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The Syrian leader was quoted on Sunday as saying his departure is not up for discussion, in a Russian media report that his office quickly denied.
Russia, which backs Assad, and the United States, which supports the opposition, announced plans in May to convene a “Geneva 2” conference to try to end the Syrian conflict
“The Sri Lankan government needs to go further and faster on human rights and reconciliation,” David Cameron told a press conference.
The National Coalition says it fears the US – Russia deal to dismantle Syria’s chemical arsenal has restored the Assad administration’s legitimacy
“As long as the reasons (to fight in Syria) remain, our presence there will remain,” Nasrallah said
Rebels in southern Damascus have now had practically all their supply routes cut off
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said that Syrian personnel had visited one of two remaining sites that they could not visit for security reasons
More than 120,000 people have been killed in Syria’s war, and millions more forced to flee their homes.
Israel did not comment on the reports, but it has struck Syria in the past and warned it will continue to take action to prevent weapons from falling into the hands of Hezbollah
“Syria has completed rendering inoperable its chemical weapons production and assembly installations,” said the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
“More than half the population now live in poverty, with 7.9 million people becoming poor since the beginning of the crisis, of whom 4.4 million now live in extreme poverty,” the report said.
The Anti-Coup Alliance calls for continued demonstrations
Relations between once close allies Damascus and Ankara have deteriorated since a popular uprising which began in March 2011 in Syria snowballed into a full-blown conflict
The conflict in Syria has cost more than 115,000 lives since it erupted in March 2011 with peaceful protests that became a civil war after a harsh regime crackdown on dissent.
Campaign announces it will demonstrate in celebration amid planned anti-military protests by Morsi-supporters
By Dr. César Chelala The revelation that the number of opium-addicted Afghan children has reached new highs is a sad, unintended consequence of the war in that country. It dramatically illustrates how adult war games can doom generations of children to a miserable life. It is one of the tragic legacies of a disastrous war. …
An unknown number of foreign fighters has streamed into Syria to join jihadist rebel groups such as the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
One woman killed and three wounded in the attack that came at around noon in the northwest of Damascus
The Syrian president said he saw “no obstacles” to a plan under which Damascus will relinquish its chemical arms
Damascus believes the conflict has reached a stalemate and would call for a ceasefire if long-delayed peace talks in Geneva were to take place.
The rival groups also undertook to free detainees captured in Wednesday’s fighting
By Dr. Alon Ben-Meir I am not a war monger; I know the meaning of war, the death toll, the suffering, and the destruction of property along with the spirit of innocent men, women and children. That said, regardless of how appalling the use of force is to achieve any objective, there is a time …
Revealing details of the proposal for the first time Thursday, Russian daily Kommersant said Moscow had given Washington a four-step plan for the weapons handover
Ismailia’s military prosecution detains award-winning Sinai journalist Abu Deraa for 15 days.
Iran is Syria’s main regional ally and some analysts believe a wider goal of Obama’s determination to launch a strike against Syria is to blunt Tehran’s growing regional influence
The United Nations is making a desperate new push for a Syria peace conference even as the United States prepares a possible military strike
Over 2 million Syrians have fled the bloody conflict in Syria, Egypt is home to over 100,000 registered refugees
The UN inspectors are due to leave Syria by Saturday morning, and will report straight back to UN head Ban Ki-moon
Washington is ready to go it alone to strike Syria despite the British parliament’s rejection of military action and the lack of a UN mandate.
The government was defeated by just 13 votes in the House of Commons in its bid for a “strong humanitarian response” to the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime