At least 33 more people were killed Sunday in Syria's 14-month-old crackdown on opponents of President Bashar al-Assad's rule, a leading opposition group reported.
U.N. observers who were stranded overnight in a Syrian town after their convoy struck an explosive device have made it safely to the city of Hama, the United Nations said Wednesday.
The embattled Syrian regime said it faced challenges from land and sea on Saturday as security forces beat back infiltrators, Lebanese soldiers seized smuggled arms and more clashes flared -- another series of blows to a teetering U.N.-backed peace plan.
A Syrian opposition group says it has documented hundreds of deaths since the U.N. peace plan monitors began their work last week.
Security forces fired at demonstrators in a Syrian city Wednesday while United Nations observers were visiting, activists said.
Syrians poured into the streets after Friday prayers, chanting and raising opposition flags in a major test of a fragile cease-fire implemented a day earlier to end a bloody government crackdown.
Syrian forces are targeting civilians displaced from their homes by earlier fighting, an opposition group said Saturday, three days before a deadline for government forces to withdraw from cities.
Shelling in the besieged Syrian city of Hama continued Thursday, a day after the United Nations Security Council called for the regime to end the bloodshed.
Intense fighting between Syrian rebels and government forces erupted Monday in the Damascus neighborhood of al-Mazzeh, the site of embassies, security buildings and the homes of some members of the president's inner circle, opposition activists said.
The growing ranks of Syria's disaffected appeared to get a high-profile addition Wednesday, when a man identifying himself as Abdo Hussam el Din, the country's deputy oil minister, announced in a video posted on YouTube that he was defecting from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Fresh diplomatic efforts to resolve the nearly year-old crisis in Syria got under way Wednesday as the situation inside Syria reached a new level of concern.
A Syrian general was gunned down in the heart of the capital on Saturday, according to state media, as fresh violence flared in several cities and world powers mulled a way to halt the government's bloody offensive against civilians.
Libya is expelling Syria's diplomats because of the escalation of the government's crackdown on its people, Libya's Foreign Ministry announced Thursday.
The U.N. Security Council this week will take up a draft resolution proposed by Morocco that calls on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down and transfer power.
The Arab League has suspended its monitoring mission in Syria because of a sharp spike in violence, the group said Saturday, the same day opposition activists reported at least 98 deaths.
Opposing protests Monday highlighted Syria's new reality: The country is more divided today than it was just a few months ago.
The embattled Syrian regime, reacting after a suicide bombing in the capital and continued violence in several anti-government bastions, vowed Friday to confront its foes with stern resolve as more than 60 deaths were counted across the nation.
Two powerful suicide car bombs shook the seat of Syrian power Friday in a strike the government blamed on terrorists, and opposition forces called the work of the Bashar al-Assad regime.
As explosions and gunfire continued to ripple in Syria, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights on Monday raised the death toll from the Damascus government's crackdown on anti-regime activists to close to 5,000 people.
CNN's Jim Clancy reports on the opposition handling a Syrian government demand to stop demonstrations and surrender.
The Syrian government has warned protesters in the city of Homs to stop demonstrations, hand in weapons and surrender defecting military members by Monday night or face bombardment, an opposition leader said.
Syria on Saturday slammed the U.N. Human Rights Council's stinging condemnation of its security crackdown, calling the resolution "unjust and blatantly politicized."
A day after a neighboring Arab ruler indirectly called for Syria's dictator to step down, his opponents inside the country did battle early Tuesday against government troops, an opposition group said.
Opposition groups called Monday for the international community to protect civilians in the besieged western city of Homs, which the Local Coordinating Committees of Syria said was the site of eight of the 12 killings it tallied on Monday.
What is usually a time of celebration was marked by gunfire and protests in Syria on Sunday as residents ushered in the first day of the Muslim holiday, Eid al-Adha.
Syrian troops killed at least 20 civilians and rounded up more suspected anti-government protesters Thursday, a day after the government pledged to end the months-long clampdown, opposition groups said.
Arab League says the Syrian government to pull troops from streets. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
The Arab League has called on Syria's government to end all violence against its people, remove tanks and military vehicles from the streets of the country and release political prisoners, an official with the Arab organization told CNN Monday.
Syria's president says his government isn't targeting its people. CNN's Anderson Cooper is Keeping Them Honest.
