March 21, 2012

Banks and financial institutions which fail to abide by these measures may be the target of sanctions by the U.S. and Europe
07:01 GMT

Lebanese officials and banks assured a senior U.S. official that Lebanon was fully committed to all financial sanctions on Syria and Iran.

March 20, 2012

15:23 GMT

The U.N. Security Council is to consider Tuesday a draft declaration calling for "additional measures" if Syria does not accept mediation proposals of Kofi Annan

Bashar al-Assad's other woman?
08:00 GMT

Assad's E-bombshell: The practically naked secret sex-pot's out the bag.

Assad couple
07:30 GMT

The wife of Syrian President Bashar Assad, Asma, will be included in the "black list" drawn up by the European Union following the repression of the opposition in Syria.

March 19, 2012

Syrian refugees
15:53 GMT

The head of the International Red Cross, Jakob Kellenberger, said on Monday he had received in Moscow "positive indications of support" to his request for a truce of two hours daily

13:37 GMT

At least two terrorists and a security guard were killed in clashes that broke out Monday morning between security forces and armed "terrorist" groups in an upscale neighborhood of the Syrian capital

07:11 GMT

Syrian government forces are fighting against members of the so-called free Syrian Army (FSA) in a neighborhood of Damascus

March 18, 2012

Could Asma Assad find herself behind prison bars?
14:07 GMT

Online shopping sprees could see the British born wife of the Syrian President held liable for up to two years in prison as she may have broken financial sanctions imposed on her killing spree husband by shopping.

12:07 GMT

A suicide car bombing attack reported Sunday in Aleppo, Syria's largest city, caused deaths and injuries, reported the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights.

March 17, 2012

Not your typical geeky computer science grad: Asmaa Al Assad, nee Akhrass, sets the trends for dictators' wives' hair.
13:50 GMT

Asma Al Assad's image in the Western media has gone through a serious change since the Syrian uprising began. How Syria's First Lady for charity and good works began to slip if not plunge from grace.

Car blasts
08:25 GMT

Several civilians and members of the security forces were killed in the bombing attacks which occurred early Saturday in Damascus, Syrian state television announced.

March 16, 2012

17:37 GMT

The envoy of the UN and the Arab League to Syria, Kofi Annan, "decided to send a mission to Damascus "by next week" to discuss the terms of a compliance mechanism

March 15, 2012

16:50 GMT

Tens of thousands of Syrians demonstrated Thursday in support of President Bashar al-Assad, in a show of force on the first anniversary of the Syrian uprising.

MP Bapt
16:37 GMT

As the French election campaign heats up, President Nicholas Sarkozy seems poised to lose in a run-off to leftist candidate Francois Hollande.

All you need is love: The Assad email leaks cause a lion's share of embarrassment. The loving couple exchanged a multitude of motivational and affection notes. In December, an email from Asma to husband Bashar, contained some wifely encouragement: "If we are strong together, we will overcome this together... I love you".
15:11 GMT

The Assad gmail leaks cause lion's share of embarrassment. On the back of the Guardian's vanguard ground work to breaking 'The Assad Emails' into the public domain, here's a look at the juiciest revelations to emerge from this sensational finding.