May 31, 2012 By resisting efforts at the United Nations to bring concerted pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad to end the killing in his country, Russia is helping keep the regime in power, she says.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice speaks to the media after a U.N. Security Council meeting on Syria on Wednesday.
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May 30, 2012 If the Annan plan fails, she said, the country could spiral into all-out proxy war that destabilizes the region.
May 30, 2012 The man who has represented the interests of Syrians living in Southern California as honorary consul general there has resigned from the volunteer position. Last Friday's massacre in Houla was "the tipping point," Hazem Chehabi tells NPR.
May 30, 2012 The message of outrage over a massacre in Houla, Syria, is now coming from one of Syria's neighbors and allies.
Syrian rebels take position during clashes with government forces in Idlib, north Syria.
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May 29, 2012 Depriving rural communities of both their economic and political rights is proving to be one of the most fateful decisions Assad ever made.
Saturday: In this picture provided by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network, people watch the mass burial of victims from Friday's violence in Houla.
May 29, 2012 Fewer than 20 of the 108 people killed Friday in Houla died from artillery fire, according to the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights' office. Syrian diplomats are being expelled from countries around the world in response.
May 27, 2012 The nonbinding statement had the support of Russia, an ally of Syrian President Bashar Assad. The U.N. says at least 108 people, including 49 children and 34 women, died in the town of Houla.
Syrians chant slogans during an anti-regime protest in Qusayr.
May 25, 2012 The answer has to do with history, politics, and a growing class of entrepreneurs who are struggling to pick a side.
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Syrian President Bashar Assad's cousin Rami Makhlouf, Syria's most influential businessman, looks on during the laying the foundation stone of a hotel project, in Damascus, Syria.
May 22, 2012 Meet the guy who embodies everything that's wrong with Syria's economy. He's the president's cousin, and his nickname is "Mr. Ten Percent."
A handout picture released by the Syrian opposition's Shaam News Network shows anti-regime graffiti sprayed on the walls of Aleppo University.
May 3, 2012 It was an unusual attack in Syria's second city, which had remained relatively peaceful. Activists said at least four were killed.
April 26, 2012 The French foreign minister said the international peace plan was "severely compromised."
April 26, 2012 Activists inside Syria say government forces are responsible for an explosion today in the city of Hama, and that about 70 people were killed. The Assad regime says 16 people died in an explosion at a bomb factory used by "armed terrorist groups."
Syrian refugee children looked out of a bus last week after they arrived at a camp in Turkey.
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April 18, 2012 "It's almost as if in certain parts of the country the ceasefire isn't in effect anymore," NPR's Kelly McEvers reports.
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April 13, 2012 On the second day of a ceasefire, there's less violence but the government is still using force against them, anti-regime activists say.
April 12, 2012 As a ceasefire was supposed to begin, army tanks and troops remained in place. But there were only a few reports of alleged violations.
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