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  • SYRIA: Red card, you're out? Massive protests deliver stern warning to regime

     
    Thousands of protesters across Syria turned out demanding freedom and, at times, the fall of the regime, just one day after President Bashar Assad announced his new cabinet lineup and ordered the release of some prisoners in an attempt to......
  • SYRIA: As protests get underway, activist says there's no going back

     
    For Syrian dissident Nahed Badawie, prison itself was not the worst part of her various confinements. Rather it was being forced to watch Syrian state television, the only news channel available in the facility where she was held until a......
  • SYRIA: Taking to the streets in a 'Great Friday' of people power [Video]

     
    Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Syria on Good Friday, chanting their boldest slogans to date as they marched through the streets where witnesses say they were shot at indiscriminately by security forces. Demonstrations were...
  • SYRIA: Mourners coming under fire by President Bashar Assad's gunmen [Video] [UPDATED]

     
    More amateur video footage has emerged from Saturday's violence in the Damascus suburb of Barze and posted to the Internet. In the clip above, what appears to be gunmen are seen mounted on top of a moving white pick up......
  • SYRIA: Government lays siege to Dara, intensifies nationwide crackdown [Video]

     
    Government forces continued their assault on the key southern city of Dara on Tuesday as authorities tightened their grip on mobility and communication throughout Syria in an attempt to smother the protest movement gripping the country. "The situation...
  • SYRIA: Unrest continues as week of planned protests begins [Video]

     
    Syrian security forces appeared to tighten their control over key towns and cities Sunday amid reports of mass arrests ahead of a days of protests announced by activists this week. An eyewitness reached by phone in the coastal city of......
  • SYRIA: Protests reach heart of Damascus despite regime violence [Video]

     
    This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Massive protests erupted across Syria on Friday, most significantly in the heart of the capital, Damascus, despite an intensified government crackdown over the past week that sought.......
  • SYRIA: Security forces, officials attempt to head off protests

     
    Syrian security forces and officials appeared to be mobilizing in Damascus and other cities Wednesday to prevent the spread of pro-democracy protests expected to swell after Friday prayers. In the Damascus suburbs, residents told Reuters on Wednesday that...
  • SYRIA: Is mystery gunman President Bashar Assad's brother, Maher?

     
    You're the influential brother of your nation's powerful dictator, now being challenged by ragtag groups of peaceful protesters calling for the downfall of your regime and capturing the imagination of the world, which has begun to condemn you and impose.....
  • SYRIA: Anti-government protests sweep Syrian cities [Video]

     
    Thousands of anti-government protesters flooded the streets of Syria's major cities Friday in what they called a "day of defiance," chanting demands to overthrow the regime of President Bashar Assad. The southern town of Jassem, near where the 6-week-...
  • SYRIA: At least 10 killed, 250 detained in Baniyas

     
    Syrian forces shot and killed at least 10 civilians in an attack on Sunni districts in the mixed city of Baniyas and surrounding areas that continued Sunday, human rights activists said. At least four of those killed Saturday were women......
  • SYRIA: Al Jazeera journalist held

     
    Syrian officials have acknowledged that they have taken custody of Dorothy Parvaz, a reporter with the Al Jazeera English network who went missing after she arrived in Damascus on Friday, the satellite news network said, although it was unclear Thursday.....