Lebanese protesters closed two major roads in northern Lebanon Wednesday to prevent fuel tank trucks from crossing into Syria, Lebanon’s state-run news agency and security officials said.
The Vatican has cancelled a high-level papal delegation to Syria to promote an end to the conflict due to the deteriorating situation there. Pope Benedict had originally intended to send seven senior clerics to Damascus, including Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York.
Lebanese Foreign Minister Adnan Mansour met with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem and his Deputy Faisal Moqdad to discuss the latest developments pertaining to the crisis in Syria, National News Agency reported on Friday . The meeting came on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly
As the passengers from battle-ravaged Aleppo disembarked at Yerevan’s Zvartnots airport, tearful relatives gripped them tightly in emotional embraces. “Thank God you’ve arrived safe and sound!” one cried out. Since fighting has gripped the city of Aleppo, where many of Syria’s ethnic Armenian community live, increasing numbers have been fleeing
International concern was mounting Friday over a looming massacre as Syrian troops bombarded the besieged city of Aleppo with artillery, strafed it with aircraft and pulled in major reinforcements ready to crush the outgunned rebels.
The battle for Syria’s second city, Aleppo, is a crucial fight that could determine the direction of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad, observers say. Troops and rebel fighters are massing in and around the city, and Al-Watan newspaper, which is close to the regime, pulled no punches describing the fighting in the northern commercial […]
The United States said on Thursday it appeared that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad were “lining up” for a massacre in the city of Aleppo, but again ruled out military intervention in the conflict.
By David Ignatius
It is time for Washington to emphasize what the United States can do, rather than what it can’t, in Syria. U.S. policy is caught between two imperatives
Syrian rebels have stepped up their stockpiling of ammunition and medical supplies in preparation for a major battle in Aleppo, a BBC reporter says. The rebels, who are in control of large parts of Syria’s second city, have set up checkpoints
Syrian troops rushed dozens of tanks and reinforcements Wednesday toward Aleppo, the country’s strategically vital commercial capital, in a bid to crush a rebel advance that has spread to wide swaths of the sprawling city. As five days of fighting in Aleppo intensified