Syria

August 11, 2011

Assad
07:22 GMT

Syrian security forces have killed 17 people in Homs, activists said. According to them, the army shot dead 17 people in the city, injuring another 20.

August 10, 2011

Syria protest
10:11 GMT

An activist in Deir el-Zour on Wednesday said Syrian troops have taken control of the eastern city following intense shelling and gunfire.

August 9, 2011

Assad and the Turkish FM
19:32 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday the army would continue to pursue "terrorist groups"

Habib
12:30 GMT

Syrian opposition sources claimed on Tuesday that General Ali Habib was found dead in his home a day after being dismissed as defense minister.

Daoud Rajiha
06:51 GMT

There have been two main interpretations to the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's announcement late Monday about the dismissal of Defense Minister Ali Habib.

August 8, 2011

Anti-Syria protest in Kuwait
15:25 GMT

Kuwait on Monday decided to recall its envoy from Damascus, a day after Saudi Arabia took the same step.

Saudi king
05:58 GMT

Saudi King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz demanded early Monday an end to the violence in Syria and recalled his country’s ambassador from Damascus.

August 7, 2011

Assad
16:25 GMT

Syrian rights groups on Sunday government troops killed at least 57 people in assaults on two protest towns.

Bouthaina Shaaban
13:27 GMT

Syrian rights activists said the army attacked a central town and parts of an eastern city, killing at least 30 people.

August 6, 2011

Syria protest
08:01 GMT

Syrian security forces reportedly shot and killed at least 58 people in anti-government protests across the country after the first Friday prayers of Ramadan yesterday.

August 4, 2011

Foreign operators had been lured since Syria opened to them in 2003
12:50 GMT

Escalating violence in Syria has targeted oil-related facilities, but for now foreign firms are doing business as usual in a nation whose economy is reliant on crude, said a director at British oil explorer Gulfsands Petroleum.

Hama clashes
07:16 GMT

At least 45 civilians were killed in attacks by Syrian government forces in the central city of Hama and other towns.

August 3, 2011

Syrian president
13:39 GMT

Hundreds of tanks were deployed on Wednesday around the cities of Hama and Deir ez-Zor.

Syria
06:46 GMT

The Deputy Minister of Economy and Trade in Syria, announced that the Ministry has taken measures to control the market in terms of prices and the availability of consumer goods during Ramadan.

August 2, 2011

Hama
11:48 GMT

Syrian soldiers advanced in the central city of Hama on Tuesday, taking up new positions in a residential area a day after security forces killed 24 people throughout the country.