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  • Sep 21, 2014
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Syria

Syria opposition to consider peace talks

Syria’s main opposition group gathers on Thursday for a landmark conference in Istanbul, Turkey, to discuss peace talks with the regime, as rebels on the ground suffer a massive army onslaught.

Thursday, 23 May, 2013, 2:46pm

Syrian opposition urges rebels to join key battle

Syria’s main opposition group is urging rebels to come from around the country to reinforce Qusair, a western town under attack by Syrian troops and members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group.

George Sabra, the acting chief of the Syrian National Coalition, says in a statement that “forces from outside Syria” aim to destroy Qusair and that rebels should “rescue” it.

22 May 2013 - 5:53pm

Obama and Turkey's Erdogan demand Assad step down

US President Barack Obama and Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan insisted on Thursday that Syria’s Bashar al-Assad must quit power as part of moves to end Syria’s bloody civil war.

17 May 2013 - 12:58pm

UN says 3 peacekeepers abducted between Israel-Syria

Armed men broke into a UN outpost in a buffer zone separating Israel and Syria and abducted three UN military observers, the UN peacekeeping chief said on Thursday.

Herve Ladsous said that the unarmed observers were held for about five hours and released unharmed on Wednesday morning.

17 May 2013 - 9:42am

Talking points

Lawmakers sentenced for illegal assembly

16 May 2013 - 2:47am

Syria rebels vow to punish atrocities amid video outrage

The Free Syrian Army pledged on Wednesday to punish atrocities amid outrage over a video showing the mutilation of a corpse, as the regime ruled out discussing President Bashar al-Assad’s departure in negotiations.

15 May 2013 - 5:23pm

Syria says ready for joint inquiry on Turkey attacks

Syria is willing to carry out a joint investigation with Turkey into deadly attacks in the border town of Reyhanli that Ankara has accused Damascus of masterminding, a Syrian minister said on Tuesday.

15 May 2013 - 3:00pm

Turkey slams Syria after car bombs kill 40 in border town of Reyhanli

Two explosive-laden cars blew up in a small Turkish town near the border with Syria on Saturday, killing at least 40 people and wounding 100 others in one of the deadliest recent attacks in the volatile area.

12 May 2013 - 7:10am

Israel warns US about Russian arms sale to Syria

Israel warned the United States in recent days that Russia plans to sell advanced ground-to-air missile systems to Syria despite Western pressure on Moscow to hold off on such a move, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

9 May 2013 - 1:02pm

Assad’s forces capture strategic town in southern Syria

The Syrian army captured a strategic southern town from rebel fighters on Wednesday after a ferocious two-month bombardment, in an advance likely to result in President Bashar al-Assad’s forces regaining control of an international transit route, opposition sources said.

8 May 2013 - 2:20pm