International Crisis Group ( Respected international NGO known for its objective, detailed coverage of conflicts worldwide.

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ( Tireless collating of deaths and battles from inside Syria.

Syria News Wire ( A blog on the Syrian conflict coming out of Damascus and London.

Unesco ( Go to the 'Safeguarding Syrian Cultural Heritage' section for the most comprehensive coverage of the threat to Syria's cultural heritage.

BBC News ( Comprehensive, up-to-the-minute news on the region.

Al Jazeera ( Reporting from an Arab perspective.