June 2, 2013 In Syria, the port city of Tartous is fiercely loyal to President Bashar Assad. It's where many of his supporters, as well as Syrian soldiers, go for vacation. So far about 300,000 Syrians have also fled to the city looking for work and refuge from fighting in cities like Damascus and Qusair.
April 23, 2013 An Israeli military official says Syria employed the weapons in a series of recent incidents. The U.S., meanwhile, has said little on the subject and has not made similar accusations against Syria.
February 12, 2013 The rebels say they captured war planes and bombs in taking the air base. The rebels have been targeting the bases in an attempt to prevent the Syrian army from resupplying troops in the north.
February 10, 2013 Syria has generally followed the "middle way" in Islam, but ultra-conservative Islamists have been on the rise throughout the region. Syrians are debating what role Islam might play if President Bashar Assad's regime is toppled.
January 28, 2013 Compared to the many war-ravaged parts of Syria, the capital Damascus is doing relatively well. But many families have taken in extra relatives and are feeling the psychological stress of too many people living under the same roof.
January 15, 2013 Syria's war has badly damaged many parts of Aleppo, an ancient city. But some places are still intact, and above the doorways you can still find the inscriptions of pilgrims who have traveled to the holiest site in Islam.
December 18, 2012 Most every new round of fighting creates a new wave of displaced people in Syria. A weekend attack near the capital has sent many Palestinian refugees fleeing.
December 12, 2012 The development comes at a time when the fighting has been intensifying and the rebels appear to be gaining momentum in the battle against President Bashar Assad.
December 12, 2012 The Syrian rebels have long been pleading for more powerful weapons in their fight against the Syrian regime. Now, sources say they are being trained to shoot down Syrian military aircraft.
December 7, 2012 The rebels have been increasingly active in and around Damascus and now say that they consider the main airport, south of the city, to be a battle zone.
December 6, 2012 Syrian soldiers have increasingly been taking over civilian homes and apartments, and trashing and looting them before they leave.
December 5, 2012 The persistent fighting near Damascus has created a growing sense that there could soon be a major battle for the capital. Activists have made a video telling Damascus residents how to prepare.
December 4, 2012 There is a growing sense that the rebels will soon launch a major assault on the Syrian capital. Many extended families are already crammed into small apartments in areas that have been relatively safe so far.
November 26, 2012 Syrian rebels are making advances, but on occasion, there can be tension when they take over a town or village. That happened recently when the rebels captured a Kurdish town in northeastern Syria earlier this month.