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The Syrian authorities have arrested six political and human rights activists as part of what campaigners say is the biggest crackdown on dissidents in years.
Syrian security forces have arrested all members of the country's only active political forum in the latest crackdown against activists.

Syrian President Bashar al-Asad has freed two students jailed for opposing the goals of the revolution that brought his party to power in 1963, activists say.

Syria has freed 112 political prisoners under a presidential pardon on Tuesday, the official news agency reported.

Syrian military court has sentenced 14 human rights activists to jail for belonging to a banned group after they attended a lecture condemning the country's emergency law.

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