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An unknown number of foreign fighters has streamed into Syria to join jihadist rebel groups such as the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Damascus believes the conflict has reached a stalemate and would call for a ceasefire if long-delayed peace talks in Geneva were to take place.
The rival groups also undertook to free detainees captured in Wednesday’s fighting
The Syrian government’s recapture of a rebel district of flashpoint Homs came at a high cost
Meeting comes as US plans to boost military aid to the rebels gain steam.
The network, operating in Ceuta and the neighbouring Moroccan town of Fnideq, sent dozens of Islamist militants to Syria
The fighting came on the third day of a regime attempt to clear rebel forces from the neighbourhood in northeastern Damascus
The National Coalition spoke out as troops and rebels were locked in fierce clashes outside the Damascus district of Qabun
President Morsi condemns Al-Assad regime and Hezbollah for ‘flagrant aggression’ and pledges to provide financial aid to the Syrian rebels.
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
Hague and Kerry made a passionate plea for Europe, the US and its allies to do more for “the innocent victims of war and repression.”
This is most likely a minimum casualty figure
The move by Austria is “significant” because it provides such a large amount of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) force
The group, a feared force battling President Bashar al-Assad, is now subject to an international asset freeze and arms embargo
Rebels said hundreds of fighters had broken through army lines to join the battle.
Rocket-propelled grenades, mortars and machineguns have all been used in six days of clashes in the port city, in the deadliest violence to rock the country for years.
Moscow criticised Syria’s various opposition groups for presenting tough demands
The National Coalition is expected to choose a new president, incorporate new members and decide the fate of an interim rebel government
Soldiers in pickup trucks mounted with machineguns and anti-aircraft weapons were deployed in the Tripoli
After having rejected the idea previously, Obama’s deputies were weighing the option of providing weapons to Syria’s outgunned opposition
Fierce clashes broke out on the edges of the Syrian capital on Friday, as troops took on rebels in the north, south and east
The total number of Syrians registered as refugees was 1,401,435, the UNHCR warned that it was no longer able to meet their medical needs
Israeli prime minister said if advanced arms fell into the hands of Islamist militants it could redefine regional security threats
“All these theatrics have no value in our eyes,” Al Assad said
Fighters from the Seleka rebel coalition took control of the presidential palace to declare their victory
After collapse of two month old peace deal, rebels enter the Central African Republic capital
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.
At least 19 civilians, 28 rebels and eight soldiers have been killed since the launch of the offensive
Obama, unveiling a grant, which will take US humanitarian help to Syrians to $365m
“If the airport falls, all of Aleppo will fall,” said Colonel Abu Kosai, one of the rebel commanders