April 8, 2013 A major blast inside what's known as the "Square of Security" in the Syrian capital today is the latest sign of the deteriorating security situation in the capital. The instability has grown so quickly in the past month or so that many die-hard Damascenes are fleeing.
March 28, 2013 Mouaz al-Khatib said last Sunday he was reigning the presidency of the Syrian National Coalition. He criticized the international community for not doing enough to end the civil war in Syria.
March 24, 2013 Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib posted his resignation to Facebook, criticizing the international community for not doing enough to stem the two-year-long crisis. His Syrian National Council is the main opposition against Bashar Assad's regime
March 24, 2013 John Kerry is urging Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to crack down on flights from Iran to Syria, which pass through Iraqi airspace. U.S. officials say Iran is shipping weapons to Bashar Assad's regime.
March 21, 2013 Among those dead in the attack in Damascus is a prominent cleric who was a strong supporter of President Bashar Assad. Mohammed Saeed Ramadan al-Bouti's death is seen as a blow to the Syrian leader.
March 21, 2013 The United States has declared the use of chemical weapons is a "red line" in the conflict. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said their se is a "crime against humanity."
March 20, 2013 George Butler's illustrations are a powerful account of life in the country's north. They're not just about the sorrows and pain of Syrian refugees and the wounded, but often about Syrians' stubborn insistence that life will carry on despite the war.
March 20, 2013 More than 8,000 Syrians cross the border into neighboring countries each day. Lebanon has the biggest urban refugee population in the region, and the highest number of unregistered Syrians. The U.N. says despite its best efforts, Syrian refugees in Lebanon can still expect to wait at least four months before receiving help.
March 19, 2013 State-controlled media say rebels used the weapons in Aleppo. Opposition forces say the Assad regime is responsible. Neither the report of such weapons being used nor who might be responsible have been confirmed. The White House says it has no evidence the weapons were used.
March 18, 2013 Ghassan Hitto is a naturalized U.S. citizen who until recently lived in Texas. He's expected to pick a Cabinet in the next two to four weeks.
March 18, 2013 Syria's political opposition is meeting in Istanbul this week to choose a rebel government, despite opposition from the Obama administration. The vote has been postponed twice because of internal tensions over naming a rival government to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.
March 17, 2013 Residents of the Syrian capital have largely been able to carry on with their normal routines. But two years after an uprising began, it is encroaching more and more on Damascus.
March 13, 2013 The Syrians are believed to have hundreds of tons of chemical agents. NPR has learned that the 82nd Airborne Division just wrapped up a nine-day training exercise at Fort Bragg, N.C., to get ready for a possible mission to deal with those deadly chemicals.
March 12, 2013 President Bashar Assad's government has repeatedly blamed religious extremists for the uprising. Now, the most prominent Muslim cleric says it is the religious duty of Syrians to fight in support of the government.
March 10, 2013 In a rare test of democracy, a soft-spoken, 31-year-old aid worker won a seat on the Aleppo provincial council in a vote held on March 3 in neighboring Turkey. Abdul Rahman Kahir won top votes for his work organizing aid distributions in the Syrian city.