October 8, 2013
Turkish Prime Minister Recept Tayyip Erdogan met with Hamas chief Khalid Mashaal Tuesday in Ankara. Erdogan also publicly denounced Turkey's involvement with al-Qaeda linked groups in response to Syria's Assad's accusations earlier Tuesday.
Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced Tuesday that a second team of inspectors will be sent to Syria to reinforce its mission to destroy all chemical weapon arsenals in the country by mid-2014.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Syrian government was being cooperative in the mission to destroy its chemical weapons stockpiles.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov say they have a "common understanding" of how to best eliminate Syria's chemical weapon arsenal.
UN team of 100 experts has a dangerous mission ahead in destroying Syria's chemical weapons stores.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday, calling him a terrorist and warning about the repercussions of the crisis on Turkey.
October 7, 2013
The UN is anticipating some four million Syrians to become refugees or be displaced within Syria by 2014, according to recent UN agencies documents.
Syrian government forces have reopened a strategic road leading to the northern province of Aleppo following weeks of violent clashes with rebels.
20 Syrian refugees have died of starvation after being stranded at the Jordanian-Syrian border, unable to flee from the violence to safety due to renewed clashes in the south of Syria.
The United States and Russia have urged the UN to plan Syrian peace talks in the second week of November, despite Syria’s peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi saying the talks are not definitely going to happen.
The physical destruction of chemical weapons stores in Syria has begun.
October 6, 2013
Syrian rebel-held towns will suffer most from government led gas hike.
At least eight people were killed and 24 wounded after mortar fire hit Damascus' Christian majority Qassaa district on Sunday.
A chemical investigations team began on Sunday dismantling and destroying Syria's chemical weapons arsenal following a US-Russian brokered deal over the Syrian regime's chemical capabilities.
A Syrian caught trying to smuggle 500,000 euros in cash through Kuwait airport said that he had received the money from charity organisations.