November 10, 2013
US is reaching out to allies to garner support for the destruction process of chemical weapons in Syria.
November 7, 2013
Washington looking to allies to assist UN in the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons
Acting on a tip off, the Turkish authorities on Thursday confiscated 1,200 rocket warheads some 30 miles from the Syrian border.
Inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) told reporters Thursday that Syria has provided video and photographic evidence indicating that a chemical weapons site has been dismantled and abandoned. OPCW has accepted the footage as proof that 22 out of the 23 declared chemical production facilities in Syria have now been destroyed.
Syrian regime forces supported by Hezbollah fighters retook the rebel-controlled town of Sbeineh near Damascus Thursday.
Syria's opposition National Coalition said Wednesday that UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi must remain neutral after the envoy cited the opposition as "causing the new delays" to the peace talks. Syrian president Bashar al-Assad also publicly described Syria's conflict as comparable to Algeria's civil war.
AFP reports that eight people were killed in a bomb blast in Hijaz Square in Central Damascus. In addition, a further 50 were wounded.
November 6, 2013
A car bomb killed at least eight security personnel on Wednesday in an attack on a military intelligence building in the southern Syrian city of Suweida, which has been largely peaceful during the Syrian civil war.
Syrian rebels seized one of the largest arms depots located in the central Homs province Wednesday. However, Syrian security officials in Damascus denied the takeover, saying that "fighting was still underway."
Another tragedy has struck the Suliman household: Jamal Suliman's father has passed away in Damascus today.
After months-long investigations, Turkey arrested and detained 16 suspected Al Qaeda terrorists throughout the country.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the international body responsible for the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons, told reporters that its funding for the mission will finish by the end of this month.
With skepticism about whether the Syrian government has been completely transparent about its chemical weapons stockpiles, accuracy checking is in full swing by OPCW officials.
Developments favorable to the regime and Central bank intervention has helped the severely weakened Syrian Pound surge against the US Dollar.
November 5, 2013
The proposed Geneva II peace conference hoped to end the conflict in Syria will not take place in November as originally hoped, according to Russia's Itar-Tass news agency.