An opposition group reported Thursday that government forces have carried out a "massacre" in Hama province, killing 220 people there. Most of the killings occurred in the village of Tremseh, the Local Coordination Committees of Syria said.
ABC News' Barbara Walters is expressing regret for attempting to help the daughter of Syria's U.N. ambassador by seeking an internship or college admission for her.
The U.N. Security Council on Sunday condemned the weekend massacre of more than 100 civilians in Syria, with members casting blame on government forces for the deaths, while violence continued to rage on the ground.
The killings of more than 100 Syrian civilians, including nearly 50 children, provoked outrage around Syria and worldwide Sunday as horrific images of the bodies in Houla spread across the internet.
Major General Robert Mood, UN Supervision Mission responds to Outrage growing over The Syrian massacre.
Two powerful explosions kill dozens of people in the Syrian capital of Damascus. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
A suicide bombing in a Damascus neighborhood killed nine people Friday -- most of them government forces -- and further unraveled an already tenuous ceasefire, Syrian state media reported.
Kofi Annan, the United Nations-Arab League envoy to Syria, told the U.N. Security Council that he was "gravely concerned at the course of events" after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad failed to withdraw troops from cities and towns by Tuesday's self-imposed deadline.
The Syrian government has agreed to begin immediately to pull its forces out of population centers and will complete its withdrawal by April 10, diplomatic officials told reporters Monday.
Europeans try a new way to pressure Syria's president by putting sanctions on his wife. CNN's Brian Todd explains.
The Assad family's relationship with the media reads like a romance gone sour.
Kofi Annan, the joint special envoy to Syria for the United Nations and the Arab League, will meet Saturday in Damascus with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "to seek an urgent end to all violence and human rights violations and to initiate efforts to promote a peaceful solution" to the violence that has wracked the country for nearly a year, his spokesman said Friday.
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.
As the total death toll in Syria climbed past 7,500, according to U.N. estimates, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could be tried for war crimes.
Activists in Syria plead with the world to help them, their voices filled with agony. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was apparently coached on how to describe his government's brutal crackdown on anti-government demonstrators just days before his appearance on an American network, according to purported e-mails of Syrian officials released by the hacking group known as Anonymous.
CNN's Arwa Damon travels to the outskirts of Syria's capital and finds the government is in less and less control.
In a televised address, Syria's foreign minister accused the Arab League of working against the desires of the people.
Arab League demands Syrian President Bashar al-Assad step down to help form a unity government. CNN's Ian Lee reports.
The United States is considering closing its embassy in Damascus, Syria, because of security concerns, the State Department said Friday.
Arab League monitors have complained about attacks on their Syria mission. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
Syrian opposition activists called President Bashar al-Assad's defiant and rare address Tuesday a "worthless" and "meaningless" speech.
Syrian authorities have moved perhaps hundreds of detainees to military sites to hide them from Arab League monitors assessing whether the government is upholding a commitment to end its crackdown on protesters, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday.
Dozens more people were reported killed by government troops and police in Syria on Tuesday, a day after what opposition activists said was the single deadliest known day of anti-government protests.
The Arab League is a step closer to asking the U.N. Security Council to consider a plan designed to forge peace in restive Syria, a senior Arab League official told CNN Saturday.
The Syrian vice president arrived Friday in Moscow to talk with Russia's foreign minister about the unrest that has roiled Syria for months, a Russian state news agency reported.
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.
Syrian opposition leader Burhan Ghalioun tells CNN's Rima Maktabi his message for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
CNN's Rima Maktabi show why Syrian government claims of having video of "terrorist gangs" isn't necessarily correct.
World pressure on the Syrian regime escalated Wednesday as Turkey announced tough economic sanctions and a leading U.N. body announced a Friday meeting on the human rights situation.
Syrian security forces have committed "gross violations of human rights" since anti-government protests began in March, a United Nations report released Monday said.
Syria's foreign minister decried Arab League sanctions against his nation Monday, accusing the organization of targeting Syrian citizens.
Anna Coren reports on the clashes in Syria, where activists say 100 people have been killed over the past two days.
Members of Syria's government are facing sanctions and travel restrictions over its eight-month crackdown on opposition protesters that has left, according to sources reporting to the U.N., at least 3,500 people dead. The regime is showing no indication it will soften its position, so will the isolation of President Bashar al-Assad have any effect?
A familiar digital chime rang on the computer. Someone was calling via Skype from Syria.
Officials sparred Sunday over a proposed plan to send observers into Syria as the nation's president warned against military intervention.
Secretary Clinton discusses Syria, China and her upcoming trip to Burma in CNN interview.CNN's Brianna Keilar interviews Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about her upcoming trip to Myanmar.
The crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Syria has resulted in at least 3,500 deaths. The United Nations Security Council should immediately request that all charges of crimes against humanity in Syria be referred to the International Criminal Court.
Turkey threatened to cut off supplies of electricity to its neighbor Syria Tuesday, as the Damascus regime found itself under growing pressure from Arab, Turkish, European and North American governments for its ongoing lethal crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators.
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.
The Syrian foreign minister has reacted angrily to suspension from the Arab League. CNN's Rima Maktabi reports.
State media showed throngs of demonstrators rallying in support of Syria's president Sunday, a day after the Arab League's decision to suspend the country's membership.
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.
Information leaking out of Syria suggests protesters are still being targeted despite a deal with the Arab League.
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.
Families of freedom fighters who lost sons and fathers knew this would be a somber Eid, exacerbated by a lack of funds.
