President Bashar Al Assad

'Syrian Forces Have Used Sarin Gas On Rebels'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK

Syrian government forces have used chemical weapons against rebel fighters, the Israeli military's top intelligence analyst has claimed. Brigadier...

Jessica Elgot

Children In Combat, Summary Executions And A 'Hole Of Death'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.03.2013 | UK

Human rights campaigners have warned that Syrian opposition fighters are conducting summary killings, using child soldiers, sectarian violence and com...

Syrian Military Police Chief Defects, Branding Army 'Gangs Of Murder & Destruction'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK

The head of Syria's military police has defected and reportedly fled to Turkey. Lt Gen Abulaziz al-Shalal announced his decision speaking in a vid...

Damascus Volcano Hastens the Defeat of Assad and Realpolitik

John Slinger | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Politics
John Slinger

The rebels' ability to strike at the heart of the Syrian regime's feared security apparatus, to battle its troops in Damascus and take control of border crossings, in a coordinated, well-planned and executed campaign, shows that Assad is doomed.

WATCH: UN Observers Reportedly Attacked In Syria

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK

UN officials observing a fragile ceasefire in Syria reportedly came under fire on Tuesday in the northern region of Idlib. Video footage has been r...

Syria 'Not Complying' With Ceasefire Says UN Chief

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK

Syria is not complying with a crucial ceasefire plan, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has admitted. The peace plan, coordinated by international e...

Syrian Activist 'Buried Alive' For Supplying Newspapers With Video

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK

Alleged video footage of a Syrian activist being buried alive for supplying video clips to newspapers has surfaced online. The clip, which could no...

Syrian Forces 'Execute Old Woman' And Her Children With UN Team Nearby

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK

Security forces in the Syrian city of Hama dragged an old woman into the street, hit her and shot her dead with two of her children hours after a visi...

WATCH: Syrian Protesters Surround UN Observers In Damascus

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK

UN observers were surrounded by protesters who were subsequently fired on by government troops during their mission to monitor a fractured truce in th...

Syria: Uneasy Ceasefire Reported After Days Of Intense Violence

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK

An uneasy ceasefire in Syria was reportedly in place on Thursday morning after a week of intense violence in which hundreds of people are said to have...

Syria: Assad's Forces Say They Will Suspend Operations On Thursday

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK

The Syrian army has said it will suspend operations at dawn on Thursday as part of a ceasefire deal agreed with international envoy Kofi Annan. "Af...

Kofi Annan Insists Syrian Regime Will Meet Ceasefire Deadline

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK

International envoy Kofi Annan has insisted the Syrian government will meet the deadline for a ceasefire. Annan, acting as special envoy for the Un...

Syria: Kofi Annan Calls For Ceasefire But Violence Grows Despite Deadline

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK

International envoy Kofi Annan said that the violence in Syria must end "with no preconditions" after President Assad's regime continued shelling resi...

Syria: Shelling Intensifies As UN Troop Withdrawal Deadline Passes

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK

Syrian government forces appear to have ignored a proposed UN-sponsored ceasefire deadline and have shelled towns and villages across the country, act...

Syria: William Hague Welcomes UN Demand For Assad To Withdraw Forces

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague today welcomed the United Nations' demand that President Bashar Assad pull back troops amid continuing violence with o...

From Lion To Duck: Syrian Protesters Mock President's Nickname

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

Syrian protesters fighting President Bashar al-Assad have a new tool in their arsenal: an internet meme. Buried in the revelations revealed by a le...

Michael Rundle

In The Midst Of War, Satire Returns To Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 31.03.2012 | UK

Syrian activists using video to depict the gory reality of battle rarely leave anything on the cutting room floor. Whether it's footage of furious ...

Assad's Forces 'Torturing Children' But Armed Rebels Accused Of Using Child Soldiers

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK

Syrian forces are "systematically" torturing children held in detention, the UN human rights commissioner, Navi Pillay, has told the BBC. Reports h...

UN Expresses 'Profound Regret' In Statement On Syrian Violence

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 21.03.2012 | UK

The United Nations Security Council has agreed a full statement on the humanitarian disaster in Syria for the first time since August last year. Ex...

Syrian Opposition 'Torturing And Executing' Army Forces

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK

Armed Syrian opposition groups have been accused of "serious human rights abuses" by an international watchdog, even as government forces continue to ...

The Day Bashar's Mask Slipped

Shadi Alshhabi | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK
Shadi Alshhabi

29 March was the day the mask fell and Syria saw the true evil face of its 'Democratic' leader. 29 March was the day my eyes were opened. It was the start of this revolution for me. 29 March was a sad day indeed.

Syrian President Calls Elections But Opposition Unmoved As Violence Rages

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.03.2012 | UK

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has announced plans for elections in May, even as international condemnation of the violence committed against civili...

WATCH: Syrian Boy Shot Trying To Rescue Wounded Comrade

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK

A young boy lies in the dirt, shot by apparent sniper fire. Another boy attempts to lift him onto the curb and pull him to safety. Before he can...

Hague: UN Has 'Failed' Syria

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK

Foreign Secretary William Hague has urged Russia to join diplomatic efforts to end the violence in Syria as he warned the United Nations had "failed" ...

Syria Crisis: 'Another Massacre' In Homs As UN Prepares Aid Plan

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK

A suburb of the devastated city of Homs in Syria has become the scene of another massacre, activists have reported. More than 50 people have been r...