April 30, 2013 The bombing is the second in as many days in Damascus and is thought to be part of a stepped-up campaign against the government.
April 26, 2013 The White House now believes Syria has used chemical weapons. But President Obama has shown no inclination toward military involvement in another Middle Eastern war.
April 25, 2013 The administration has warned Syria against using chemical weapons but does not say how this might change U.S. policy toward the Syrian regime.
April 24, 2013 The Syrian government and rebels blamed each other for the destruction of the minaret of the 11th century Umayyad Mosque in the ancient city of Aleppo. One archaeologist described the damage as "a disaster."
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.