World | Reuters | Thursday November 14, 2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the conflict in Syria with President Bashar al-Assad by phone in their first talks in more than two years, praising his readiness to send delegates to peace talks and destroy chemical arms, the Kremlin said.
World | Associated Press | Saturday November 2, 2013
In the midst of a conflict rife with sectarianism, a giant bronze statue of Jesus has gone up on a Syrian mountain, apparently under cover of a truce among three factions in the country's civil war.
World | Associated Press | Sunday October 20, 2013
Amid all the bloodshed, confusion and deadlock of Syria's civil war, one fact is emerging after two and a half years - no conflict ever has been covered this way.
World | Reuters | Wednesday October 2, 2013
Global powers are "on the right track" with a plan to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons and can avert military intervention in the conflict if they work together, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
India | Press Trust of India | Saturday September 28, 2013
India strongly pitched for a political settlement to the Syrian crisis, with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh saying there is no military solution to the lethal conflict that threatens regional stability.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 17, 2013
The foreign ministers of Russia and France today admitted they still had differences over their approaches on how to end the Syrian conflict, despite a landmark agreement for Damascus to hand over its chemical weapons.
World | Reuters | Tuesday September 17, 2013
Syria accused Western powers today of trying to wreck prospects for a negotiated settlement to the country's 2-1/2-year conflict by imposing preconditions on the peace process and supporting rebel fighters.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 16, 2013
On the streets of Damascus, a US-Russian deal on Syria's chemical weapons has brought relief and hope the end of the country's devastating 30-month conflict may be in sight.
India | Press Trust of India | Friday September 13, 2013
India today expressed deep concern over the conflict in Syria, saying world powers should not resort to any military intervention in that country.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday September 10, 2013
President Barack Obama has agreed to discussions at the United Nations Security Council on a proposal from Russia to secure Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles, a White House official said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday September 10, 2013
The US Senate will hold a procedural vote Wednesday on a measure authorizing President Barack Obama to use military force against Syria.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday September 9, 2013
US Secretary of State John Kerry said today that the solution to the Syrian conflict must be political not military as Washington began a crucial week in its bid to persuade a sceptical public and Congress of the need for strikes.
World | Associated Press | Monday September 9, 2013
Syrian President Bashar Assad is warning there will be retaliation against the US for any military strike launched in response to a chemical weapons attack.
World | Reuters | Saturday September 7, 2013
Turmoil in Syria and Egypt is nudging Israelis and Palestinians toward peace, a US official said on Friday as Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Europe for talks about that conflict and a possible US strike on Syrian targets.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 7, 2013
UN agencies have drawn up emergency plans for a military strike on Syria but are determined to keep delivering aid in the stricken country, a top UN official said on Friday.
World | Reuters | Friday September 6, 2013
US President Barack Obama has resisted pressure Friday to abandon plans for air strikes against Syria and enlisted the support of 10 fellow leaders for a "strong" response to a chemical weapons attack.
World | Associated Press | Friday September 6, 2013
Ten members of the Group of 20 international economies joined the United States in accusing the Syrian government of carrying a chemical weapons attack on civilians last month and called for a strong international response against the regime of Syria...
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday September 6, 2013
US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin failed to bridge their bitter divisions over US plans for military action against the Syrian regime, and Washington signalled that it has given up on securing Moscow's support at th...
World | Reuters | Friday September 6, 2013
Chinese President Xi Jinping told his US counterpart Barack Obama that the crisis in Syria should not be resolved through a military strike and urged him to consider a political solution, state news agency Xinhua said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 4, 2013
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon suggested that a military strike on Syria over the use of chemical weapons could worsen the country's conflict.