April 12, 2012 As a ceasefire was supposed to begin, army tanks and troops remained in place. But there were only a few reports of alleged violations.
April 11, 2012 Forces loyal to President Bashar Assad continue to attack those who oppose the regime, activists say.
April 10, 2012 On this day when a U.N.-brokered cease-fire was supposed to go into effect in Syria, activists reported military attacks on two towns even as the government claimed its military forces have begun pulling out of some areas.
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 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 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.
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.
December 7, 2011 Despite reports from the U.N. and witnesses in Syria, the country's leader told ABC News that "no government in the world kills its people, unless it's led by a crazy person."
December 6, 2011 Ambassador Robert Ford left in late October because of what the State Department said were "credible threats" against his safety. He has been a very visible supporter of those who oppose the Assad regime.
November 16, 2011 In what looks to be the largest such attack so far in the months-long uprising against the Assad regime, the Air Force Intelligence building and other sites were struck, activists say.