Amnesty has recorded at least 17 incidents where Syria's armed opposition groups have deliberately targeted journalists and media workers, but the bulk of killings, detentions and cases of gruesome mistreatment still come at the hands of government forces.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has visited the former rebel stronghold of Homs, the scene of fierce fighting with government
Syrian troops have reportedly crossed into Lebanon in armoured cars to battle armed opposition fighters with rocket-propelled
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.
I was detained last Friday after security forces carried out random arrests. During my detention what struck me the most is that the security forces accused me of being in an "illegal protest." Any reforms made by a regime that shells its own people with tanks and mortars is worthless.
Syrian tanks have killed four people in the devastated city of Homs even as the UN and Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan
A suburb of the devastated city of Homs in Syria has become the scene of another massacre, activists have reported. More
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has suffered his most high-profile defection, with deputy oil minister Abdo Hussameddin
United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has visited Baba Amr in Homs, becoming the first international official to
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has entered the ruins of the devestated Baba Amr district of Homs with the Syrian Red
More than a thousand Syrians have fled to Lebanon after weeks of attacks on the town of Homs and other areas. The Associated
Aid agencies are still unable to distribute vital medical supplies in the Baba Amr area of Homs, Syria, amid accusations
A lot has been written about the human catastrophe currently unfolding in Syria, horrific photos assail us daily, politicians drop sound-bites condemning the violence, but in a few heart-felt sentences the injured photographer Paul Conroy eloquently and dramatically cut through it all. "It's not a war," he insisted. "It's a massacre." Speaking from the safety of his hospital bed in London, having been smuggled from Homs to Lebanon earlier in the week by Syrian rebels, Conroy pleaded with the world to act now or regret forever the atrocities being committed...
A British journalist injured in Syria has urged the world to help the people of Homs to prevent a "massacre beyond measure
A government mortar attack in the Syrian town of Rastan has killed 12 people, including five children, AFP has reported. Extremely
The Syrian army has stopped the Red Cross from entering the Baba Amr region of the Syrian city of Homs to distribute aid
The grim discovery of a man who had been shot in the head with his hands tied behind his back near the Syrian capital Damascus
The Red Cross is to be allowed access to the Baba Amr region of Homs, after President Assad's regime indicated they would
Syrian opposition fighters and civilians trapped in Homs are said to be "preparing for a massacre". Activists reported people
Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin, who was killed in Syria last week, died trying to retrieve her shoes so she