Russia offered the UN Security Council a new, stronger draft resolution on the violence in Syria, lifting Western hopes of UN action after the killing of 27 Syrian soldiers by deserters raised the spectre of a slide into civil war.
The United Nations Human Rights Office said on Tuesday Syria's crackdown on anti-government protesters had killed more than 3,500 people, and 19 had died on Sunday alone.
'The brutal government crackdown on dissent in Syria has so
Syrian tank fire killed at least three people in the city of Homs early on Friday as security forces pursued a violent crackdown on protesters despite a government agreement with the Arab League to stop shooting and talk to its opponents.
Arab states called on Syria to end the use of arms and turn to dialogue, Qatar's prime minister said in an opening address at the Arab League on Tuesday, after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad sent tanks and troops to quash protests against hi
Syria's main human rights movement said the death toll from pro-democracy protests against President Bashar al-Assad had reached 200 and urged the Arab League to impose sanctions on the ruling hierarchy.
Syria, the latest Arab country
Syrian security forces opened fire on mourners near a mosque in the flashpoint city of Deraa after a mass funeral for pro-democracy protesters, two witnesses said on Saturday.
Security forces used live ammunition and tear gas to disperse t
Thousands of mourners in the village of Tafas, near the southern Syrian town of Deraa, burned the local Baath Party headquarters and a police station on Saturday during the funeral of a protester killed a day earlier, residents said.
Thousands of mourners called on Saturday for "revolution" at the funeral of protesters killed by Syrian security forces, the boldest challenge to Syria's rulers since uprisings began sweeping the Arab world.
Security forces responded by fi