UN Council set for Syria clash as West readies attack

The United Nations Security Council was set for a showdown over Syria on Wednesday after Britain sought authorization for Western military action that Russia called premature.

Syria clash with Turkey may escalate: Panetta

Panetta said the US is using its diplomatic channels to relay worries about the fighting in the hopes that it will not broaden.

August deadliest month in Syria; 5,000 killed

Around 5,000 people died in Syria`s civil war in August, making it the deadliest month since violence started 18 months ago.

UN chief asks for help to end Syrian conflict

UN Sec-Gen Ban Ki-moon has called on outside parties, especially countries in the Middle East, "to do all they can" to help end the Syrian conflict.

Five killed, many injured in Syria blast

At least five people were killed and about 30 injured in a car bomb blast in the Jaramana neighbourhood of Damascus.