Capital: Damascus
Population: 22.5 Million
Muslims Percent: 74% Sunni Muslims, 16% other Muslim (includes Alawite, Druze)

History of Syria (Shaam)

Syria profile: A chronology of key events - BBC

Assad's Alawites: An entrenched community - Al Jazeera

Assad's Alawites: The guardians of the throne - Al Jazeera

Latest News on Syria from Islamic News Updates

29/04/11 Robert Fisk: Out of Syria's darkness come tales of terror
28/04/11 Deraa: A city under a dark siege
25/10/08 Ode to Damascus: The Syrian capital reveals its secrets
21/02/08 Syria: The Changing Face of Syria
05/02/07 Syria refuses to help refugees driven from Iraq
17/10/07 Syrian human rights activists under siege, watchdog warns
28/05/07 Democracy Damascus style: Assad the only choice in referendum
02/09/06 The final place of refuge for Christians in the Middle East is under threat
29/08/06 Islamic Revival in Syria Is Led by Women
31/05/06 Syria's silent purge
09/08/05 Christians and Muslims: Living in harmony in Syria
11/06/05 Syria accused of having hit list in Lebanon
10/06/05 Assad finds new strength in adversity
06/06/05 An underlying control-freak mentality often results in disastrous attempts at reform in Arab countries


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