The entire country of Syria has gone offline, again; as in, it's happened before. The outage began today at 12:00 PM PT and still hasn't been resolved as of the time of this writing. What caused the outage is unknown, but the Syrian government is supposedly a likely culprit.
What can we do? Hug your Internet and tell you how much you love it.
In all seriousness, Syria is in the midst of a pretty nasty civil war, and my heart goes out to anyone who just lost contact with friends and family over there. Let's hope this gets rectified quickly.