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Syria opposition insists West wants Assad out

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 06:12

A senior member of the Syrian opposition said Western nations had offered reassurances that President Bashar al-Assad will play no role in a negotiated political transition.

Inaction against Syria would embolden Islamists: Kerry

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 12:13

The US Congress took steps to accelerate the voting process on the resolution to authorise military action against the Assad regime.

UN chief welcomes Pope`s statement calling for peace in Syria

Last Updated: Friday, September 06, 2013, 12:09

Pope Francis had invited people of all faiths to join him and the world`s Catholics in a day of prayer and fasting on September 7 to end the conflict in Syria.

Israel says attacks on Syria not tantamount to war

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 16:08

Israel sought to play down its attack on Syrian soldiers during an air strike on research facilities and weapons shipments that were bound for the Hezbollah in Lebanon.

No hard evidence of chemical weapons in Syria: Moscow

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 09:26

Russia does not have conclusive evidence that chemical weapons have been used in Syria, Russian Security Council head Nikolai Patrushev said.

March deadliest month yet in Syria uprising, 6000 dead

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013, 00:38

More than 6,000 people were killed in the Syrian civil war in March alone, according to a leading activist group that reported it was the deadliest month yet in the 2-year-old conflict.

Syrian refugees may double or triple this year: UN official

Last Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013, 10:49

The United Nations has warmed that the number of refugees from Syria may double or even triple this year if the two-year-old bloody uprising does not end.

UN staffer missing on Israel-Syria border

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 09:10

UN deputy spokesman Eduardo del Buey would not say whether the missing person was a military or civilian member of the international or local staff.

Over 60 found shot execution style in Syria’s Aleppo

Last Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 13:54

The bodies of at least 68 young men and boys, all executed with a single gunshot to the head or neck, were found in a river in the Syrian city of Aleppo.

Russia denies supplying Syria with offensive weapons

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 10:12

Russia has denied to have supplied Syria with offensive weapons, Xinhua reported.

Syrian forces kill 14 as anti-regime demos spread

Last Updated: Friday, September 02, 2011, 12:42

Activists reported "huge demonstrations" after weekly Muslim prayers in response to calls from an Internet group that urged rallies against President Bashar al-Assad`s regime under the banner "death rather than humiliation".

3,000 people missing in Syrian uprising: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 18:25

The online activist group Avaaz.org said its investigation has identified 2,918 Syrians who were arrested or abducted by force by security troops and whose whereabouts are now unknown.