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Arab League Again Extends Syria's Ultimatum

Arab League presents Damascus with yet another ultimatum to accept observers or face sanctions.

Arab League Again Extends Syria's Ultimatum

Arab League Adds Travel Ban, Tightens Sanctions on Syria

The Cairo-based Arab League has tightened its sanctions on Syria, listing 17 high-ranking officials on a travel ban to other Arab nations.

Arab League Adds Travel Ban, Tightens Sanctions on Syria

Kuwait Warns Citizens 'Leave Syria Now'

Kuwait warned its citizens Thursday to leave Syria "to ensure their safety" while they still can.

Kuwait Warns Citizens 'Leave Syria Now'

Turkey Hits Syria with Sanctions

Turkey has struck Syria with a list of economic sanctions designed to break the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

Turkey Hits Syria with Sanctions

EU Adds More Sanctions Against Syria

One day after the Arab League imposes sanctions against Syria, the European Union adds to those it has already levied on Damascus.

EU Adds More Sanctions Against Syria

UNHRC Charges Syria's Assad with Crimes Against Humanity

The UN Human Rights Council has decided Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is guilty of crimes against humanity committed by his troops.

UNHRC Charges Syria's Assad with Crimes Against Humanity

Lebanon Refuses to Enforce Syria Sanctions

The Hizbullah-dominated government in Beirut says it will not enforce sanctions on its ally, the regime of Bashar al-Assad.

Lebanon Refuses to Enforce Syria Sanctions

Arab League Approves 'Unprecedented' Sanctions on Syria

The Arab League voted to impose sanctions on Syria, which it previously suspended. Syria: it violates the 'rules of Arab cooperation.'

Arab League Approves 'Unprecedented' Sanctions on Syria

Arab Countries Preparing to Sanction Assad

After Syria refuses to let observers enter its territory, Arab nations now planning to slap sanctions on the Assad regime.

Arab Countries Preparing to Sanction Assad

Syria: Unfazed by Ultimatum, Assad Continues Killing

More violence in Syria as President Bashar Assad ignores an Arab League deadline to allow observers in the country.

Syria: Unfazed by Ultimatum, Assad Continues Killing

Arab League to Syria: Allow Observers by Friday

The Arab League gives Syria a Friday deadline: allow monitors into the country or face sanctions.

Arab League to Syria: Allow Observers by Friday

'No-Fly' Zone for Syria

With the blood-drenched soil of Libya barely dry, Syria is poised to face the same fate as Arab nations plan a "no-fly zone."

'No-Fly' Zone for Syria

Syria Agrees to Observers; Bloodshed Continues

Syria agrees "in principle" to allow Arab League observers into the country. Meanwhile, the bloody crackdown continues.

Syria Agrees to Observers; Bloodshed Continues

EU Nations to Sponsor UN Resolution to Condemn Syria

Three European Union nations plan to propose a resolution to condemn Syria at the United Nations General Assembly session Thursday.

EU Nations to Sponsor UN Resolution to Condemn Syria

UAE, Morocco Condemn Embassy Attacks

Syrian regime loyalists stormed the embassies of the United Arab Emirates and Morocco Wednesday in Damascus over the Arab League suspension.

UAE, Morocco Condemn Embassy Attacks

Arab League to Syria: Stop Violence in Three Days or Else...

Arab League confirms Syria's suspension, gives Assad three days to stop the violence or face economic sanctions.

Arab League to Syria: Stop Violence in Three Days or Else...

Report: 70% of Arab Youth Want to Leave Region

Arab League population experts warn 70% of Arab youth want to leave the Middle East to seek a better life elsewhere.

Report: 70% of Arab Youth Want to Leave Region

BBC: Jordan's King Advises Assad to Resign

Jordanian King Abdullah II has publicly called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down in an interview with the BBC.

BBC: Jordan's King Advises Assad to Resign

Turkey Evacuates Diplomats' Families from Damascus

Turkey has decided to evacuate the families of diplomats in Damascus after its embassy was attacked.

Turkey Evacuates Diplomats' Families from Damascus

Armed Mobs Storm Foreign Embassies in Syria

Violent armed mobs stormed foreign embassies in Damascus and Latakia on Saturday, hours after the Arab League suspended Syria.

