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Clinton Betting Against Syria's Assad

Saying the Internet renders brutality 'unsustainable,' Us top diplomat Hillary Clinton is headed to Tunis for an int'l conference on Syria

Clinton Betting Against Syria's Assad

UN General Assembly Condemns Syria

The United Nations passed a non-binding resolution condemning 'systemic human rights violations' in Syria by the Assad regime.

UN General Assembly Condemns Syria

Aleppo Blasts Kill 25, Wound 175

As slaughter continues in Homs and President Bashar Al-Assad sends his children out of the country, twin bombs shake quiet Aleppo.

Aleppo Blasts Kill 25, Wound 175

Report: Assad Sends Children to Europe

According to intelligence officials in Egypt and Syria, President Bashar al-Assad has sent his mother and children out of the country.

Report: Assad Sends Children to Europe

Barak Fears Arms Transfer to Hizbullah

Defense Minister Ehud Barak says 'sophisticated' Syrian weapons could find their way to Lebanon and Hizbullah if Assad falls.

Barak Fears Arms Transfer to Hizbullah

Ban Ki-Moon Slams Security Council on Syria

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon sharply criticized the Security Council for failing to demand Syrian President Bashar al-Assad step down.

Ban Ki-Moon Slams Security Council on Syria

Syrian Rebels Armed By Regime Militias

The Free Syrian Army says it has a cash-flow problem and is funded by ordinary citizens; and buys its guns from militias 'loyal' to Assad.

Syrian Rebels Armed By Regime Militias

Mob Attacks Kuwaiti Observers in Syria

An unidentified mob in Latakia injured two Kuwaiti military officers attached to the Arab League observer mission in Syria.

Mob Attacks Kuwaiti Observers in Syria

IDF: No Plans to Absorb Syrian Refugees

The IDF spokesman's office says remarks by IDF Chief of Staff Gantz about plans to absorb Syrian refugees were taken 'out of context'

IDF: No Plans to Absorb Syrian Refugees

Syria: At Least 32 Dead in Clashes

At least 32 people dead in Syria after thousands took to the streets to protest.

Syria: At Least 32 Dead in Clashes Around the Country

Syrian Troops Filmed Firing on Protesters

As tens of thousands took to the streets in Syria on Friday, film has surfaced of security forces firing on civilians near observers.

Syrian Troops Filmed Firing on Protesters

Assad Pulls Troops Out of Homs to Impress Monitors

In what observers say is a 'shell-game,' Syria has pulled its forces out of Homs just in time for Arab League observers to visit.

Assad Pulls Troops Out of Homs to Impress Monitors

Canada Imposes New Sanctions on Syria

Canada tightens its sanctions on Syria, bans export of software for telephone and internet monitoring.

Canada Imposes New Sanctions on Syria

Syria: Residents Report Homs is Under Siege

Residents of the Syrian city of Homs say the city is under siege and being shelled by army tanks.

Syria: Residents Report Homs is Under Siege

Hizbullah Calls US 'Mother of Terrorism'

Hizbullah accused the United States of staging the deadly blasts in Damascus that killed 44 as its war of words with Washington escalates.

Hizbullah Calls US 'Mother of Terrorism'

Syrian Opposition Puts Iran, Hizbullah On Notice

The head of the SNC warned Iran and Hizbullah that their failure to support Syria's people would break their long-term alliance.

Syrian Opposition Puts Iran, Hizbullah On Notice

70+ Killed as Syria Violence Escalates

Syria saw one of the bloodiest days of its eight-month anti-regime protest movement as soldiers fired on protesters, clashed with defectors.

70+ Killed as Syria Violence Escalates

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 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

Syria on Brink of Civil War

With clashes between Assad forces and organized army defectors claiming 41 lives Monday, some fear Syria is on the precipice of civil war.

Syria on Brink of Civil War

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

Syrian Army Kills Dissident in Lebanon

In a growing trend of cross border incursions into Lebanese territory, Syrian forces murdered a fleeing dissident in the Bekaa Valley.

Syrian Army Kills Dissident in Lebanon

Beirut Vows to Protect Syrian Refugees

Lebanese prime minister Najib Mikati has vowed to protect some 5,000 Syrian refugees who have fled the Assad regime.

Beirut Vows to Protect Syrian Refugees

Report: Syrian Unrest Spilling into Lebanon

Syrian tanks have made several hit-and-run incursions into Lebanon in recent days as Assad's anti-dissident crackdown shifts into high gear.

Report: Syrian Unrest Spilling into Lebanon

Syrian Official: Defectors Kidnapped Army Officers

A Syrian official claims gunmen have kidnapped 14 army officers in a guerrilla raid; intense fighting between army loyalists and defectors.

Syrian Official: Defectors Kidnapped Army Officers

Syria Claims to Have Found Israeli Weapons

Syria claims authorities have found a vehicle loaded with Israeli-made ammunition used by anti-regime protesters.

Syria Claims to Have Found Israeli Weapons in Homs

Syrian Forces Accused of Dismembering Teen

Zainab al-Hosni, 18, was found dismembered in a Syrian morgue along with her activist brother, whose body showed signs of torture.

Syrian Forces Accused of Dismembering Teen

Help Wanted: Syrian Opposition Leader

Just days after forming a 140-member national council, Syrian protesters say they want a leader to take the reigns and lead them to freedom.

Help Wanted: Syrian Opposition Leader

Forty Killed As Anti-Assad Protests Intensify

Assad forces killed at least 40 as anti-regime protests in Syria enter week 27.

Forty Killed As Anti-Assad Protests Intensify

Syrian National Council Formed

Syrian opposition leaders - 70 in Syria and 60 outside the country - have formed a national council to oppose President Bashar Assad.

Syrian National Council Formed

Anti-Russian Protests Erupt in Syria

Syrian opposition leaders staged a 'day of rage' against Moscow over its obstruction of Western-led sanctions on the Assad regime.

Anti-Russian Protests Erupt in Syria

UN: Syrian Death Toll Tops 2,600

UN Human Rights commissioner Navi Pillay says the civilian death toll in Syria has reached 2,600.

UN: Syrian Death Toll Tops 2,600

Assad Declares War on Protesters

Embattled president Bashar Assad declared a 'state of war' in Syria in what may indicate he plans to follow in his father's footsteps.

Assad Declares War on Protesters

Homs Crackdown Intensifies, 14 Killed

After refusing to discuss Syria's unrest with Arab League Sec. Gen. Nabil al-Arabi, Assad's forces intensify their Homs crackdown.

Homs Crackdown Intensifies, 14 Killed

Arab League Sec'y Gen. in Damascus as Blood Flows

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

Syrian Opposition: 'Do Not Take Up Arms'

A prominent group of Syrian protest leaders have called on Syrians not to take up arms against Assad -- or call for Int'l intervention

Syrian Opposition: 'Do Not Take Up Arms'

Assad Thumbs Nose at West; Forces Kill 8

Despite mounting international pressure and sanctions, Assad keeps the crackdown going saying he won't bow to 'colonialists.'

Assad Thumbs Nose at West; Forces Kill 8

Syrian Dissidents Form National Council

Syrian dissidents have formed a national council to lead the opposition to Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Syrian Dissidents Form National Council

Qaddafi is gone... it’s now your turn, Bashar

Gunmen loyal to Syrian president Bashar Assad killed 10 during protests in which demonstrators chanted he would follow in Qaddafi's steps.

"Qaddafi is gone... it’s now your turn, Bashar"