This is most likely a minimum casualty figure
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Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee: Red lines have been crossed in Syria.
Christians account for around 5 percent of Syria’s population, and have remained largely loyal to the regime, fearing the rise of Islamists
G8 states failed to bridge divisions over Syria beyond calling for more humanitarian aid
HRW: Individuals who commit serious violations of the laws of war wilfully – that is intentionally or recklessly – are responsible for war crimes.
Rebels fighting to oust Assad’s regime have this week escalated their mortar attacks on central Damascus
If unanimous EU support for lifting the measure is lacking, the French and British governments will decide to deliver weapons
The peacekeepers are part of a 300-strong Philippine contingent that has been monitoring the separation of Israeli and Syrian troops since 1974
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
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
There was no comment as to how Iran and Egypt could reconcile their opposing views on the Syrian conflict to reach such a solution
Assad said the conflict was not one between the government and the opposition but between the “nation and its enemies.”
Ministers also agreed to “appeal to donor states to honour their aid pledges
Many people were seriously wounded in the car-bomb attack in a northern Damascus neighbourhood
Insurgents besieged troops on the perimeter of the international airport in Aleppo, and a military airbase in Idlib province
Analysis has shown a steady increase in the average number of documented deaths per month since the beginning of the conflict
The envoy unveiled his initiative in Damascus as Russia denied the existence of a joint peace plan with the United States
Islamist militants are known not only for their discretion, but also for their selflessness in combat
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
Muqdad also accused France of reviving “its colonialist past”.
UNHCR expects 700,000 people will flee by the end of the year
At least 153 people were killed in violence across Syria on Thursday — 83 civilians, 24 rebels and 46 soldiers.
Activists reported heavy shelling by Syrian forces on several districts of Aleppo
Report attributes widespread rape to gov’t forces, and crimes to rebels
Kidnapping vendetta between Syrian rebels and Lebanese Shi’a clan