Syrian dissidents ask leaders to act, not just speak

Members of the Syrian National Council have asked leaders attending global summits to act and not just speak about resolving the crisis in Syria.

Syrian troops renew shelling of Homs; 38 killed

Regime forces also unleashed a new round of heavy shelling and sent reinforcements to a mountainous area near the coastal city of Latakia.

Syrian opposition elects new leader

Syria`s main opposition group, the Syrian National Council (SNC), has elected Kurdish activist Abdel Basset Sieda as its new leader.

Syrian National Council meets to elect new chief

The Syrian National Council was formed in Istanbul in September 2011. It has been a strong force challenging the Syrian government ``s rule over its handling of domestic protests.

Syrian Opposition calls for international monitors

Syria is becoming increasingly isolated with the US pulling out its ambassador to Damascus on Monday.