Facing international condemnation for its bloody crackdown on protesters, the Syrian regime is expanding an intimidation campaign to keep people off the streets, according to human rights activists.Full story
Paris and Berlin said on Tuesday they were seeking the imposition of European Union sanctions on Syrian leaders including President Bashar al-Assad in response to the violent suppression of pro-democracy protests. Full story
Former member of the National Security Council, Mark Brzezinski, joins Morning Joe to discuss the latest in Syria. Led by President Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian government has mounted a brutal crackdown on pro-reform demonstrators who want al-Assad removed from office.
United States lawmakers are debating what to do about Syria, as its leader continues to attack his own people. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., says he hopes the situation in Syria "resolves any illusions" about Syrian leader Bashar Assad being a "reformer."
Ribal al-Assad, a democracy activist and cousin of President Bashar al-Assad, fears the country will fall into civil war if reforms aren't announced immediately.
French Foreign Affairs Minister and Mayor of Bordeaux, Alain Juppe, speaks during a press conference on May 2, 2011 in Bordeaux. Juppe said Today that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime will fall if it continues its bloody repression of demonstrations.
Syrians rally to show their support for their President Bashar al-Assad in the capital Damascus on April 30, 2011, as the United States imposed new sanctions on Syria over its brutal repression of mass protests. AFP PHOTO/LOUAI BESHARA