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Kerry: Russia Enabling Syria’s Pursuit of Military Path – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Syrian government is trying to win a military victory over the opposition, and that Russia is enabling President Bashar al-Assad on that path. Speaking Monday in Jakarta, Kerry said Syria’s strategy is evident in its …Kerry appeals for political solution in SyriaXinhuaSyrian Opposition Appoints New […]

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Kerry Criticizes Russia for Enabling Syrian Regime – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalJAKARTA—U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused Russia on Monday of enabling the Syrian regime’s stepped-up military campaign by providing President Bashar al-Assad with more arms, undercutting efforts to find a diplomatic solution to the conflict.Kerry accuses Assad of stonewalling in peace talksFox NewsUS accuses Assad regime of stonewalling in Syria peace talksWashington […]

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Syria talks end on a note of uncertainty, US frustration with Russia – Washington Post

Washington PostU.N.-sponsored peace talks for Syria ended at an impasse Saturday over the future of President Bashar al-Assad, as the Obama administration lashed out in frustration at Russia, accusing it of prolonging the conflict. “They can’t have it both ways,” a senior …Syrian Peace Talks in LimboVoice of AmericaSyria talks: UK and France blame government […]

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Syria Peace Talks Break Off, No New Date Set – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalGENEVA—Peace talks between Syria’s government and opposition were left in limbo on Saturday after a top United Nations mediator declined to set a date for the next round of negotiations, citing his frustration with the regime of Syrian President Bashar …Brahimi: UN peace talks ‘not good for Syria’BBC NewsSyria Geneva talks adjourn with […]

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Syrian Peace Talks End Without Agreement on Date of Next Round – Businessweek

BusinessweekSyrian government and opposition representatives ended a second round of peace talks without agreeing on a date for the next meeting, United Nations mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said. Negotiations ended after the President Bashar al-Assad’s regime refused …Syria talks end on a note of uncertaintyWashington PostSyrian Peace Talks in LimboVoice of AmericaSyria talks: Mediator apologises for […]

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Kerry warns Syria of consequences on chemical weapons – The Daily Star

The Daily StarBERLIN: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad he could face consequences for failing to live up to international agreements on removing his chemical weapons stockpile. Kerry told reporters ahead of talks in …Syria must accelerate chemical arms shipments: WatchdogAhram OnlineUS Concerned About Chemical Weapons DelayRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertySyria stalling […]

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Russia’s Not Bound to Assad, Syria Opposition Head Says – Businessweek

BusinessweekRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has assured the Syrian opposition that his country isn’t committed to President Bashar al-Assad, the leader of the main anti-government coalition said. “When I met Lavrov last week in Paris, he confirmed that Russia …What was achieved at Montreux talks?BBC NewsSyria’s Al-Muallem Threatens to Quit Talks If No ProgressBloombergRegime threatens […]

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Syrian Peace Envoys Clash as Civil War Negotiations Start – Businessweek

BusinessweekSmoke billows from buildings as fighting between opposition forces and troops loyal to the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad continues in the city of Daraya, southwest of Damascus, on Jan. 13, 2014. Photographer: Hussam Ayash/AFP/Getty …Sec. Kerry talks tough to Syria at UN meetingUSA TODAYSyria peace talks, day one: as it happenedTelegraph.co.ukKerry: Assad stands […]

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US, Syrian Diplomats Clash as Conference Begins – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalMONTREUX, Switzerland—U.S. and Syrian diplomats clashed sharply at the opening of a long-awaited international conference aimed at ending the Syrian civil war, at odds over Western demands that President Bashar al-Assad be removed from power.UN chief’s bungled Iran invitation hurts his roleFox NewsRaw: UN Chief, Syrian FM have tense exchangeUSA TODAYSyria, exile opposition […]

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Photo Archive Is Said to Show Widespread Torture in Syria – New York Times

New York TimesPhotographs released by lawyers commissioned by the Qatari government, an opponent of Syria’s government, are being portrayed as part of an archive of torture under President Bashar al-Assad. The abuses are said to include “tramline injuries,” linear …Alleged Syrian detainee torture photos called a ‘smoking gun’ (+video)Christian Science MonitorUS and UN express horror […]

