March 7, 2012

09:54 GMT

The Lebanese army has strengthened security measures and set up checkpoints in the border region with Syria, media reports suggested.

March 6, 2012

19:01 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday stated that foreign elements are behind events in his country.

Syrian rebels
11:33 GMT

Syrian regime forces have launched a major assault on the city of Hirak in the southern province of Deraa, the cradle of the anti-regime protest.

March 5, 2012

Assad and Russia FM
13:51 GMT

The Syrian army arrested 13 French soldiers in the city of Homs, a scene of violent clashes between the armed opposition and government troops, the British newspaper Daily Star reported on Monday

Free army
08:31 GMT

Intense fighting between government forces and insurgents erupted in last night in the southern town of Deraa.

March 4, 2012

Baba Amr
15:26 GMT

Between 1,000 to 2,000 refugees on Sunday fled the violence in Syria across the border and into northern Lebanon, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) confirmed.

13:07 GMT

The Israeli foreign minister said Sunday that Tel Aviv would be ready to provide humanitarian assistance to Syria as part of international assistance operation.

07:56 GMT

China has urged all parties in Syria to stop "unconditionally" the violence and welcomed any humanitarian intervention, while the Red Cross was still trying to get into Homs.

March 3, 2012

13:46 GMT

Syrian troops continued Saturday to bomb the city of Homs where the authorities continued to block a convoy of humanitarian aid from the International Red Cross.

March 2, 2012

16:29 GMT

The Syrian army fired Friday on thousands of people who took to the streets in Syria calling to arm the free Syrian Army after the fall of the rebel stronghold of Baba Amr in Homs.

March 1, 2012

Baba Amr
15:25 GMT

The Syrian army took control Thursday of the district of Baba Amr in Homs after nearly two days of fighting against the rebels.

While the heat of suspicion between two neighboring states rises, the frosty relations between First Ladies looks far from cooling off.
14:30 GMT

As Jordan shivers through a snow-storm, we catch up with the friendly-cool private phone chat between two First Ladies that threatens to keep the region in a deep freeze. The frosty, cool tone of the call is not far from the surface, as the Lion-ess is giving nothing away.

 Bourhan Ghalioun
13:07 GMT

The Syrian opposition on Thursday formed a military council in charge of organizing and coordinating the armed rebellion in the country under a unified command

08:15 GMT

The foreign ministers of the six Gulf states will meet their Russian counterpart in Riyadh on March 7 to discuss developments in Syria

February 29, 2012

Baba Amr
15:50 GMT

The Syrian army has launched since Tuesday evening a ground assault against the rebel stronghold of Baba Amr, Homs, which has been pounded for more than three weeks.