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Syria at `critical moment`, China tells opposition chief

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 16:25

Syria has reached a "critical moment" as the world awaits news of fresh peace talks, China`s foreign minister told the warring nation`s opposition leader Ahmad Jarba in Beijing Wednesday.

Syria rebels get US-made missiles: Source

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 23:36

Syrian rebels fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad for the first time received at least 20 US-made TOW anti-tank missiles from a "Western source," a rebel official told AFP on Tuesday.

Syria troops retake Christian town of Maalula

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 15:56

Syrian regime troops retook the ancient Christian town of Maalula on Monday, a day after President Bashar al-Assad said the conflict was turning in his government`s favour.

Syria`s Assad says war turning in regime`s favour

Last Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 23:38

Syria`s President Bashar al-Assad said on Sunday the three-year war tearing the country apart is turning in the government`s favour, state television reported.

Syria death toll from rebel infighting jumps to 68

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 16:43

Activists say the death toll from infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in eastern Syria has jumped to 68.

Twin car bombs kill 25 in Syria`s Homs: State media

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 06:26

Damascus: Two car bombs killed at least 25 people, including women and children, in a government-held neighbourhood of Syria`s central city of Homs on Thursday, state news agency SANA reported.

Twin car bombs kill 25 in Syria`s Homs: State media

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 23:21

At least 25 people, including women and children, were killed when two car bombs exploded in the central Syrian city of Homs, state-run media reported.

`US finalizing plan to boost support for Syrian rebels`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 05, 2014, 09:14

The US government is finalizing a plan to increase training and small-arms shipments for Syrian rebels, two US security sources said on Friday, as Syrian government troops gain momentum following the collapse of US-backed peace talks.

About half Syria`s chemicals packed for removal, violence halts convoys: UN

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 09:14

Syria has packed 40 percent of its chemical weapons arsenal into containers to be taken outside the country and destroyed, and convoy security has been deployed to deal with violence around the port city of Latakia, the head of the mission overseeing the operation said on Thursday.

West, Middle East powers warn against Syria election

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 00:49

Eleven Western and Middle Eastern powers on Thursday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad against holding elections, saying that the vote would have no credibility amid the country`s brutal civil war.

More than 150,000 killed in Syria conflict: NGO

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014, 20:22

More than 150,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011, a monitoring group said in a new toll released on Tuesday.

More than 50 Syria rebels, jihadists killed: NGO

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 00:18

More than 50 rebels and jihadists were killed in fighting in northeast Syria`s Hasakeh province as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) overran a town bordering Iraq, an NGO said on Sunday.