World | Associated Press | Tuesday December 3, 2013
A growing body of evidence collected by UN investigators points to the involvement of senior Syrian officials, including President Bashar Assad, in crimes against humanity and war crimes, the UN's top human rights official said on Monday.
World | Reuters | Wednesday November 27, 2013
The commander of the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) said on Tuesday his group would shun a planned peace conference in Switzerland in January and would pursue its fight to topple President Bashar al-Assad regardless.
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 | Reuters | Monday October 28, 2013
Main Syrian rebel brigades have announced their opposition to an international peace conference on Syria if it does not result in President Bashar al-Assad's removal, piling pressure on the political opposition not to attend.
World | Associated Press | Friday October 25, 2013
Syrian government troops on Friday ambushed rebels near the capital, Damascus, killing at least 40 opposition fighters, state media reported. The ambush was part of the military's offensive against rebel strongholds around President Bashar Assad's se...
World | Associated Press | Thursday October 24, 2013
Syrian authorities have released a total of 61 women detainees, an activist group said Thursday, the latest in a three-way prisoner exchange that was one of the more ambitious negotiated deals in the country's civil war in which rival factions remain...
World | Reuters | Sunday October 20, 2013
Syrian rebels blew up an army checkpoint outside Damascus on Saturday and more than 30 combatants from both sides died in the blast and ensuing clashes, a monitoring group said.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday October 14, 2013
Two cars laden with explosives and driven by suicide bombers blew up in the centre of the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday night, state media reported.
World | Reuters | Friday October 11, 2013
The global chemical weapons watchdog working to eliminate chemical weapons stockpiles around the battlefields of Syria's civil war won the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday.
World | Associated Press | Friday October 4, 2013
Syrian President Bashar Assad said it's still too early to say whether he'll run for re-election next year, but suggested he would refrain from seeking a third term - if he feels that's what most Syrians want him to do.
World | Reuters | Friday September 27, 2013
U.N. chemical weapons inspectors in Syria are investigating seven cases of alleged chemical or biological weapons use, including three incidents around Damascus after the August 21 attack which almost triggered U.S. air strikes.
World | Reuters | Thursday September 26, 2013
Fleeing the bloodshed and destruction of civil war in Syria, Yosra Mustafa and 15 members of her extended family crossed into Turkey, but found life there too expensive. They tried their luck with Jordan, but were refused entry. Lebanon came to nothi...
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday September 25, 2013
While most Syrians get poorer with every day of war, Aleppo's main gun seller Abu Mohammad is doing just fine by selling firearms, including rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and even swords.
World | Reuters | Friday September 20, 2013
French President Francois Hollande suggested for the first time on Thursday that Paris could arm Syrian rebels in a "controlled framework," given that they were now caught between the Syrian government on one side and radical Islamists on the other.
World | Reuters | Wednesday September 18, 2013
President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that there will ultimately need to be a political transition in Syria in which President Bashar al-Assad gives up power in the wake of a deal aimed at gaining international control of Syrian chemical weapons.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday September 14, 2013
Nearly 500 boat people, mainly Syrian, have been rescued off of Italian coasts in the past 24 hours, the coastguard said on Saturday.
World | Associated Press | Monday September 2, 2013
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned that military strikes against his country would risk triggering a regional war.
World | Reuters | Saturday August 31, 2013
Russia's President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday it would be "utter nonsense" for the Syrian government to use chemical weapons when it was winning its war with rebels, and urged U.S. President Barack Obama not to attack Syrian forces.
World | Reuters | Sunday August 25, 2013
Syrian authorities warned the United States against any military action over a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria's civil war, saying this would "create a ball of fire that will inflame the Middle East".
World | Reuters | Thursday August 15, 2013
UN experts will travel to Syria imminently to investigate claims of chemical weapons use during that country's civil war after the United Nations and the Syrian government agreed on details of the trip, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednes...