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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
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
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
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
Iraq attacks kill 37 after Al-Qaeda warning
Iraq attacks kill 37 after Al-Qaeda warning

Violence in Baghdad and north of the capital killed at least 37 people on Monday, the country's bloodiest day in three weeks after Al-Qaeda's front group in Iraq warned it sought to retake territory.

Iraq attacks kill 37 after Al-Qaeda warning
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
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