May 04, 2012 08:49 EDT
Security forces opened fire on anti-regime protests in various parts of Syria on Friday, as people took to the streets in their thousands to call for regime change, a rights watchdog said.
Apr 28, 2012 05:39 EDT
A veteran Norwegian peacekeeper headed to Damascus on Saturday to take charge of a UN mission overseeing a troubled truce as monitors reported 10 deserters killed in clashes with the army and Lebanon said it had intercepted arms headed to the rebels.
Apr 21, 2012 06:43 EDT
Syria's main opposition group in exile on Saturday urged the UN to intervene militarily, ahead of an expected Security Council vote on deploying hundreds of ceasefire observers in the country.
Apr 12, 2012 02:00 EDT
A UN-backed ceasefire to end 13 months of bloodshed in Syria appeared to be holding after coming into force at daybreak Thursday, despite doubts about the regime's compliance with the peace plan.
Apr 11, 2012 10:35 EDT
The naked body in Arab art is the theme of a new Paris exhibit meant to broaden views of Arab culture, spotlighting the many artists willing to break taboos and depict nudity in all its forms.
Apr 08, 2012 22:15 EDT
A peace plan for Syria was in jeopardy Monday after a rebel commander rejected fresh conditions from the government for a pullout of regime troops from protest hubs amid a new spike in violence.
Apr 08, 2012 12:12 EDT
Sanaa airport reopened Sunday after a one-day shutdown over threats from loyalists of a sacked general close to former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, as Washington praised Yemen's new leader.
Apr 06, 2012 23:20 EDT
Tens of thousands of Syrian protesters took to the streets for anti-government rallies, activists said, as regime forces pounded rebel cities, earning a stern rebuke from UN chief Ban Ki-moon.
Apr 06, 2012 11:45 EDT
Tens of thousands of Syrian protesters took to the streets on Friday under fire from regime forces, who pressed their campaign to pound rebel cities into submission, activists said.
Apr 04, 2012 13:47 EDT
Samir Geagea, a leading Lebanese opposition figure and outspoken critic of the Syrian regime, said he survived an assassination attempt outside his house on Wednesday.
Apr 02, 2012 16:14 EDT
Sunday's "Friends of Syria" conference sidestepped solid measures against the Damascus regime for fear of getting sucked into a conflict that could defy control, analysts and experts said.
Mar 31, 2012 17:26 EDT
A Canadian potato farmer who was arrested in Lebanon a year ago has been released from prison in Beirut and is expected to arrive home on Saturday, officials said.
Mar 28, 2012 11:37 EDT
Syrian forces on Wednesday stormed a rebel bastion as UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged President Bashar al-Assad to "immediately" implement a six-point UN peace plan he reportedly accepted.
Mar 28, 2012 07:38 EDT
Syrian forces on Wednesday stormed a rebel bastion despite President Bashar al-Assad's reported acceptance of Kofi Annan's peace plan and an opposition plea that tanks be withdrawn, monitors said.
Mar 28, 2012 06:21 EDT
Syrian forces backed by tanks stormed the central town of Qalaat al-Madiq and nearby villages on Wednesday after a siege lasting more than two weeks, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Mar 26, 2012 08:40 EDT
Syrian forces sent shells crashing into a rebel neighbourhood of Homs city for a seventh straight day on Monday, monitors said, as Russia warned Damascus it must act to avoid civil war.
Mar 25, 2012 11:08 EDT
Blasts rocked the flashpoint city of Homs on Sunday as Syria's regime pressed its assault on protest hubs, while rebels staged a dawn attack on a military base in Damascus province, activists and monitors said.
Mar 25, 2012 03:31 EDT
Powerful blasts rocked the flashpoint city of Homs on Sunday as Syria's regime pressed its assault on protest hubs, while rebels attacked a military base near the capital, activists and monitors said.
Mar 24, 2012 16:14 EDT
Syria's rebel fighters on Saturday set up a military council to unify their ranks and political opposition leaders called a meeting of all the dissident groups to forge common objectives as deadly violence swept the country.
Mar 23, 2012 15:25 EDT
Syrian forces bombed towns and clashed with rebels in several regions on Friday as activists said thousands staged anti-regime protests and the European Union slapped sanctions on the country's First Lady.