February 23, 2012 A panel says it has evidence that top Syrian officials "bear responsibility for crimes against humanity and other gross human rights violations" during the nearly year-long crackdown on dissent that has left thousands of civilians dead.
February 22, 2012 One of two journalists killed today, she spent her life reporting from war zones across the world to illuminate the tragedies and perils that ordinary people caught in extraordinary events face.
February 22, 2012 Troops loyal to President Bashar Assad reportedly executed nearly 30 young men in one incident. In the city of Homs, two journalists reportedly died when the building they were in was hit by shells.
February 16, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the Syrian opposition, and basketball star Jeremy Lin. In the second hour, Michael Moore with new rules for Oscar documentaries, and more good news about the U.S. economy.
February 16, 2012 Ban Ki-moon said the Syrian government was using hospitals as torture centers and was abusing and chaining children as young as 10.
February 14, 2012 Zabadani was the only Syrian town that was under the opposition's full control during the 10-month rebellion. In January, the regime was forced into a truce because the army couldn't dislodge the rebels. But now Syrians troops are back, and Zabadani is under threat again.
February 14, 2012 Activists said the situation in the restive city of Homs had deteriorated. One said he had not eaten bread in five days.
February 13, 2012 Last week NPR's Andy Carvin explained his editorial decision to share a graphic video of injured Syrian children on his Twitter account. The majority of our readers agreed with him. But Sky News editor Neal Mann explains how he arrived at an opposite conclusion on a segment of On The Media.
February 9, 2012 Forces loyal to President Bashar Assad are again shelling the city, according to reports from Homs. There's also been fighting reported in some other places.
February 8, 2012 "The Pentagon and the U.S. Central Command have begun a preliminary internal review of U.S. military capabilities," CNN is reporting. But U.S. officials also stress that they are committed to finding a diplomatic solution to the crisis.
February 7, 2012 The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council, which includes Saudi Arabia, has been pressing for an end to attacks on peaceful protesters in Syria.
February 6, 2012 How far can a social media journalist go in sending graphic videos of children and violence? NPR's near-legendary Andy Carvin got push-back yesterday for gruesome Syrian images that he re-Tweeted. Carvin argues that the rules of social and traditional media are different. Do we need to be reminded of the cost of war?
February 6, 2012 At least 15, and possibly many more, have been killed today in Homs. Over the weekend, about 200 people died in the city, activists say. As the killing continues, the U.S. closes its embassy in Damascus.