BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 94,000 people have been killed during Syria's two-year conflict, but the death toll is likely to be as high as 120,000, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday. Full story
BEIRUT (Reuters) - State forces and militias loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad stormed the coastal village of Baida on Thursday, killing at least 50 people including women and children, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Full story
BEIRUT (Reuters) - In Syria, for scores of men called each month to join the army for deadly combat, there is a more attractive alternative: stay home, join a loyalist paramilitary group, and get a share of the loot in raids on President Bashar al-Assad's enemies. Full story
CAIRO (Reuters) - Opposition activists from Syrian's President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite sect called for his overthrow on Sunday and urged their co-religionists in the army to rebel. Full story
AMMAN (Reuters) - More than 20 people were killed in the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday, a doctor said, as fighting raged around a road junction on a supply line to government forces in the interior of the country. Full story
At least nine people die as Sunni Muslims and Alawites fight for a second day. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports.
Chairman of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria Paulo Pinheiro addresses a news conference in Brussels December 20, 2012. The war in Syria has become divided across sectarian lines, increasingly pitting the ruling Alawite community against the majority Sunnis, with foreign fighters ass
Chairman of the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria Paulo Pinheiro and member Carla del Ponte address a joint news conference in Brussels December 20, 2012. The war in Syria has become divided across sectarian lines, increasingly pitting the ruling Alawite community against the majority S
Syrian children at a playground last week at a refugee camp in Zaatari, Jordan. Many speak of exacting revenge on the Alawites when they get back home.