The lawyers, who documented abuses in Syria, are being held by opposing sides in the country's ongoing conflict.
Tarek Alghorani spent seven years in jail for mocking Assad’s regime. Now living in Tunisia, his new target is ISIS.
Syrian actor urges President Bashar al-Assad to spend two minutes in the snow.
The Syrian president also told the Paris Match magazine he would remain in power
Rebel groups in the south of Syria have been described by Western officials as the best organised mainstream opposition, and the last hope for a revolution against Assad and the jihadists
The Turkish prime minister Davutoglu accuses Syrian forces of committing massacres in and around Aleppo and worries that this could lead to a major refugee crisis in Turkey
Iran accuses Turkey of prolonging the 3-year conflict in Syria by insisting on the overthrow of President Assad and supporting terrorist groups in Syria
Images allegedly taken by a former military police photographer under Assad’s regime, now on display at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., could be used as evidence of crimes against humanity
Saudi Arabia has backed rebels fighting Syrian leader Assad, but has also opposed Islamist militants within the insurgency
A boom in journalism is keeping opposition to Bashar Assad alive
U.S. container ship Cape Ray began neutralizing chemical materials that include mustard gas and components for the nerve agent sarin
Foreigners who entered the country "to join a terrorist group or perpetrate a terrorist act" would receive an amnesty if they surrender
Assad's dismissed the election as a charade, as the country is in the middle of a civil war
Rebel fighters, the political opposition in exile, Western powers and Gulf Arabs say no credible vote can be held
It was not so long ago that Bashar al-Assad’s enemies thought he was finished.
A confidential paper calls for a transitional body with full executive authority, but leaves the Syrian ruler's fate open