Syria evacuated three busloads of civilians from a besieged area of Homs on Friday, the first stage of a planned three-day humanitarian ceasefire in the city which has suffered some of the worst devastation of Syria's three-year conflict.
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BEIRUT (Reuters) - A powerful alliance of Syrian Islamist rebels rejected upcoming peace talks on Sunday, meaning that even if the talks reach an unlikely breakthrough in the three year old civil war, it will be harder to implement it on the ground.
The head of an al Qaeda affiliate in Syria called in an audio message on Sunday for other rebel groups to stop attacking his fighters and instead join forces to defeat President Bashar al-Assad.
A continuing barrel bomb assault by President Bashar al-Assad's Syrian air force on Aleppo has now claimed more than 400 lives, monitors said
AMMAN/ARSAL, Lebanon (Reuters) - President Bashar al-Assad's forces fired rocket and artillery barrages on a besieged mountain town near Lebanon on Monday in a push to capture the strategic area following advances against rebels in Damascus and in the north of Syria.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Thursday his militant Shi'ite group, which has been fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad's forces in Syria's civil war, would stay in Syria for as long as necessary. "As long as the reasons (to fight in Syria) remain, our presence there will remain," Nasrallah said in a speech to tens of thousands
Lakhdar Brahimi’s latest mission — starting Syria peace talks — has proved to be among the most stubborn of the many conflicts he has mediated on behalf of the United Nations.
DAMASCUS (Reuters) - One Syrian security official called it the "Starvation Until Submission Campaign", blocking food and medicine from entering and people from leaving besieged areas of Syria.
The American-Russian agreement to rid Syria of chemical weapons should please — and terrify — anyone hoping to see the United Nations return to relevance in global security.
By Steve Gutterman and Oliver Holmes MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia denounced U.N. investigators' findings on a poison gas attack in Syria as preconceived and tainted by politics on Wednesday, stepping up its criticism of a report Western nations said proved President Bashar al-Assad's forces were responsible. Russia, which holds veto power in the U.N. Security Council, could cite dou
Human rights groups estimate 1300 people have been killed since the protests began - 30 JUN 11.
GENEVA (Reuters) - The deal between the United States and Russia on Syrian chemical weapons was due in no small part to the labors of foreign policy veterans with contrasting styles: Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
GENEVA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia and the United States put aside bitter differences over Syria to strike a deal on Saturday that by removing President Bashar al-Assad's chemical arsenal may avert U.S. military action against him.
US President Barack Obama has welcomed the deal to strip Syria of chemical weapons as an "important step" but said much remains to be done and warned Damascus to comply with the accord.
Syria - Rebels Execute 7 Army Officers VIDEO Brutality of Syrian Rebels Posing Dilemma in West.
President Barack Obama delivers remarks from the White House on Syria.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Syrian government has accepted a Russian proposal to put its chemical weapons under international control to avoid a possible U.S. military strike, Interfax news agency quoted Syria's foreign minister as saying on Tuesday. "We held a very fruitful round of talks with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov yesterday, and he proposed an initiative relating to chemical weapons. And in