China urges UN role on Syria after US gives up

Russia and China have both vetoed previous Western efforts to impose UN penalties on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

`US aims for psychological effect with strikes on Syria`

Limited military strikes against Syria favoured by US President Barack Obama may have a psychological effect but little practical impact on Damascus regime`s firepower.

`Pakistan Taliban`s claim of presence in Syria doubtful`

Syria`s main opposition group has said a Pakistani Taliban commander`s claim that his fighters are establishing a presence in Syria is doubtful.

Man charged with spying for Syria in Germany

German prosecutors have charged a German-Syrian dual national with spying on exiled dissidents in Germany for Syria`s intelligence services.

Assad still confident of controlling Syria

Assad is still confident that he can ride out the maelstrom engulfing his country, according to Syrians familiar with the thinking of the regime.

Bloodiest day in Syria: 400 reported killed

As many as 397 people were killed in Syria Saturday in what could be the country`s bloodiest day since the start of the uprising.

Syrian diplomat in Russia to discuss peace plan

Just two days after UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to negotiate peace plan, Syria has sent top diplomats to Russia in order to discuss the same.