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UN Syrian Envoy Kofi Annan Resigns

August 2, 2012, 3:37 pm

United Nations special envoy to Syria, Kofi Annan, resigned Thursday amid heavy fighting between government forces and rebels in Aleppo and in other regions.

Syria Rebels Make a Stand in Aleppo

July 29, 2012, 4:07 pm

Syrian rebels have remained defiant amid heavy shelling of Aleppo, vowing that the city will become a “graveyard” for pro-government forces.

Syria Ambassador to Iraq Defects Over Violence

July 12, 2012, 3:08 pm

The Syrian ambassador to Iraq has defected and joined the growing opposition amid more than 16 months of violence that has left thousands dead.

Syria’s Assad Accused Turkey of Helping ‘Terrorists’

July 4, 2012, 4:33 pm

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accused Turkey of interfering in the 16-month-long conflict, providing logistical aid to “terrorists” and militants in the country.

Syria Regrets Shooting Turkish Jet

July 3, 2012, 12:36 pm

Syria’s president Bashar al-Assad has attempted to diffuse growing tensions with neighboring Turkey over the shooting down of a warplane last month.

Turkey Deploys Military Hardware Near Syria

June 28, 2012, 1:08 pm

Turkey has deployed anti-aircraft missiles along its border with Syria days after one of its warplanes was shot down by Syrian forces. An initial convoy of 30 military vehicles was spotted moving to bases near the border where the jet [...]

Breaking Syria’s Endless Cycle

June 22, 2012, 1:43 pm

The only way to bring about unity in Syria that is more than skin deep is through reconciliation between the minority and majority.

Assad Names Baath Party Politician Prime Minister

June 6, 2012, 3:52 pm

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad named a new prime minister, following the country’s parliamentary elections last month.

Syria’s Assad Denies Responsibility for Houla Massacre

June 3, 2012, 6:33 pm

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied his government was behind the massacre in Houla where more than 100 people died, many of whom were children.

UN Observers in Syria Stranded After Convoy Bombed

May 16, 2012, 3:24 pm

United Nations military observers were forced to stay in the northern Syrian town of Khan Cheikhoun after their vehicles were damaged in a bomb blast.


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