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Brits in Syria Boast About Kills on Social Media

Graphic video surfaces showing British nationals in Syria torturing 'unbeliever'; British jihadists use Twitter to boast about kills.

British Jihadists in Syria Use Social Media to Boast About Killsplayer

Syria: Aleppo Death Toll Tops 100

Syrian aircraft pound rebel-held areas of Aleppo for a third day, with hospitals reporting that more than 100 people have been killed.

Syria: Death Toll Tops 100 as Regime Continues Aleppo Offensive

Syria Jihadists Execute Members of Rival Faction

In the latest atrocity of the Syrian civil war, Al-Qaeda-linked rebels execute the commander of a rival rebel faction and six of his men.

Syria Jihadists Execute Members of Rival Faction

Olmert: Hizbullah May Already Have Some Chemicals

Former PM says that Hizbullah may already be in possession of chemical weapons given to it by the Syrian regime.

Olmert: Hizbullah May Already Have Some Chemical Weapons

Netanyahu and Barak in Golan Speak of Escalation

Barak: It is very difficult to estimate what the future of Syria will be and we need to be vigilant and alert here.

Netanyahu and Barak in Golan Uncertain of What the Future Holds

Turkey Hosts Defected Syrian PM

Turkey hosts defected Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab, amid a four-day meeting of the opposition Syrian National Council in Doha.

Turkey Hosts Defected Syrian PM

Report: Revolutionary Guards Securing Assad

Iranian Revolutionary Guards are taking part in guarding the Syrian President, according to Western officials.

Report: Revolutionary Guards Securing Assad

Clinton 'Outraged' by Syria Massacre, Urges Action

U.S. Secretary of State Clinton outraged by reports of massacre in Syria, demands the UN Security Council take action.

Clinton 'Outraged' by Syria Massacre, Urges UN Action

World Condemns Assad for Latest Massacre

Syria's opposition urges UN action in Syria, as world condemns massacre of more than 200 people in Hama.

World Condemns Assad for Latest Massacre

Mood: UN Observers Can’t Stop Syria Violence

The head of the UN observer force in Syria says no number of observers can stop the violence rocking the country; calls for talks.

Mood: UN Observers Can’t Stop Syria Violence

Diplomats Line Up to Condemn Syria Violence

Int'l luminaries lined up to condemn the continued violence in Syria as the United Nations remains deadlocked in inaction.

Diplomats Line Up to Condemn Syria Violence

FSA Chief Calls for Military Intervention in Syria

The head of the Free Syria army called on the Security Council to arm the rebels and intervene to enforce a UN-backed ceasefire agreement

FSA Chief Calls for Military Intervention in Syria

Clinton Warns Assad Squandering 'Last Chance'

As fighting continues in Syria despite a UN-backed ceasefire, the top US diplomat threatens 'tougher measures' on al-Assad

Clinton Warns Assad Squandering 'Last Chance'

Syria Liquidating Gold to Mitigate Sanctions

Western and Arab sanctions have caused Damascus' currency to sink and depleted its cash reserves, forcing Syria to seek to sell its gold.

Syria Liquidating Gold to Mitigate Sanctions

Syria: Annan Holding Out Hope

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan says it is 'too soon' to declare his Syria ceasefire dead; deadline has passed; violence continues.

Syria: Annan Holding Out Hope

UN Negotiating Deployment of Syria Observers

Norway's Maj. General Robert Mood is negotiating the deployment of an unarmed UN observer force in Syria.

UN Negotiating Deployment of Syria Observers

Fierce Fighting in Syria Despite Pullout Claims

Even as President Bashar al-Assad's government claims it is honoring a pullback agreement, his troops are striking at rebels.

Fierce Fighting in Syria Despite Pullout Claims

US Officials: Assad is Winning

US intelligence reports indicate Syrian president Bashar al-Assad isn't going anywhere as the world refuses to back the rebels.

US Officials: Assad is Winning

Annan to Assad: 'The Deadline is Now'

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has demanded Syrian president Bashar al-Assad immediately implement an agreed to ceasefire.

Annan to Assad: 'The Deadline is Now'

Pillay: No Statute of Limitations for Assad

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay says there is enough evidence to prosecute Syrian president Bashar al-Assad for war crimes.

