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 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.
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."
March 9, 2012 Burhan Ghalioun says he fears Annan's visit will only amount to pointless mediation, while Syrian civilians continue to be killed.
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 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.
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.
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.