Syria

March 9, 2012

Syria
19:33 GMT

Syrian forces launched several attacks against rebel regions Friday killing nearly 70 civilians mostly in Idleb, according to activists

March 8, 2012

Kofi Annan
15:11 GMT

Kofi Annan, UN and the Arab League envoy to Syria, said Thursday he was fearing a further militarization of the crisis and urged Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his opponents to reach a " peaceful settlement ".

Hussameddin Abdo
07:53 GMT

Syria's Deputy Oil Minister has announced his defection, saying he does not want to work for "a criminal regime".

March 7, 2012

Assad
14:18 GMT

Russia does not even ask the question of a possible political asylum to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

Syria
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

Assad
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.

Syria
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.

Syria
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

Syria
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

Syria
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.