Calls for new popular uprisings throughout Syria

A Facebook group that has been calling for recent protests in Syria posted calls for new “popular uprisings” in all cities in the country Saturday, a day after Syrian troops reportedly opened fire at peaceful protesters at deadly demonstrations.

Syrian troops storm protest sit-in near Damascus

Security troops stormed a protest sit-in near the capital Damascus, arresting about 200 people in the midnight raid, activists said Saturday, the latest violence in the unrelenting crackdown on protests that have spread to this Mideast country.

Syria’s Day of Dignity Becomes a Day of Death

The accounts of Syria’s “Friday of Dignity” are startling — with episodes full of surprising dissent and immediate repression. In Damascus’ famed Umayyad mosque, a confrontation reportedly broke out during the imam’s sermon just as the cleric blamed Facebook and foreign meddling for the country’s week of unrest.

Syrian regime braces for ‘day of dignity’ protests

Authorities in Syria are bracing for the possibility of further protests, following a week of unrest that has left dozens dead. Activists have called for “Day of Dignity” rallies at mosques across Syria on Friday, despite a reform pledge by the government.