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`Lebanon lost $7.5 billion due to Syrian crisis`

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 23:53

A World Bank report estimated economic losses to Lebanon resulting from the Syrian crisis since 2011 to be around $7.5 billion, a Lebanese daily reported Thursday.

Top donor countries `failing` Syrians: Oxfam

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 13:13

Donor countries, among them France, Qatar and Russia, are failing to adequately fund the humanitarian response to the Syrian crisis, an international aid agency said Thursday.

Iraq launches peace initiative for Syrian crisis

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 04, 2013, 20:37

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Wednesday launched a new peace initiative to end the Syrian crisis and called on the Arab countries and the world to back his plan.

Vatican warns over Syria `world conflict`

Last Updated: Monday, September 02, 2013, 22:15

A top Vatican official on Monday warned the war in Syria could escalate into a global conflict, a day after Pope Francis made an impassioned call for peace.

Iran, Russia discuss Syrian crisis

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013, 19:42

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed the mounting pressures on Syria and agreed to step up efforts to prevent any military action against Syria, Press TV reported Thursday.

Iran, UN envoy want political solution to Syrian crisis

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013, 23:34

Iranian Foreign Minister and UN-Arab League joint special representative to Syria have stressed need for a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

Kerry defers Pak visit because of Syrian crisis

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 14:04

US Secretary of State John Kerry has been forced to defer a visit to Pakistan till next month because of the crisis in Syria, officials said on Tuesday.

No military solution to Syria conflict: UN chief

Last Updated: Saturday, June 15, 2013, 11:06

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has reaffirmed his organisation`s determination to seek a political settlement to the long-standing crisis in Syria and said "there is no military solution" to the conflict.

UN inquiry report `not neutral`, says Syria

Last Updated: Friday, January 04, 2013, 17:54

The Syrian government slammed as "unprofessional and not neutral" a recent report by the UN Commission of Inquiry which accused the Syrian administration of huge human rights violations.

Moscow denies Russia-US plan over Syrian crisis

Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2012, 18:33

The Foreign Ministry denied it has made a joint plan with the United States to solve the Syrian crisis.

Brahimi discusses with Syria`s Assad ways to end crisis

Last Updated: Monday, December 24, 2012, 19:15

The UN-Arab League joint special envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, said here that he discussed ways of ending the Syrian crisis with Assad.

NATO missiles` deployment to worsen Syrian crisis: Iran

Last Updated: Saturday, November 24, 2012, 08:32

Iran has said the deployment of NATO`s Patriot missiles in Turkey near the Syrian border will only aggravate the prevailing Syrian crisis.