Topic: Damascus (Syria)
A draft UN Security Council statement condemning Syria's use of violence has stalled, with China, Russia, and Lebanon opposing the initiative.
04/27/2011 09:49 am
But diplomats and human rights advocates are calling for Syria to be kept off the council when the UN General Assembly votes on new members next month.
04/26/2011 07:14 pm
The Obama administration confirmed it's considering sanctions for Syria, while the UN Security Council is drafting a statement calling for restraint.
04/26/2011 09:42 am
The funerals and raids followed demonstrations Friday that ended with more than 100 people dead. Two members of Syria's parliament resigned in protest after security forces repeatedly shot into crowds of civilians.
04/24/2011 11:13 pm
At least 49 people were killed today when Syrian security forces used live ammunition to disperse the largest antiregime demonstrations yet.
04/22/2011 03:27 pm
The 'Great Friday' protests in Syria, the largest so far, also saw President Assad's forces commit mass murder. Western leaders like Obama can no longer sit on the fence, hoping Assad is a reformer.
04/22/2011 03:16 pm
Many thought that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was at heart a reformer. But his response to unprecedented protests and violence suggest otherwise.
04/21/2011 03:44 pm
The Syrian cabinet on Tuesday passed legislation lifting nearly five decades of emergency rule. The concession may embolden protesters to demand greater reforms.
04/20/2011 05:30 pm
Syrian protests, which reached unprecedented numbers today, have spread to the key cities of Aleppo and Hama. The unrest has begun to draw in Lebanon.
04/15/2011 01:22 pm
The US has long been concerned about Iranian influence in Syria, which serves as the main conduit through which Iran sends weapons to Hezbollah and Hamas. Now, that influence could grow.
04/14/2011 09:50 am