Syria

July 23, 2011

President Assad of Syria
08:33 GMT

Two blasts were heard overnight from inside the Syrian Military Academy in the city of Homs.

July 22, 2011

Syria
16:49 GMT

Syrian forces killed at least 11 people as over 1 million demanded the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad's regime on Friday.

July 21, 2011

Syria
13:45 GMT

Syrian security forces Thursday continued their operation against opposition activists in the central city of Homs.

Syria claims that the Syrian Pound is strong and that the Central Bank's cash reserves have never been healthier
10:48 GMT

Governor of Central Bank of Syria affirmed that the Syrian Pound is strong and that the Central Bank's cash reserves amount to SYP 600 billion.

July 20, 2011

 Walid Muallem
15:36 GMT

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Wednesday warned the French and American ambassadors not to travel outside Damascus.

Assad
09:43 GMT

On Wednesday, reports in websites and newspapers said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is expected to deliver a new speech on the situation in the country.

July 19, 2011

Mohamed Bouazizi of Tunisia: The spark or powder keg of the Arab Spring, or 'fire' that  caught on and spread wildly. This 
street vendor's act of self-immolation in response to humiliation & mistreatment at the hands of local
authorities led masses to turn on Tunisia's injustice for its people.
13:57 GMT

These are the poster children and heroes of the Arab revolutions. Some are just that- children, kids who have been raised as human faces of an otherwise anonymous maelstrom of anonymous popular demonstrations.

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.