March 9, 2013 Islamist fighters have been playing a larger role in the Syrian conflict, and the most prominent single group is Jabhat al-Nusra. One of its fighters sat down with NPR and spoke about the group.
March 8, 2013 U.N. peacekeepers from the Philippines were held for a third day on Friday. Meanwhile, the rebels holding them have called for government troops to leave the area.
March 6, 2013 The U.N. Security Council demanded the immediate release of the 21 peacekeepers who were seized in the Golan Heights area between Syria and Israel. A Syrian rebel group called the Martyrs of Yarmouk claimed responsibility.
March 3, 2013 The comments were made in an interview with Britain's Sunday Times. The Syrian leader's remarks come less than a week after the U.S. announced more direct aid to rebels battling Bashar Assad's regime.
February 28, 2013 "President Assad is out of time and must be out of power," the new secretary of state says. The assistance is for basic goods and services in areas under rebel control.
February 27, 2013 During the nearly two-year-old battle that has cost tens of thousands of lives, the U.S. has not given direct assistance to those who oppose President Bashar Assad's regime. Now, news outlets say, the U.S. may send body armor, vehicles and other such goods.
February 23, 2013 The Syrian National Coalition says it won't attend meetings in Moscow, D.C., and Rome in protest of the continued violence. The announcement comes as fighting in Aleppo intensifies.
February 18, 2013 The decision comes the same day a U.N. commission said both the rebels as well as the Assad regime had committed atrocities and should be brought to justice.
February 3, 2013 Activist Moaz al Khatib said he was open to talks with representatives of the Syrian regime under certain conditions. Criticism from within Khatib's own ranks was swift, but so was support form Syrians both inside and out of the country.
January 30, 2013 The Syrians say two workers have been killed and five injured at a military facility. The attack is likely to escalate concerns in the volatile region.
January 29, 2013 Activists and rebels say more than 60 bodies have been found and that the number will likely rise. Since March 2011 more than 60,000 people have died in Syria as the Assad regime has fought back against protesters and rebel militias.
January 26, 2013 The activists spend a lot of time online. Mostly they follow the twists and turns of Syria's uprising. But they also fall in love this way.
January 24, 2013 In a border town in northeast Syria, the most recent fighting has involved a leading rebel group and a Kurdish militia. Both oppose President Bashar Assad's government, but they are deeply suspicious of one another.
January 19, 2013 The Syrian capital is doing better than most cities, and residents try to maintain a semblance of normalcy. Food shortages have eased, though there are daily power cuts.