Jul 12, 2011 13:36 EDT
BEIRUT/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday condemned "in the strongest terms" attacks by demonstrators on the U.S. and French embassies in Damascus.
Jul 12, 2011 09:05 EDT
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and France heightened pressure on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and said he had lost legitimacy and was losing his grip on power, after Assad loyalists attacked their embassies in Damascus.
Jul 10, 2011 16:59 EDT
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's main opposition groups boycotted talks with the government on Sunday and said they will not negotiate till President Bashar al-Assad stops the violent crackdown and frees thousands of political prisoners.
Jul 10, 2011 15:09 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States accused Syria of having organized an angry 31-hour protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Damascus over the weekend while the U.S. ambassador told the foreign minister that such anti-American "incitement" must stop.
Jul 08, 2011 19:11 EDT
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of people rallied in the Syrian city of Hama on Friday, calling for the downfall of President Bashar al-Assad, as Western envoys visited the city to show support for protesters.
Jul 08, 2011 15:21 EDT
The US State Department was dismayed Friday by criticism from Syria over a visit by the US ambassador to Hama, slamming as "absolute rubbish" the charge that his presence in the restive city was a provocation.
Jul 07, 2011 23:36 EDT
Syria accused the United States of meddling after the US ambassador visited the flashpoint city of Hama, where hundreds have fled fearing a crackdown ahead of anti-regime demonstrations on Friday.
Jul 07, 2011 16:08 EDT
Hundreds of people have fled Syria's central city of Hama fearing a military crackdown ahead of Friday demonstrations under the banner of "no to dialogue" with President Bashar al-Assad's regime, activists said.
Jul 07, 2011 15:37 EDT
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Syria traveled to the restive city of Hama on Thursday to show solidarity with protesters concerned that Syrian security forces ringing the city could stage a new crackdown.
Jul 07, 2011 15:13 EDT
The US ambassador to Damascus is visiting the flashpoint Syrian city of Hama and plans to observe mass demonstrations Friday against President Bashar al-Assad's regime, the State Department said.
Jul 07, 2011 07:23 EDT
Around a hundred families have fled Syria's central city of Hama fearing a military crackdown on massive protests against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, a rights group said on Thursday.
Jul 06, 2011 13:35 EDT
Syrian troops killed more than 20 people in an assault on the flashpoint central city of Hama that prompted US calls for an immediate pullback, human rights activists said on Wednesday.
Jul 06, 2011 12:43 EDT
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian forces rounded up dozens of people around Hama on Wednesday, a day after shooting dead 22 people, activists said, and Amnesty International said Syria may have committed crimes against humanity in an earlier crackdown.
Jul 06, 2011 06:37 EDT
Syrian troops killed at least 22 people in an assault on the flashpoint central city of Hama that prompted US calls for an immediate pullback, human rights activists said on Wednesday.
Jul 05, 2011 15:30 EDT
Security forces killed at least 11 people in Hama Tuesday while residents mobilised to keep Syria's army out, activists said as the United States urged the regime to withdraw from the flashpoint city.
Jul 05, 2011 13:49 EDT
The United States on Tuesday called on Syria to withdraw its forces from the flashpoint city of Hama at the hub of an anti-regime revolt, where residents have mobilized to keep out troops.
Jul 04, 2011 21:46 EDT
AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian tanks surrounded Hama on Tuesday, residents and activists said, threatening a large-scale assault on the city after the biggest protests against President Bashar al-Assad's rule.
Jul 04, 2011 12:53 EDT
Syrian security forces killed two anti-regime protesters near Damascus and deployed tanks in a town near Turkey's border, activists said on Monday, as the authorities eyed the recapture of Hama.
Jul 04, 2011 10:09 EDT
AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian troops stormed houses in Hama on Monday as thousands of people took to the streets shouting "God is greatest," in the city which saw huge protests last week against President Bashar al-Assad, residents said.
Jul 03, 2011 15:18 EDT
The Syrian army made sweeping arrests in a crackdown on dissent in the northwest of the country on Sunday, as troops deployed in the hotbed central city of Hama, an activist said.