October 22, 2013
Government warplanes attacked rebels near Aleppo and Damascus and shelling campaigns from both sides Tuesday killed civilians countrywide.
With many Syrian refugees working illegally in Jordan, the kingdom is prepared to start a mass exit if work permits aren't established by November 2013.
Singer Fulla wanted to honor the legendary George Wassouf, and she did, with a remix of one of his greatest hits.
Syria considers attending Geneva talks while Assad personally considers re-election.
In a television interview with Syria's Al Mayadeen TV, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has expressed optimism that he would continue to stay in power in Syria.
October 21, 2013
Lakhdar Brahimi, UN envoy for Syria arrived in Baghdad on Monday to hold talks with Iraqi leaders aimed at garnering support for Syria peace talks in Geneva next month.
Syrian government warplanes striked rebel-held areas southeast of Damascus Monday and regime troops continued onslaught of Moadamiyet al-Sham.
Syria has not shown proof of keeping hostage exchange agreement regarding almost 200 female detainees.
October 20, 2013
Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi said on Sunday a peace conference on Syria is set for Nov. 23 in Geneva following a meeting at the League’s headquarters in Cairo.
Iranian state media reported that UN-Arab league envoy Lakhdar Brahimi will visit Teheran next week to prepare for a proposed peace conference on Syria.
Leaders from Western and Arab countries will meet with Syria’s opposition in London on Tuesday to convince key rebel leaders to attend talks in Geneva scheduled for late November.
A car bomb hit the central Syrian city of Hama on Sunday, causing multiple casualties, according to Syrian state media reports.
UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos called Saturday for a cessation of hostilities in Moadamiyet al-Sham and other towns where continued fighting and shelling have prevented aid workers from delivering supplies and medical treatment to civilians.
October 19, 2013
Russia issued an official statement Saturday that denounces US Secretary of State John Kerry's call to remove Syria's chemical weapons by ship as too "premature."
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged Hezbollah to withdraw its forces from Syria to avoid spillover violence in Lebanon.