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Syria’s Revolution

14 February 2012
For Western rulers Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad has gone from reformer to war criminal. At the same time his repression of protests against his regime is threatening to drive large numbers of Syrians into the arms of the West.

How Syria's uprising began

07 February 2012
The movement in Syria started when people called for long‑promised reforms.

Syrians can bring down this regime

07 February 2012
The barrage of bombs on the Syrian city of Homs is a desperate attempt by Bashar al-Assad’s regime to crush a ten-month long uprising against him.

Who are the opposition forces in Syria?

07 February 2012
The opposition in Syria is made up of three broad formations.

Syrian regime hits back as revolution spreads

04 February 2012
The revolution in Syria is moving closer to the centre of power in the country—and the regime is responding with brutality.

Anti-war protest against Western intervention in Iran and Syria

28 January 2012
Some 400 people rallied outside the US embassy in London today, Saturday, against any attack and sanctions on Iran and Syria.

Arab League's Syria mission crisis

24 January 2012
A deadlock is developing in Syria as the Gulf Cooperation Council and Saudi Arabia withdrew their observers from the Arab League mission to the country.

An uncertain future for Syria's revolution

17 January 2012
This week marks the tenth month since the start of the Syrian revolution. It is a great event in the Arab Spring and a cornerstone of many issues across the Middle East.

Syrian protests threaten Assad

03 January 2012
Anti-government protests in Syria have grown bigger than ever over the past week—and have spread to the capital Damascus and the country’s largest city Aleppo.

General strike in Syria intensifies the revolt

13 December 2011
The uprising in Syria took a dramatic turn on Sunday as workers held a general strike.

Armed resistance to Assad's regime develops in Syria

15 November 2011
The revolt in Syria has taken another turn—with growing armed resistance to the forces of government-backed repression.

Syrian regime raids hospitals

18 October 2011
President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria is hijacking ambulances and kidnapping injured protesters from hospital beds in a desperate attempt to stem opposition.

Eyewitness from Syria: ‘Our mentality has changed’

06 September 2011
Huge protests defied a new wave of repression in Syria this week, as the regime sought revenge for military defections.

Hundreds defect from Syria's army

30 August 2011
Mass army defections have rattled the already shaken regime of president Bashar al-Assad of Syria.

Exclusive: Syrian torture victim speaks out

30 August 2011
"I was a scholar, living in Britain on a scholarship from the Syrian government.

Will Syria's Assad be toppled next?

23 August 2011
Events in Libya will have ramifications for the movement in Syria.

Syrians fight on despite brutality of regime

16 August 2011
The brutality of the Syrian state—and the rebellion of the Syrian people—seem to know no bounds.

Syria: Intervention won’t help to defeat al-Assad

09 August 2011
The Syrian state has killed more than 2,000 people over the past five months.

Striking back in Syria’s revolution

02 August 2011
In a grainy video posted recently on Youtube, a group of Syrian army officers announced their defection to the "popular revolution".

Syria's brutal regime launches fresh crackdown

19 July 2011
Government troops launched brutal attacks on several towns and cities across Syria last weekend.

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