First aid convoy in four years reaches besieged Syrian townThe besieged Syrian town of Daraya, a rebel-held suburb of Damascus where President Bashar al-Assad has refused to allow aid to starving Syrians, got its first U.N. aid convoy…
Top Syrian opposition negotiator quits peace talksThe chief peace negotiator of Syria’s mainstream opposition said on Sunday he was resigning over the failure of the U.N.-backed Geneva peace talks to bring a political settlement.
Syria opposition rejects talks, blames ‘Russian aggression’Syria's key opposition National Coalition said Sunday it would boycott talks proposed by UN peace envoy Staffan de Mistura over concerns about his plan and Russia's air strikes…
Independent Greeks emerge as Syriza coalition optionThe anti-bailout Independent Greeks party has emerged as a potential coalition partner for Syriza should the leftists win Sunday’s election, as polls predict.
'No Syrian expected the crisis to last this long'Mokhtar Lamani was the head of the office of the UN-Arab League Joint Special Representative in Damascus until last March. As such, he was in daily contact with both the…
The battle for Kobani: Will Turkey step in? (part 2)Is Turkey pivoting? Speaking near the border with Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that a ground operation is needed to combat the Islamic State group...and that…
The battle for Kobani: Will Turkey step in?Is Turkey pivoting? Speaking near the border with Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that a ground operation is needed to combat the Islamic State group...and that…
Exiled Syrian opposition elects new presidentThe Syrian National Coalition chose Hadi el-Bahra for its new leader on Wednesday as government and rebel forces prepared for a major battle in the frontline city of Aleppo.
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…
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.