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Syria army HQ bombed as leaders at UN clamor for peace

Two bombs struck the Syrian army headquarters in the heart of Damascus Wednesday, as Hillary Clinton appealed for the "paralyzed" UN Security Council to find a way to end the conflict.

Syria army HQ bombed as leaders at UN clamor for peace
Qatar calls for Arab intervention in Syria
Qatar calls for Arab intervention in Syria

The emir of Qatar has called for an Arab intervention in Syria and a no-fly zone to protect refugees as President Bashar al-Assad's forces stepped up the battle for Aleppo.

Qatar calls for Arab intervention in Syria
West turns up heat on Iran and Syria at UN
West turns up heat on Iran and Syria at UN

Western and Arab leaders ramped up the pressure on Syria and Iran at the United Nations on Tuesday, as US President Barack Obama vowed to keep Tehran from getting its hands on nuclear weapons.

West turns up heat on Iran and Syria at UN
Obama to lead international assault on Syria at UN
Obama to lead international assault on Syria at UN

US President Barack Obama will lead Western demands for action on the Syrian civil war at the start of the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

Obama to lead international assault on Syria at UN
Envoy says Syria worsening as Assad clings to power
Envoy says Syria worsening as Assad clings to power

Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Monday there is no end in sight for Syria's war as President Bashar al-Assad clings to power, while his forces reportedly pounded rebels, killing at least seven children.

Envoy says Syria worsening as Assad clings to power
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
Chaos turns Syria into paradise for kidnappers
Chaos turns Syria into paradise for kidnappers

Every time violence intensifies in Syria, so do abductions of civilians, for political reasons and more often for financial gain.

Chaos turns Syria into paradise for kidnappers
Syria clashes rage, UN deplores 'gross' rights abuses
Syria clashes rage, UN deplores 'gross' rights abuses

UN officials have denounced gross human rights violations by both sides in Syria, as fighting rages in the second city Aleppo with the army claiming to have secured much of a strategic district.

Syria clashes rage, UN deplores 'gross' rights abuses
Rebels say Syria envoy's mission doomed
Rebels say Syria envoy's mission doomed

Fighting raged in Syria's two biggest cities on Sunday as UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi ended his first visit to the country on a peace mission a rebel commander said was doomed to fail.

Rebels say Syria envoy's mission doomed
US positioning forces in response to Mideast unrest: Panetta
US positioning forces in response to Mideast unrest: Panetta

The US is positioning military forces so that it can respond to unrest in as many as 17 or 18 places in the Islamic world, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced late Friday.

US positioning forces in response to Mideast unrest: Panetta
US missions stormed in Yemen, stoned in Egypt film protests
US missions stormed in Yemen, stoned in Egypt film protests

Demonstrators stormed the US embassy in Yemen, leading to clashes in which four people were killed, while protesters stoned Washington's mission in Cairo as anger spread over a US-produced film mocking Islam.

US missions stormed in Yemen, stoned in Egypt film protests
One dead as Islamists storm US missions in Libya, Egypt
One dead as Islamists storm US missions in Libya, Egypt

An armed mob protesting a film deemed offensive to Islam attacked the US consulate in Benghazi Tuesday killing a US official, hours after angry Islamists stormed Washington's embassy in Cairo.

One dead as Islamists storm US missions in Libya, Egypt
Iraq fugitive VP gets death term on day of carnage
Iraq fugitive VP gets death term on day of carnage

Iraq's fugitive Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, a top critic of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, was convicted of murder, sentenced to the gallows.

Iraq fugitive VP gets death term on day of carnage
UN and Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi. ©REUTERS/Ceerwan Aziz
Brahimi begins Syria mission with Egypt, League talks

UN and Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Monday begins his Syria mission by meeting League officials and senior Egyptian leaders before heading to Damascus on his first official trip to the region.

Brahimi begins Syria mission with Egypt, League talks
Rebels seek unity as Syria troops batter Aleppo
Rebels seek unity as Syria troops batter Aleppo

Arab foreign ministers have denounced "crimes against humanity" in Syria, calling on the government to stop the violence immediately, as rebel fighters came under fire on multiple fronts.

Rebels seek unity as Syria troops batter Aleppo
New peace envoy says Syria death toll 'staggering'
New peace envoy says Syria death toll 'staggering'

New UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has said the death toll in Syria is "staggering" and the destruction "catastrophic" and called for a united stance from the international community.

New peace envoy says Syria death toll 'staggering'
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. ©RIA Novosti
Russia says 'naive' to expect Assad to halt fire first

Russia said Saturday it would be "naive" for outside powers to expect Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to withdraw his troops first from major cities and then wait for the opposition to follow suit.

Russia says 'naive' to expect Assad to halt fire first
Turkey demands Syria safe havens as UN meets
Turkey demands Syria safe havens as UN meets

War-torn Syria's frustrated neighbor Turkey demanded on Thursday that world powers set up refugee camps within the country to stem the massive outflow of refugees fleeing the fighting.

Turkey demands Syria safe havens as UN meets
Deadly bombing hits loyalist funeral outside Damascus
Deadly bombing hits loyalist funeral outside Damascus

A car bomb rocked the funeral of two government loyalists in a Damascus suburb killing 27 people on Tuesday as the army kept up its bombardment of rebel strongholds in the east of the capital.

Deadly bombing hits loyalist funeral outside Damascus