Syria

May 18, 2011

Assad
11:55 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that the crisis faced by his country is nearing the end.

May 17, 2011

Syria protest
12:24 GMT

The Syrian opposition has called for a general strike on Wednesday.

Al-Assad blames Qatar for a "bad" media coverage of the ongoing popular unrest in Syria
07:40 GMT

Syrian President Bashar Assad has reportedly threatened Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim with the loss of his country’s investment in Syria.

May 16, 2011

Jordan's East Bank flank- the Jordanian contingent of Palestinian refugees wage their raid on the borders. 6 injured by Jordanian police.
14:34 GMT

An attempted rescue operation May 15, 2001 saw Palestinians from all neighbouring borders attempting to 'liberate Palestine' through the weapon of peaceful protest. The Nakba day incidents on Israel's borders showed that the Palestinians have finally entered the fray of the Arab revolutinary Spring. This was a 6 pronged challenge to Israel from multiple borders - Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, West Bank and Gaza.

May 15, 2011

Nakba day
12:13 GMT

At least four people were killed and dozens of were wounded in a shooting incident on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights on Sunday.

May 14, 2011

Syria
12:43 GMT

Syrian forces killed three people and injured several others on Saturday in Tel Kalakh, a town in the Homs region which borders Lebanon.

May 12, 2011

Syria
11:25 GMT

A Syrian rights activist on Thursday conveyed that Syrian army soldiers and tanks were moving into more areas across the country in a bid to crush the ongoing uprising.

May 11, 2011

Syrian soldier
11:32 GMT

The Syria army shelled Wednesday the city of Homs in central Syria, a human rights activist said.

May 10, 2011

Asma and Bashar Assad
14:32 GMT

Britain's "Daily Telegraph" newspaper on Tuesday reported that Asma Assad Syrian President's wife fled to London.

May 9, 2011

Syrian army
20:32 GMT

Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said telephone, electricity and water supplies were cut off from the city of Banias.

May 8, 2011

Syrian army
15:23 GMT

News reports on Sunday said that 12 people were killed in the city of Homs following the entry of the Syrian army to neighborhoods.

Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait: And by doing so, he alienated the world and quite shot himself in the foot, it could be said. Power he could have been spending on really 'saving' Palestine or some such more shared 'Arab cause'.
13:40 GMT

Self-defeating strategies and stunts by Arab nations that cost the Arab world more in damages as well as negative PR than the satellite causes that in themselves probably do not serve the interests of the people, nor for that matter any arguably wider Arab Cause such as Palestine.

Syria
10:43 GMT

Syrian forces have entered the southern town of Tafas near the city of Deraa.

Syrians are being encouraged by Central Bank to keep their savings in foreign currency inside Syria
07:48 GMT

The Central Bank of Syria has decided to raise the rate of credit interest, paid by the banks for deposits, by two percentage points from 7 per cent to 9 per cent.

May 7, 2011

Syrian forces
13:26 GMT

The Syrian army continues its crackdown.