June 5, 2011

Syria riots
16:34 GMT

At least 25 Syrians were reported killed on Sunday during a government security crackdown in a northern Syrian town.

12:11 GMT

At least 13Palestinian demonstrators were killed and several others were by Israeli troops in the occupied Golan Heights on Sunday.

10:27 GMT

Residents of the Syrian city of Hama said they were holding a general strike on Sunday in memory of the dozens of people shot dead by security forces over the weekend.

June 4, 2011

Morocco on the Mideast leg of her World tour: headlining the Mawazine festival –  she expressed a desire to sing Arabic, inspired by the Maghrabi air.  She didn't escape criticism for playing at this 'King's festival', as locals are labeling the decadent costly affair, during times of Arab unrest.
20:28 GMT

Shakira seduced by Arab Spring, goes back to Arab roots to sing: Shakira seeks to celebrate her 'Lebo-Syrian' roots - recently feeling inspired while performing in Morocco after her tour through the Emirates and Lebanon, Shakira expressed her keen desire to fast-track her Arabic learning in order to sing some Arabic singles, if not albums.

June 3, 2011

Syria army
17:05 GMT

Syrian security forces killed at least 67 demonstrators in city of Hama on Friday, an opposition activist said. Some 150 people were injured.

Are Syria protests over?
13:35 GMT

The Governor of the Central Bank of Syria, Adib Mayaleh, stated that the country’s economy has not been hardly affected by the two-month old popular protests.

June 2, 2011

06:18 GMT

At least 41 people were killed as Syrian forces continued to crush anti-regime protests.

June 1, 2011

06:25 GMT

Syrian President Bashar Assad issued a general amnesty Tuesday for prisoners who committed political "crimes."

May 31, 2011

15:09 GMT

Machine-gun fire were heard around the Syrian town of Rastan near the central city of Homs on Tuesday as military operations continued for a third straight day.

May 30, 2011

12:57 GMT

The death toll in the central Syrian region of Homs rose to 13 Monday.

May 29, 2011

Syria protest
13:38 GMT

Syrian forces backed by tanks attacked two central towns Sunday in a bid curb protests there against President Bashar Assad's regime.

May 27, 2011

18:12 GMT

At least eight people died during confrontations with Syrian security forces during anti-regime protests across Syria on Friday.

May 24, 2011

Durid Laham: a Face Book page described him as "horn of the regime". He used to act in theater plays that were critical of the regime; while now he supports Al-Assad. Some suspect he doesn't know which side his bread is buttered- that Laham demands reform and supports the regime at the same time.
23:28 GMT

Syrian household soap and film favorite heroes, who tackle social problems on the big screen, are letting the people down in the real world. They are rallying around the Assad regime instead of standing up for their people and fans in revolution.

May 20, 2011

23:25 GMT

Syrian forces on Friday killed at least 34 people during protests held across the country.

May 19, 2011

14:17 GMT

The Syrian regime on Thursday condemned the imposition of fresh US sanctions on its president.