December 30, 2011 There are reports of nail bombs being fired by security forces and of some deaths.
December 29, 2011 Activists are monitoring the monitors and posting videos on the Web. The images are graphic and raise questions about one Arab League official's remark.
December 27, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the future of nuclear power in the United States, and pianist Jon Weber talks about hosting NPR's Piano Jazz Rising Stars. In the second hour, author Tony Horwitz on his new book, Midnight Rising, and monitoring Syrian flashpoints.
A Syrian tank driving through the city of Homs on Monday (Dec. 26, 2011).
December 27, 2011 In the city of Homs, as Arab League monitors arrived the Army moved its tanks. But activists say they didn't go very far.
December 23, 2011 The Assad regime has been saying it is battling armed gangs and terrorists. It says today's attacks prove its point. Regime opponents are saying the government may have been behind the bombings.
A boy stands in a water fountain as he holds up the Syrian national flag during a rally in Damascus, Syria.
December 19, 2011 The United States said the agreement meant "relatively little" and that it wanted "concrete steps" toward ending the violence.
December 13, 2011 As many as 28 people reportedly died in clashes with government forces on Tuesday in Syria, adding to the more than 5,000 estimated by the United Nations to have died since uprisings began nine months ago.
President Bashar Assad during his interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters.
December 7, 2011 Despite reports from the U.N. and witnesses in Syria, the country's leader told ABC News that "no government in the world kills its people, unless it's led by a crazy person."
December 6, 2011 Ambassador Robert Ford left in late October because of what the State Department said were "credible threats" against his safety. He has been a very visible supporter of those who oppose the Assad regime.
December 5, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, U.S. options in Syria, Herman Cain's decision to quit, and changing the culture of schools. In the second hour, actor John Lithgow on his new memoir, Drama, and the ethics of doctors refusing to treat unvaccinated children.
December 1, 2011 The United Nations' top human rights official also characterized the conflict as a civil war.
Turkeyish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his address today in Ankara.
November 22, 2011 "Fighting your own people until the death is not heroism, it's cowardice," Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today in a message aimed at the Syrian leader.
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November 16, 2011 In what looks to be the largest such attack so far in the months-long uprising against the Assad regime, the Air Force Intelligence building and other sites were struck, activists say.
Protesters burn portraits of Syrian President Bashar Assad during a demonstration outside the Arab League headquarters in Cairo.
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November 12, 2011 Member states agree to exclude Syria and impose sanctions. Obama welcomes the decision.
November 8, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, Ramita Navai talks about what she witnessed for the Frontline documentary, Syria Undercover, and remembering Joe Frazier. In the second hour, photographer Annie Leibovitz on her book, Pilgrimage, and technology in law enforcement.
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