May 6, 2011

17:19 GMT

A human rights group said Syrian security forces on Friday killed at least 16 people during widespread protests.

May 5, 2011

09:12 GMT

While the international community calls for the Assad regime to stop the suppression of protesters, the Syrian army stormed cities and towns.

May 4, 2011

13:28 GMT

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad said that the army units which entered the city of Dara'a on April 25th would end their mission "very soon."

Bin Laden
07:01 GMT

Bin Laden's first wife, her Filipino maid and Osama bin Laden's three children (a female and two young men - Abdullah and Abdul-Qader) left the city of Latakia to Doha.

May 3, 2011

07:45 GMT

Syrian security forces Monday arrested about 180 people in the north of Damascus.

April 30, 2011

17:25 GMT

Syrian tanks bombed the old district of the southern city of Daraa of Saturday and stormed the main Omari Mosque, locals said.

Khaled Mashaal
13:49 GMT

The Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas denied a report by Al Hayat newspaper that its leaders are planning to move outside of the Syrian territory

April 29, 2011

18:01 GMT

Human rights group said at least 50 people killed across Syria on Friday. According to CNN, 16 were killed in the southern city of Daraa .

April 28, 2011

Syria protest
09:57 GMT

The Syrian town of Dara'a is facing a humanitarian tragedy with many civilians dead and wounded as the Syrian authorities tighten their control on the city.

April 27, 2011

Crowds set fire to the headquarters of the ruling Baath Party in Deraa, chanting "No Baath party, no Assad. We want to liberate the country";  "No, no to emergency law. We are a people infatuated with freedom!"
13:42 GMT

The Syrian revolution has been a slow starter, working its way in fits and starts. Why such a slow and, possibly deadly starter? It took time for predictions such as Ribal Al-Assad’s, an enemy cousin of President al-Assad’s, for Syria to be the next domino to come true. Strict security measures, the popularity of President Bashar al-Assad, and fear of potential sectarian violence in the aftermath of a government ouster Like Iraq have helped keep people cautious, repressed and shying away from uprising. But now the Pandora's Box has been opened and the Syrian frustration unleashed- there's no going back. All eyes are on the Assad response.

Syrian army
10:58 GMT

At least six people were killed late Tuesday night and early Wednesday by Syrian security forces in the southern city of Dara'a Syria.

April 26, 2011

20:17 GMT

The Syrian army continued to impose its control Tuesday on the southern town of Daraa as a rights group appealed for UN intervention.

April 25, 2011

Syria protest
12:05 GMT

Syria on Monday sealed off its border with Jordan, the Jordanian information minister Taher Adwan confirmed.

April 24, 2011

18:54 GMT

Four people died and several others were injured Sunday in clashes with between Syrian protesters and security forces in the town of Jable.

Jerusalem: Roman Catholic clergymen hold crosses as they circle around the Stone of Anointing during the Holy Thursday ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's old city.
14:59 GMT

In the Arab World, the most solemn week in the Christian calendar was matched by the sobriety of celebrations snatched during political upheaval and bloodshed. In some regions that particularly peaked in unrest during this holy week, celebrations have had to be ‘foresaken’ somewhat for current needs on the ground during this emergency period.