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Russia says rebels may win, jihadists claim Damascus bomb
Russia says rebels may win, jihadists claim Damascus bomb

Moscow acknowledged on Thursday that the Syrian regime, its longtime ally, might lose its battle with Arab- and Western-backed rebels, 21 months into a conflict that has cost tens of thousands of lives.

Russia says rebels may win, jihadists claim Damascus bomb
Syria regime using missiles, barrel bombs: US
Syria regime using missiles, barrel bombs: US

The Syrian regime has begun using missiles and barrel bombs against rebels, a top US official said Wednesday, signaling a dangerous escalation of the deadly 21-month-old conflict.

Syria regime using missiles, barrel bombs: US
Clinton renews support of new Syrian opposition group
Clinton renews support of new Syrian opposition group

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed fresh support Wednesday for a new coalition of Syrian opposition groups seeking to counter the Assad regime.

Clinton renews support of new Syrian opposition group
'Strong warning' to Assad over chemical arms: Clinton
'Strong warning' to Assad over chemical arms: Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday issued a "strong warning" to the regime of Bashar al-Assad over the potential use of chemical weapons against the Syrian people.

'Strong warning' to Assad over chemical arms: Clinton
'Friends of Syria' meet in Tokyo
'Friends of Syria' meet in Tokyo

Delegates from more than 60 countries gathered in Tokyo Friday, seeking to ramp up pressure on Bashar al-Assad's regime as the US moved towards recognising the newly-unified opposition as true leaders of Syria.

'Friends of Syria' meet in Tokyo
New page in Syria war as rebel missiles hit aircraft
New page in Syria war as rebel missiles hit aircraft

In less than 24 hours, rebels used surface-to-air missiles to strike down two aircraft in northern Syria, marking a turning point in their war with forces of President Bashar al-Assad.

New page in Syria war as rebel missiles hit aircraft
Osamu Fujimura, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs for Japan. ©REUTERS
Tokyo to host conference to boost Syria sanctions

Tokyo will host an international conference later this month aimed at increasing pressure on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Tokyo to host conference to boost Syria sanctions
Libya army has 'no control' in Bani Walid: defence minister
Libya army has 'no control' in Bani Walid: defence minister

Libya's defence minister said Monday that the army has no control over Bani Walid, one of the last bastions of Moamer Kadhafi's regime, and that armed groups there prevent families from returning home.

Libya army has 'no control' in Bani Walid: defence minister
Libya marks 1st 'liberation' anniversary amid tension
Libya marks 1st 'liberation' anniversary amid tension

Libya on Tuesday celebrated the first anniversary of its "liberation" from the regime of Moamer Kadhafi, even as fighting flared in a former bastion of the slain dictator.

Libya marks 1st 'liberation' anniversary amid tension
Syrian activists to plead for more help to oust Assad
Syrian activists to plead for more help to oust Assad

Syrian grassroots activists working to run field hospitals and repair fuel lines will Friday urge world leaders to do more to help a stricken people caught up in the battle to oust the Assad regime.

Syrian activists to plead for more help to oust Assad
Syria aircraft pound rebels as they claim control
Syria aircraft pound rebels as they claim control

Regime aircraft hammered insurgent bastions nationwide on Sunday as rebels said they now control most of the country and have moved their command centre from Turkey to "liberated areas" inside Syria.

Syria aircraft pound rebels as they claim control
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Syrian regime plans to use chemical weapons: report

The Syrian regime plans to deploy chemical weapons against its own people "as a last resort", the former head of Syria's chemical arsenal told The Times newspaper in an interview published Wednesday.

Syrian regime plans to use chemical weapons: report
 'Iron Lady' of Cuban dissident goes on hunger strike
'Iron Lady' of Cuban dissident goes on hunger strike

Marta Beatriz Roque, the 67 year-old "Iron Lady" of Cuban dissidents, began a hunger strike Monday to protest conditions that opponents to the Communist regime face on the island.

'Iron Lady' of Cuban dissident goes on hunger strike
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast. ©REUTERS/Caren Firouz
Iran slams Canada for breaking off relations

Iran hit out at Canada's decision to break off diplomatic ties, with foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast accusing the Canadian government of being "under the influence of the Zionist regime."

Iran slams Canada for breaking off relations
Gulf states criticise Syria as more than 100 killed
Gulf states criticise Syria as more than 100 killed

Arab Gulf monarchies lambasted Syria's regime for deploying heavy weapons against its civilians, as over 100 people were killed in raids, bombings and air strikes according to a watchdog toll count.

Gulf states criticise Syria as more than 100 killed
Syria rebels claim jet downing as army advances
Syria rebels claim jet downing as army advances

Syrian rebels claimed they downed a fighter jet Monday in what would be a major coup for the opposition, but the regime seized the upper hand in Aleppo as it advanced into a new rebel-held district.

Syria rebels claim jet downing as army advances
US says Iran forming pro-regime militia in Syria
US says Iran forming pro-regime militia in Syria

The US on Tuesday accused Iran of setting up a pro-regime militia in Syria as Washington increasingly ties the crisis there to interference by its long-time foe Tehran.

US says Iran forming pro-regime militia in Syria
Pro-Islamist elected Libya assembly chief
Pro-Islamist elected Libya assembly chief

Libya's new national assembly late Thursday elected as its president Mohamed al-Megaryef, a staunch opponent of Moamer Kadhafi's overthrown regime who is seen as being pro-Islamist.

Pro-Islamist elected Libya assembly chief
Defections harry Syria regime, but core intact: analysts
Defections harry Syria regime, but core intact: analysts

The defection of Syria's prime minister was a boon for the opposition, heightening regime paranoia, but as rebels and their allies await mass defections, analysts say the ruling core remains intact.

Defections harry Syria regime, but core intact: analysts
Assad says key battle afoot as UN says rebels have tanks
Assad says key battle afoot as UN says rebels have tanks

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday that the army was fighting for the nation's future as UN officials said the regime was using fighter jets against rebels armed with tanks.

Assad says key battle afoot as UN says rebels have tanks