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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
First clashes near Christian areas of Damascus: NGO
First clashes near Christian areas of Damascus: NGO

Fighting between soldiers and rebels broke out on Wednesday for the first time near two Christian districts of Damascus.

First clashes near Christian areas of Damascus: NGO
Syria troops, rebels clash near Aleppo intelligence HQ: NGO
Syria troops, rebels clash near Aleppo intelligence HQ: NGO

Syrian troops and rebels fought pitched battles near an intelligence headquarters in Aleppo on Tuesday as a military offensive in Syria's commercial capital raged into a fourth day.

Syria troops, rebels clash near Aleppo intelligence HQ: NGO
UN: 200,000 flee Aleppo as Syria battle rages
UN: 200,000 flee Aleppo as Syria battle rages

Around 200,000 civilians have fled fighting in Syria's most populous city Aleppo and many more were trapped, the UN said as a fierce government offensive against rebels entered a second day.

UN: 200,000 flee Aleppo as Syria battle rages
White House denies comparison of Syria to Libya
White House denies comparison of Syria to Libya

The United States said it was "very concerned" about a Syrian offensive in Aleppo, Syria, but rejected comparisons to Libya where NATO-led forces intervened last year to protect civilians.

White House denies comparison of Syria to Libya
Syria rebels ready for 'mother of all battles' in Aleppo
Syria rebels ready for 'mother of all battles' in Aleppo

Rebel forces were bracing Friday for a decisive "mother of all" battles in Aleppo, as Washington warned the Syrian army could be preparing to carry out a massacre in the country's second city.

Syria rebels ready for 'mother of all battles' in Aleppo
Foreigners join fight against 'apostate' Syria regime
Foreigners join fight against 'apostate' Syria regime

In restive northwest Syria, the uprising has found an unlikely new partner in the struggle against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad: foreign Islamists who are joining the fight.

Foreigners join fight against 'apostate' Syria regime
Syria rebels say chemical weapons moved to borders
Syria rebels say chemical weapons moved to borders

Syrian rebels have accused strongman Bashar al-Assad of moving chemical weapons to the country's borders, after his beleaguered regime said it would use its stockpiles if attacked.

Syria rebels say chemical weapons moved to borders
US warns Syria against using chemical weapons
US warns Syria against using chemical weapons

US President Barack Obama has warned Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad it would be a "tragic mistake" to unleash chemical weapons, after Damascus admits it has a stockpile and will use them if attacked.

US warns Syria against using chemical weapons
Arab nations urge Assad to quit as fighting rages
Arab nations urge Assad to quit as fighting rages

Arab nations have called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to swiftly give up power as his troops launched a fresh assault on rebels in Damascus and the second city Aleppo.

Arab nations urge Assad to quit as fighting rages
Oil strikes two-year high; soya scores record high
Oil strikes two-year high; soya scores record high

Oil prices hit two-month highs this week, driven by Federal Reserve stimulus hopes and Middle East unrest, while soyabeans soared to a record high as US supplies were hit by drought.

Oil strikes two-year high; soya scores record high
Syria rebels seize Iraq border as UN action blocked
Syria rebels seize Iraq border as UN action blocked

Rebels seized control of Syria's border crossings with Iraq on the bloodiest day of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, as China and Russia dismayed the West by blocking UN action against his regime.

Syria rebels seize Iraq border as UN action blocked
Canada slams China, Russia for UN Syria vetoes
Canada slams China, Russia for UN Syria vetoes

Canada issued a scathing retort on Thursday after Russia and China vetoed another UN resolution to pressure the Syrian regime to rein in its crackdown on a 16-month-old rebellion.

Canada slams China, Russia for UN Syria vetoes
Annan, Ban call on UN Council to act on Syria
Annan, Ban call on UN Council to act on Syria

UN chief Ban Ki-moon and international envoy Kofi Annan called on the UN Security Council to take strong action on the Syria conflict ahead of a vote Thursday on a western-backed resolution calling for sanctions.

Annan, Ban call on UN Council to act on Syria
Rebels battle to 'liberate' Syria capital
Rebels battle to 'liberate' Syria capital

Rebels declared the battle to "liberate" Damascus has begun as heavy fighting raged across the city on Tuesday and Russia said an agreement is possible for a UN resolution on the Syria crisis.

Rebels battle to 'liberate' Syria capital
Assad will use chemical weapons: top defector
Assad will use chemical weapons: top defector

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will use chemical weapons against opposition forces and may have already deployed them, Nawaf Fares.

Assad will use chemical weapons: top defector
Snapshot of the video of KTK channel
Building burnt in Almaty oblast turned out to be a guesthouse for Syrian diplomats

Kazakhstan police has found that that Syrian embassy used to be in the building before but then moved out.

Building burnt in Almaty oblast turned out to be a guesthouse for Syrian diplomats
Snapshot of the video of KTK channel
Syrian consulate burnt in Almaty oblast

The consulate’s personnel believe that criminals threw incendiary bottles at the building.

Syrian consulate burnt in Almaty oblast
Damascus rocked by 'most intense' fighting of revolt
Damascus rocked by 'most intense' fighting of revolt

Syria's army blasted rebel strongholds in Damascus with mortars Sunday, sparking the "most intense" fighting in the capital since the revolt erupted 16 months ago.

Damascus rocked by 'most intense' fighting of revolt
Pregnant woman among 5 dead in Syria's Homs: NGO
Pregnant woman among 5 dead in Syria's Homs: NGO

Shelling and fighting in the central Syrian province of Homs killed at least five people on Saturday, including a pregnant woman and two rebels.

Pregnant woman among 5 dead in Syria's Homs: NGO