Topic: Damascus (Syria)
The subject of the Geneva meeting between Hillary Clinton and Syria exiles was the transition to democracy. But the group's leader has been warning Iran a post-Assad Syria could be far less friendly.
12/06/2011 05:36 pm
US Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford is returning to Damascus, as the death toll surges and Syria lurches ever closer to civil war.
12/06/2011 03:31 pm
Syria 'responded positively' to an Arab plan to allow outside monitors, but the killing of more than 60 people in Homs over the past 24 hours raises doubts about the regime's sincerity.
12/06/2011 09:27 am
Royal Dutch Shell said Friday that it will shut down all oil operations in Syria. On Friday, Syrian troops fired at anti-Assad demonstrators near Homs, Syria.
12/02/2011 12:33 pm
Civil war has been the worst-case scenario in Syria since the revolt against Assad began eight months ago. Damascus has a web of allegiances that extends to Lebanon's powerful Hezbollah movement and Iran's Shiite theocracy, raising fears of a regional conflagration.
12/01/2011 03:29 pm
The Arab League hit Syria with sanctions Sunday. The new sanctions include a travel ban on Syrian officials and a freeze on Syria government assets.
11/27/2011 09:47 pm
The Arab League's Saturday night deadline to end the violence in Syria was bookended by government crackdowns and an attack on the Baath party headquarters Sunday.
11/21/2011 08:47 am
Journalist Nicholas Blanford's comprehensive account of the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel is well-paced and gripping.
11/21/2011 06:05 am
The Arab League’s deadline for an end to government violence passed last night, but Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he won't stop using force to put down a growing insurrection.
11/20/2011 08:59 am
The biggest loser, hands down, is Israel, followed closely by the United States. Iran is third. But there are also clear winners – and winning opportunities still for the US and Israel, if they adjust.
11/18/2011 10:29 am