Ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg charged with terror offences – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukA former Guantanamo Bay detainee who received an estimated £1 million compensation from the government has appeared in court charged with terrorism offences. Moazzam Begg is charged with providing instruction…

Israel’s new game plan with Hezbollah and Syria – Al-Arabiya

Israel’s new game plan with Hezbollah and SyriaAl-ArabiyaUnder late Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, and for 29 years, Israel did not once directly strike Syria outside the Arab-Israeli war of 1973.…

175 Syrian Rebels Killed in Ambush, Says Army – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSyria says it has killed 175 rebels in a dawn ambush of an opposition stronghold near the capital, Damascus. State television quoted a field commander Wednesday as saying…

UNSC unites on humanitarian aid to Syria – The Hindu

The HinduThe United Nations Security Council has passed a unanimous resolution on the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria — the decision flowing from a consensus that the government and…

Syria field hospital hit by car bomb near Turkey – BBC News

BBC NewsSeveral people are reported to have been killed by a car bomb near a field hospital in northern Syria, close to the border with Turkey. Activists said the blast…

Syria crisis: UN Security Council agrees aid resolution – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution on access to humanitarian aid in Syria – the first time it has united on the issue. The resolution says…

Kerry Visits UAE For Talks On Syria – NewsChannel5.com

Kerry Visits UAE For Talks On SyriaNewsChannel5.comU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, is ushered by Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa before a meeting at the Foreign Ministry office in…

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…

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…

Britain, France Blame Assad For Geneva Failure – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyBritain and France have blamed the Syrian government for the failure of the internationally backed Geneva peace conference, after a second round of talks ended on February 15 with a…

Syria talks: Lakhdar Brahimi apology for lack of progress – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has apologised to the Syrian people after peace talks in Geneva ended without making progress. He had held final discussions with both sides in…

Little progress made as Syria peace talks close in Switzerland – CNN International

CNN International(CNN) — As a second round of peace talks ended Saturday with little progress in ending Syria’s civil war, U.S. President Barack Obama and Jordan’s King Abdullah spoke about…

UN mediator apologizes to Syrians for lack of peace progress – Times of India

Times of IndiaGENEVA: International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi apologized to the Syrian people for the lack of progress at peace talks in Geneva after their second round ended on Saturday with…

Lebanon’s PM forms ‘unity cabinet’ – Irish Independent

Irish IndependentLebanon’s prime minister has formed a cabinet more than 10 months after taking office, taking in a wide range of political groups after bridging serious divisions among them, mostly…

Lebanon gets new government after 10-month deadlock – Bangkok Post

Bangkok PostLebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam on Saturday unveiled a compromise government, capping 10 months of political wrangling during which the war in neighbouring Syria exacerbated sectarian tensions. Lebanese President…

New Lebanon cabinet – Gulf Daily News

Gulf Daily NewsBEIRUT: Lebanon’s prime minister formed a cabinet more than 10 months after taking office yesterday, including a wide range of political groups after bridging serious divisions among them…

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…

Syria talks: UK and France blame government for collapse – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UK and France have blamed the Syrian government for the collapse of peace talks with the opposition in Geneva. “The responsibility for it lies squarely with the Assad…

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…

Brahimi: UN peace talks ‘not good for Syria’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has apologised to the Syrian people after peace talks in Geneva ended without making progress. He had held final discussions with both sides in…

After Second Round of Syria Talks, No Agreement Even on How to Negotiate – New York Times

New York TimesGENEVA — The United Nations mediator for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, wrapped up the second round of peace talks here on Saturday without breaking a longstanding deadlock or setting…

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…

Syria talks: Mediator apology for lack of progress – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has apologised to the Syrian people after peace talks in Geneva ended without making progress. He had held final discussions with both sides in…

Syria Peace Talks on Verge of Collapse – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.N.-brokered peace talks resume Saturday between Syria’s government and opposition delegations, with both sides far apart on any possible agreement. U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi meets with the two…

Geneva talks on Syria are at an impasse – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeGENEVA — Peace talks aimed at forging a path out of Syria’s civil war have reached an impasse — with no guarantee of continuing — after five days of…

Syria crisis: Last UN try to break Geneva deadlock – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UN special envoy for Syria will try to break the stalemate between the Syrian government and the opposition at a final session of talks in Geneva. Lakhdar Brahimi…

Syria conflict: ‘Surge’ in fighting death toll – BBC News

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Six hundred Syrians flee besieged Old Homs in aid convoy – Reuters

ReutersBEIRUT (Reuters) – Six hundred people left the besieged ruins of rebel-held central Homs on Sunday, escaping more than a year of hunger and deprivation caused by one of the…

Syria aid convoy bound for Homs comes under attack – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesTARTUS, Syria — In a setback for a United Nations-brokered aid effort, a convoy carrying humanitarian assistance to civilians trapped in the center of the Syrian city of…

Syria conflict: Homs aid convoy comes under fire – BBC News

BBC NewsAn aid convoy bringing supplies into the besieged district of the central Syrian city of Homs has come under fire, leaving at least one person hurt. Renewed fighting in…

Syrian Bombs in Rebel-Held Aleppo Kill at Least 15 – ABC News

ABC NewsSyrian activists say government military aircraft dropped barrels bombs on a rebel-held area in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 15. The activist collectives, the Local Coordination…

Syria crisis: Amateur video ‘shows Aleppo attacks’ – BBC News

BBC NewsSyrian government forces have killed dozens of civilians in air raids in the northern city of Aleppo, activists say. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) says about 90…

Al Qaeda fighters in Syria kill rival rebel leader – Fox News

Fox NewsBEIRUT – Al Qaeda fighters killed the leader of a rival Islamic brigade in a twin car bombing near Syria’s northern city of Aleppo, an attack likely to further…

US denies it sought direct negotiations with Syria in Geneva – Reuters

ReutersWASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) – Washington denied claims by Syria’s foreign minister on Saturday that American diplomats had sought to negotiate directly with their Syrian counterparts at last week’s ‘Geneva 2’ peace…

Bombs Strike Syria’s Aleppo a Day After Peace Talks End – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaLocal sources in Syria and rights groups say Syrian military helicopters have dropped bombs on rebel-held areas in the northern city of Aleppo. Amateur video posted online purporting…