Syria rebels, government blame each other for new gas attackSyrian government media and rebel forces said Saturday that poison gas had been used in a central village, injuring scores of people, while blaming each other for the attack.
Syria, 3 Years On: Has Assad Won?Three years ago, outrage was sparked in the Syrian city of Daraa over the death of a teenage boy for painting anti-authoritarian graffiti. There followed a spiral of violence that...
Firas Maksad, Managing Director, Global Policy AdvisorsIs the deadlock at the Geneva 2 talks pushing the Obama administration towards more robust support for Syrian rebels? One of Washington D.C's top Middle East analysts explains...
Syrian opposition replaces 'ineffective' army chiefThe main Western-backed armed group fighting in Syria, the Syrian Free Army (FSA), has sacked its leader due to the “ineffectiveness” of his command, the organisation said Monday.
Syria peace talks end with little progressA week of talks in Geneva aimed at ending the civil war in Syria on Friday wrapped up without the warring sides coming to any agreement on how to end the bloodshed and the Syrian r...
In The Papers
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Fat camp for elephantsINTERNATIONAL PRESS – Tues. 28.01.14: Syrian peace talks stall over the fate of Bashar al-Assad. Meanwhile, The Guardian says Egypt is edging towards a new hard-line era after Fiel...
The World This Week
THE WORLD THIS WEEK
The World This Week - January 24th, 2014This was the week the Geneva 2 conference on Syria finally got underway in Switzerland, bringing members of the Assad regime and the opposition Syrian National Coalition together i...
Syrian regime, opposition hold first talks in GenevaRepresentatives of the Syrian government and the opposition met for the first time Saturday at peace talks in Geneva that were painstakingly mediated by the UN-Arab League special...
Syrian regime and opposition agree to direct talksDelegations representing the Syrian regime opposition have agreed to meet in the same room for direct talks on Saturday, UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said Friday.
After Geneva 2... What's The Plan For Syria?Syrian peace talks are underway in Switzerland, and already it's fair to assume that after Geneva 2, there will be a Geneva 3, and perhaps even Geneva 4. Damascus' top ba...
After Geneva 2... What's The Plan For Syria? (part 2)Syrian peace talks are underway in Switzerland, and already it's fair to assume that after Geneva 2, there will be a Geneva 3, and perhaps even Geneva 4. Damascus' top ba...
Syria peace talks in doubt over Iran invitationUpcoming peace talks on Syria were thrown into doubt on Monday following a surprise UN invitation to Iran to attend the conference. The US demanded the invite be withdrawn and Syri...