Syrians aiming to write a new constitution for the strife-torn country will meet for the first time on Monday, the state news agency reported Sunday after a weekend of intense violence.
Braving gunfire and security checkpoints, Syrian protesters marched Friday against the government and in support of opposition calls for an internationally enforced no-fly zone, opposition groups said.
Three children were among 25 people reported killed Thursday in Syria, an opposition group reported, in the apparent latest round of violence to rattle the turbulent Middle Eastern nation.
At least 37 people died Monday in fighting in Syria, most of them during intense clashes between security forces and defectors from the military in Homs, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
Two prominent Iraqi Kurdish officials blamed Syria on Monday for the death of a leading Kurdish figure in Syria who was part of the opposition's Syria National Council.
Violence continued to reverberate around Syria on Friday -- with the government claiming 13 military and law enforcement members plus three civilians had died, while an activist group said its tally showed 13 dead.
Arwa Damon reports on a family's loss of their daughter who activists say was dismembered by Syrian security forces.
A Syrian city known for its relative calm during the Syrian uprising has been stormed by security forces, an opposition activist group said Tuesday.
The sound of heavy weapons and machine gun fire echoed through the night in the restive city of Al-Rastan after a large number of tanks moved in to block key roads and areas of town, an opposition activist said Monday.
CNN's Anderson Cooper says Syria's leaders are lying about the violence and human rights violations in the country.
Activists in Syria say 27 people were killed during demonstrations Wednesday, at least 20 of them in the city of Homs, where tanks and heavy gunfire were reported.
The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross is pressing Syria's leaders for access to detainees held by the government, the agency said, as both the government and opposition said there had been deadly violence in the conflict-wracked nation Sunday.
Was a Syrian attorney general kidnapped, or did he resign on his own? CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
What happened to the attorney general of Hama?
CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports on the nations calling for the end of the Syrian violence.
Syrian security forces cracked down on anti-government demonstrations in cities around the country Tuesday, as prayers marking the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr turned into protests, opposition sources said.
Syrian security forces battled demonstrators Wednesday, killing a dozen more people, a Syrian opposition group said as the Syrian government vowed it was taking steps to achieve democracy.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will give an interview to Syrian TV on Sunday to discuss the country's future, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.
At least two people were killed and five others wounded Saturday after a government crackdown in the Syrian port city of Latakia, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
A Syrian human rights group says eight premature infants dependent on incubators died after authorities cut power to a hospital in the embattled city of Hama as part of a renewed crackdown on anti-government demonstrators calling for an end to President Bashar al-Assad's reign.
Violence continues in Hama as anti-government protests unfold around Syria. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to halt the use of force on civilians "immediately."
Security forces clashed with anti-government groups on Saturday in the eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, the state-run SANA news agency and eyewitnesses said.
Clashes in Syria's streets have led to the deaths of 11 civilians since Friday, according to Local Coordination Committees of Syria, a dissident group.
Syrian opposition voices spoke out Monday against a proposed law that would allow for new political parties, calling it little more than a publicity stunt.
The Arab League's secretary general visited Syria's president on Wednesday and denounced "foreign interference" in the embattled country's affairs.
Syrian protesters took to the streets again Friday, highlighting their opposition to a government-backed dialogue process in the latest display of grinding discontent across the angry Arab land.
Syria's deputy foreign minister says the grassroots violence engulfing his country was ignited and fueled by "extremist" groups with religious affiliations.
A Syrian activist group said fighting across several cities Friday left a total of 20 anti-government protesters dead.
The Syrian military controls Jisr Al-Shugur after entering the northwestern city over the weekend, a network of human rights activists said Monday.
CNN's Arwa Damon reports on the flight of Syrians into Turkey and the hasty creation of makeshift refugee camps.
At least three people were killed in clashes, as Syrian forces surged into a northwestern city Sunday, state media reported.
Syrians fleeing a brutal crackdown in one border town show exclusive videos of violence. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
Syrian soldiers working to retake a rebellious northern town killed, wounded and arrested members of "armed terrorist groups" operating in the region, state media reported Saturday.
A large protest in northwest Syria was the latest to turn deadly, as Syrian security forces killed 25 people, a human rights group said Sunday.
CNN's Arwa Damon discusses the latest reports of another government crackdown inside Syria.
