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Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

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(Damascus) - Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, the country’s parliament speaker announced, a vote President Bashar Al Assad is likely to contest as his nation sinks deeper into a bloody civil war, now in its fourth year. Assad…

UN unanimously adopts Syria aid resolution

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(New York) - The UN Security Council has adopted a unanimous but non-binding resolution, calling for humanitarian aid convoys to be allowed access across war-torn Syria, but diplomats immediately voiced doubt about its effectiveness. Syria's…

Iran invite to Syria talks Withdrawn

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(United Nations) - UN chief Ban Ki-moon withdrew a last-minute invitation to Iran to attend peace talks on Syria after the Syrian opposition threatened to boycott this week’s conference if President Bashar Al Assad’s main sponsor took…
Syrian Opposition Agree on Unity Plan

Syrian Opposition Agree on Unity Plan

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(Doha) - Syrian opposition groups meeting in Doha have agreed in principle on a plan to unite against President Bashar Al Assad. "We have agreed on the main points of the formation of a Syrian national coalition for the forces of the opposition…
Brahimi begins 'difficult' Syria Mission

Brahimi begins 'difficult' Syria Mission

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(Cairo) - UN Peace envoy, Lakhdar Brahimi has started his mission of combating Syria crisis. Commenting on his new job he admitted that he faces a "very difficult" task as he launched his mission to Syria, where warplanes bombed rebel zones…
Time for change in Syria: Morsi

Time for change in Syria: Morsi

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(Cairo) - Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi during a meeting of Arab League ministers said that it is time for the Syrian regime to step down and resolution of the crisis was an Arab responsibility. "I tell the Syrian regime, there is still…
Assad appoints new Syria Premier

Assad appoints new Syria Premier

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(Damascus) - President Bashar al-Assad has appointed Wael al-Halqi, former health minister, as Syria’s new premier, state television reported. The report stated, “The president has signed Decree 298, appointing Wael al-Halqi as the new prime…