As the Arab League observer mission in Syria teeters amid accusations from members it is a farce, pressure may build for Syria to be referred to the UN Security Council.
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
Defectors from Syria's armed forces raided an intelligence compound near the capital Damascus Wednesday.
11/16/2011 11:34 am
President Assad's continued violent repression of protesters, including shelling of the port city Latakia, makes now the moment for the UN Security Council to impose harsh sanctions on Syria.
08/16/2011 01:43 pm
Some points I should have made in my post last week.
08/15/2011 04:19 pm
Turkey, which is leading an international effort to persuade the Assad regime against violence, last week gave Syria a deadline of 10 to 15 days to stop its brutal crackdown.
08/15/2011 09:54 am
Saudi Arabia and several Arab blocs broke their long silence on the uprisings sweeping the Middle East, condemning Syria's brutal crackdown that has killed more than 300 in the past week alone.
08/08/2011 10:10 am
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gave his first speech in two months today, offering elections and reforms this summer in an apparent bid to secure the patience of Syria's silent majority.
06/20/2011 01:31 pm
A young pregnant woman in this encampment of refugees fleeing Syria's crackdown in Jisr al-Shughur asked: 'Is this acceptable to anybody in the world?'
06/14/2011 06:21 pm
Syrian troops are attacking the northern town of Jisr al-Shughur, which has a history of rebellion against the regime. Increasingly, however, there are reports of dissent within the military.
06/12/2011 01:51 pm