January 23, 2014
Asala and Ahlam were busy on Tuesday night as they hit the studio together to film an episode of Asala's TV show "Soula."
Video footage released this week shows Free Syrian Army rebels defecting from their ranks and joining Assad's regime forces.
Head of Al Qaeda Ayman Al Zawahiri on called on all jihadists fighting in the Syrian war to unite in a YouTube video posted on Wednesday evening.
The Turkish authorities have issued a warning to Syrians working with opposition groups in Turkey, citing intelligence reports that Al Qaeda-affiliated rebels are planning attacks on them during the Geneva II peace talks.
Syria's two sides are both prepared to discuss improving access to humanitarian deliveries, prisoner swaps and local ceasefires, U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said following the conclusion of the first day of the Geneva II conference.
Ahead of the one-on-one talks to be held between the Syrian regime and opposition delegations on Thursday, U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi said that the speeched made on the first day Geneva II proved the wide ideological divide between the two sides.
January 22, 2014
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told both Syrian sides on Wednesday to start the dialogue needed to end the Syrian civil war, following the Geneva II peace talks in Montreux, Switzerland.
Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty on Wednesday said that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime is blocking humanitarian aid to those in need and starving the population as a "war strategy".
As major world powers sat down in Switzerland to find a solution to the Syrian conflict, regime forces shelled and dropped barrel bombs on rebel positions across the war-torn country on Syria.
The leaders of seven of the world's largest NGOs called on the United Nations and members of the Security Council to take immediate action in Syria to alleviate the humanitarian crisis before their reputations are tarnished by the lack of action in the war-torn country.
Opening statements at the highly-anticipated Geneva II peace conference to end the Syrian crisis have heightened tensions between regime and opposition alliances.
Months after declaring self-rule, Syrian Kurds are making progress on naming municipal councils.
Long-anticipated peace talks on the Syrian Crisis known as "Geneva II" are set to commence Wednesday in the Swiss city of Montreux.
On the eve of Geneva II, Saudi officials have called for all foreign fighters to exit Syria in efforts to promote peace.
January 21, 2014
United States President Barack Obama telephoned Russian leader Vladimir Putin Tuesday to discuss the launch of Syrian peace talks in Switzerland Wednesday.