Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halki (pictured) escaped unharmed after a bomb exploded near his convoy as it passed through the affluent western neighbourhood of Mazzeh in Damascus on Monday, according to state television reports.
Two years into the revolution, Aleppo’s resistance shows no sign of letting up. France 24 brings you a portrait of the rebels who refuse to abandon their city to Bashar al-Assad. Their struggle seems desperate, but they are nonetheless resolute and determined, as our reporter Stephan Villeneuve found out.
Another World Heritage site became a casualty of Syria’s civil war when the minaret of an 11th-century mosque in Aleppo’s walled Old City collapsed on Wednesday after heavy fighting between rebels and regime troops.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Wednesday that Western nations would pay a “heavy price” for supporting Islamist Syrian rebels linked to al Qaeda, warning that the terrorist group would strike at the heart of Europe and the US.
Armen Georgian meets Tracy Chamoun, the scion of one of Lebanon’s most famous dynasties. The first woman to found a political party in the Arab world - the Liberal Democrats Party of Lebanon - she talks about her plans and hopes for her country, and about coming to terms with the murder of her father, his second wife and their young children during the Lebanese civil war.
At least 15 students died when mortar fire struck Damascus University on Thursday as fighting raged in several districts of the capital. State media said the school was targeted by "terrorists", its term for anti-regime rebels.
Was the spiral of violence avoidable? On the second anniversary of the uprising in Syria, François Picard's panel looks at the tipping point that's yet to come and Franco-British statements in favor of now arming the rebels.