August 2, 2012 Annan could never bridge divisions both in the country and within the United Nations Security Council.
July 30, 2012 Jordan is preparing to shelter tens, if not hundreds, of thousands. In Iraq, Syrians who thought they would be welcomed are finding themselves locked up and prevented from visiting relatives.
July 25, 2012 Troops loyal to President Bashar Assad are reportedly descending on the city, which has already been the target of attacks from the air.
July 24, 2012 Syrian fighter jets take to the skies above Aleppo, as rebels claim they've made advances. Rebels also allege Syria moved its chemical weapons to its borders while Syria insists it never admitted owning chemical weapons in the first place.
July 23, 2012 By threatening instead to use its chemical or biological weapons against "external aggression," the Assad regime is going up against customary international humanitarian law.
July 20, 2012 Reports from Syria indicate the country's defense minister is the latest senior aide to President Bashar Assad to die from a Wednesday bombing. The attack also killed the country's defense minister, another senior general, and Assad's brother-in-law.
July 19, 2012 "There is a crisis in the heart of the regime" after the deaths of three insiders and as clashes near the presidential palace, Washington Post correspondent Liz Sly tells Morning Edition.
July 18, 2012 Damascus has been the scene of heavy fighting in recent days. Wednesday's explosion, which state media blame on a suicide bomber, also injured other senior officials of the Assad regime.
July 16, 2012 Nawaf Fares told the BBC that the Bashar Assad regime was also ready to use chemical weapons.
July 13, 2012 Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who has been trying to broker a ceasefire in Syria, says he is "shocked and appalled" by the reports. Activists say the town of Tremseh has been attacked by government tanks and helicopter gunships.
July 11, 2012 In a video posted to Facebook, Nawaf Fares declared he was joining the revolution.