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AFP – Saudi Arabia has hit back at Russian criticism of its reported plans to supply shoulder-launched missiles to Syrian rebels, saying it was Moscow’s support for Damascus that was prolonging the conflict. A spokesman told the official SPA news agency late Friday that the foreign ministry had been “astonished by Russian criticism of Saudi …
The US rejected a Damascus request for a 100-day extension to an end-May deadline for it to ship out the totality of its chemical arms
The timing of Idriss’s replacement by another senior military commander is significant, with analysts predicting that the most likely outcome of the peace talks stalemate will be a renewed focus by both sides on military operations.
Syria, Kaag said, was continuing to display “constructive cooperation” despite missing several deadlines to ship chemical material out of the country.
The blast took place on busy Al-Arid Street in the Haret Hreik neighbourhood, targeted by a suicide car bombing earlier this month.
The comments came amid ongoing tensions between Syria and Saudi Arabia, which are fiercely opposed to each other.
Dozens of cars idled outside the Azbakiya petrol station in a lengthy queue that wrapped into side streets in a bid to avoid blocking traffi
The fighting came on the third day of a regime attempt to clear rebel forces from the neighbourhood in northeastern Damascus
Experts say fierce fighting and deteriorating security have left the country’s extraordinary archaeological heritage susceptible to damage and looting.
Obama’s administration announced Thursday it had conducted a review of intelligence reports and concluded that Syrian regime forces had used banned arms, including sarin nerve gas
The Egyptian embassy in Damascus says more than 5,000 Egyptians have been evacuated since the onset of the civil war in Syria
“Skaf made a mobile phone call to her son, to tell him her identity card had been taken from her by members of the security forces at a checkpoint,”
Presidency rejects Israeli aggression in Syria
Israel moves to stop weapons from the conflict reaching Hezbollah with its second reported attack in three days
Haddad arrived in Tehran on Saturday to further a proposal by Cairo for an Islamic quartet that would help to resolve the Syrian conflict.
Fierce clashes broke out on the edges of the Syrian capital on Friday, as troops took on rebels in the north, south and east
“Sabra ” was assigned today to carry out the functions of the head of the Coalition until elections for a new president
Catherine Ashton said Shehadeh was killed during a rocket attack on Daraya, a poor Sunni neighbourhood
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.
The resident, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said kidnappings between the rival villages are a regular occurrence and usually end in an exchange.
The Syrian foreign ministry’s letter accuses Turkey of harbouring “terrorists from Al-Qaeda’s network
At least 19 civilians, 28 rebels and eight soldiers have been killed since the launch of the offensive
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.
Many people were seriously wounded in the car-bomb attack in a northern Damascus neighbourhood
The outskirts of Damascus have been at the heart of fighting this month as the regime launches operations to reclaim territory
The killing marked the second of a journalist in Tadamun in less than a fortnight
The repeated firing on the airport road prompted the cancellation of a string of international flights
Civilians were hit hard by the blackout as they are unable to use cellphones even to call for emergency assistance in the event of casualties from the persistent violence
Overall, more than 41,000 people have died since the eruption of the uprising in March 2011, says Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
“Communications and Internet service have been cut in most parts of Damascus and its suburbs”, activists say