June 29, 2011

15:21 GMT

A Syrian activist on Wednesday said security forces killed four civilians in the Idleb governorate.

Christina Sawaya attends a Father's Day event.
15:09 GMT

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June 27, 2011

12:32 GMT

Some 200 Syrian opposition activists on Monday gathered in Damascus to discuss strategies for a peaceful transition to democracy.

June 26, 2011

13:45 GMT

Syrian forces moved towards the Lebanese border on Sunday as part of a crackdown in central towns.

June 25, 2011

09:21 GMT

Syrian security forces on Friday killed at least 15 people and wounded dozens during the suppression of protests.

June 24, 2011

12:43 GMT

Turkey has put its armed forces deployed on the border with Syria in a state of alert since Thursday evening.

June 22, 2011

12:50 GMT

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Wednesday rejected foreign meddling in Syria's internal affairs .

June 21, 2011

12:43 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued a general amnesty on Tuesday.

June 20, 2011

20:34 GMT

"The Local Coordinating Committees" said the speech delivered by earlier by President Bashar al-Assad, "strengthened the crisis."

Pretend-Protestor: Ilan Grapel- the Israeli-American detained in June for espionage. He claimed to be Muslim to gain entry
into Egypt from Tel Aviv, spoke sufficient Arabic, and brandished banners in solidarity with the Tahrir die-hards, bandying anti-American slogans
for extra-convincing clout!
15:21 GMT

The outing of Israeli-American spy found in Tahrir Square just this month has tickled our spy sensors awake and got us craving some spy drama found only in a bygone era. Still, inpsired to revisit the not-so- ancient anals of Egyptian spy game history, we hark back to a recent spy ring in the region- specifically an Egypt/ Israel ring discovered 2009 and 2010.

11:02 GMT

Syria's president on Monday said "saboteurs" are trying to exploit legitimate demands for reform in the country.

07:23 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is expected to address the nation Monday after some three months of protests against his regime.

June 18, 2011

Bashar Assad
20:09 GMT

Al-Arabiya TV reported on Saturday that a Turkish envoy will bring 'warning letter' to Damascus this week calling for reform and the removal of Maher Assad from positions of power.

June 17, 2011

18:55 GMT

Syrian security forces killed at least 25 people Friday as thousands of Syrians protested across the country calling for the downfall of President Bashar Assad's regime.

June 16, 2011

Thomas MacMaster is the real face behind the fake blogging persona of the lesbian woman he fooled the world's
media into believing in. He came 'out'  as a fraud blogger once some self-appointed internet detectives began to smoke him out of his
Scotland student safe-den. If OBL could not hide...
16:15 GMT

The 'Gay Girl in Damascus' it turns out was neither in Damascus nor gay or female, for that matter. This story has had the media world in a bit of a frenzy in the last fortnight. It is the story of an American man in the UK studying for his masters in Middle East studies who, while distracting himself from his thesis, distracted the whole internet and news worlds with him. But while detracting us from real news on the Syrian ground, this blog fantasist also threw into relief some long-coming issues on credibility, trust and changing nature of journalism. Follow the story in pictures of so-called Amina Abdallah Araf Omari as it unfolded.