Syria

July 19, 2011

Homs
07:52 GMT

Eyewitnesses said that from the early hours of Tuesday Syrian security forces have been raiding houses in the town of Telbisa in the province of Homs.

July 18, 2011

Syria
06:59 GMT

At least 30 people died within 24 hours in the central Syrian city of Homs in clashes between supporters and opponents of President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

July 17, 2011

Syrian army
14:48 GMT

The Syrian army is ready to storm the eastern border town of Al-Bukamal, next to Iraq, where "armed groups" have created an "explosive" situation."

July 16, 2011

It was under Hafez al Assad's watch in 1982 that Hama suffered one of the most brutal 
crackdowns in Arab history, with the number of deaths estimated at being well over 20,000, some placing it close to
40,000. He certainly quietened the Muslim Brotherhood once and for all in Syria it would seem.
21:33 GMT

The ghosts of Hama have come back to haunt the Assad regime. Today we find Hama once again a flash point for Syrian repression. Thirty years after its residents were massacred in one of the worst atrocities committed by an Arab regime against its own people, we look back at patterns between father and son, to glean what has changed since Hama's first 'incident' in 1982 from which a whole city has not really had closure nor healed.

July 15, 2011

Syria
20:02 GMT

Some one million Syrians participated in the largest protests Friday since the uprising started some four months ago.

July 14, 2011

Syrian army
11:46 GMT

Activists said Syrian security forces have killed at least eight people and detained scores as part of military operations in the past 24 hours.

July 13, 2011

Syria
06:35 GMT

US President Barack Obama stated that Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad has missed a series of chances for reform.

July 12, 2011

Clinton
11:56 GMT

Syria dismissed on Tuesday a statement by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in which she said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had lost legitimacy.

July 11, 2011

Hama protest
16:12 GMT

Syrian regime supporters smashed windows at the U.S. Embassy in Damascus on Monday.

Syrian army
07:15 GMT

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that troops killed at least one civilian during a massive raid on the city of Homs.

July 10, 2011

Syria protest
09:14 GMT

Syria opened a "national dialogue" on Sunday that it has described as an important step towards reform .

July 8, 2011

Hama
18:14 GMT

Syrian security forces opened fire on anti-regime protests on Friday.

July 7, 2011

Syria
14:00 GMT

Some 100 families have fled Syria's central city of Hama fearing a military crackdown on protests against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Syrian assets were frozen as part of Swiss sanctions imposed on the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and 22 other officials
08:48 GMT

The Swiss government has announced that it has frozen 27 million Swiss francs ($31.8 million dollars) belonging to senior officials in the Syrian regime.

July 6, 2011

Syrian forces
15:03 GMT

Opposition activists said Wednesday that the death toll from violence in the central city of Hama increased to at least 22 after Syrian security forces opened fire on civilians.