UN Human Rights Chief: No Statute of Limitations for Assad

Arab League Calls on Syria to Halt Violence

The Arab League wants to resolve the crisis in Syria, but Damascus refuses to consider the 22-nation body's appeal until it is reinstated.

Arab League Calls on Syria to Halt Violence

Syrian General Staff Suffering Brain Drain

Generals continue to defect from Bashar al-Assad's army to join the rebels; two more left for Turkey as fighting erupted in Damascus.

Syrian General Staff Suffering Brain Drain

Egyptian Fatwa – Assassinate Assad!

A prominent Egyptian cleric has called for good Muslims everywhere to kill Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad saying failing to do so is a sin

Egyptian Fatwa – Assassinate Assad!

Syrian Crisis Enters Second Year

In Syria: Saudi Arabia closes embassy; massacres continue; death toll approaches 9,000; some 230,000 are displaced; world remains deadlocked

Syrian Crisis Enters Second Year

Russia Frustrated With Assad

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov made a rare show of public pique over Assad's slow adoption of recommended reforms in Syria.

Russia Frustrated With Assad

UN: More Than 230,000 Syrian Refugees

The top UN official for refugees says hundreds of thousands of Syrians have been displaced since violence erupted in the country a year ago.

UN: More Than 230,000 Syrian Refugees

Syrian Troops Murder 55 in Idlib

In the second mass execution this week, forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad murder 55 in Idlib; UN remains deadlocked.

Syrian Troops Murder 55 in Idlib Massacre

Moscow Refuses to Stop Arms Sales to Syria

Russia insists on fulfilling its 'contractual obligations' to provide arms to Syria even as reports of war crimes by Assad's regime emerge.

Moscow Refuses to Stop Arms Sales to Syria

Syria: 47 Women and Children Murdered in Homs

The widely varied death toll in Monday's horrific massacre in Homs has solidified at 26 women and 21 children as Assad's forces "mop up"

Syria: 47 Women and Children Murdered in Homs

Massacre in Homs

Reports of summary executions and mass arrests continue to emerge from Homs and the UN Security Council remains deadlocked on Syria.

Massacre in Homs

Shelling Renewed in Homs Ahead of Annan Visit

As former UN secretary general Kofi Annan hopes for peace in Syria the crackdown of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad continues apace.

Shelling Renewed in Homs Ahead of Annan Visit

Assad Digs in to Fight as UN Surveys Homs

Syria's Bashar al-Assad vowed to continue to battle 'foreign terrorists' as Int'l pressure fails to deter his bloody crackdown on dissent

Assad Digs in to Fight as UN Surveys Homs

Red Crescent Allowed into Homs

Aid workers accompanied by UN aid chief Valerie Amos entered the battered city of Homs as Syrian forces continue to shell other towns.

Red Crescent Allowed into Homs

Kofi Annan Begins Syrian Peace Bid

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan is headed for Damascus in hopes of negotiating peace as Assad continues to spill his people's blood.

Kofi Annan Begins Syrian Peace Bid

Report: French Soldiers Captured in Syria

Reports are circulating that French troops are already aiding rebels in Syria as the West wrangles over a Libya-style intervention.

Report: French Soldiers Captured in Syria

Syrian Forces Execute 47 Army Defectors

Forces loyal to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad executed 47 army defectors as the bloody assault on the central city of Homs continues

Syrian Forces Execute 47 Army Defectors

SFA: Iranian Tanks, Hizbullah Hit Squads in Homs

The top general for the Syrian Free Army says Iran and Hizbullah are actively aiding Bashar al-Assad in his brutal crackdown.

SFA: Iranian Tanks, Hizbullah Hit Squads in Homs

Herzog: Syrian Opposition Wants Peace With Israel

MK Yitzhak Herzog (Labor) says his contacts in the Syrian opposition want to be "friends" with Israel after Assad is ousted.

Herzog: Syrian Opposition Wants Peace With Israel

Assad Planned to Use French Journalist as Leverage

The Syria Free Army aborted its 'evacuation attempt' of a French journalist after learning Assad planned to use her as a bargaining chip.

SFA: Assad Planned to Use French Journalist as Leverage

Syria Storms Out of UN Human Rights Meeting

Syria’s ambassador to the UN in Geneva threw a tantrum and then stormed out of an emergency session of the UNHRC.

Syria Storms Out of UN Human Rights Meeting