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  • Syrian forces injure refugees in Turkish camp

    4/9/12 9:55 AM

    Syrian forces fired across the border Monday into a refugee camp in Turkey, wounding at least five people as a U.N.-brokered plan to end more than a year of violence this week all but collapsed, authorities said.

  • Bashar Assad's wife,other relatives sanctioned by EU

    3/23/12 8:19 AM

    EU foreign ministers have slapped sanctions on the wife and other close relatives of Syrian President Bashar Assad, freezing their assets and banning them from traveling to the EU in a continuing attempt to stop the violent crackdown on opposition, officials said Friday.

  • Panetta, Dempsey say U.S. armed forces ready for involvement in Syria

    3/7/12 10:25 AM

    The nation's top military leader said Wednesday that U.S. armed forces would be ready if called upon to get involved in Syria, but he raised serious concerns about outside extremists and the fate of Syria's chemical and biological weapons.


  • U.N. Security Council condemns Syria

    3/1/12 1:47 PM

    In its first statement on Syria in seven months, the U.N. Security Council on Thursday deplored the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation there and called on the government to grant U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Amos "immediate and unhindered access."


  • Syrian forces continue shelling

    2/23/12 11:22 AM

    Warnings from Syrian activists of a humanitarian catastrophe in Homs grew more desperate Thursday as government forces resumed shelling an opposition stronghold in the restive central city, where hundreds have died in a weeks-long siege.

  • Anthony Shadid, New York Times correspondent, dies in Syria

    2/17/12 8:19 AM

    New York Times correspondent Anthony Shadid, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, died Thursday of an apparent asthma attack in Syria while reporting on the uprising against its president.

  • U.N. rights chief deplores Syria crackdown

    2/13/12 8:20 PM

    The U.N. human rights chief decried Syria's escalating crackdown on civilian protesters Monday and warned that the Security Council's failure to take action has emboldened the Syrian government to launch an all-out assault to crush dissent.

  • Arab League approves Syria sanctions

    11/27/11 10:03 AM

    The Arab League has approved sanctions against Syria to pressure the regime to end its deadly eight-month crackdown on dissent.

  • Mohamad Soueid, Syria spy suspect, was on fact-finding mission, lawyer says

    10/17/11 6:12 PM

    The lawyer for the Virginia ma suspected of spying for Syria says his client was part of a fact-finding mission led by Dennis Kucinich.

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