ramped up its criticism of the Syrian government Wednesday, accusing it of continuing to "mow down" its ci...

Activists: 200,000 Rally In Syria's Homs

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.15.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Tens of thousands of Syrians, some of them calling for their president's execution, protested against the authoritarian regime on Frida...

UN Rights Chief Urges World Leaders To Refer Assad Regime To ICC

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN and FRANK JORDANS | Posted 02.01.2012 | World

GENEVA — Syrian authorities killed at least 307 children in their crackdown on opposition protesters, the U.N. human rights chief said Friday, u...

Syrian FM: Sanctions Are 'Declaration Of Economic War'

AP | BASSEM MROUE and JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 01.28.2012 | World

BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) -- The Arab League's newly approved sanctions against Damascus amount to "a declaration of economic war,...

European Union Increases Pressure On Assad

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.24.2012 | World

BEIRUT — An Arab League committee on Thursday gave Syria 24 hours to agree to allow an observer mission into the country, or it could face sanct...

Violence In Syria Escalates

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 01.19.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops stormed a central town and a northwestern region in search of regime opponents on Saturday, activists said, a day after t...

Syria Agrees 'In Principle' To Allow Arab League Observers

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 01.18.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria agreed in principle Friday to allow dozens of Arab observers into the country to oversee a peace plan, a significant concession f...

Syria At A Crossroads

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 01.17.2012 | World

BEIRUT — As his Arab neighbors abandon him and his allies in Moscow warn of impending civil war, Syrian President Bashar Assad still has a stron...

Erdogan: 'Hear Screams' From Syria

Posted 01.17.2012 | World

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's prime minister says the world must urgently "hear screams" from Syria and do something to stop the bloodshed. Recep ...

Russian FM Fears Civil War In Syria

AP | Posted 01.17.2012 | World

By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY -- The Associated Press BEIRUT -- Syria's allies in Russia called for urgent talks Thursday between Damascus and the opposi...

Syria's Assad Internationally Isolated

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 01.16.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's president faced a growing challenge to his iron rule from home and abroad Wednesday, with renegade troops launching their most ...

Syrian Security Forces Kill 21, Including 8-Year-Old Girl

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian security forces raided homes and clashes erupted between soldiers and army defectors Thursday, killing at least 21 people across...

Disaster Ahead If Syrian Peace Plan Fails

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 01.05.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Violence erupted Saturday in the restive Syrian city of Homs, killing at least five people as tank shells slammed into an area that has...

Syrian Activists Call For Mass Protests To Test Regime's Commitment To Peace Plan

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 01.04.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A Syrian peace plan brokered by the Arab League unraveled Friday as security forces killed 15 people, opening fire on thousands of prot...

Activists: Deadly Attacks In Homs Kill At Least 20

AP | ZEINA KARAM and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- Machine-gun fire and explosions erupted inside a Syrian city at the heart of the country's uprising Wednesday as activists reported two gris...

Syria's Opposition Is Far From United

AP | By ZEINA KARAM | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

BEIRUT -- In a country ruled for more than four decades by an autocratic regime, the Syrian uprising has brought forth an abundance of opposition figu...

Arab Ministers Visit Syria In Desperate Attempt To Start Dialogue

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 12.26.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Arab officials held a "frank and friendly" meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad Wednesday, the head of the delegation said at the...

Iraq, Siding With Iran, Sends Essential Aid To Syria's Assad

The Washington Post | Joby Warrick | Posted 12.09.2011 | World

More than six months after the start of the Syrian uprising, Iraq is offering key moral and financial support to the country's embattled president, un...

Activists: 3,000 Detained In Restive Town

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 12.03.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops going house to house have detained more than 3,000 people in the past three days in the rebellious town of Rastan, which ...

Seven Soldiers Killed In Syrian Restive Town

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 11.30.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops fought intense battles Friday with hundreds of fellow soldiers who have turned their weapons against the regime of Presid...

U.N. At Least 100 Killed In Syria In Past Week

AP | Posted 11.19.2011 | World

GENEVA — The U.N. human rights office says security forces have killed at least 100 people in Syria during the past week. U.N. Deputy High Comm...

Syrian Security Forces Kill Five In New Demonstrations

AP | Posted 11.19.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian forces killed five people Monday in raids on anti-government protesters determined to bring down the autocratic regime, accordin...

Activists: Syrian Troops Kill Over A Dozen In Another Day Of Massive Protests

AP | By BASSEM MROUE | Posted 11.16.2011 | World

BEIRUT -- Turkey's prime minister said Friday that his once-close allies in Syria's authoritarian regime will fall in a reckoning for the bloody crack...