The latest news on Syria
U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice says rate of killings is higher than before Arab League monitors arrived.
The Arab League called for an emergency meeting to discuss withdrawing the group's monitors from Syria.
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The Obama administration expands contacts with opponents of Syria's President Bashar Assad.
The Arab League approved unprecedented economic sanctions against Syria.
As Syrian people begin to take up arms, the U.S. could act for more peaceful solutions.
Syria blames violence on foreign-backed armed groups.
Leaders in the region offer to hasten Assad's "inevitable" departure from power.
Women's advocates argue that other nations have reconciled rights issues with Islam.