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Syria chemical arms destruction deadline won``t be met: U.N

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 05:00

The United Nations has confirmed that the destruction of Syria`s chemical arsenal will not be completed by June 30, a final deadline set as part of a 2013 deal that averted U.S. air strikes against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad`s government.

Syrians stream to embassies to vote in controversial poll

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 01:17

Syrian expats streamed to their embassy in Beirut Wednesday to vote in a controversial presidential election, as war raged at home and bombs killed more than 40 people in the city of Aleppo.

20 killed in Syria mortar attack

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 08:38

At least 20 people were killed and many wounded Thursday evening when a mortar shell struck a gathering of President Bashar al-Assad supporters in the Daraa province, a pro-government radio reported.

Iran`s Rouhani says `terrorists` must be expelled from Syria

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 19:58

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told visiting UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Sunday that part of a solution to the Syria crisis is to expel "terrorist groups" from that country, a report said.

Barack Obama strike threat is butt of Syrian jokes

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 23:23

A Syrian caricature shows US President Barack Obama smile and pluck the petals of a daisy, as he wonders, "Should I bomb? Or shouldn`t I bomb?"

Cameron claims India support on Syria, Delhi raises issue

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 03, 2013, 17:34

British Prime Minister David Cameron`s remarks that India was among countries which pointed the `finger of blame` for the Syrian crisis on Prez Bashar al Assad has prompted New Delhi to take up the matter with the UK government.

`Syria warplanes bombard outskirts of Damascus`

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 22:03

Syrian warplanes launched a series of strikes on the outskirts of Damascus on Saturday as President Bashar al-Assad`s regime pressed a bid to drive back rebels, a monitoring group said.

Turkey arrests key suspect in deadly border blasts

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 16:09

A key suspect in twin car bombings that killed 52 people in a Turkish city near the Syrian border last month has been arrested while trying to flee to country.

‘Assad living on warship guarded by Russian navy’

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 18:32

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family are living on a warship guarded by the Russian navy.

Indonesian President calls for Assad`s ouster

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 08, 2013, 22:32

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has called upon Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down, a media report said Tuesday.

Syrian cabinet to discuss implementation of Assad’s ‘peace proposal’

Last Updated: Monday, January 07, 2013, 20:14

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s proposal to resolve the country`s crisis has evoked mixed reactions from within and outside Syria.

Russian FM says Syrian President Assad won`t go

Last Updated: Sunday, December 30, 2012, 09:37

Russia`s foreign minister said on Saturday that Syrian President Bashar Assad has no intention of stepping down and it would be impossible to try to persuade him otherwise.