2011 Syrian protests
The Syrian Civil War (Arabic: الحرب الأهلية السورية‎), also known as the Syrian Uprising, is an ongoing armed conflict taking place in Syria. The unrest began in the early spring of 2011 wit...
2011 Syrian protests - Wikipedia
Syria conflict: UN suspends peace talks in Geneva
Talks aimed at ending the five-year-old war in Syria are suspended by the UN, with both sides blaming each other for the disruption.
The Art Of Syrian Refugees Sends A Message. Is Anyone Listening?
Syria's refugees are waiting for a new life. The artists among them are depicting this life in limbo — and their memories of the country they left behind.
Modern history of Syria
Ottoman Syria was turned into the short-lived Arab Kingdom of Syria in 1920, which was however soon committed under French Mandate. From 1938 known as a Republic, Syria gained independence in 1946, e...
Modern history of Syria - Wikipedia
Human rights in Syria
The situation for human rights in Syria is considered exceptionally poor among international observers. A state of emergency was in effect from 1963 until April 2011, giving security forces sweeping p...
Human rights in Syria - Wikipedia
Timeline of the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
The timeline of the Syrian Civil War (to December 2013) is contained in the following articles:The uprising against President Assad gradually turned into a full-scale civil war. Two significant milest...
Syrian National Council
The Syrian National Council (Arabic: المجلس الوطني السوري‎, al-Majlis al-Waṭanī as-Sūri, French: Conseil national syrien) sometimes known as SNC, the Syrian National Transitional Counci...
Syrian National Council - Wikipedia
Local coordination committees of Syria
The Local Coordination Committees of Syria (Arabic: لجان التنسيق المحلية في سوريا‎: LCCSyria or LCCs) are a network of local groups that organise and report on protests as part of the Syrian...
Local coordination committees of Syria - Wikipedia
Free Syrian Army
The Free Syrian Army (Arabic: الجيش السوري الحر‎, al-Jaysh as-Sūrī al-Ḥurr, FSA) is a group of defected Syrian Armed Forces officers and soldiers, founded during the Syrian uprising or civil...
Free Syrian Army - Wikipedia
Shabeeha
Shabiha (North Levantine Arabic: شبيحة šabbīḥa , [ʃabˈbiːħa]; also romanized Shabeeha or Shabbiha ; loosely translated "apparitions") are groups of armed militia in support of the Ba'ath Party ...
Refugees of the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
Refugees of the Syrian Civil War, widely referred as the Syrian refugees, are Syrian nationals, who have fled Syria with the escalation of the Syrian Civil War. To escape the violence, more than three...
Refugees of the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising - Wikipedia
International reactions to the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
International reactions to the Syrian Civil War ranged from support for the government to calls for the government to dissolve. The Arab league, United Nations and Western governments in 2011 quickly ...
International reactions to the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising - Wikipedia
Syrian conflict peace proposals
Syrian conflict peace proposals are initiatives and plans to resolve the Syrian civil war. Firstly, the Arab League in late 2011 launched two initiatives, without much success. Russia in January 2012 ...
Syrian conflict peace proposals - Wikipedia
Syrian media coverage of the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising
Since the start of the Syrian civil war, both Syrian public-owned and private-owned media has alleged that outlets like Al Jazeera, Al Arabiya, BBC and France 24 are conspiring against the Syrian gove...
Syrian media coverage of the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising - Wikipedia
Syria conflict: UN suspends peace talks in Geneva
Talks aimed at ending the five-year-old war in Syria are suspended by the UN, with both sides blaming each other for the disruption.
The Art Of Syrian Refugees Sends A Message. Is Anyone Listening?
Syria's refugees are waiting for a new life. The artists among them are depicting this life in limbo — and their memories of the country they left behind.
2011 Syrian uprising
The Civil Uprising phase of the Syrian Civil War was an early stage of protests and violence in the ongoing Syrian conflict, lasting from March to 28 July 2011. The uprising evolved from initially min...
2011 Syrian uprising - Wikipedia
Hafez al-Assad
Hafez al-Assad (Arabic: حافظ الأسد‎ Ḥāfiẓ al-ʾAsad, [ˈħaːfezˤ elˈʔasad]; 6 October 1930 – 10 June 2000) was a Syrian statesman, politician and general who was President of Syria from 1...
Hafez al-Assad - Wikipedia
1970 Syrian Corrective Revolution
The Corrective Movement, also referred to as the Corrective Revolution, was a political movement led by Hafez al-Assad in 1970. The Corrective Movement was initiated by a coup d'état led by Assad on N...
1970 Syrian Corrective Revolution - Wikipedia
LGBT rights in Syria
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) persons in Syria face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity is illegal in Syria.Since the outbreak of the Syrian C...
LGBT rights in Syria - Wikipedia
Kurds in Syria
Kurdish inhabited areas are shaded in blue for areas inside Syria and light blue for areas outside the country.Kurds are the largest ethnic minority in Syria, comprising 10 to 15 percent of the countr...
Kurds in Syria - Wikipedia
2011-2012 Syrian uprising
The Syrian Civil War (Arabic: الحرب الأهلية السورية‎), also known as the Syrian Uprising, is an ongoing armed conflict taking place in Syria. The unrest began in the early spring of 2011 wit...
2011-2012 Syrian uprising - Wikipedia
Arab League Monitors in Syria
On December 19, 2011, the Syrian government agreed to allow foreign observers from the Arab League to monitor Syria's progress in removing troops from protest areas, free political prisoners, and nego...
Arab League Monitors in Syria - Wikipedia
International recognition of the Syrian National Council
The Syrian National Council (SNC) is recognized by 7 UN members, the Republic of Kosovo and the European Union as a legitimate representative of the Syrian people in the midst of the Syrian civil war,...
Internet censorship in Syria
Internet censorship in Syria is extensive. Syria bans websites for political reasons and arrests people accessing them. Filtering and blocking was found to be pervasive in the political and Internet t...
Timeline of the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising (from January 2012)
The following is a timeline of the Syrian civil war from January to April 2012, during which time the spate of protests that began in January 2011 lasted into another calendar year. An Arab League mon...
Timeline of the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising (from January 2012) - Wikipedia
Islamic uprising in Syria
The Islamist uprising in Syria were a series of revolts and armed insurgency by Sunni Islamists, mainly members of the Muslim Brotherhood from 1976 until 1982. The uprising was aimed against the autho...
Timeline of the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising (September-December 2011)
The following is a timeline of the Syrian uprising from September to December 2011. This period saw the uprising take on many of the characteristics of a civil war, according to several outside observ...
Timeline of the 2011-2012 Syrian uprising (September-December 2011) - Wikipedia
Freedom of religion in Syria
The constitution of the Syrian Arab Republic guarantees freedom of religion. Syria has had two constitutions: one passed in 1973, and one in 2012 through a referendum. Opposition groups rejected the r...