Khaled Yacoub Oweis

Mediator to meet Syria sides separately to demand peace

Mediator Lakhdar Brahimi will meet representatives of the warring sides in Syria separately for the first few days to increase pressure on them.

Syrian talks end with no sign of peace

The first round of peace talks has ended with no progess made on ending the civil war or commitment from the govt to return to the negotiating table.

Syria opposition rejects peace talks

Syria's opposition coalition has said it will not engage in international peace talks while Hezbollah backs President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

Battle rages in Syria as rebels struggle for unity

Syria's opposition resumed talks aimed at closing their fractious ranks, as government forces launched a fierce onslaught on a rebel-held border town.

Syrian opposition talks with Russia, seeking to end civil war

Syrian opposition leader met Russia's foreign minister, opening a window to a possible breakthrough in efforts to broker an end to Syria's civil war.

Syrian helicopter comes down under fire in Damascus

State television has confirmed a helicopter crashed in Damascus but gave no details as Bashar al-Assad continues to bombard rebel-held districts.

Assad’s forces accused of massacre near Damascus

More than 200 bodies have been found in basements and houses, and most were killed "execution-style" by troops on house-to-house raids.

Defection of stalwart PM deals blow to Syria’s regime

Syrian Prime Minister Riyad Hijab is the latest to jump ship as defections continue to rattle Bashar al-Assad's increasingly unstable regime.

Assad forces bombard northern towns, avoid Turkish border

Tanks have moved close to Aleppo but kept clear of new Turkish air defences installed to curb Syrian action near its frontiers.

Syria truce prospects fade as fighting rages

Continued military bombardments in central Syria is dashing the prospects of a UN-brokered ceasefire taking hold.

Syria experiences worst violence in a year

Rebels are fighting security forces in Damascus in the most violent gun battles the Syrian capital has seen since the start of the year-long uprising.

More than 7 500 killed in Syria, says UN

Syria's Al-Assad is arguably a war criminal, the US's Hillary Clinton admitted, as the UN said his forces had killed more than 7 500 civilians.

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