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Nato chief says Syrian regime 'approaching collapse'

The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is approaching collapse and should immediately take steps to begin talks on a political transition, Nato head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Thursday.

Thursday, 13 December, 2012, 9:51pm

‘Friends of Syria’ agree to step up pressure on Assad

Delegates from more than 60 countries agreed in Tokyo on Friday to ramp up pressure on Bashar al-Assad’s regime and urged the international community to unite to force change in Syria.

30 Nov 2012 - 6:41pm 1 comment

Assad rejects exile, vows to 'live and die' in Syria

A defiant President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday rejected calls that he seek a safe exit, vowing he will “live in Syria and die in Syria” and warning the world cannot afford the cost of a foreign intervention.

9 Nov 2012 - 1:13am

Clashes threaten fragile ceasefire in Syria

Outbursts of fighting threatened to undermine a fragile ceasefire that took effect in Syria on Friday after Bashar al-Assad’s regime and the main rebel force agreed to down arms.

26 Oct 2012 - 7:06pm

Lebanon assassination stokes regional crisis

Lebanon's prime minister yesterday linked Friday's massive car bomb that ripped through Beirut to the civil war in neighbouring Syria, in the latest signal that the crisis is further inflaming an already tense region.

Friday's blast in the heart of Beirut's Christian area killed eight people, including the country's intelligence chief, Brigadier General Wissam al-Hassan.

21 Oct 2012 - 3:16am