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.

April 23, 2011

14:51 GMT

At least nine people were killed Saturday during protests in Syria.

April 22, 2011

Syria protest
17:37 GMT

Protests in Syria escalated Friday, with reports that over 70 participants were shot dead across the country.

April 21, 2011

20:31 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday issued decrees ending 48 years of emergency law.

April 20, 2011

Sheikh Ahmed Badr Hassoun
17:31 GMT

Syria's state-appointed Sunni mufti, Sheikh Ahmed Badr Hassoun on Wednesday denied what was aired on Al Arabiya channel regarding his backing to the Syrian protesters.

Leaders name-call their protesters: ‘Mad-Dog’ labels his disobedient people, cockroaches, greasy rats and cats, drug-taking, hallucinating, Nescafe-swigging brain-washed; And Saleh accuses his Yemeni protesters: gas-stealers, highway robbers.
14:02 GMT

Here are the funniest moments that have come out of these Arab revolutions and upheavals: Apart from all the deaths and mass destruction above are some of the lighter things we can take from the revolutions because it turns out that dare we say it,  revolutions make for good entertainment. Thank you Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Husni Mubarak, Bashar al-Assad, Ali Abdullah-Saleh, and of course last but not least, Muammar Gaddafi, the main actors in this terrible drama.  

April 19, 2011

15:59 GMT

Syria on Tuesday declared the end to the state of emergency that existed for 48 years, the state news agency SANA reported.

April 18, 2011

Syria protest
12:36 GMT

A Syrian human rights group on Thursday the death toll has grown to 12 from shootings during protests and a funeral on Sunday night.

April 17, 2011

16:31 GMT

Reports said that some 300 people protested Sunday in the Torch Square in Sweida, the biggest city in the Druze stronghold of Jabal Al Arab.