President Bashar Al Assad

Syria Crisis: 'Sky Rains Shells' On Another Day Of Violence In Homs, Activists Say

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK

Activists in the beleaguered Syrian town of Homs have described "the sky raining shells" as attacks by government forces intensified after more than a...

Syria Uprising: Homs Bombardment Continues As Saudis Push For UN Resolution

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.02.2012 | UK

Shells continued to rain down on the Syrian city of Homs today in the latest attacks in a week-long government siege of the city. Tank and rocket ...

Syria Uprising: Rebels Make 'Show Of Strength' As Violence Erupts In Wake Of Bomb Attacks

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK

Outbreaks of sporadic but intense fighting between government forces and rebel fighters were reported throughout Syria on Friday, after a double-bombi...

Syrian Families 'Preparing To Die' As 'Terrorist' Explosions Reported In Aleppo

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.02.2012 | UK

Government troops were reportedly preparing to assault the beleaguered Syrian town of Homs on Friday, after the regime blamed two deadly explosions in...

'We Are Begging The World' Say Citizens Of Shelled Syrian City

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.02.2012 | UK

Fresh reports of intense violence by government forces in the Syrian city of Homs have emerged as residents "begged" for international help. The bo...

Syria Crisis: Shelling Rages On As UN Considers Proposal For Joint Mission With Arab League

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK

The failure of the United Nations to take action over the Syrian government's deadly attacks on its own civilians has been "disastrous", the secretary...

Dramatic Footage Reveals Scale Of Devastation In Syrian Town Of Homs

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

Dramatic footage of rocket attacks and tank assaults in the town of Homs in Syria have emerged as activists reported the heaviest bombardment of civil...

UN Calls For 'Action' On Syria After 50 More Killed In 'Heaviest' Bombardment

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.04.2012 | UK

Syrian government forces have continued shelling the city of Homs for a fifth day in some of the heaviest bombardment seen so far, prompting the UN to...

Syria Rejects Calls By Arab League For President Assad To Step Aside

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.03.2012 | UK

Syria has condemned a move by the Arab League to call for the "peaceful departure" of President Bashar al-Assad, describing it as a "conspiracy" which...

Syria Crisis: President Assad Blames 'External Conspiracy' For Violent Protests

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.03.2012 | UK

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has blamed an "external conspiracy" for the increasingly violent pro-democracy protests that have spread across the c...

UK Condemns Violence In Syria As Arab League Mission Expands

PA | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK Politics

Britain condemned continued violence in Syria despite the presence of Arab League observers and called for an immediate end to state repression of pro...

Syria: Violence Escalates As Arab League Observers Visit Hama

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.02.2012 | UK

Violence has escalated in Syria despite the presence of Arab League observers, who are assessing the regime's brutal crackdown against pro-democracy p...

Syrian President Denies Troops Are Killing Civilian Protesters

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.12.2011 | UK

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has denied that his troops have killed civilians and tortured children in a brutal government crackdown against pro-d...

Syria Protests Claim The Lives Of More Than 3,500 As Brutal Crackdown Escalates

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

At least 3,500 people have been killed in Syria since protests against President Bashar al-Assad's government began, the UN has said, as activists rep...

Syria: Arab League Calls On Assad For Urgent Talks As Civilian Deaths Continue

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

The Arab League has called for emergency talks with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad after 13 civilians were killed in the country when government for...

Tank Assaults 'Kill 20' One Day After Assad Agrees To 'Dialogue' With Protesters

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

Up to 20 people have died after tanks armed with machine-guns opened fire on protesters in Syria on Thursday, according to activists and human rights ...

British Filmmaker Detained In Syria Describes Torture Used By Assad Regime

PA | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK

A British filmmaker has told how he was arrested and interrogated by the Syrian authorities. Sean McAllister was working for Channel 4 News coverin...

Underground Hospitals Secretly Treating Syrian Protesters, Film Reveals

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK

Hundreds of secret hospitals are operating underground in Syria, treating injured protesters and opposition members, as a brutal crackdown against pro...

EU Powers Drop Call For Fresh Syria Sanctions

Olivia Williams | Posted 27.11.2011 | UK

Proposals mooted for immediate sanctions against President Bashar al-Assad's government have been dropped from a new draft UN resolution on Syria. ...

Cameron Expresses Frustration Over Lack Of International Action On Syria

PA | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- David Cameron has expressed his frustration at the lack of international action against Syria as he said the situation had "many ...

Deaths Reported In Syria After Latest Wave Of Protests

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.10.2011 | UK

Nine people were killed by government forces in Syria as protests against President Bashar al-Assad's regime drifted towards a bloody stalemate, activ...

Syrian Protesters Tell Assad He Will Be Next To Go

PA | Posted 22.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets across Syria today after a televised appearance by President Bashar A...

Syrian Tanks Open Fire On Besieged Port City

Al Jazeera English | Posted 16.10.2011 | UK

Syrian tanks again opened fire on besieged districts in the northern port city of Latakia, residents said, in the fourth day of a military assault aim...

Syria: Troops Storm Eastern City

Posted 06.10.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Syrian troops have stormed parts of the eastern city of Deir el-Zour and explosions can be heard throughout the area, according t...

Syrian Regime Has Killed 2,000 People, Hillary Clinton Says

Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2011 | UK

At least 2,000 people have been killed by government forces in Syria, Hillary Clinton has said, amid growing international condemnation of the crackdo...