March 28, 2012 Despite broad international support, the peace plan is in flux. Opposition groups believe that President Bashar Assad is just trying to buy time.
March 27, 2012 President Bashar Assad's regime has previously agreed to other peace plans, however, to little or no effect. And there are reports of fighting today near the border with Lebanon.
March 16, 2012 The student council at the University of California Irvine approved a resolution Thursday demanding that Dr. Hazem Chehabi, Syria's honorary consul in Southern California, be removed from the post of chair at the UC Irving Foundation.
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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his wife Asma.
March 15, 2012 Amidst the biggest challenge to his rule and a bloody crackdown that's killed thousands, Bashar Assad's wife spent more than $15,000 on furniture from Paris.
One of several landmines that were planted by the Syrian army on the border with Lebanon and later removed by anti-Assad activists.
March 13, 2012 The devices have been placed along routes that refugees take to Lebanon and Turkey, Human Rights Watch says. It calls the actions "unconscionable."
Syrian National Council leader Burhan Ghalioun attends a news conference in Paris on March 1.
March 9, 2012 Burhan Ghalioun says he fears Annan's visit will only amount to pointless mediation, while Syrian civilians continue to be killed.
Feb. 11, 2012: some of the damage in the Baba Amr district of Homs, Syria.
March 9, 2012 Valerie Amos says "almost all the buildings had been destroyed and there were hardly any people left" in the hard-hit Baba Amr district of Homs when she visited this week.
March 8, 2012 "I am joining the revolution of this noble nation that did not and will not accept the injustice with all the atrocities committed by the regime," says a man identified as an assistant minister.
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March 5, 2012 The 2008 Republican presidential nominee also supported the allied air operation against the regime of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi.
March 2, 2012 After weeks of shelling and sniper fire from Syrian Army forces, the people who remain in the Baba Amr district of the city of Homs may finally get some aid from the outside world today.
March 1, 2012 But they also opposed a resolution that condemns "widespread and systematic" human rights violations in Syria.
Syrian mourners on Wednesday carried the body of a man who was killed in fighting near Homs.
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March 1, 2012 "This is a terrible situation," an activist tells NPR in a Skype call from near there. "We need immediate help. ... There is no food, no medication and no water."
February 29, 2012 From the Jordanian side, the lights of Daraa twinkle. It's hard to imagine the brutality that has happened there, but refugees tell harrowing stories. NPR spends time with one of them.
In Qusayr, Syria, on Tuesday, a Free Syria Army member was on guard at the funeral of a man who activists say was killed by government forces.
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February 29, 2012 There are ominous reports from the district in the city of Homs, which has been under siege for weeks as President Bashar Assad's forces go after opponents.
February 24, 2012 The Red Cross said two foreign journalists were among those evacuated.
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