July 1, 2013 Amid the turbulent Middle East, Jordan remains stable — for now. But internal and external pressures are mounting. From within, a faltering economy and a popular demand for a say in how the country is governed. And from without, a flood of refugees from Syria that are straining resources.
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 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.
August 28, 2012 Turkey and Jordan say they're dealing with tens of thousands of Syrian refugees and don't have the capacity to help them all.
July 28, 2012 Renewed, intense fighting erupts in Syria's largest city, Aleppo, where rebels and government troops are battling each other in several neighborhoods. Although no one has prevailed, the government is expected to force back the rebels because of its superior firepower.
July 18, 2012 Wednesday's bombing in Damascus, which killed several senior figures in President Bashar Assad's inner circle, also shattered the notion that he and his government still have firm control of the capital.
February 21, 2012 Al-Sayed was live-streaming the shelling of Homs when all of a sudden the stream went quiet. The last video posted to al-Sayed's Youtube page was of his body in a makeshift hospital.
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.
January 30, 2012 Violence escalated in Syria as the West pushed for a resolution in the U.N. Security Council. About 400 people have been killed over the past five days, activists say. We've collected some of their reporting.
December 29, 2011 The 24-year-old citizen journalist was shot in the head by Syrian security, while filming at a checkpoint. Activists said Al-Sayed was one of the few who filmed security forces opening fire directly at protesters.
December 21, 2011 In a strident statement, the U.S. warned Syria about further repercussions if it continued its assault on protesters. France called on a "firm" U.N. resolution that calls for an end to violence.
December 20, 2011 The women were protesting the brutal beating of various women by military forces during demonstrations.
November 28, 2011 A report to U.N. human rights council accuses the Syrian army of murder, rape, torture and operating on a shoot-to-kill policy.
November 15, 2011 After Syria experienced one of its bloodiest days, Turkey's leader took a hard stance against President Bashar Assad. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan even threatened to cut off the country's electric power supply.
November 14, 2011 King Abdullah became the first Arab leader to call for Bashar Assad's ouster. The king also said he did not support a military intervention in Syria.