The small room in the back of the Monsours house is set up for two people -- two desks, two night stands, and two beds. Both beds have matching sheets and pillowcases adorned with Superman caricatures.
Watch CNN's Ben Wedeman and crew sneak into Aleppo, Syria, to report on the conflict and how they get back out.
He wasn't a fighter or a revolutionary, he didn't live by the gun. But 45-year-old Hassan, a shopkeeper, died from an unseen sniper's bullet.
Great Britain said Friday it plans to send an extra 5 million pounds in aid to the Syrian rebels.
CNN's Jill Dougherty takes a look at the inner circle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and whether any will defect.
The rebel battalions and commanders battling Syria's Bashar al-Assad regime are signing a "code of conduct" pledging to refrain from torture and other human rights abuses, an opposition group said on Wednesday.
Two dozen U.N. monitors fled Aleppo on Tuesday, joining the steady stream of civilians who are escaping the fighting between rebels and regime forces.
The Syrian Army assaulted the city of Houla on May 25, murdering 90 people, 30 of them children younger than 10. Amateur video reveals rows of bodies, adults and children, riddled with bullet holes and filling makeshift morgues. Earlier, reports from Homs described people tortured, doused in gasoline and set on fire, with the death toll including men, women and children.
CNN's Max Foster talks to Barbara Starr and Fawaz Gerges about the ramifications for this latest defect from Syria.
Rebel and Syrian forces battled early Saturday for a building that houses state-run TV and radio studios in Aleppo, a day after the U.N. General Assembly approved a resolution that slams the Syrian government for its actions and the Security Council for its failure to counter the crisis.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports on the fight over Aleppo, and how rebel fighters took control of a military base near the city.
Syria's president exhorted his country's armed forces on Wednesday to restore stability to his nation, reeling from a growing grass-roots armed resistance.
In what has been one of the hottest summers many Syrians can remember, the classrooms of an elementary school in the north of the country are packed full -- not with schoolchildren, but with pro-government prisoners captured by rebels.
CNN's Ivan Watson reports as he watches a battle between rebels and Syrian army forces at an army base north of Aleppo.
Rebels captured a government military base Monday on the outskirts of Aleppo, the hotly contested Syrian metropolis that has seen more than a week of bloody clashes.
Syrians besieged in Aleppo are desperately trying to leave the city. CNN's Ivan Watson reports.
They packed one on top of another -- children, parents, grandparents -- onto motorcycles, as many as six at a time, and then sped away as fast as they could. Others clambered into cars, as gunfire crackled around them.
Syrian troops at a besieged military base just north of Aleppo fired out in three directions on Sunday in the face of a rebel onslaught, part of a high-stakes battle for a city where a top regional leader claimed war crimes are being committed.
Hot wind blew dust down a lonely stretch of country road.
Tanks pounded the Syrian city of Aleppo on Saturday, a sign that a much-feared government offensive in the country's largest city has started, as the opposition warned its allies they would bear responsibility for a "massacre" if they don't act soon.
Journalist Luke Harding tells CNN of the conditions inside the Syrian city of Aleppo.
A distant machine gun rattled away in vain as a military helicopter flew long, slow circles, arcing from the contested Syrian city of Aleppo over to the rebel-controlled town of Anadan, six miles to the north.
Mohamed Rashid walked out of the gate of his house with a giant blood stain on his white T-shirt.
Bullets and bombs rain down on Syrian rebels as government forces strike back. CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
General Jim Jones tells Christiane Amanpour the U.S. should put in place a plan for a post-Assad Syria.
As the crisis in Syria intensifies and Bashar al-Assad's hold on power starts to unravel, concerns are mounting over what may come next for the beleaguered nation.
CNN's Ivan Watson finds that fighting in one Syrian town has left rubble, stunned survivors and not much else.
After months of fighting, the regime's men finally abandoned this strategic crossroads.
After 16 months, the Syrian crisis zeros in on Aleppo. CNN's Jon Mann talks to ITN correspondent Alex Thomson.
