January 25, 2012

06:42 GMT

During his State of the Union address which was larhely devoted to economic issues, President Obama also touched the Middle East.

January 24, 2012

14:48 GMT

Syria on Tuesday slammed the decision by the Arab League (AL) Council on the ministerial level regarding Syria to withdraw its monitor mission.

Syria protest
11:20 GMT

The Arabs intensified their pressure Tuesday on the Syrian regime, with a request to the UN to support their plan to end the rule of President Bashar al-Assad.

January 23, 2012

13:47 GMT

The head of the Arab observer mission, General Mohammed al-Dabi, has defended the work of his team in Syria.

07:12 GMT

Syria on Monday rejected the new "road map" proposed late Sunday by the Foreign Ministers of the Arab League

January 22, 2012

20:07 GMT

Saudi Arabia on Sunday declared it does not want to continue to participate in the Arab observer mission in Syria.

Syria army
07:40 GMT

At least 96 people were killed on Saturday during violent clashes between insurgents and government forces in Syria.

January 20, 2012

17:38 GMT

The Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, the leading Sunni institution in the Muslim world, on Friday called on Arab leaders to take action to stop the violence in Syria

January 19, 2012

13:38 GMT

Syrian government forces withdrew Wednesday from the town of Zabadani near the Lebanese border, after agreeing a cease-fire with insurgents

January 18, 2012

15:58 GMT

The Deputy Comptroller General of the group "Muslim Brotherhood" Syrian Mohamed Farouk Tayfur that Iran has offered to move the government in Damascus to remain subject to acceptance of Assad as president.

January 17, 2012

Syria president
16:04 GMT

Syria on Tuesday rejected any deployment of Arab troops on its territory, as proposed by Qatar to end the violence that killed more than 6,000 dead in the past 10 months.

08:03 GMT

According to sources close to the Syrian opposition, Lebanon's Hizbullah fighters have carried out rocket attacks against civilians in the region of Damascus.

January 16, 2012

07:38 GMT

According to a representative of the Arab League, the organization has decided that prior to the meeting next weekend on Syria there will be no further observers sent to the country.

January 15, 2012

Asma and President Assad
13:55 GMT

Asma al-Assad, the wife of Syrian President, reappeared during a public speech of her husband Wednesday, January 11.

Bus blast
12:07 GMT

Syrian President Bashar Assad on Sunday announced a general amnesty for anti-government protesters who have committed crimes during anti-government demonstrations.