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Interior Minister Muammer Guler told NTV news channel that the death toll has risen to 40 and that 100 people were wounded, of whom 29 are in serious condition.
“Salehi arrived in Damascus from Amman and was received by President Bashar al-Assad,” the source said.
A Syrian rebel group claimed responsibility for the abductions.
CNN said US and Western intelligence agencies were reviewing information suggesting Israel had likely conducted a strike overnight on Thursday.
Meeting to revive Morsi’s quartet initiative involving Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran
Haddad arrived in Tehran on Saturday to further a proposal by Cairo for an Islamic quartet that would help to resolve the Syrian conflict.
Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee: Red lines have been crossed in Syria.
“Sabra ” was assigned today to carry out the functions of the head of the Coalition until elections for a new president
Tamam Salam of the Western-backed opposition was named Lebanon’s new prime minister on Saturday and tasked with forming a government
In an interview with The Atlantic, King Abdullah II of Jordan said Morsi had ‘no depth’
Russia says it has information Syria rebels used chemical weapons
A Lebanese security services official on the ground confirmed that four missiles were fired at Syrian rebel positions on the Lebanese side of the border.
“I have nerves of steel but you cannot cheat your body. It was a stressful situation. I was hungry and cold for five months,” Kochneva said.
The minibus exploded in the buffer zone between Turkey’s Cilvegozu border crossing and Syria’s Bab al-Hawa post on February 11
The new battle for Baba Amr began as jihadist fighters in the oil-producing east said they had established religious committees to administer the area’s policing, judiciary and emergency services.
It was the first abduction of its kind since the conflict erupted in Syria nearly two years ago.
Yaarubiyeh crossing , near where Syrian regime forces and rebels battled on Saturday, had been closed
In Raqa, residents destroyed a statue of Assad’s father and predecessor Hafez, according to amateur video footage distributed by activists.
The UK-based group said at least 120 army troops were among those killed in the battle for one of the regime’s last remaining bastions in the west of Aleppo province. On Sunday alone, rebels had killed more than 34 troops at the facility.
Kerry meets his Russian counterpart here later Tuesday in a bid to bridge differences between Moscow and Washington over Syria
The Shi’as party, Lebanon’s most powerful military force, occasionally announces the death of one of its fighters killed “carrying out his jihadist duty,” but without clarification.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev acknowledged on Sunday that Assad’s chances of political survival were shrinking by the day
Brahimi, who last week criticised a three-step solution announced in a rare speech by Assad, “represents the Turkish, US and Gulf states’ position, and is not an objective mediator,” said Al-Watan.
Capturing Taftanaz, from which regime forces launched deadly helicopter gunship sorties, eases the pressure on rebels who already control vast swathes of Syria’s north and east.
Assad said the conflict was not one between the government and the opposition but between the “nation and its enemies.”
Brahimi and Lavrov revealed no details of any peace initiative that may be under discussion
Washington has said the use of chemical weapons would be a red line but that it fears battlefield advances by the rebels could prompt the Assad regime to use them
Medvedev said he is not ruling out a return to the Kremlin
Egypt and Turkey endorse 27 economic agreements while Morsy and Erdogan condemn Gaza attacks
Analysts say that like their Iraqi brethren, Syrian Kurds, could find in the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan a valuable ally