On the eve of an increasingly doomed ceasefire plan, Syrian troops have opened fire across the borders of Turkey and Lebanon. Benjamin McQueen reports on the strength of Bashar al-Assad's forces. Read more on the blog... Read more on ... FULL ARTICLE AT Crikey
UN chief Ban Ki-moon made a final call for President Bashar al-Assad to halt a crackdown on unrest ahead of a Tuesday deadline for Syrian troops to withdraw from cities in accordance with a peace plan proposed by special envoy ... FULL ARTICLE AT France 24
Prospects for the implementation of a U.N. brokered ceasefire in Syria are fading as the Syrian military continues to target civilians. At least 30 people were killed in a military bombardment of al-Latmana, northwest of the city of Hama ... FULL ARTICLE AT Think Progress
DAMASCUS - A peace plan for Syria was in jeopardy on Monday as fresh clashes raged after President Bashar al-Assad’s government laid down conditions for it to pull troops and armour out of protest hubs. Tension also escalated with neighbouring ... FULL ARTICLE AT The Nation (Pakistan)
DAMASCUS - On the eve of a proposed April 10 deadline for a ceasefire, violence continued unabated in parts of Syria with rebel forces refusing to handover a written guarantee to stop fighting and the FULL ARTICLE AT Big News Network
At least 35 Syrian civilians, including women and children, were killed on Monday in shelling by regime forces that struck a village in the country's central Hama province, a monitoring group said.Among the dead in the village of ... FULL ARTICLE AT France 24
Syria (pronounced /ˈsɪriə/ SEER-ee-ə; Arabic: سورية sūriyya or سوريا sūryā), officially the Syrian Arab Republic (Arabic: الجمهورية العربية السورية), is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the West, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest.
The name Syria formerly comprised the entire region of the Levant, while... Full Article At Wikipedia.org