Syria

March 30, 2011

Assad during his speech. AFP
13:42 GMT

In his first public comments since the beginning of protests in his country, Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday blamed it on "conspirators".

March 29, 2011

Syrian rally
15:13 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday accepted the resignation of the government chaired by Mohammad Naji Otri.

March 28, 2011

Assad
19:43 GMT

Observers question the absence of Syrian President Bashar Assad, despite the announcement that he would address the Syrian people on Sunday evening.

March 27, 2011

Latakia protests
16:10 GMT

A total of 12 people were killed in clashes Saturday and Sunday in the northern port city of Latakia, presidential adviser Buthaina Shaaban said.

Bashar Assad
11:37 GMT

Activists and eyewitnesses on Sunday said Syrian army units have deployed in key areas of a port city rocked by protests, unrest and acts of vandalism.

Central Bank of Syria
08:03 GMT

The Governor of the Central Bank of Syria said that in contrary to reports about increasing withdrawals from banks in recent days the activities are normal.

March 26, 2011

Assad
14:40 GMT

Eyewitnesses reported that 40 to 60 members of the Syrian security forces and demonstrators were wounded.

March 25, 2011

Assad
13:24 GMT

Syrian security forces detained scores of people who staged a brief pro-democracy rally in Damascus Friday.

March 24, 2011

Daraa protest
19:20 GMT

The Syria government said on Thursday it may abolish an emergency law in place since 1963 following a week of deadly protests in the southern city of Daraa.

Daraa
12:39 GMT

The main hospital in the southern Syrian city of Daraa has received the bodies of at least 25 demonstrators.

March 23, 2011

Weapons "found" in Daraa
20:37 GMT

Human rights activists in Syria said at least 15 people were killed Wednesday in the southern city of Daraa

Syria
07:05 GMT

Contradicting reports on the situation in southern Syria.

March 22, 2011

Syria
16:10 GMT

The Syrian regime Tuesday fired the governor of a southern province where a government crackdown killed seven protesters in recent days.

Assad Gaddafi and Saleh
10:30 GMT

Israeli newspapers on Monday predicted the escalation of protests in Syria during the next few days

March 21, 2011

Protest in Syria
12:50 GMT

Residents said the Syrian army deployed on Monday at the entrances to the southern city of Deraa.