Syrian opposition says 1,000 killed in last 8 days

A spokeswoman for the Syrian National Council says troops loyal to Prez Bashar Assad have intensified their onslaught in opposition areas despite saying it would accept a UN peace plan.

Syrian troops on offensive on deadline day

Syrian troops shelled villages, fired across frontiers and were accused of massacres in the hours before a deadline on Tuesday that many doubt can usher in a UN-brokered ceasefire.

China applauds Syria for accepting UN peace plan

China applauded Syrian
government for accepting UN special envoy Kofi Annan`s plan to
end the bloodshed in the country.

Will judge Assad by his actions, not words: Hillary

Hillary Clinton has asked Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to demonstrate his willingness to peace by pulling back troops from populated areas.

World cautious on Syria peace amid rising toll

Western nations gave a sceptical welcome Wednesday to President Bashar al-Assad`s acceptance of a UN-Arab League peace plan for Syria as the UN said the death toll for the uprising has passed 9,000.