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  • Syrian forces continue to bombard the Damascus suburb of Douma with heavy shelling. At the United Nations, the U.N.’s top human rights official, Navi Pillay, said the arming of both sides of...
    July 03, 2012 | Headline
  • In Syria news, Human Rights Watch has released a report accusing the Assad regime of widespread torture. Human Rights Watch researcher Ole Solvang said interviews with Syrian torture victims...
    July 03, 2012 | Headline
  • At least 140 people were killed over the weekend in violence across Syria. The clashes came amidst an international gathering in Geneva that yielded a call for a new transition plan to end the...
    July 02, 2012 | Headline
  • Foreign ministers are meeting in Geneva today as part of efforts to revive the United Nations’ six-point peace plan for Syria. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he’s confident the...
    June 29, 2012 | Headline
  • Syrian activists are reporting a new massacre as part of a wave of violence in rebel strongholds near the capital, Damascus. At least 51 people have reportedly been killed and scores wounded in the...
    June 29, 2012 | Headline
  • The Assad regime continues to face new tensions with neighboring Turkey following Syria’s downing of a Turkish fighter jet in Syrian airspace. Earlier today, Turkey began deploying military convoys...
    June 28, 2012 | Headline
  • Violence continues to spread to the Syrian capital of Damascus in the conflict between the regime of Bashar al-Assad and rebel forces seeking his overthrow. Earlier today, two bombs exploded...
    June 28, 2012 | Headline
  • More than 100 people were killed in Syria on Tuesday as President Bashar al-Assad warned the country is in the midst of an all-out war. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said at least 68...
    June 27, 2012 | Headline
  • The top United Nations investigator for Syria, Paulo Pinheiro, is warning human rights violations by both sides of the Syria conflict are increasing. In a new report, Pinheiro said both government...
    June 27, 2012 | Headline
  • Tensions are also on the rise with Syria’s neighbor, Turkey, following Syria’s downing of a Turkish fighter jet. On Tuesday, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan acknowledged the plane...
    June 27, 2012 | Headline
  • Tensions between Turkey and Syria are growing as the uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continues to strain the neighboring countries’ ties. Turkey says 33 more members of the...
    June 25, 2012 | Headline
  • The Guardian is reporting the United States and Britain could offer clemency and safe passage to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in order to convene possible U.N.-sponsored talks on a political...
    June 21, 2012 | Headline
  • The New York Times is reporting CIA officers are secretly aiding the struggle against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by helping decide which anti-government fighters will receive arms. A small...
    June 21, 2012 | Headline
  • In Syria, government forces continue to shell the city of Homs despite a temporary deal to grant aid workers access to wounded civilians. Officials with the International Committee of the Red Cross...
    June 21, 2012 | Headline
  • U.N. observers remain idle in Syria after halting operations due to unsafe conditions. In a briefing to the U.N. Security Council, the head of the observer mission, General Robert Mood, said his...
    June 20, 2012 | Headline
  • The violence in Syria has fueled diplomatic tensions between the United States and Syria allies Russia and China. After new talks at the G20 summit in Mexico, President Obama said the two sides...
    June 20, 2012 | Headline
  • Syrian forces continue to shell the besieged city of Homs despite pleas to allow the free exit of trapped civilians. Speaking at the United Nations, Assistant Secretary-General Oscar...
    June 20, 2012 | Headline
  • More than 3,300 people have reportedly been killed since the U.N. observers were deployed to Syria two months ago. Also speaking before the Security Council, the Syrian ambassador to the United...
    June 20, 2012 | Headline
  • Violence is raging across Syria as government forces attack rebel strongholds. Syrian activists say at least 94 people were killed in nationwide violence on Monday, including 64 civilians. A...
    June 19, 2012 | Headline
  • As the crisis continues in Syria, President Obama met with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Mexico on Monday. It was their first meeting since Putin returned to the Russian...
    June 19, 2012 | Headline