Syria en Syria is beginning to look a lot like Iraq BEIRUT — Amid the chaos in Syria, long dormant sectarian fault lines are opening up, dividing neighbor from neighbor, Sunni from Allawite and opening a space for militants to operate freely.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab Spring Syria Conflict Zones Syria Diplomacy Military Middle East Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:32:00 +0000 Hugh Macleod and Annasofie Flamand 5691431 at Syria referendum called 'a sham' BEIRUT — A reporter in Damascus said secret police watched over election centers.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria Elections Syria Middle East Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:38:00 +0000 Hugh Macleod and Annasofie Flamand 5693657 at Free Syrian Army plagued by division (VIDEO) BEIRUT — As the regime escalates its assaults on the Free Syrian Army, including a month-long bombardment that forced the poorly armed rebels to withdraw from their stronghold in Homs, the armed opposition and their political representatives are struggling to overcome profound differences.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria Conflict Zones Syria Middle East Sat, 10 Mar 2012 13:46:00 +0000 Hugh Macleod and Annasofie Flamand 5695452 at Assault on Homs pauses, briefly, for Assad visit (VIDEO) BEIRUT — On Tuesday, just before President Bashar al-Assad arrived in Homs, the Syrian Army shelled the city. They resumed bombing when he left. But during the president's visit — his first since fighting ravaged the city — a surreal bonhomie prevailed. A group of well-wishers greeted him, with faithful pledges of “With you until death.” But away from the spectacle, a 23-year-old former math teacher tells how official TV blamed him for the murder of 17 members of his own family. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria Middle East Wed, 28 Mar 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Hugh Macleod and Annasofie Flamand 5698016 at Syrian children detail torture by security forces (VIDEO) BEIRUT — For 13-year-old Hossam, the “ultimate pain” of his torture at the hands of the Syrian forces was when the “terrifying person” with the “huge body” wearing “black and black” drove a screwdriver up into his big toe nail before ripping it out with pliers. In a regime whose systematic and widespread torture has shocked even hardened human rights researchers, Syrian children have been singled out for abuse, with hundreds reportedly tortured over the past year by the men fighting to keep President Bashar al-Assad and his family in power.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian uprising Conflict Zones Syria Middle East Wed, 04 Apr 2012 10:11:00 +0000 Hugh Macleod and Annasofie Flamand 5699017 at Syria's peaceful protesters march on DAMASCUS — Outside Syria, the story of the uprising has become the bombs and bullets, the armed insurgents against the ruthless regime, the fractious exiled opposition and the endless merry-go-round of dead-end diplomacy. But as night falls across the northeast suburbs of Damascus, Samir, Abu Rami and Mona prepare to do what they’ve been doing since the start: protesting peacefully for freedom.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria Conflict Zones Syria Middle East Sun, 08 Apr 2012 11:56:00 +0000 GlobalPost reporter in Damascus 5699577 at Syria: Cease-fire? What cease-fire? DAMASCUS — Since nominally agreeing on March 26 to pull security forces out of urban areas by Tuesday, the government of President Bashar al-Assad has only escalated its assaults, killing more than 1,000.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria World Leaders Conflict Zones Syria Diplomacy War Middle East Wed, 11 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 GlobalPost reporter in Damascus 5699944 at Syria’s youth activists hail return of peaceful protests CAIRO — Despite some violence, Syrian activists in exile welcomed the cease-fire and the return of peaceful protests against the Assad regime.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria uprising Conflict Zones Syria Middle East Sat, 14 Apr 2012 13:51:00 +0000 Hugh Macleod and Annasofie Flamand 5700426 at Syria <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-seo"><legend>SEO</legend><div class="field field-type-text field-field-metatitle"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Syria News - Breaking News and Headlines from GlobalPost </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-metadesc"> <div class="field-label">Meta Description:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Read Syria news at GlobalPost. 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It also served as a field hospital for when they received their reply. Today, after a brutal crackdown, it's been transformed into a military base. GlobalPost exclusive: A year later, we return to the city where Syria's uprising began. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria War Tue, 24 Apr 2012 10:00:00 +0000 GlobalPost reporter in Daraa and Hugh Macleod in Beirut 5701560 at Chatter: Syria violence undermines UN mission A sharp escalation in deaths in Syria is casting new doubts on UN peace efforts. The UN will push again today to increase its ceasefire monitors to 300, despite US concerns over the riskiness of the mission.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> United Nations Conflict Zones Syria Chatter Tue, 24 Apr 2012 10:46:00 +0000 Erin Conway-Smith 5701603 at Syria: Damascus car bomb injures three A "sharp increase" in violence left almost 70 Syrians dead yesterday.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria Middle East Tue, 24 Apr 2012 10:28:00 +0000 Tim Fitzsimons 5701606 at Kofi Annan condemns Syria as violence resumes Kofi Annan, international envoy to Syria, said Tuesday that the situation in the country is 'bleak' and said he was shocked by reports of further violence. <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syrian uprising Conflict Zones Syria Wed, 25 Apr 2012 04:34:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5701760 at Syria: UN observer mission criticized as 'slow' while Damascus suburb shelling resumes (VIDEO) <p> Several reports suggest regime attacks follow observer visits as retaliation.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Syria Middle East Wed, 25 Apr 2012 12:27:00 +0000 Tim Fitzsimons 5701780 at