Lebanese troops clashed with gunmen Thursday in a mainly Sunni Muslim area near the Syrian border where there was deadly fighting with rebels from over the frontier three weeks ago.
An activist group says the number of people who have died in the Syrian conflict so far has exceeded 160,000.
Jordan`s King Abdullah II is to travel to Moscow on Wednesday for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the Syrian conflict, after visits to the Vatican and Austria, the palace said.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon is convinced that Geneva peace talks are the best way to resolve the Syrian conflict and urges all sides to return to the table, his spokesman said.
Pope Francis urged participants at peace talks in Switzerland on Wednesday to urgently agree to end the civil war in Syria that has killed over 100,000 people.
Planned peace talks in Geneva to find a solution to solve the conflict in Syria will not take place before December, a media report said on Tuesday.
Oslo has launched a global hunt for two Norwegian teenage girls of Somali origin who have allegedly travelled to Syria to support the rebels in the war-torn country, police said on Monday.
The UN`s top Mideast envoy is warning that "Syria is increasingly turning into a regional, if not a global, battleground."
Rebel fighters appealed on Thursday to the "Friends of Syria" group which is to meet this weekend to provide them with heavy weapons so they can protect civilians and prevent a humanitarian disaster.
The move comes specifically because of growing evidence the Syrian regime may have used chemical weapons.
A car bomb blast targeted Syrian military complex in Syria’s Homs on Wednesday killing many, activists said.
Assad is still confident that he can ride out the maelstrom engulfing his country, according to Syrians familiar with the thinking of the regime.
As many as 397 people were killed in Syria Saturday in what could be the country`s bloodiest day since the start of the uprising.
Following talks in Moscow with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Brahimi said there was no alternative to negotiations.
The deployment of Patriot air defence systems at the Turkish-Syrian border means NATO was getting involved in the Syrian conflict.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has met Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Special UN Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi in Dublin and discussed options to end the 21-month old Syrian conflict.
China called on the international community to continue to support Kofi Annan`s mediation efforts to resolve the Syrian conflict.
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