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Syria presidential vote on June 3: Parliament speaker

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 17:04

Syria will hold presidential elections that are expected to return President Bashar al-Assad to office on June 3, the country`s parliamentary speaker said on Monday.

Syria presidential vote on June 3: Parliament Speaker

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 15:29

Syria will hold presidential elections that are expected to return President Bashar al-Assad to office on June 3, the country`s parliamentary speaker said on Monday.

French president accuses Assad of using chemical weapons against own people

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 13:33

French President Francois Hollande has reportedly said that Syrian president Bashar al Assad is using lethal chemical weapons against Syrian citizens.

Syria`s Assad visits recaptured Christian town: State TV

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 19:02

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday visited the ancient Christian town of Maalula, which his troops recently recaptured from rebels, state television said.

French journalists arrive home after Syria hostage ordeal

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 15:27

Four French journalists taken hostage in Syria arrived home today to an emotional reunion with family and colleagues after spending 10 months in captivity in the world`s most dangerous country for the media.

French journalists abducted in Syria freed

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 17:14

Four French journalists kidnapped in Syria almost a year ago have been freed, French President Francois Hollande said Saturday.

Car bomber kills 6 at Syrian government checkpoint

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 15:29

Syrian activists say a suicide bomber in a car blew himself up at a checkpoint near a government-controlled town, killing at least six people.

Al Qaeda chief calls for unity as jihadist schism deepens

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:44

Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has called for unity in a new interview amid widening divisions with a rival jihadist organisation rooted in the Syrian civil war.

14 killed in car bombing in Homs: Report

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 19:46

A powerful car bomb exploded on Friday outside a mosque in a pro-government district of central Syria, killing 14 peoples, state-run Syrian television reported.

British teenager killed in Syria conflict

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 15:27

A British teenager whose uncle was detained in the Guantanamo Bay camp has been killed in the Syrian conflict, his family said.

Syria rebels attack Army barracks in Aleppo: NGO

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:55

Nearly 50 people were killed on Thursday when Syrian rebels attacked one of the largest military barracks in the country, in northern Aleppo, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

UN concerned for Syrian civilians trapped in Homs

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:08

Members of the UN Security Council expressed what they called grave concern over the plight of Syrian civilians caught in fighting in the old quarter of Homs in Syria, the council`s president said.