February 11, 2014
Russian officials said that the U.S. is "hindering progress" on settling the Iran nuclear issue while Obama called on Russia to urge Damascus to dispose its chemical weapons on time, calling it Moscow's "responsibility.
All-things Syria stalled Tuesday--ranging from the Geneva talks to the evacuation of civilians in the besieged city of Homs.
Russia's Foreign Minister told reporters Tuesday that a new U.N. humanitarian resolution on Syria is "absolutely one-sided" and unacceptable, and the Syrian ambassador to Russia told reporters that the "most dangerous" chemical weapons in the country's stockpile will be removed by March 1 from the country.
Media reports said Tuesday that a rocket from Syria had landed near the Hezbollah stronghold of Hermel in Lebanon, but there is speculation
A purported deal to end the siege on Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria will require the Al Nusra Front group to leave the camp and for Palestinian groups to withdraw to a new region, an official said Monday.
Russia and China have skipped a UN Security Council meeting called to discuss a draft resolution that would impose more sanctions on Syria unless the government gives unrestricted access to deliver aid.
The extension of the evacuation window has been announced allowing aid workers to continue evacuation in Homs until Wednesday.
February 10, 2014
After Sunday's evacuation of over 700 people, Monday brings another round of rescue to over 300.
While still behind its timeline commitment to remove chemical weapons, Syria has finalized its third shipment Monday.
As the U.N. finished evacuating some 700 people from the besieged city of Homs over the weekend, a fresh round of peace talks between the Syrian regime and opposition began in Switzerland.
At least 21 civilians and 20 pro-regime fighters were killed in an Alawite village in Syria's Hama province on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
The militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant were ousted from Syria's eastern province of Deir Ezzor on Monday after a hard three-day battle with Islamist rebels, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.
Some 1,800 residents remain trapped in a blockaded area of Homs as the U.N. struggles to evacuate the city's besieged residents, 700 of whom have been removed from Homs since Friday.
In efforts to cut off supplies to Damascus, an Alawite village was seized on Sunday by Islamist rebels.
Hezbollah has vowed to continue efforts in Syria.