Syria and the Arab League have reached an agreement on a plan aimed at finding a solution to the months-long unrest in the country, state media reported Tuesday.
The Arab League is calling on Bashar al-Assad's government to remove its tanks and military from the streets of Syria.
Syria's president says his government isn't targeting its people. CNN's Anderson Cooper is Keeping Them Honest.
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.
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.
Seventeen people were reported dead in Syria Wednesday as a result of continued clashes between government and opposition forces, a leading opposition group said.
CNN's Brian Todd reports on allegations a Syrian-American spied on fellow Syrians protesting in the U.S.
The United States has temporarily pulled its ambassador out of Syria as a "result of credible threats against his personal safety," State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Monday, accusing Syria of "incitement" against Ambassador Robert Ford.
A detention hearing has been set for Friday for a Syrian-born naturalized American accused of spying on Syrian protesters in the United States.
A Syrian-born naturalized American was ordered held in custody Wednesday after he was charged for allegedly spying on Syrian protesters in the United States.
International powers put more heat on Syria's government Tuesday, as a new umbrella opposition group gained key backers in the Arab world and China exhorted the government to respond to people's "reasonable" demands.
The Syrian opposition council gains key support from within the Arab world. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
CNN's Hala Gorani talks to the Syrian Ambassador to the U.S., Imad Moustapha, about the ongoing demonstrations in Syria
While the United Nations says more than 2,500 people have died in Syria at the hands of the regime, President Bashar al-Assad's point man in the United States says the figure is false and the result of a conspiracy aimed at Damascus.
The U.S. ambassador to Syria called into question Tuesday the Syrian government's capability to enact "the deep, genuine and credible reforms" demanded by opposition protesters.
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.
A top international Red Cross official will be meeting with Syrian leaders over the next two days to discuss "urgent humanitarian challenges" in the conflict-wracked nation and permission to visit detainees amid stark reports of prisoner abuse.
A growing number of Syria's Middle Eastern neighbors, including its closest allies Iran and Hezbollah, are calling on the embattled and defiant Damascus regime to implement reforms.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Sunday the situation in Syria "has turned into more of an armed situation."
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says it's time for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down.
Syria's tanks withdrew Wednesday from the center of the western city of Hama and were positioned on the city's periphery, more than a week after security forces besieged the center of anti-government sentiment, an activist said.
Turkey's top diplomat and Syria's president held a "friendly and frank" sit-down Tuesday to help end the violence embroiling Syria and jump-start reforms.
CNN's Arwa Damon reports it appears the Syrian government offensive is both spreading and intensifying.
The Syrian Ministry of Defense's website was inaccessible early Monday morning after it was hacked and its content replaced by an anti-government message.
Violence continues in Hama as anti-government protests unfold around Syria. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
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.
The United States imposed sanctions Thursday against a Syrian businessman and member of parliament with close ties to President Bashar al-Assad and members of his family.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has issued a decree authorising a multi-party political system, state media reported Thursday, a day after the U.N. Security Council condemned the Syrian government's crackdown on protesters.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a harsh statement towards Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The embattled Syrian government lashed out Tuesday at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her criticism of Bashar al-Assad's regime and hailed the political leadership's initiative to pursue reforms, one of which is the just-completed "national dialogue" meeting.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lashed out Monday at Syrian authorities for not protecting U.S. and French embassies in Damascus, adding she felt its president "has lost legitimacy" and wants to deflect attention from a crackdown on peaceful protesters.
Activists speaking at a Syrian government-sponsored "national dialogue" meeting Sunday criticized recent crackdowns by the country's security forces, calling for an end to violence against protesters.
Diplomatic feathers were bristling in Washington and Damascus Friday, with U.S. and Syrian officials expressing displeasure over their respective counterparts.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem tells CNN's Arwa Damon there is no military campaign against Hama.
The scene inside Syria's capital Thursday contrasted sharply with the scene in recent days on the Turkish side of the border, where some 10,000 refugees have sought shelter and safety as unrest continues to shake the country.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad addresses his nation after recent government clampdowns on demonstrators.
CNN's Anderson Cooper reports on who Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is faulting for the unrest in his country.
Syria's president offered vague promises of reform and clear threats against protesters. Phil Black reports.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad offered vague promises of reform and clear threats against protesters Monday, as he addressed his nation and the rest of the world, whose leaders called for swift changes, some saying he had passed the point of no return.
Dozens of children called for freedom, held anti-government signs and criticized President Bashar al-Assad in at least two Syrian cities on Sunday, a day before al-Assad planned to make another speech to the unsettled nation.
As the Syrian military on Tuesday continued its relentless advance against protesters, citizens who had fled their homes for safety related "horror story upon horror story" to a reporter who managed to enter the country.
Arwa Damon briefly enters Syria for a first hand look.
Syria announced Tuesday that it is granting "amnesty" to protesters accused of committing crimes.
CNN's Arwa Damon discusses the latest reports of another government crackdown inside Syria.
Two people died amid protests in Syria on Monday, as government troops and tanks surrounded one town and apparently shelled another for a second day, according to protest organizers and a witness.
The Council of the European Union condemned Monday "in the strongest terms the ongoing repression in Syria" and the violence meted out by military and security forces to peaceful protesters, which have led to hundreds of casualties.
President Obama imposed sanctions against Syria's president and six other senior Syrian officials.
President Barack Obama Wednesday imposed tough sanctions against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and six other senior Syrian officials in an effort to stop the regime's fierce crackdown on protests, the U.S. Treasury Department said.
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.
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