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Arab League Observers In Syria Attacked

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.11.2012 | World

BEIRUT -- In his first speech since June, Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed Tuesday to respond to threats against him with an "iron hand" and refuse...

Activists: Syria Misleads Arab League Observers

AP | BASSEM MROUE and ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 03.05.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Activists accused the Syrian regime Wednesday of misleading Arab League observers by taking them to areas loyal to the government, chan...

Observer Mission In Syria Faces Growing Criticism

AP | BASSEM MROUE and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 03.04.2012 | World

BEIRUT — French President Nicolas Sarkozy issued a new call Tuesday for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down because of massacres by his r...

Arab Body Says Monitors Should Leave Syria

AP | Posted 03.02.2012 | World

CAIRO -- A pan-Arab body called Sunday for the immediate withdrawal of the Arab League monitors in Syria because President Bashar Assad's regime has k...

Deadly Violence Kills At Least 22 In Syria

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.29.2012 | World

BEIRUT — In the largest protests Syria has seen in months, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets Friday in a display of defiance t...

Protesters Shot By Security Forces In Syria

AP | ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.28.2012 | World

HOMS, Syria — The presence of Arab League monitors in Syria has re-energized the anti-government protest movement, with tens of thousands turnin...

Syrian Troops Open Fire On Protesters Despite Presence Of Monitors

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.27.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Arab League monitors gathered accounts about the Syrian government's crackdown on dissent in the central city of Homs Wednesday as fres...

Arab League Observers: 'Nothing Frightening' In Homs

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2012 | World

(Edits) * Tens of thousands of people protested in Homs as monitors toured * Residents urged Arab observers to see sign...

31 Killed As Syria Tanks Unleash Fire On Protesters

Reuters | Posted 02.25.2012 | World

By Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Newly-arrived Arab League peace monitors will try on Tuesday to see for themselves the situation in the...

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...

Arab League Team To Visit Syria On Thursday

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 02.19.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Security forces pursuing anti-government activists and army defectors shot dead at least 47 people in Syria on Tuesday, pushing the tol...

Syria Signs Arab League Deal

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.18.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria agreed Monday to an Arab League plan to send foreign monitors, bowing to growing international pressure to end its bloody crackdo...

Is The Arab League Considering Action Against Syria?

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 02.16.2012 | World

BEIRUT — The Arab League has given Syria until Wednesday to allow observers into the country or else it will likely turn to the U.N. Security Co...

Arab League Slaps Unprecedented Sanctions On Syria

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and MAAMOUN YOUSSEF | Posted 01.27.2012 | World

BEIRUT — In an unprecedented move against an Arab nation, the Arab League on Sunday approved economic sanctions on Syria to pressure Damascus to...

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'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 ...

Syria Blames American Incitement In Arab League Suspension

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 01.14.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Jordan's king said Monday that Syrian President Bashar Assad should step down for the good of his country, the first Arab leader to pub...

Protests Erupt In Syria After Night Of Attacks

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 01.13.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's embattled regime called for an urgent Arab summit as it faced growing isolation Sunday, not only by the West but by its neighbo...

Arab League Votes To Suspend Syria After Bloody Crackdowns On Protesters

AP | AYA BATRAWY | Posted 01.12.2012 | World

CAIRO — In a surprisingly sharp move, the Arab League voted Saturday to suspend Syria over the country's bloody crackdown on an eight-month upri...

Assad Has to Go!

Saad Khan | Posted 01.08.2012 | World
Saad Khan

The brutal dictator of Syria is finally feeling the heat. Will be be able to survive?

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...

Despite Promises To Stop Violence, Tanks Kill At Least 4 In Homs

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 01.03.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian tanks mounted with machine guns fired on a city at the center of the country's uprising Thursday, defying a day-old agreement be...

Arab League Calls For WIthdrawal Of Tanks From Syria's Streets

AP | By BEN HUBBARD | Posted 01.02.2012 | World

CAIRO -- The Arab League will unveil on Wednesday its plan to ease violence in Syria, calling for the withdrawal of tanks and armored vehicles from th...

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...