The U.N. Security Council renewed its Syrian observer mission for 30 days Friday, a small reprieve for a unit tasked with monitoring a failed peace plan.
Syrian TV shows new video of President Bashar al-Assad, the first since a deadly attack on top officials Wednesday.
Bombers killed at least seven people at a pro-regime Syrian satellite channel Wednesday, the government said, as world diplomats were making another try at ending the violence raging across the country.
Rebel fighters killed 16 Syrian soldiers in a battle in the northern Syria town of Daret Azza on Sunday, the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Diplomats sought new ways to forge peace in Syria on Friday as the killings continued in the restive land.
The Syrian government blamed last Friday's rebel attack on an electric power station in downtown Damascus on "armed terrorist gangs" -- the same epithet it has used to describe the protest movement that erupted in the southern border city of Daraa more than a year ago.
A car explosion shook the city of Deir Ezzor on Saturday, opposition activists and the Syrian regime said, adding to a spate of similar bombings in recent weeks.
A U.N. report says Iran is exporting weapons to Syria. Mohammed Jamjoom reports.
Syrian forces opened fire Friday on anti-government demonstrators in Aleppo, the opposition claimed, a day after thousands purportedly took to the streets calling for an end to the regime in a city widely considered a stronghold of President Bashar al-Assad.
A video purportedly released by a shadowy, Syrian-based terrorist group claimed responsibility Saturday for dual suicide bombings that killed dozens and wounded hundreds in the country's capital this week.
A powerful explosion rocked Aleppo, Syria's most populous city, late Friday, killing a guard at an office of President Bashar al-Assad's ruling Baath Party, opposition groups reported.
Two powerful explosions kill dozens of people in the Syrian capital of Damascus. CNN's Arwa Damon reports.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned a bomb blast Wednesday near a convoy of U.N. observers that was entering the southern Syrian city of Daraa.
Syrians are expected to go to the polls Monday to vote in parliamentary elections that are being held amid ongoing violence and increasing international pressure on the embattled government of President Bashar al-Assad.
An explosion at a car wash near Syria's largest city of Aleppo killed at least five people Saturday, opposition activists said.
Syrian government snipers and other forces stalked opponents in homes and neighborhoods Friday in a campaign of gunfire, shelling and arrests amid mass protests against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad, an opposition group said.
Syrian security forces unleashed a deadly push on a prominent university to clamp down Thursday on student dissent, the opposition said.
CNN's Nima Elbagir describes the plight of missing Syrian activists who helped British photographer Paul Conroy escape.
The situation in Syria poses a seemingly unending series of new challenges: Challenges that can either stun you into silence or propel you deeper into the steaming cauldron of propaganda, murder, misery and ultimately death that is now life in Syria.
The once-fractured Syrian opposition appeared to take major steps forward Sunday, with the Syrian National Council earning international recognition and vowing to pay members of its fighting force who are battling President Bashar al-Assad's own troops.
Some Syrian writers used to like Bashar al-Assad. Choosing their words carefully, they might say they tolerated him.
Fresh explosions and riveting gunfire punctuated the pre-dawn hours Monday in cities around Syria, opposition activists said, with the ongoing violence coming on the heels of yet another bloody weekend in the embattled nation.
At least 45 women and children were killed in the Syrian city of Homs late Sunday, opposition activists said, hours after the U.N. special envoy to Syria met with the country's president in an effort to reach a diplomatic solution to end the violence.
Desperation and a rapidly growing death toll serve as a backdrop for a new effort dozens of countries are launching in hopes of finally stemming the brutal crackdown under way in Syria.
CNN's Jim Clancy profiles Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the accident that propelled him to the Presidency.
A low-slung skyline. A slate gray sky. Rumbling. Close your eyes. It could be the sound of rolling thunder.
Leaders in the U.S. are considering their options when it comes to stopping violence in Syria.
