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UN slams Syria`s announcement of presidential elections

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 02:24

The United Nations sharply criticized Syria`s decision today to hold a presidential election June 3 in the midst of war, saying it would torpedo a political resolution of the conflict.

Second-round Syria peace talks bog down in bitterness

Last Updated: Monday, February 10, 2014, 23:12

Second round of peace talks between Syrian government and opposition bogged down in recriminations about who was responsible for escalating violence that has killed hundreds in the past few days.

Russia`s Putin says Syria violence could hit ex-Soviet bloc

Last Updated: Monday, September 23, 2013, 20:27

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned ex-Soviet allies on Monday that Islamist militancy fuelling the war in Syria could reach their countries, some of which have Muslim majorities.

Assad continues to butcher his own people: White House

Last Updated: Sunday, June 23, 2013, 00:36

Calling for an end to violence in Syria, the White House has said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continued to butcher his own people and therefore he is needed to go.

Chuck Hagel meets Israeli Defence Minister, discusses Syria, Iran

Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2013, 08:40

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel met his Israeli counterpart Moshe Ya`alon, at the Pentagon and discussed the current situation in Syria and the elections in Iran.

Bashar al-Assad accuses Britain of `bullying’ Syria

Last Updated: Sunday, March 03, 2013, 11:55

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the British government of bullying and naivety in its approach to end the two-year-old crisis in his nation.

UN chief urges international action on Syria

Last Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2013, 13:24

According to UN estimates, over 60,000 people have been killed in Syria since the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad began in early 2011.

UN chief concerned over militarisation of Syrian conflict

Last Updated: Thursday, December 20, 2012, 10:39

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern at the "increased militarisation of the conflict and the potential for sectarian atrocities" in Syria, Xinhua reported.

UN pulling staff from Syria, violence near capital

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 04, 2012, 14:34

The UN said it was withdrawing staff because of deteriorating security conditions.

Assad forces stepping up ‘brutalities’ against Syrians: US

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 13:57

There has been no change in the policy of the Obama Administration to provide non-lethal aid to the Syrian opposition.

Daddy, there`s lots of firing: Syrian teen`s last SMS

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 13:49

A Syrian teen sent one last SMS to her father, reminding him how much she loved her family.

No US intervention in Syria: State Department

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 13:53

The US does not plan to use military force in Syria, US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.