Syrian Uprising

Syria 'Has Broken Promises' Says UN Chief, But Monitor Mission Will Go Ahead

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK

The Syrian government has not kept its promises on a crucial ceasefire deal and continues to station tanks and troops in residential areas, UN Secreta...

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...

Syrian Uprising: Assad's Forces Shoot At Refugees In Turkey

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK

Syrian forces opened fire on refugees who fled into a Turkish camp as violence spilled over the country's borders ahead of a fragile ceasefire deadlin...

Syrian Uprising: Ceasefire In Ruins After Assad's Last-Minute Ultimatum

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK

A plan to end the violence in Syria was in ruins on Monday after rebels rejected last-minute demands by President Bashar al-Assad ahead of a critical ...

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...

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In The Midst Of War, Satire Returns To Syria | 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 ...

Hague Announces 'Non-Lethal Support' For Syrian Opposition

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

The UK Foreign Office has announced extra funding for the Syrian political opposition, including training for 'citizen journalists' documenting human ...

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...

Assad's Forces 'Cross Into Lebanon' As Annan Says Peace Plan 'Accepted'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK

Syrian troops have reportedly crossed into Lebanon in armoured cars to battle armed opposition fighters with rocket-propelled grenades. The news a...

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 ...

Syrian President's Wife Joked About Being 'The Real Dictator'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK

Asma al-Assad, the British-born wife of the Syrian president, claimed to be "the real dictator" in the family, according to leaked emails. More tha...

Wounded Journalist Paul Conroy Joins Demonstrations Against Syrian Regime

PA | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK

A war photographer injured in Syria told protesters outside the country's embassy in London on Saturday that he was sorry for the world's slow respons...

Syria Uprising: Damascus Car Bombs Leave 27 Dead (PICTURES)

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK

Twin bombings have struck intelligence and security buildings in the Syrian capital Damascus, killing at least 27 people and wounding nearly 100, acco...

London Doctor 'Advised Syria On How To Suppress Images Of Torture'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

A London doctor advised the Syrian regime on how to suppress images of children being tortured by soldiers, leaked emails have shown. The Guardian ...

One Year on, My Neighbourhood Destroyed, My Life Torn Apart

Razan | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK

I am broken because I am outside watching my family, my friends and my city Homs be ripped apart through shelling, theft of homes, rape and murder. In the last two weeks I have had many from my small village executed or arrested. Some tortured in wedding halls while others were blown up once gathered in a home.

Russia Urged To Denounce Assad As Activists Mark One Year Of Syrian Revolt

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK

Campaigners from around the world are urging Russia to back the UN Security Council and help bring an end to the crisis in Syria, coinciding with what...

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'Every Single One Was Hunted Down' | Michael Rundle | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK

In January 2011 Rami Jarrah, 28, was living in Damascus with his wife and young daughter, working a good job in the import business. Eight months ...

Syria: Not Until We Are Free

Rami Jarrah | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK
Rami Jarrah

The Assad regime, with its allies, has managed to prevent any sort of solution to the crisis or protection of Syrian nationals. Assad has sent a very clear message to his people: either I rule Syria or I burn Syria, you choose.