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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad agrees to an ambitious deal to end his country's deadly conflict — but stops short of offering to step down
Officials ban Syria's globe-trotting first lady from continental Europe in an attempt to pressure the relentless regime to quit its brutal crackdown
A human rights watchdog says some anti-regime militants have tortured and even executed Assad supporters
Hawkish agitators are clamoring for the West to intervene in Syria's bloody civil war. That's a terrible, terrible idea
Assad says he's delivering on promises of reform. But critics say it's a cruel joke to hold a vote on a new constitution while the military is shelling civilians
The U.N.'s condemnation of Syria won't force Bashar al-Assad to end his bloody crackdown. But that doesn't mean the U.N. is always toothless
Syrian activists call for help from abroad as President Bashar al-Assad's forces continue to bombard rebel neighborhoods in Homs
Many world leaders agree that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has to go. But no one is eagerly volunteering to sweep him aside
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