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Lakhdar Brahimi. ©REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
Brahimi to become new Syria conflict envoy

Lakhdar Brahimi, a veteran diplomat troubleshooter, will take over from Kofi Annan as the international envoy on the Syria conflict.

Brahimi to become new Syria conflict envoy
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
Syria rebels warn they will turn to Qaeda if West fails them
Syria rebels warn they will turn to Qaeda if West fails them

With the West still refusing to arm Syria's opposition in the bloody fight against the regime, rebels in the flashpoint northern city of Aleppo warn that they could turn to Al-Qaeda for help.

Syria rebels warn they will turn to Qaeda if West fails them
UN ends Syria mission as Aleppo attack renewed
UN ends Syria mission as Aleppo attack renewed

The UN has called an end to its observer mission in Syria, as activists reported more bloodletting in an attack on civilians in the main battleground of Aleppo.

UN ends Syria mission as Aleppo attack renewed
Rashad Hussain. Photo courtesy of ikhwanophobia.com
US hails OIC for suspending Syria

The US commended Muslim states for suspending Syria's membership in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, saying it sent a "strong message" to President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

US hails OIC for suspending Syria
World Muslim body suspends Syria's membership
World Muslim body suspends Syria's membership

The 57-member OIC suspended Syria in a meeting attended by its staunch ally Iran, in a move hailed early Thursday by the United States as one that sends "a strong message" to Damascus.

World Muslim body suspends Syria's membership
World Muslim body to suspend Syria
World Muslim body to suspend Syria

An emergency summit of the 57-member Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) began late Tuesday with a proposal to suspend conflict-wracked Syria, a move strongly opposed by Iran.

World Muslim body to suspend Syria
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
Aleppo battle rages as both sides report atrocities
Aleppo battle rages as both sides report atrocities

The Syrian army pressed its assault on rebels in commercial capital Aleppo on Sunday, while both sides reported atrocities and Arab foreign ministers postponed a planned meeting on the 17-month conflict.

Aleppo battle rages as both sides report atrocities
Clinton arrives in Turkey for key Syria talks
Clinton arrives in Turkey for key Syria talks

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived Saturday in Istanbul for talks on the conflict in Syria with Turkish leaders after Washington slapped fresh sanctions on Bashar al-Assad's regime and its allies.

Clinton arrives in Turkey for key Syria talks
Syria rebels out of Aleppo district, new envoy due
Syria rebels out of Aleppo district, new envoy due

Rebels retreated from the key Aleppo district of Salaheddin under a deadly rain of shellfire Thursday, as a veteran Algerian diplomat was set to be named the new international envoy to Syria.

Syria rebels out of Aleppo district, new envoy due
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 vows to crush Syria rebellion
Assad vows to crush Syria rebellion

President Bashar al-Assad vowed on Tuesday to crush the 17-month rebellion against his regime and to cleanse Syria of "terrorists", as his troops engaged rebels in key battleground city Aleppo.

Assad vows to crush Syria rebellion
Syria PM defects, accuses Assad regime of genocide
Syria PM defects, accuses Assad regime of genocide

Syria's prime minister joined the rebels and accused President Bashar al-Assad of carrying out "genocide" against his own people, prompting Washington to say the regime was "crumbling".

Syria PM defects, accuses Assad regime of genocide
White House senior adviser David Plouffe. ©REUTERS
Obama aide accepted fee from company with Iran links: report

Senior White House adviser David Plouffe, who managed President Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, accepted a $100,000 speaking fee from an affiliate of a company doing business with Iran.

Obama aide accepted fee from company with Iran links: report
US stands firm against arming Syrian rebels
US stands firm against arming Syrian rebels

The US is stepping up support for the Syrian rebels but, despite the failure of UN envoy Kofi Annan's mission, is sticking to its refusal to pour arms into a complex conflict.

US stands firm against arming Syrian rebels
Violence rages in Aleppo, Damascus: NGO
Violence rages in Aleppo, Damascus: NGO

At least 13 people were killed across Syria on Saturday as fierce fighting raged in Aleppo and Damascus, the country's two biggest cities.

Violence rages in Aleppo, Damascus: NGO
Blame game after Annan quits as Syria envoy
Blame game after Annan quits as Syria envoy

World powers traded blame on Friday after Kofi Annan quit as international peace envoy to Syria, complaining that his initiative to end the bloodshed there never received the support it deserved.

Blame game after Annan quits as Syria envoy
China 'regrets' Syria envoy Annan's resignation
China 'regrets' Syria envoy Annan's resignation

China expressed regret Friday over former UN chief Kofi Annan's resignation as international envoy for Syria and said it would continue to "work for a political resolution" to the conflict.

China 'regrets' Syria envoy Annan's resignation
Obama signs covert action backing Syrian rebels: reports
Obama signs covert action backing Syrian rebels: reports

President Barack Obama has signed a covert document authorizing US support for Syrian rebels locked in a battle to overthrow beleaguered President Bashar al-Assad, reports said Wednesday.

Obama signs covert action backing Syrian rebels: reports