Armed Mobs Storm Foreign Embassies in Syria

Arab League Suspends Syria

The Arab League suspended Syria on Saturday following another day of mass murder of civilians and deserting soldiers by the Assad regime.

Arab League Suspends Syria

Arab Leaders Offer Assad Safe Haven

US officials say Arab leaders have offered Syria's Bashar al-Assad a safe-haven in exchange for his "inevitable" departure from power.

Arab Leaders Offer Assad Safe Haven

Syria: 21 Dead as Crackdown Continues

Human activists say 21 dead, including an eight-year-old, as Assad's violent crackdown continues.

Syria: 21 Dead as Crackdown Continues

Syrian Opposition Group Meets with Arab League

A Syrian opposition group is set to meet with the head of the Cairo-based Arab League Wednesday to discuss the nation's worsening violence.

Syrian Opposition Group Meets with Arab League

'Dozens' of Syrians Killed, Hundreds More Wounded in Homs

After six days of shelling in Homs, dozens of Syrians have been killed and hundreds more were wounded, activists said Monday.

'Dozens' of Syrians Killed, Hundreds More Wounded in Homs

Syrian Deal with Arab League Released in Cairo

The Syrian agreement to end 7 months of bloodshed against civilian protesters has been released to media. But will it be implemented?

Syrian Deal with Arab League Released in Cairo

Syria Claims Deal on Crackdowns Reached with Arab League

Syria claims a deal to end government crackdowns on protesters has been reached with the Arab League.

Syria Claims Deal on Crackdowns Reached with Arab League

Syria Agrees to Arab League Proposal, In Part

Syria has reportedly agreed to some parts of an Arab League proposal to end unrest in the country.

Syria Agrees to Arab League Proposal, In Part

Assad: Willing to Talk to the Opposition

After seven months of bloody protests, Syrian President Assad claims he is willing to talk to "all political powers."

Assad: Willing to Talk to the Opposition

Arab Delegation Says Bashar 'Eager' to End Syria Crisis

A Qatar-led delegation from the Arab League is in Damascus hoping to mediate an end to Syria's undrest as violence continues.

Arab Delegation Says Bashar 'Eager' to End Syria Crisis

Syrian President in Talks With Arab League

Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has begun talks with a delegation from the Arab League.

Syrian President in Talks With Arab League

Arab League Rejects GCC Push to Suspend Syria

The Arab League has opted to seek a dialogue between Syrian president Bashar Assad and opposition leaders over suspension.

Arab League Rejects GCC Push to Suspend Syria

Arab League to Debate Suspending Syria

Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies want Syria suspended from the Arab League as unrest in the country spirals towards civil war.

Arab League to Debate Suspending Syria

Arab League, Syria Reach Deal on 'Reforms'

The Arab League has allegedly reached a deal with Syria on "reforms" to end government violence against protesters.

Arab League, Syria Reach Deal on 'Reforms'

Arab League Chief Delays Syria Visit

Just one day before it was to start, Arab League chief Nabil El-Arabi delays his planned visit to Syria. No explanations provided.

Arab League Chief Delays Syria Visit

Arab League Secretary General in Damascus as Blood Flows On

Arab League secretary general Nabil al-Arabi is in Damascus to pressure President Bashar Assad to stop his bloody crackdown; more deaths.

Arab League Secretary General in Damascus as Blood Flows On

Arab League Puts Syria on Agenda

The Arab League has put Syria on its upcoming meeting agenda as Assad's hit-and-run crackdown proceeds apace.

Arab League Puts Syria on Agenda

Tripoli Falls to Libyan Rebels - Arab League Recognizes New Govt

Tripoli has fallen, and Libya's rebel fighters have begun to install a new government. The Arab League has announced its recognition.

Tripoli Falls to Libyan Rebels - Arab League Recognizes New Govt

Arab 'Concern' Over Syria

Arab League Expresses Concerns Over Syria Violence

The Arab League expressed "growing concern" over Syria's crackdown on protesters. Meanwhile, troops entered Deir al-Zor.

Arab League Expresses Concerns Over Syria Violence