Syria

January 30, 2012

Lavrov
14:07 GMT

Opposition sources said on Monday that at 35 people were killed in clashes across the country.

Harmoush
09:01 GMT

A statement by the Syrian Association for the Defense of Human Rights claimed on Sunday that soldiers from the Air Intelligence carried out the death sentence by firing squad against army dissident Hussein Harmoush.

January 29, 2012

Unique strategic alliance: The enduring love affair between Iran & Syria has survived against the odds. The religious republic & secular state have made it work uniting against common enemies as Iraq in the past, Israel & the US until today. Shia state Iran will feel 
isolated in a sea of hostile Arabs if the ruling off-shoot Shia family falls.
15:27 GMT

Syria's external links: As the Syrian 'lion' rages and the regime's clampdown on opposition forces scores an alarming death-toll, the media is ridden with questions addressing the peculiar deadlock or impasse in this Arab Spring country. Since international players often seem to 'help' to determine the fate of Arab regimes, it may be prudent to examine who exactly is set to profit from this regime's seeming inevitable demise, or else retention of power should the Arab League's (shaky) Peace Plan be implemented. Which countries of the region and transregionally are praying for Al Assad's removal, and which would far rather he hung around?

Syria
14:59 GMT

Deserters from the Syrian army on Sunday took control on some areas of the province of Homs, according to opposition sources.

Syria
09:26 GMT

Syrian security forces killed in recent days at least 33 people in the town of Rankous, about 30 miles from the Syrian capital of Damascus, reports said Sunday.

January 28, 2012

Syria
13:56 GMT

The Arab League on Saturday decided to suspend its monitoring mission to Syria due to "increasing violence."

January 27, 2012

Syria
15:06 GMT

At least 102 people were killed Friday in clashes across Syria.

January 26, 2012

Syria
19:40 GMT

At least 34 civilians, including ten children, were killed Thursday by security forces in Syria, according to Syrian Observatory of Human Rights

Syria
07:36 GMT

The head of the Syrian branch of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Abdulrazak Jbero was shot in the city Idlib.

January 25, 2012

Hama
16:15 GMT

At least one person was killed on Wednesday in the military offensive on the city of Hama, according to Syrian Observatory of Human Rights.

Obama
06:42 GMT

During his State of the Union address which was larhely devoted to economic issues, President Obama also touched the Middle East.

January 24, 2012

Al-Moallem
14:48 GMT

Syria on Tuesday slammed the decision by the Arab League (AL) Council on the ministerial level regarding Syria to withdraw its monitor mission.

Syria protest
11:20 GMT

The Arabs intensified their pressure Tuesday on the Syrian regime, with a request to the UN to support their plan to end the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.

January 23, 2012

Dabi
13:47 GMT

The head of the Arab observer mission, General Mohammed al-Dabi, has defended the work of his team in Syria.

Assad
07:12 GMT

Syria on Monday rejected the new "road map" proposed late Sunday by the Foreign Ministers of the Arab League