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  • Syrian army soldiers carry the coffins of comrades killed in recent violence in the country during a funeral procession on Oct. 1, 2011, at the military hospital in Homs, Syria. (Associated Press/SANA)

    Activists: Syrians detain 3,000 in town in 3 days

    Syrian troops going house to house have detained more than 3,000 people in the past three days in a rebellious town that government forces recently retook in some of the worst fighting of the 6-month-old uprising, activists said Monday.


  • In this citizen journalism image made with a mobile phone and provided by Shaam News Network, foes of Syrian President Bashar Assad flash victory signs as one woman displays one hand with the Arabic word reading: "leave" during a demonstration Friday in Edlib province against the Syrian regime. (Associated Press)

    Dissidents talk in Turkey to oust Assad

    Syrian dissidents meeting in Turkey formally announced Sunday the creation of a broad-based council designed to overthrow President Bashar Assad's regime in what appeared to be the most serious step yet to unify a fragmented opposition.


  • ** FILE ** Syrian President Bashar Assad (left) meets with Robert Ford, the new U.S. ambassador to Syria, in Damascus, Syria, on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011. (AP Photo/Syrian Arab News Agency)

    Angry Syrians trap U.S. envoy in office for hours

    Supporters of President Bashar Assad stoned the convoy of the U.S. ambassador to Syria as he arrived for a meeting with a leading opposition figure on Thursday, then pelted him with eggs and tomatoes and tried to break into the building while he was inside, the opposition activist and a U.S. official said. The American envoy was trapped in the office for three hours by the angry mob outside.


  • A citizen-journalist says this mobile-phone photo shows a demonstration against Syrian President Bashar Assad held Friday in Homs province. After six months of peaceful insurgency met by severe crackdowns, more protesters are starting to take up arms. (Homs Quarters Union via Associated Press)

    Syrian uprising seems near violence

    Once-peaceful Syrian protesters are increasingly taking up arms to fight a six-month military crackdown, frustrated that President Bashar Assad remains in control while more than 2,700 demonstrators are dead, analysts and witnesses say.


  • Apparent pro-Syria group hacks Harvard website

    Hackers have briefly defaced Harvard University's website, replacing the home page with an image of Syria's President Bashar Assad together with a message accusing the U.S. of supporting the uprising against him and threatening retaliation.


  • **FILE** Syrian President Bashar Assad (Associated Press)

    Hackers hit Syrian government websites

    Hackers supporting Syria's anti-government protesters attacked 10 websites belonging to central or local government ministries, spreading the six month-long bloody rebellion against the dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad into cyberspace.


  • World Scene

    Dozens of Syrian opposition members on Sunday called on President Bashar Assad to end his deadly six-month crackdown or face an escalation in peaceful protests, as security forces fired warning shots to disperse high school students calling for the regime's downfall.


  • Syrian anti-Assad forces form council to promote peaceful revolutions

    A group of Syrian opposition activists on Thursday announced the creation of a council designed to present a united front against President Bashar Assad's regime, which has waged a bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters during the past six months.


  • A pro-Syrian regime supporter shouts slogans while holding a portrait of Syrian President Bashar Assad with Arabic words that read "We all with you," during a rally on Sept. 11, 2011, in Damascus, Syria, to show support for Assad. (Associated Press)

    U.N.: Death toll in Syria unrest at least 2,600

    At least 2,600 have died during the six months of unrest that has swept Syria, the top United Nations' human rights official said Monday.


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