April 11, 2011

13:58 GMT

Syrian security forces on Monday dispersed a group of students gathered in front of the Faculty of Science at the University of Damascus.

April 10, 2011

20:19 GMT

Syrian forces opened fire in the coastal city of Banias on Sunday, killing at least four people and injuring dozens, witnesses said.

06:39 GMT

Eyewitnesses conveyed late that tens of thousands of security agents and Syrian army soldiers deployed in the southern city of Dara'a

April 8, 2011

18:17 GMT

At least 17 people were killed on Friday during anti-regime protests held in the southern Syria city of Dara'a

April 6, 2011

15:18 GMT

Informed sources expected Wednesday that Syria will grant nationality for tens of thousands of Kurds during the upcoming days.

April 4, 2011

Assad and Hanous
17:39 GMT

At least eight prisoners were killed and some 20 wounded after a fire broke out in the central prison of Latakia in northern Syria.

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad
08:27 GMT

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday issued Legislative Decree No. 45 for 2011 ordering the establishment of a Syrian joint-stock company for health insurance.

April 3, 2011

Hailing his people and power, a smiling, smug Bashar is not so formidable as father who ruled by force, and it is perhaps his cronies and military that lend him the iron fist he nevertheless wields. Known as more of a soft touch, on a path for doctoring, not dictating initially.
16:41 GMT

Similar to the the nature of Syrian politics, much known about but little spoken of, cloaked in secrecy, the Assads, who have reigned supreme as ruling family for over half a century, like to do things hush-hush and on the down-low. Take the nature of the courtship and even marriage of the current President to wife Asma Akhras. Asma conducted her whole relationship with the number one family on the sly, as she surreptitiously stole time with Bashar before their discreet marriage in 2000. This, in the words of American Vogue, the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies, married into a family famours for the fear it instills into its people.

12:26 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday issued decree No. 134 stipulating for designating Adel Safar to form the new government.

April 1, 2011

13:30 GMT

According to news reports, demonstrations were held Friday in several citiesز

March 31, 2011

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad
11:41 GMT

Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat) announced it had scrapped plans to compete on the third license to operate a mobile network in Syria.

March 30, 2011

Assad during his speech. AFP
13:42 GMT

In his first public comments since the beginning of protests in his country, Syrian President Bashar Assad on Wednesday blamed it on "conspirators".

March 29, 2011

Syrian rally
15:13 GMT

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday accepted the resignation of the government chaired by Mohammad Naji Otri.

March 28, 2011

19:43 GMT

Observers question the absence of Syrian President Bashar Assad, despite the announcement that he would address the Syrian people on Sunday evening.

March 27, 2011

Latakia protests
16:10 GMT

A total of 12 people were killed in clashes Saturday and Sunday in the northern port city of Latakia, presidential adviser Buthaina Shaaban said.