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U.N. human rights chief decries hunger in Syrian siege, demands aid access

Food prices have rocketed since forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad took control of several neighbourhoods in May and destroyed tunnels that had been used to smuggle goods into the siege.

No role for Bashar Assad in Syria, his reign coming to end: Rex Tillerson

The U.N.'s top envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura said that new talks between Syria's government and opposition will start Novemeber 28 and also urged those with influence to press both sides to be ready "to negotiate substance.''


Syria regime backed by Hezbollah retakes key town outside capital

Pro-regime fighters used clashes between rival rebel factions Jaish al-Islam and Faylaq al-Rahman as an opportunity to retake Deir al-Assafir, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Turkey’s Syria Challenge

Ankara can’t win against Moscow. It should instead focus on helping refugees.

51 killed in Syrian airstrikes, sniper fire in Aleppo

Due to Syrian airstrikes and heavy artillery in the city of Aleppo, 51 people including 13 rebels have lost their lives.

UN inspectors confirm Syria chemical attack

The UN mission said it collected evidence consistent with the probable use of chemical weapons.


Syria: Fighting near Damascus kills 160

Rebels are reportedly trying to break the siege by state forces that have cut rebel supply lines.

Mortar shells hit near inspectors' hotel in Syria

Syrian rebels routinely fire mortar shells from the outskirts of Damascus at city neighborhoods.

Syrian rebel groups reject SNC authority,call for Islamic leadership

Fighters on the ground say the SNC has lost touch with civilians and become corrupt.

Iraqi Al Qaeda denounces Brotherhood as 'democratic',calls Egyptians to fight army

A leader of al-Qaeda’s Iraqi branch on Saturday called upon all Egyptians to fight their army and derided the Muslim Brotherhood as ‘evil’ for seeking power through democracy. The audio message by Abu Mohammed al-Adnani highlights the militant movement’s attempt to use Egypt’s July 3 coup,which toppled the country’s first freely elected president,to bolster its […]