Syrians use truce day to ‘massively protest’ against regime

Anti-regime protests erupted across Syria on Friday as the army and main rebel force began to observe a ceasefire for a four-day Muslim holiday, activists and a watchdog group said. Opposition activists have called for demonstrations on their Facebook page, The Syrian Revolution 2011, with one writing: “The ceasefire is a chance to protest massively.”

Syrian regime commits to 4-day truce, but prospects dim

Beirut, Lebanon – The embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad promised Thursday to observe a U.N.-proposed truce during a four-day Muslim holiday, while rebels claimed major gains in the key battleground of Aleppo. But prospects of the cease-fire taking hold are dim, given Assad’s history of broken promises

Brahimi urges truce as 118 killed Sunday in Syria

Peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi on Sunday met President Bashar al-Assad and later appealed to both sides in Syria’s conflict to cease fire for a Muslim holiday this week, even as a deadly blast rocked the country’s capital. In Syria’s capital, a bomb exploded outside a police station in a Christian quarter of the Old City, […]