October 20, 2013
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.
A suicide bomb vehicle targeting an army checkpoint near Damascus in the suburb of Jaramana killed at least sixteen soldiers Saturday
Nine Lebanese citizens kidnapped in Syria in May 2012 were released Saturday.
October 18, 2013
AP has quoted Syrian activists as saying that shelling in the Aleppo province has killed at least 20 people.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that he hopes the Syrian government’s chemical weapons arsenal will be rapidly consolidated and removed from the region.
October 17, 2013
Gunmen killed General Jamaa Jamaa, the head of the military intelligence directorate in Deir el-Zour and considered one of the most powerful Syrian army officers in the country Thursday according to state-run Syrian television.
Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil said on Thursday that Geneva II, an international conference aimed at seeking an end to the country’s civil war, is scheduled to be held between November 23-24th.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon appointed Assistant Secretary General Sigrid Kaag Wednesdat to lead the joint mission to eradicate Syria's chemical weapons by mid-2014. The Secretary General also announced that he is stepping up efforts to hold Syria peace talks in mid-November.
October 16, 2013
In a video released just before the Eid, two Turkish pilots that have been held hostage since August speak on camera.
Taking a looks at possible options for the players involved in the Syrian crisis leads to much needed leadership strength in the coming months of Middle Eastern diplomacy.
October 14, 2013
Four of the seven aid workers kidnapped in Syria on Monday have been freed, according to the Red Cross, adding that those released were "safe and sound".