Despite five months of blistering attacks on dissent, the Syrian regime has yet to score a decisive victory against a pro-democracy uprising determined to bring down the country’s brutal dictatorship. President Bashar Assad still has the military muscle to level pockets of resistance, but the conflict has robbed him of almost all international support. Even […]

At least 45 civilians were killed in a tank assault by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces to occupy the center of Hama, an activist said on Thursday, in a sharp escalation of a military campaign aimed at ending an uprising against his rule. Reacting to intensifying assaults on Syrian cities and towns, the U.N. Security […]

A video showing a 13-year-old boy’s mutilated corpse has shocked many Syrians and is turning the victim, Hamza Ali al-Khateeb, into a martyr. Many of those demanding the end of President Bashar Assad’s regime say his death will strengthen their resolve and inspire others to come to their cause. Too graphic for us to post, […]

They came for the men first, as the security forces of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad killed, beat and arrested people protesting against his regime. Next, they came for the women of Syria’s revolution. Despite the threats, however, they refuse to be silenced. As the violence has become worse, women activists have organised a Friday protest […]