International Crisis Group (www.crisisgroup.org) Respected international NGO known for its objective, detailed coverage of conflicts worldwide.
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (www.syriahr.com/en) Tireless collating of deaths and battles from inside Syria.
Syria News Wire (www.newsfromsyria.com) A blog on the Syrian conflict coming out of Damascus and London.
Unesco (www.unesco.org) Go to the 'Safeguarding Syrian Cultural Heritage' section for the most comprehensive coverage of the threat to Syria's cultural heritage.
BBC News (www.bbc.com/news/world/middle_east) Comprehensive, up-to-the-minute news on the region.
Al Jazeera (www.aljazeera.com/topics/regions/middleeast.html) Reporting from an Arab perspective.