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Rights Group Accuses Syrian Troops Of War Crimes

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 07.02.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian government forces clashed with army defectors in the country's north on Wednesday, causing casualties and further enflaming an a...

NIGHT RAID: Syrian Fighters Stage Daring Attack

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2012 | World

By Ed Cropley BEIRUT, April 28 (Reuters) - Gunmen in inflatable dinghies killed several security officials in an attack on a military...

Suicide Bomber Strikes Syria Capital

AP | By ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUE | Posted 06.27.2012 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria -- A suicide bomber blew himself up across the street from a mosque in the Syrian capital Friday, killing at least 10 people and wound...

UN Observers Head For Hotspot In Syria's South

AP | By BASSEM MROUE | Posted 06.27.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- The U.N. says international monitors have moved into another hot spot in Syria to try to stop violence. The monitoring team's spokesman, ...

Annan: 'If Confirmed This Is Unacceptable'

AP | BEN HUBBARD and JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 06.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT — France raised the prospect of military intervention in Syria on Wednesday, saying the U.N. should consider harsher measures if an inter...

WATCH: For Many Syrians, Field Hospitals Only Hope For Medical Care

Eline Gordts | Posted 04.23.2012 | World

With public hospitals inaccessible to anyone suspected of participating in Syria's uprising, field hospitals are many Syrians' only hope of medical ca...

UN Observers Visit Tense Damascus Suburb

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.23.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A day ago, crowds in the Syrian city of Hama welcomed a U.N. team sent in to observe a shaky truce. On Monday, government troops opened...

Observers Visit Homs

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 06.21.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Five unarmed U.N. truce monitors toured the battered city at the heart of the Syrian uprising on foot Saturday, encountering unusually ...

Clinton: Syria At Turning Point

Reuters | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

BRUSSELS, April 18 (Reuters) - Syria is at a turning point where the violence must stop or the United States will find ways to increase pressure on ...

PHOTOS: Syria's Homs Shattered After Months Of Shelling

Posted 04.17.2012 | World

After months of shelling by security forces, parts of Syria's city of Homs have been left in ruins. Homs has been the capital of resistance in the...

Letter To Asma Al Assad: 'Stop Your Husband'

Reuters | Posted 06.17.2012 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, April 17 (Reuters) - The wives of U.N. ambassadors from Britain and Germany targeted Syria's first...

Advance U.N. Observers Ready To Leave For Syria

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER and PETER JAMES SPIELMANN | Posted 06.13.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Saturday on a resolution authorizing the deployment of the first wave of U.N. milita...

Syrian Protesters Test Fragile Ceasefire

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.13.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian forces used live fire, tear gas and clubs to beat back tens of thousands of protesters who took to the streets across the countr...

Syrian Regime Observes Ceasefire, Troops Remain In Place

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 06.12.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's opposition called for widespread protests Friday to test the regime's commitment to an internationally brokered cease-fire that...

Washington: Syria Promise Holds 'Little If Any Credibility'

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2012 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, April 11 (Reuters) - The United States dismissed Syria's new pledge to halt all fighting by dawn ...

Envoy: Syria Promises To Cease Fire On Thursday

AP | BASSEM MROUE and KARIN LAUB | Posted 06.11.2012 | World

BEIRUT — A deadline for a U.N.-brokered cease-fire passed without reports of major violence at dawn Thursday, opposition activists said, just ho...

U.S. On Syria: 'We Are Not Hopeful'

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 06.09.2012 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is expressing outrage that Syrian troops fired into a refugee camp in neighboring Turkey. It says the cro...

Syrian Regime Claims Troop Pullout

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.04.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian artillery pounded the rebellious city of Homs and tanks and troops stormed towns in the north and south on Wednesday, deepening ...

Following The Assad Regime's Year-Long Crackdown

Eline Gordts | Posted 08.15.2012 | World

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Red Cross Presses For Syria Access

AP | BEN HUBBARD and ALBERT AJI | Posted 06.03.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian troops began pulling out Tuesday from some calm cities and headed back to their bases a week ahead of a deadline to implement an...

Assad Agrees On Deadline Despite Reports Of Shelling, Killings

AP | BEN HUBBARD | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The Syrian government sent troops backed by tanks into rebellious areas Monday, hunting down activists and torching their homes and bul...

Annan: Syria Regime Agrees To April 10 Deadline

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, April 2 (Reuters) - U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has asked the U.N. Security Council for support in implementin...

Kofi Annan On Syria: 'THE DEADLINE IS NOW'

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

GENEVA -- U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan is urging the Syrian government to lay down its weapons first in order to immediately end the nation's cri...

Relentless Clashes In Northern Syria

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 05.30.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Clashes and protests broke out across many parts of Syria Friday, further complicating a peace mission by U.N. envoy Kofi Annan who urg...

Syrian Fighters Announce Command Structure

Reuters | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

* Five colonels in Syria to coordinate with exiled leaders * Armed and political opposition remain divided By Oliver Hol...