Syrians vote in wartime election which is set to extend Assad's rule
'It's a tragic farce,' French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said. 'The Syrians in a zone controlled by the Syrian government have a choice of Bashar or Bashar.'
Day 1,173: What should Facebook do about the Syrian election?
Human-rights activists aren't pleased about Assad's campaign page, or the ads that have been running.
Day 1,170: Syria's government has killed nearly 2,000 in Aleppo in six months
The city where death falls from the sky, ending an average of 14 lives per day
Day 1,168: What it looks like when about half a million refugees want to vote
In advance of the Syrian presidential election next week, embassies in Lebanon and Jordan have opened early polling stations for the displaced.
Tens of thousands of Syrian expats vote in early polls
Refugees have told Reuters that they had been mobilized by pro-Assad Lebanese groups to vote and said the buses were paid for.
Day 1,167: What exactly happened with the UN's chemical weapons inspectors this morning?
The Syrian government announced they'd been kidnapped right before the OPCW announced they were fine.
Day 1,162: Russia smiles, vetoes investigation into Syrian war crimes
'I'm going to be boringly predictable,' Vitaly Churkin said before the Security Council vote.
Day 1,160: Syrian death toll jumps up — as does estimate of Americans in the conflict
Western intelligence services say they can't keep track of the returning jihadists anymore.
Day 1,154: This map shows the attacks on medical workers in Syria
It's pretty damning.
Day 1,152: Syrian opposition asks Washington for real weapons
The Syrian Opposition Coalition president meets with Pentagon officials Monday and will be at the White House Tuesday.
This disowned Al Qaeda branch is killing more Al Qaeda fighters in Syria than anyone else
If ISIL can take the eastern province of Deir al-Zor, it will control territory across Syria and into Iraq.
Day 1,149: Residents return to evacuated section of Homs
Meanwhile, Syrian government forces start demining.
Day 1,148: Rebels rig massive explosion in Aleppo, killing at least 50 soldiers
The Carlton Hotel was being used as a headquarters by the regime.
Day 1,147: Rebel evacuation of Homs commences
But is the city really about to welcome a bumper crop of summer sightseers?
Day 1,146: That truce in Homs is totally happening — sometime
Someone tell the provincial governor he doesn't do "reassurance" that well.
Day 1,145: It took barely four days for 1,000 refugees to show up at that new camp
A shocking measure of Syria's growing humanitarian crisis.
Day 1,142: Why it's hard to know how to write about the Syrian conflict
Civilian deaths occur daily at this point. How do you report the killings of one side without pointing out, for context, similar atrocities committed by the other?
Day 1,141: The photo from Syria that says it all — blood splashed over a classroom floor
Government forces dropped bombs on an elementary school yesterday. The blood is still visible in one of the destroyed classrooms.
What a giant new refugee camp looks like
The Azraq camp in Jordan opened yesterday, to accommodate the ever-higher number of Syrians fleeing their country.
Iraq is among the countries where genocide is most likely to happen
These 9 countries are the world's most dangerous for minorities.
Telegraph says it has 'unequivocal' proof the Assad regime launched chlorine attacks
Syrian rebels and activists alleged President Bashar al-Assad's regime launched chlorine gas attacks at least three times in the last month.
Day 1,140: Crucifixions, chlorine gas, and a new refugee camp
The hellish news from the past 24 hours.
Day 1,139: A boy's trip to the hospital
Mortar attacks in Damascus and multiple explosions in Homs kill dozens.
Day 1,138: A new week after a grim weekend
The bombardment of Aleppo intensifies, a chemical weapons deadline is missed, and Iraq strikes a convoy.
Britain can't figure out how to stop its citizens from joining the war in Syria
The government tries to combat recruiters' alluring messages from the front lines.
Day 1,134: Is the US government communicating with Syrian rebels via YouTube?
Meanwhile, the UK asks Muslim women to persuade their sons not to go fight in Syria.
Day 1,132: Maybe the US really is mulling sending manpads to Syria
In other news, most everyone thinks the election planned for June 3 is ridiculous.
Day 1,131: One weapon could change the course of the Syria conflict
Meanwhile, a date is set for the presidential election.
This is how Assad celebrates Easter
Another chance to look the part of savior.
4 French journalists freed in Syria give reason for hope
Their release follows that of Spanish journalists in March. Taken together, the two releases could signal a change of tactics by kidnappers in Syria.
4 French journalists freed in Syria after 10 months
President Hollande said they are 'in good health' and headed back to France.