Nearly 200,000 killed since start of Syrian crisis: UN

United Nations: The UN high commissioner for human rights, Navi Pillay, Friday said that more than 191,000 people have been killed in Syria between March 2011 and April 2014, saying that the ongoing fighting there "has dropped off the international radar".

Lebanon cautions against repercussions from Syrian crisis

Beirut: Lebanon`s social affairs minister Rachid Derbas cautioned Friday that the "country is on the verge of drowning" and it cannot bare anymore the repercussions of the Syrian crisis and Syrian displaced.

`Lebanon lost $7.5 billion due to Syrian crisis`

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

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

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`

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

China proposes four-point plan to end Syrian crisis

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi made the proposals during his talks with Brahimi.

Turkish PM calls for structural reform of UNSC

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed at the UN Security Council for lack of justice and efficiency in Syrian crisis while calling for reform of the structure.

`Political dialogue only way to settle Syrian crisis`

Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said here Monday that political dialogue is the only correct way to settle the Syrian crisis.

‘Russia disagrees with West on Syrian crisis solutions`

Russia and Western countries have different views on how to solve the prolonged crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

China blames West for failure on Syrian crisis

China said that the West should be blamed for obstructing a diplomatic and political solution to Syria`s crisis because it advocated regime change.

Direct talks in Syrian standoff unlikely: Russia

Russia does not see any prospect of direct talks between the government and opposition in Syria in the near future, a minister has said.