Syria announced Tuesday that it is granting "amnesty" to protesters accused of committing crimes.
Eight people, including two children, were killed Sunday when Syrian government forces, in tanks and armored personnel carriers, entered several towns in the Homs province in an attempt to quash protests, according to human rights activists.
The European Union slapped sanctions on 13 top Syrian officials, including President Bashar al-Assad's brother, for "violence against demonstrators," it announced Tuesday.
CNN's Rima Maktabi takes a look at the violence on the streets of Syria.
Syrian State TV reports the military has began pulling out of Daraa. CNN's Rima Maktabi reports.
A prominent Syrian opposition figure was arrested in a suburb of Damascus on Friday, according to witnesses and his wife, and protests sweeping across the country left at least 21 civilians and 10 security officers dead.
Syrian forces waged a brutal crackdown Friday on demonstrators, with witnesses saying dozens of people have died in the latest in a series of military actions aimed at suppressing civilian dissent that has been heavily criticized by the United Nations and human rights groups.
Shadi Hamid of the Brookings Institution on France pushing for sanctions against Syria's president.
The brutal crackdown in the restive Syrian city of Daraa persisted on Saturday, as security personnel surrounded, shelled and took control of a key mosque, residents told CNN.
CNN's Arwa Damon reports from the Jordanian-Syrian border - a few miles from the epicenter of Syria's unrest.
A series of YouTube videos appear to show demonstrators being tortured by Syrian authorities. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
Syrian security forces killed as many as 24 people over the past two days in areas where anti-government protests have been under way, an opposition source said Monday.
Syrian authorities have arrested at least 117 activists, intellectuals and anti-government supporters since early Monday, a human rights group said.
At least four people died and 17 others were injured by sniper shots as Syrian army and security forces gathered in the northwestern city of Banias, an eyewitness said Sunday, the same day state news reported an ambush on an armed forces unit that killed nine.
Syrian security forces fired on protesters in a show of force after Friday prayers in Daraa, leaving at least 22 unarmed civilians dead, a doctor told CNN.
At least 17 people are killed during protests in Daraa, Syria, according to a doctor at the scene.
Tens of thousands of Syrians marched Sunday in memory of anti-government protesters killed on Friday, calling them "martyrs" and chanting for freedom, demonstrators told CNN.
The anti-regime demonstrations pulsating across Syria have resulted in a security hunt for snipers and a wave of arrests Saturday.
A Syrian government pledge to study lifting the emergency law is met with skepticism. CNN's Mary Snow reports.
At least seven people died and dozens were injured as Syrian troops assaulted demonstrators who took to the streets after Friday prayers, witnesses and activists said.
Syria says it will study the idea of lifting the country's state of emergency and promptly investigate the deaths of civilians and troops in two flashpoint regions, the state news agency said on Thursday.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad defies expectations during an anticipated speech by not lifting the state of emergency.
The Syrian government resigned Tuesday amid an unusual wave of unrest that has roiled the nation, state TV reported.
Hundreds of protesters marched Monday in the southern Syrian city of Daraa after they buried the body of a protester who was killed Sunday in clashes between anti-government demonstrators and security forces, an eyewitness told CNN.
CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports on the spreading wave of unrest to now reach the Arab nation of Syria.
One person died Sunday in clashes between anti-government protesters and security forces in the southern Syrian city of Daraa, witnesses told CNN.
Syria's Ministry of Interior set up a committee to investigate Friday's deadly demonstrations in Diraa, the Syrian news agency SANA reported Saturday.
Syria and Iraq each recalled their ambassadors from the other country Tuesday, after Baghdad demanded that Damascus hand over two suspects in last week's deadly bombings in the Iraqi capital.
The U.S. Embassy in Damascus announced that it will be closed Thursday because of "increased security concerns" arising three days after a U.S. strike in Syria.
Syria said Tuesday that it has formally complained to the United Nations about a U.S. strike that a U.S. military official said targeted a smuggler responsible for funneling weapons into Iraq.
A U.S. commando strike within Syria's borders increases tension between the two countries. CNN's Jamie McIntyre reports.
The U.S. military said it is investigating claims from Syria that U.S. helicopters based in Iraq killed eight people and wounded another Sunday in an attack inside Syria's territory Sunday.
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