June 21, 2012 A Jordanian official says the pilot wants to defect. The Syrian government is only confirming it lost contact with the aircraft. Activists say this would be the first such action by a Syrian military pilot since anti-Assad protests began in 2011.
June 7, 2012 Activists report dozens, possibly hundreds, of deaths. They blame Syrian troops and militias loyal to President Bashar Assad. His regime denies the fresh allegations.
June 5, 2012 Diplomats on the list are from the U.S., U.K., Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany and Canada. They're all countries that have been condemning the Assad regime's deadly crackdown on dissent.
May 30, 2012 The man who has represented the interests of Syrians living in Southern California as honorary consul general there has resigned from the volunteer position. Last Friday's massacre in Houla was "the tipping point," Hazem Chehabi tells NPR.
February 24, 2012 The diplomatic pressure comes as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad continue to pound the city of Homs and surrounding areas.
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 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.
December 23, 2011 The Assad regime has been saying it is battling armed gangs and terrorists. It says today's attacks prove its point. Regime opponents are saying the government may have been behind the bombings.
August 17, 2011 The Wall Street Journal reports the Syrian government is investigating dissidents in the U.S. and then intimidating their families back in Syria.