Activists say car bomb in eastern Syria kills 7

A car bomb exploded in eastern Syria near the border with Iraq on today, killing at least seven people, including a local rebel commander, opposition activists said.

Syria opposition insists West wants Assad out

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Syrian forces kill 14 as anti-regime demos spread

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".

Songwriter of Syria uprising meets gruesome death

Ibrahim Qashoush`s lyrics moved thousands of protesters in Syria who sang his jaunty verses.

US exploits Syria uprising to save Israel: Iran

Tehran sees Syria`s unrest as a "Zionist plot" against its close ally Damascus.

At least 1,100 civilians killed in Syria uprising: Group

Syrian human rights organization Sawasiah said it had the names of the 1,100 people who it reported were killed mostly in the southern Hauran Plain region, where the uprising erupted on March 18.