September 23, 2011 12 people were killed in Syria protests today, as the regime is accused of torturing and mutilating an 18-year-old woman.
August 8, 2011 Syria's military crackdown on government protesters is bringing pressure from nearly all quarters, including the Arab League and the country's Gulf neighbors. The hacking group Anonymous took over Syria's defense ministry site Monday.
August 1, 2011 U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon condemned Syria's use of violence against anti-government protesters, urging Damascus to halt its military attacks. In a statement, Ban said Syrian officials "are accountable under international human rights law" for violence against civilians.
July 18, 2011 As many as 30 people died in Homs, Syria from sectarian violence and attacks by Syrian gunmen. Syria is also sending troops to the town of Al Bukamal, near the Iraqi border, apparently to silence dissenting residents.
May 20, 2011 Thousands of people have turned out in cities and town across Syria, again demanding increased freedom from the government of President Bashar al-Assad. AFP says Syrian security forces fired into a crowd in Homs, apparently killing at least five people.
May 11, 2011 Mississippi River flooding surges south; Presbyterians vote to allow homosexual clergy to serve openly; Syria shells civilian areas; American hikers jailed in Iran for spying don't show up in court; author Douglas Adams has been dead for 10 years
April 29, 2011 Reports are emerging from Syria about security troops attacking thousands of anti-government protesters gathering to express anger on this 'Day of Rage'. The BBC notes Syrian civilians are furious over their treatment by police and are gathering after Friday prayers conclude today.