The mother of an Ohio-born man is "hanging on by a thread" after her son disappeared earlier this month in violence-wracked Syria, according to family members.
The U.S. government confirmed Friday the arrest of a U.S. citizen in Syria, a State Department official said.
CNN's Arwa Damon speaks to a Syrian army defector and a family who fled from Homs.
The cell phone video stutters as it records the movement of soldiers and Syrian militia on the streets from an upstairs window. A whispered commentary describes the scene. Another video shows vehicles riddled with bullet holes, shattered apartments, glass shards and concrete lumps mixed with patches of blood. In yet another, protesters flee as heavy-caliber weapons fire ricochets off buildings.
A Syrian city known for its relative calm during the Syrian uprising has been stormed by security forces, an opposition activist group said Tuesday.
Arwa Damon reports on a family's loss of their daughter who activists say was dismembered by Syrian security forces.
The embattled Syrian army is being pushed to the limit as anti-government demonstrations persist across the restive landscape, and the opposition "will likely take on an increasingly armed aspect in the face of brutal oppression," a new report says.
CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports on the growing unrest in Syria as residents endure a second day of attacks in Hama.
Clashes in Syria's streets have led to the deaths of 11 civilians since Friday, according to Local Coordination Committees of Syria, a dissident group.
Perhaps as many as six protesters died in Syria Friday as demonstrators took to the streets across the country, according to activist reports.
CNN's Matthew Chance talks to a man who escaped to Turkey after he was shot three times during a protest in Syria.
At least nine people were killed in an angry day of protests across Syria on Friday, six in the restive western city of Homs and three others in the outskirts of the capital Damascus.
Syrian tanks and helicopters opened fire and killed at least two civilians as the military advanced through a series of villages in northwestern Syria Thursday, a push that sent residents running for the hills, a villager told CNN.
Fighting raged in a major Syrian city Tuesday, with at least two people killed and several others wounded, an activist group said.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad addresses his nation after recent government clampdowns on demonstrators.
CNN's Rima Maktabi is on the border as people flee Syria into Lebanon, leaving violence and death behind.
Syria weathered more anti-government ferment over the past day as the embattled regime girded for another round of nationwide protests Friday.
Videos posted online show tanks in Syrian streets, scrambling crowds and the menacing sounds of sniper fire.
Syria's president lifted the country's 48-year-old state of emergency Thursday, one of three expected government moves aimed at fostering stability among a discontented populace.
A protest erupted in Syria's largest city Wednesday after government warnings against public gatherings, and security forces seized a top dissident even as the regime took steps to lift the country's emergency law.
The Syrian government resigned Tuesday amid an unusual wave of unrest that has roiled the nation, state TV reported.
A collection of ancient statues destroyed during the British bombing of Berlin in World War II have been painstakingly restored and are being displayed.
German archaeologists piece together the shattered remnants of the statues of Tell Halaf. CNN's Diana Magnay reports
Spanish police have arrested two Syrian-born men in Madrid for collaboration with an Islamic terrorist group, including one who was acquitted two years ago at a major trial of al Qaeda suspects in Spain, the country's Interior Ministry says.
What is it: A hammam style massage for men that is supposed to provide all the relaxation and invigorating effects of a traditional Turkish massage, but without the mild homoeroticism or feeling that you've been abused at the end of it all. The luxurious One Aldwych Hotel's Health Club couldn't be further away from a traditional hammam, located in the lower ground floor of the hotel with a 16-meter pool, sauna and treatment rooms, fitted out in understated style.
I land in Beirut around 4 p.m. after a pretty exhausting set of flights from Atlanta. I am immediately met by my producer and driver and whisked to a double-parked van outside the airport.
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Sunday she saw "positive elements" coming out of a meeting between a U.N. envoy and the president of Syria over the presence of Syrian troops in Lebanon.
A U.N. envoy has said that the leader of Syria gave him a timetable for the withdrawal of Syrian troops and intelligence agents out of Lebanon, a commitment the diplomat hails as "historic."