Heavy Fighting in Syria, Dozens Killed

Dozens died in heavy fighting in northwestern Syria Monday, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.Chana Ya'ar, 5/22/2012, 1:43 AM

Dozens of Deaths Continue in Syria Despite 'Ceasefire' Plan

Dozens have been killed by government forces in Syria so far this week despite attempts to enforce a UN-brokered “ceasefire plan.”Chana Ya'ar, 5/2/2012, 2:34 PM

Syrian Govt 'Mop-up' in Homs: Executions and Rape

Syrian government forces refuse to allow Red Cross workers into Homs as they continue “mop-up” operations: raping and murdering civilians.Chana Ya'ar, 3/4/2012, 4:34 PM

Syrians Vote on New Constitution, Activists Boycotting

Syrians cautiously went to the polls Sunday to vote on a new constitution that would keep President Assad in office until 2028.Chana Ya'ar, 2/26/2012, 12:25 PM

Arab League Mulls Renewal of Monitor Mission in Syria

The Arab League is considering whether to end or renew the mission of 165 observers sent to Syria in hopes of deterring government murder.Chana Ya'ar, 1/22/2012, 10:17 AM

Syrian Gov't Forces Kill Leading Activists

Four leading anti-government activists were killed Thursday by Assad loyalist forces in an ambush in the northwestern Idlib province.Chana Ya'ar , 1/19/2012, 3:47 PM

Maher Assad, Brother of Syrian President, Missing

Maher Assad, the brother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is reported by Arab media as missing.Chana Ya'ar, 12/29/2011, 5:07 PM

Syria Death Toll: 1,000 Dead in 10 Days

The UN Security Council has been warned: Syrian citizens are dying by the thousands -- 1,000 in the first 10 days of December.Chana Ya'ar, 12/14/2011, 7:55 PM

Syrians Vote Despite Battles in the Street

Syrians went out to vote in a nationwide municipal election Monday, despite continued violence and a feeling the polls were useless.Chana Ya'ar, 12/12/2011, 6:02 PM

Syrian Military Defectors Battle Loyalists Near Jordan

Army defectors battled their former compatriots Sunday in one of the fiercest battles to wrack the country in Syria's emerging civil war.Chana Ya'ar, 12/11/2011, 3:20 PM

Syrian Opposition Calls General Strike, Fears Bloodbath

Syrian opposition forces call a general strike hoping to hasten the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad, despite fears of a bloodbath.Chana Ya'ar, 12/11/2011, 1:05 PM