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Syria's Uprising : Fact Sheet
Two Syrian children lay on a handmade swing in front of their tent at the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan on Sept. 2: The camp was originally built to hold 500 people. Now it has 26,000.

Syria's ballooning refugee crisis: How bad will it get?

Record numbers of Syrian civilians, many of them children, are racing for the war-torn country's borders

Syria's Uprising : Instant Guide
A Syrian refugee and her children at the entrance to their tent in the Zaatari Syrian refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan: Jordan is host to the largest number of Syrian refugees at 142,000, including hundreds of army and police defectors and leaders in the rebel Free Syrian Army.

Why giving Syrian refugees safe zones is easier said than done

Turkey, afraid of being overwhelmed by the exodus from Syria, wants help setting up havens within the war-ravaged country... but it doesn't have many takers

Syria's Uprising : Forecast
Civilians flee from Aleppo's Bab al-Nayrab district on Aug. 27: If the Syrian rebels can unite, France will recognize them as a provisional government.

Is it time to recognize a provisional government in Syria?

France's president, Francois Hollande, wants Syrian rebels to merge under one banner to present a united front against President Bashar al-Assad's regime

Syria's Uprising : Opinion Brief
Syrian army forces are seen in the Aleppo city center: After a two-day offensive, key parts of the city are again under the control of President Bashar al-Assad's troops.

The battle for Aleppo: Will it decide Syria's war?

Shelling by government forces has forced Syrian rebels to pull back. Is this a turning point in the country's civil war?

Syria's Uprising : Opinion Brief
Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab, pictured Feb. 15, 2011: With the prime minister's defection, President Bashar al-Assad may find it harder to fill key positions in his dwindling regime.

Syria's prime minister defects: Is Assad's regime crumbling?

Assad's newly appointed premier has reportedly joined the opposition, the latest blow to the strongman's beleaguered government

Syria's Uprising : Opinion Brief
With Kofi Annan resigning as special envoy of the United Nations and Arab League, the U.S. could feel pressure to take action in Syria.

Kofi Annan quits on Syria: Is diplomacy dead?

The venerable statesman and envoy to Syria throws up his hands in frustration, all but guaranteeing that the bloody conflict will be settled on the battlefield

Syria's Uprising : The List
Demonstrators in Istanbul protest against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who has launched a major assault on the rebel-held city of Aleppo.

What happens to Syria if Bashar al-Assad falls? 4 scenarios

American officials say the Syrian president's days are numbered — but don't expect his countrymen to join hands and start singing "Kumbaya" anytime soon

Syria's Uprising : Analysis
A woman receives a gas mask kit at a distribution center near Jerusalem: Given the Syrian government's possession of chemical weapons and the possibility that it might lose control of them, Israeli defense officials are trying to calm fears by passing out protection.

Did Syria just threaten to use its chemical weapons?

The Assad regime insists it won't use WMD against its own people, reserving them instead to counter "external" threats — but what exactly does that mean?

Syria's Uprising : Opinion Brief
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad pictured in Iran Oct. 2, 2010: The embattled president has reportedly taken refuge in his palace in the coastal city of Latakia after the July 18 bombing.

Assad leaves Damascus: Is he 'losing control'?

The Syrian regime struggles to recover from rebel advances and the shock of a bombing that killed three top security chiefs

Syria's Uprising : Opinion Brief
A 2011 photo shows Syrian President Bashar al-Assad with army leaders, including Defense Minister Daoud Rajha (front, right), who was killed in a rebel bombing July 18.

Syria's devastating bombing: A turning point?

A blast kills several of the architects of President Bashar al-Assad's battle against the opposition. Is this the beginning of the end?

Syria's Uprising : Instant Guide
A protester steps on a poster of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during demonstrations in London: World leaders are concerned Assad will tap into the country's stockpile of chemical weapons if he feels cornered.

Would Syria's Assad use chemical weapons on his own people?

A defector warns that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad won't hesitate to use his weapons of mass destruction if he gets cornered

Syria's Uprising : Fact Sheet
Manaf Tlas, Syrian Republican Guard commander and close friend of President Bashar al-Assad, defected last week, and this week, Nawah Fares (not pictured), the country's ambassador to Iraq, followed suit.

Syria's runaway ambassador: 3 takeaways

Bashar al-Assad's ambassador to Iraq jumps ship, the latest in a string of high-level defections. What does this mean for the country's 16-month uprising?

Syria's Uprising : Opinion Brief
U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan and Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi hold a joint press conference in Tehran on July 10: Annan is confident that working with Iran will make peace in Syria more likely, especially since Tehran is a close ally of President Bashar al-Assad's regime. 

The new Syria peace plan: Does it stand a chance?

U.N. envoy Kofi Annan says President Bashar al-Assad's regime is on board with a proposal to revive a failed ceasefire. One hitch: It involves getting Iran to help

Syria's Uprising : The List
The first batch of leaked Syrian emails revealed that an Italian company had allegedly been supplying the Syrian regime with communications equipment, an action that was barred by the European Union.

WikiLeaks' Syria documents: 5 talking points

The controversial secret-sharing site is back in the news, vowing to embarrass both Syria's government and its opponents

Syria's Uprising : Forecast
A Turkish military truck transports a mobile missile launcher to the Middle-Eastern nation's increasingly tense border with Syria.

Will Turkey go to war with Syria?

After Syria shot down one of Turkey's jets, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan dispatched troops and anti-aircraft weapons to the increasingly militarized border

Syria's Uprising : Opinion Brief
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that any military forces approaching the Turkish border from Syria would be considered a threat.

Is Syria dragging NATO into war?

NATO backs Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan and vehemently chastises Syria for shooting down a Turkish jet, raising fears that an explosive regional war is coming

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