June 24, 2012 Syrians have lived under surveillance and emergency law for years, but after 15 months of anti-government protest and a brutal response by the regime, the killings have changed people. The impulse to speak out, at least in the capital Damascus, is getting stronger, especially among the young.
June 18, 2012 When anti-government demonstrations began last year, the Rev. Paolo Dall'Oglio supported the young Syrians calling for democracy. During his three decades in Syria, the Italian Jesuit priest helped restore an ancient monastery outside of Damascus and promoted Christian-Muslim dialogue.
June 7, 2012 Even in Damascus, which had been shielded from fighting, the sounds of violence come with sunset.
May 31, 2012 The Syrian conflict has grown increasingly bloody. But one of the country's best-known opposition figures, Sheik Jawdat Said, 81, is heading home to Syria, and he's making a renewed call for peaceful protests.
May 13, 2012 The ongoing violence has dominated the headlines from Syria. But monitoring groups say that nonviolent activists and intellectuals are being arrested in growing numbers. Critics say it's an attempt by the Syrian leadership to undermine any potential political negotiations.