Syria

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.

August 1, 2011

Syria protest
14:26 GMT

Syrian tanks shelled the city of Hama for the second day on Monday, killing at least four civilians, residents said.

Assad
10:06 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad addressed the armed forces in a speech published in the People's Army magazine on Sunday .

July 31, 2011

Syria protest
16:50 GMT

At least 136 people were killed on Sunday, among them 100 in the city of Hama, when the Syrian military stormed several cities across the country, human rights activists said.

Syria protests
07:19 GMT

Syrian forces killed at least 95 people and injured dozens in a massive tank assault on the city of Hama to crush anti-regime protests, locals said. All in all 121 people were reported dead across the country.

July 30, 2011

Syria
08:12 GMT

At least 23 people were killed Friday during clashes across Syria, activists said.

July 27, 2011

Ramadan is upon us. It is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. This year is set to have the longest fasting day 
of the fasting month in 26 years, according to experts. That is, 16 hours and 1 minute in Jordan. 
Also set for the hottest month of this summer with soaring temperatures.
11:02 GMT

As the Muslim world welcomes Ramadan 2011, set to start early next week, we wait with baited breath to see if the world will witness a time of peace and thanksgiving in the Middle East or an escalation in the unrest.

Syria
10:49 GMT

At least four people were killed in further clashes in Syria. Overnight "heavy gunfire" was heard in Homs.

July 26, 2011

Syria
08:45 GMT

Demonstrations were held overnight in a number of Syrian cities and towns as Syrians continue to demand the ouster of the regime.

The 5,600 km pipeline will convey gas produced in Iran to Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and the Mediterranean Sea before reaching Europe
07:30 GMT

Oil ministers of Iran, Iraq and Syria have recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of a shared gas pipeline.