UN Ends Observer Mission in SyriaThe United Nations calls an end to its military observer mission in Syria, days before its mandate expires.
Ban Calls to Reduce Number of Syria ObserversBan Ki-moon calls to reduce the number of unarmed military observers in Syria, put more stress on political efforts to end the conflict.
UN Observers Under Pressure as Syria BleedsThe tiny UN observer force in Syria is under mounting pressure to enforce a UN-brokered ceasefire despite numbering only 30
Report: Assad Pulls Tanks from Syrian CitiesSyrian President Bashar al-Assad has withdrawn tanks and heavy weapons from cities but his forces continue to kill unarmed protesters.
Assad Making Observer Mission a 'Mockery'The 88-member Arab Parliament has called for the Arab League to withdraw its observers from Syria saying it is 'giving Assad a cover'
Arab League Advisers Says Pull MonitorsAn advisory board within the 22-nation Arab League is warning the organization to yank its monitors from Syria.
Maher Assad, Brother of Syrian President, MissingMaher Assad, the brother of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is reported by Arab media as missing.