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Syria photos may prove claims of torture – BBC News

BBC NewsA report by three former war crimes prosecutors says there is clear evidence that Syria has systematically tortured and executed about 11,000 detainees since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. The investigators examined thousands …Report claims Syrian government behind ‘systematic killing’ of 11000 detaineesFox News‘Systematic Torture and Killing’ — a New […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Gruesome Syria photos may prove torture by Assad regime – CNN

CNN(CNN) — A team of internationally renowned war crimes prosecutors and forensic experts has found “direct evidence” of “systematic torture and killing” by the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the lawyers on the team say in a new report. Their report …Syria accused of torture and 11000 executionsBBC NewsPhotos may prove Assad regime committed war […]

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Iran invite to Syria talks withdrawn after boycott threat – Reuters

ReutersUNITED NATIONS/ANKARA (Reuters) – U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon withdrew a last-minute invitation to Iran to attend peace talks on Syria on Monday after the Syrian opposition threatened to boycott this week’s conference if President Bashar al-Assad’s main …Talks Over Syria to Begin as Iran Sits on the SidelinesNew York TimesUN chief withdraws invitation for Iran […]

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Report claims ‘systematic killing’ of Syrian detainees – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFormer United Nations war crimes prosecutors say photographs and other evidence smuggled out of Syria show the “systematic killing” of about 11,000 detainees by President Bashar Assad’s security forces. The allegation, contained in a report released …Photos may prove Assad regime committed war crimesTelegraph.co.ukNew Report Shows Clear Evidence of Torture in SyriaWDTVWar Crimes Experts […]

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Assad: Quitting not up for debate – BBC News

BBC NewsSyrian President Bashar al-Assad has said he has no intention of quitting, and the issue is not up for discussion at next week’s peace talks. “If we wanted to surrender we would have surrendered from the start,” Mr Assad told Russian MPs in Damascus, …Syrian Opposition to Join Peace Talks With Assad OfficialsBloombergSyria’s Assad […]

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Syrian Rebels to Join Peace Talks With Assad Officials – Bloomberg

BloombergThe main Western-backed coalition of Syria’s political opposition agreed to attend peace talks with representatives of President Bashar al-Assad in Switzerland this week, bringing the two sides together for the first time since the country’s civil war began in …Syrian opposition to attend Swiss peace talksIrish TimesSyria opposition votes to attend Geneva peace talkseuronewsSyrian opposition […]

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Syrian airstrike kills 21 in Aleppo: report – Washington Times

Washington TimesBEIRUT — A Syrian government airstrike hit a crowded vegetable market in a rebel-held neighborhood of the northern city of Aleppo on Saturday, killing at least 21 people, activists said. For nearly two weeks, President Bashar Assad’s warplanes and …Activists: Syrian Airstrike Kills 20 in AleppoVoice of AmericaActivists: Syrian Airstrike Kills at least 20 […]

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Mohamad Chatah, Lebanese ex-minister, killed in Beirut bombing – CBC.ca

CBC.caFormer Lebanese minister Mohamad Chatah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in a massive bomb blast on Friday which one of his political allies blamed on the Shi’ite Hezbollah militia. Friday’s attack also killed five other people …Assassination of former Lebanese minister condemnedIrish TimesDeadly Blast Sows Fear in LebanonWall Street JournalIs Syrian war […]

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Beirut bomb kills anti-Assad Lebanese former minister, at least 4 others – Reuters

Reuters(Reuters) – Former Lebanese minister Mohammed Shattah, who opposed Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, was killed in an explosion that targeted his convoy in Beirut on Friday along with at least four other people, security sources said. Shattah, a Sunni …Beirut blast kills Sunni ex-minister Mohamad ChatahBBC NewsPowerful Blast Shakes Lebanese CapitalNew York TimesStrong explosion rocks […]

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Syria Killed Over 5,000 Says United Nations Report

Syria’s methods of cracking down on protest are horrifying, and the United Nations (UN) assets that the country has killed over 5,000 of its own people. According to AlJazeera: The UN’s Navi Pillay said on Monday there were reports of increased attacks by opposition groups on President Bashar al-Assad’s security forces but highlighted “alarming” events […]