Syria’s main anti-regime group said on Friday the US was undermining the country’s revolt by seeking an opposition overhaul, as the UN accused rebels of possible war crimes over a video showing soldiers being executed.Saturday, 3 November, 2012, 3:35pm
Syrian rebels killed 78 soldiers on Thursday, about half of them in attacks on military checkpoints in the north just hours after a wave of bombings hit the Damascus area, activists said.
The unusually high toll for regime forces came after days of intense air bombardment of rebel positions around the country that killed hundreds more.2 Nov 2012 - 2:22pm
Taxi driver Abu Mohammed cheated death when a sniper opened fire. The bullet whistled past his right temple.
Instead of him, it hit his female customer on the back seat of his yellow cab.
Like scores of drivers in Aleppo, Mohammed risks his life every day to ferry passengers across the front lines of Syria's vicious civil war, battling to stay alive and feed their families.2 Nov 2012 - 5:03am
UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi yesterday urged greater involvement by China in a bid to end the violence in Syria as he met Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi in Beijing.1 Nov 2012 - 4:36am
UN-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said on Wednesday he hoped China would play an active role in helping end the violence in Syria as he met Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi in Beijing.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Almost 150 people died on the first day of a barely-observed truce between the warring parties in Syria, a watchdog said, adding that a fresh clashes on Saturday claimed more lives.27 Oct 2012 - 4:01pm
Lebanese opposition supporters were expected to turn out in the thousands on Sunday for an anti-Syria demonstration at the funeral of a top security official killed in a car bombing blamed on the Damascus regime.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
An explosion hit the Old City of Damascus on Sunday, killing at least 10 people and wounding dozens of other civilians, Syrian activists said. It came as President Bashar al-Assad discussed the civil war in his country with visiting UN peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
A car bomb blast in Beirut on Friday killed eight people including a top security official linked to the anti-Damascus camp in Lebanon, prompting opposition calls for the government to resign.
The rush-hour bombing in the predominantly Christian district of Ashrafieh also left 86 people wounded, Information Minister Walid Daouk said.20 Oct 2012 - 2:42pm
Syrian jets hammered a rebel town yesterday as peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi landed in Damascus to press for a truce, marking the second day of an assault in which the regime is accused of using cluster bombs.20 Oct 2012 - 3:59am
Rebels downed a helicopter in fierce fighting yesterday with troops seeking to retake a key Syrian town, a watchdog said, as peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi warned the conflict risks setting the region ablaze.
The battle for the Damascus-Aleppo highway raged around the northwestern town of Maaret al-Numan even as Brahimi appeared to have won tentative support for a ceasefire plan.18 Oct 2012 - 3:57am
British police say they have charged a man arrested last week at Heathrow Airport for allegedly kidnapping two journalists in Syria.
Scotland Yard said on Tuesday that 26-year-old Shajul Islam, who was arrested October 9 at Heathrow after arriving on a flight from Egypt, will appear in court on Wednesday.17 Oct 2012 - 10:08am
Mexico files WTO complaint over China16 Oct 2012 - 4:19am
Syrian rebels have shot down a fighter jet in the northern province of Aleppo, a monitoring group and an army defector said.
"The rebels shot down the fighter jet in the west of Aleppo province, where fierce battles are taking place," said Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
"The jet was bombarding the village of Khan al-Asal."15 Oct 2012 - 5:05am
Syria banned Turkish passenger flights from its airspace from Sunday in a retaliatory move after Turkey confiscated a cargo of what Russia said was radar equipment en route from Moscow to Damascus last week.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am