28 Apr 2011 15:41 - Rana Moussaoui Syria defiantly has vowed to restore "security and stability" across the country despite growing censure for its violent crushing of dissent.
28 Apr 2011 08:53 - Edith Lederer The deeply divided UN Security Council failed to agree on a European and US-backed statement condemning Syrian violence against peaceful protesters.
27 Apr 2011 14:42 - Staff Reporter Syrian opposition figures on Wednesday warned embattled President Bashar al-Assad his regime will collapse if he fails to usher in democracy.
26 Apr 2011 09:03 - Staff Reporter The Syrian government's brutal crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrations has escalated, with tanks rolling on to the streets for the first time.
25 Apr 2011 10:28 - Khaled Yacoub Oweis Syrian troops in tanks and armoured vehicles poured into the southern town Deraa and opened fire on Monday.
21 Apr 2011 15:14 - Ali Al-Bayanouni In an interview with the Wall Street Journal in January Syria's President said his main objective was to address his people's "closed mindedness".
18 Apr 2011 17:39 - Khaled Yacoub Oweis Thousands demanded the overthrow of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday at the funeral of eight protesters killed in the central city of Homs.
16 Apr 2011 07:20 - Khaled Yacoub Oweis Protests against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad swept into the Damascus for the first time since a wave of unrest began to put pressure on his rule.
31 Mar 2011 08:30 - Natacha Yazbeck President Bashar al-Assad dashed hopes of an end to decades of emergency rule on Wednesday in his first speech since protests erupted in Syria.
29 Mar 2011 16:07 - Natacha Yazbeck Syrian Prime Minister Mohammed Naji Otri on Tuesday tendered his government's resignation and was promptly reappointed caretaker premier.
28 Mar 2011 07:24 - Staff Reporter President Bashar al-Assad, facing the gravest crisis in his 11-year rule, has deployed the army in Syria's main port of Latakia for the first time.
07 May 2009 16:28 - Khaled Yacoub Oweis The United States told the Syrian government on Thursday it was committed to seeking a peace deal between Syria and Israel.
24 Feb 2009 13:31 - Staff Reporter Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged Syria to abolish its repressive security court, a "kangaroo court" whose verdicts cannot be appealed.
22 Oct 2008 06:00 - Ian Black Tensions have risen in recent weeks after thousands of Syrian troops were deployed close to the Lebanese border.
20 Aug 2008 11:22 - Staff Reporter Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday he would use this week's visit to Russia to expand military ties with Moscow.
05 Aug 2008 07:31 - Staff Reporter The mysterious assassination of a top Syrian army officer and right-hand man to President Bashar al-Assad has triggered intense speculation.
14 Jul 2008 08:22 - Staff Reporter Europe, North Africa and the Middle East launched the Union for the Mediterranean on Sunday pledging cooperation on water, energy and education.
28 Jun 2008 08:15 - Staff Reporter At least one person was killed and six injured on Saturday in a powerful blast that shook a residential building in the Lebanese city of Tripoli.
18 Apr 2008 17:30 - Khaled Yacoub Oweis Former United States president Jimmy Carter met Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Damascus on Friday for talks expected to focus on ways to include the Islamist group in efforts to achieve Palestinian-Israeli peace. High-level Hamas members also attended the meeting, at which Carter would also raise with Meshaal the fate of an Israeli soldier captured by Hamas.
16 May 2008 08:25 - Staff Reporter United States President George Bush used a visit to Israel on Thursday to denounce Democratic party offers to negotiate with America's enemies in the Middle East as comparable to appeasement of Hitler. Although Bush did not name any Democratic politician, the party's presidential contender Barack Obama has offered to open negotiations with the Iranian leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.