Leading figures from the worlds of media, politics and the arts gathered to pay an emotional tribute to "bravest of the brave
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
With the latest news that the Syrian Government has resumed its attack on the city of Homs - almost a month to the day after the UN Security Council endorsed former secretary-general Kofi Annan's Syria peace plan - the Syrian "cease-fire" could at best be described as ineffective.
UN observers were surrounded by protesters who were subsequently fired on by government troops during their mission to monitor
UPDATE: The Syrian Network for Human Rights has claimed fifteen people were killed in Syria on Friday, among them three defected
International envoy Kofi Annan said that the violence in Syria must end "with no preconditions" after President Assad's regime
Syrian government forces appear to have ignored a proposed UN-sponsored ceasefire deadline and have shelled towns and villages
Above: Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, left, meets with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao at the Great Hall of People in
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