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Syria denies using toxic materials in battles against rebels

Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad on Wednesday denied as "absolutely baseless" allegations by the opposition and some Western countries that Syrian government forces used toxic gas against rebel-held areas, the official SANA news agency reported.

Syrian refugees set up home in Paris park

Around 150 Syria refugees are living a desperate existence in a small park to the north of Paris. NGOs and France's Green party are urging authorities to do more to help the families while they wait for their asylum requests to be processed.

Violence intensifies as Syria braces for presidential vote

A string of car bombings have recently rocked pro-government districts of the country's central province of Homs, amid a crushing offensive the Syrian government troops have unleashed against a few remaining rebel-held districts in the historic quarter of Homs.


Report blames Syrian government for torture

A report by a group of international lawyers and prosecutors has found evidence of what it says is systematic torture by the Syrian government. At the request of France, members of the UN Security Council viewed graphic pictures in a closed session on Tuesday.

Report blames Syrian government for torture

Syrian army inflicts great losses on militants

The Syrian army has inflicted heavy losses on foreign-backed militants fighting Damascus in a number of areas across the country.


Canada plans to invade Syria

The pro-Israeli government of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper is making diplomatic and military preparations for military intervention in Syria, leaked documents show.

Foreign-backed militants kill 14 in Syria’s Homs

Foreign-backed militants have slain 14 people in the western Syrian city of Homs on the same day that car bombs killed at least 25 people in the city.

American who fought against Assad's regime in Syria is dead, family says

A onetime U.S. Army soldier who joined forces with rebels in fighting against the Assad regime during Syria's bloody civil war has died.

US secretly sending anti-tank missiles to Syrian rebels

Rebels embattled against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad have reportedly come into possession of high-powered anti-tank weaponry, the likes of which may have been supplied by the United States.

US secretly sending anti-tank missiles to Syrian rebels - reports

Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Now Exceed One Million

The number of registered Syrian war refugees who have flooded into Lebanon exceeded one million on Thursday, the United Nations said, describing it as a devastating milestone in a humanitarian crisis that has overwhelmed this small country and severely taxed the ability of the government and aid organizations.

Christians flee Syria’s Kessab, Twitter cries atrocities, Armenia accuses Turkey

The Syrian Army is trying to retake the Christian majority town of Kessab reportedly seized by al-Qaeda-linked forces. The attack made hundreds of ethnic Armenians flee and caused international outcry with Armenia blaming Turkey for supporting extremists.

Syrian jet shot down by Turkey

The Syrian conflict encroached threateningly on Nato’s eastern frontiers on Sunday when Turkey shot down an Assad regime fighter jet that it said had crossed into its territory during a major battle for a key border post.

Syrian rebel and army truce celebrated

While fighting rages across much of Syria, people in Babila are welcoming a truce signed with the government. Rebel fighters and government forces agreed to a ceasefire in the Damascus suburb almost two weeks ago.

Syrian rebel and army truce celebrated

Syria’s Chemical Weapons Stockpiles to be Transferred to the Italian Mafia?

On September 12, last year, Syria’s President al-Assad committed to surrender Syria’s chemical weapons, with the caveats that the United States must stop threatening his country and supplying weapons to the terrorists. He has been as good as his word. The same cannot be said for the US and its boot licking allies.

US, Arab allies meet to further back militants in Syria

The United States and its Arab allies in the Middle East are making covert arrangements to bolster militants against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

US Accuses Russia of Contributing to Syrian Conflict

The United States’ top diplomat accused Russia on Monday of hindering a peaceful solution to the conflict in Syria by supplying its government with arms and aid.

Complex double game: Iran supporting Assad and al-Qaeda?

The United States Treasury Department in a report released last Thursday has charged Iran for assisting al-Qaeda operatives based in the Islamic Republic. The charges have also been brought up because Tehran has allowed senior al-Qaeda members to conduct their operations from Iranian soil, according to the findings.

Obama considers ways to 'apply more pressure' on Syria's Bashar Assad

President Obama is weighing a "wide range of policy tools and options" for stepping up pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad to end his government's attacks on civilians and rebel forces, a senior White House official said Saturday.

Syria talks: UK and France blame government for collapse

The UK and France have blamed the Syrian government for the collapse of peace talks with the opposition in Geneva.

The Corporate Media’s Dubious Syria Coverage

Western news media reportage on the rampant criminal activities of foreign-backed paramilitary groups operating within Syria still relies heavily on unreliable sources frequently referred to as “activists.” Such spokespersons routinely claim the Syrian military are committing atrocities against the Syrian population. The reports are often disputed by the Bashar al-Assad government and proven suspect or false when additional information is unearthed by independent researchers and alternative news media.

Saudi Arabia to supply Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles

Frustrated by the deadlock of the second round of Geneva 2 talks, Saudi Arabia has reportedly offered to supply the rebels with anti-aircraft missiles. Meanwhile Russia has accused the US of once again hijacking peace talks and pushing for regime change.

Russia rebukes Washington after Obama comments on Syria

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Wednesday accused the United States of deliberately distorting its position on Syria after President Barack Obama criticised Moscow for objecting to a draft U.N. resolution on aid to Syria.

Both sides need to realize no military solution to Syria civil war

'As the Syrian conflict rages, the country's busy dismantling its chemical arsenal, in accordance with international agreements. A third batch of toxic material has been shipped out for decommissioning. Syria recently missed several deadlines to hand over its chemicals, saying rebel activity was to blame.

'Both sides need to realize no military solution to Syria civil war'

The destruction of the idols: Syria’s patrimony at risk from extremists

The country’s wealth of archaeological treasures is under threat both from iconoclastic Islamic fundamentalists and looters operating amid the lawlessness of war.

Obama expresses 'enormous frustration' with Syria war

With peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition leaders not making much progress, President Obama on Tuesday admitted to "enormous frustration" with efforts to end the three-year-old civil war.

Deadly violence in Lebanon as 'Al-Qaeda ideology spreads'

Humanitarian agencies are evacuating people from the besieged Syrian city of Homs as a ceasefire between the government and opposition is extended for another three days. Peace talks resumed in Geneva this week to try and end the war that's plunged the region into chaos. And neighbouring Lebanon is one of the countries worst affected, with not only the deadly violence, but also a radical ideology that's spilling over the border.

Syrian Spillover: Deadly violence in Lebanon as 'Al-Qaeda ideology spreads'

US has 'violent, dangerous' allies in Syria

The United States has adopted “very violent and dangerous forces” in Syria as allies, says a foreign policy analyst in Washington, adding that that is the result of an “incoherent policy” and a “complete lack of understanding.”

US accuses Syria of stalling on chemical disarmament

The US has accused Syria of deliberately delaying delivery of its chemical weapons out of the country, warning of dire consequences under Chapter 7 of the UN charter. Despite security concerns Syria was urged to speed up its shipments of toxic materials.

Is Qatar responsible for manufacturing the "evidence" of Syrian Government war-crimes?

A report released exclusively this week to CNN and The Guardian has been touted as evidence possibly proving widespread torture, starvation and the cause of thousands of prisoner deaths by the Syrian regime.

However, the allegations are drawn from documentation acquired by a legal firm hired by the Qatari government, who is known to be a regional rival to Syria, mostly due to sectarian divides.

Syria's heritage in ruins

The war in Syria has claimed more than 130,000 lives and, as these images reveal, it is also laying waste to its historic buildings and Unesco-listed sites


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