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Syrian street vendors wait for customers on a historic street in old Damascus, an area usually teeming with visiting foreign tourist at this time of the year. The uprising against President Bashar Assad is eviscerating the country's economy, threatening to hit hard at the business community and prosperous merchant classes, which the embattled regime relies on to help retain its grip on power.

    Revolt battering Syria's economy

    The uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad is eviscerating the country's economy, threatening to hit hard at the business community and prosperous merchant classes, which the embattled regime relies on to help retain its grip on power.


  • Demonstrators in London on May, 24, 2011, call for a free Syria outside Buckingham Palace, where President Obama is staying during a State visit to Britain. (Associated Press)

    25 children among dead in Syrian uprising

    More than 25 children, some of them tortured, are among the victims of the Syrian government's deadly crackdown on an uprising that has killed more than 1,000 people over the past two months, an opposition group said Wednesday.


  • EU imposes sanctions on Syria's Assad

    The European Union imposed sanctions Monday on Syrian President Bashar Assad because of his government's continuing crackdown on anti-government protesters, in which more than 900 people reportedly have been killed.


  • Syrian army soldiers are seen reinforcing the village of Arida near Talkalakh opposite the Lebanon-Syria border, in Wadi Khaled, north Lebanon, on May 20, 2011. (Associated Press)

    Syrian troops fire during protests; 27 killed

    Syrian security forces opened fire on protests around the country Friday in the latest sign the conflict could be moving toward a long and bloody stalemate as President Bashar Assad shrugged off tighter sanctions and U.S. calls to step aside. Human rights activists said at least 27 people were killed, including a 10-year-old boy.


  • Protesters burn a picture of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with 'Corruption' written across his face during a protest in central Athens on May 13, 2011. (Associated Press)

    U.S. slaps sanctions on Assad for abuses

    The United States slapped sanctions on Syrian President Bashar Assad and six senior Syrian officials for human rights abuses over their crackdown on anti-government protests, for the first time personally penalizing the Syrian leader for actions of his security forces.



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

    Assad claims 'crisis' ending even as Syrian troops continue attacks

    Syrian President Bashar Assad acknowledged that his security forces made mistakes in the deadly crackdown on protesters but suggested Wednesday that the current "crisis" was nearing its end even as attacks raged.


  • **FILE** A Syrian man beats a poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad with a shoe on April 26, 2011, during a protest in front of the Syrian embassy in Cairo, Egypt, against the ongoing violence in Syria. (Associated Press)

    U.S. sanctions Assad, freezes assets

    President Obama on Wednesday froze the assets of Syrian President Bashar Assad over his bloody crackdown on protesters, while Mr. Obama prepared to announce a broad job-creation plan for emerging democracies in the Middle East that includes up to $2 billion in U.S. aid for Egypt and Tunisia.


  • Syrians who fled violence in their country's western villages along the Lebanese-Syrian border protest Syrian President Bashar Assad and his regime during a demonstration in the Wadi Khaled area of Lebanon on Monday, May 16, 2011. (AP Photo)

    Assad: Syrian security forces made mistakes

    Syria's president said the country's security forces have made mistakes during the uprising against his regime, blaming poorly trained police officers at least in part for a crackdown that has killed more than 850 people over the past two months.


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