SYRIAN CRISIS

  • Watch: Wedding salon helps Syrian refugees in Jordan reclaim normalcy February 3, 2014

    A wedding salon is just amongst a few things at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan being run by Syrians for Syrians to help them reclaim normalcy after facing decades of conflict. ...
  • Watch: Russia, US war of words on Syrian crisis at G20 summit September 7, 2013

    The war of words between Russia and the US on the Syrian crisis heated up at the G20 summit. Russia President Vladimir Putin has warned that if there's any military action against Syria, it will come to Syria's aid. The United States has accused Russia of shirking its international responsibilities...
  • No military solutions to Syrian crisis: Khurshid September 4, 2013

    New Delhi: With the US mulling an attack on Syria, India on Wednesday said it will take a position on the crisis “when it becomes clear what is intended to be done” but stressed that there are no “military solutions”. “There are intermediate positions that are being considered by various countries...
  • More burden on pockets as fuel prices hiked September 1, 2013

    Petrol prices have been hiked by the government by Rs 2.35 and diesel is hiked by 50 paise. The hike comes amid a surge in global oil prices caused by deepening of the Syrian crisis. ...
  • As US remains defiant on attacking Syria, MEA advises Indians to leave the country August 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs has advised all Indians to leave Syria after the US hinted on a possible military attack on the Middle East country. US President Barack Obama has maintained that the US was contemplating a military intervention to punish Syria's President Bashar al-Assad for a...
  • Al Qaeda, mercenaries from across the border responsible for conflict: Syrian President advisor March 7, 2013

    Bouthaina Shaaban, advisor to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, said that the Syrian government was trying its best to resolve the situation. ...
  • Aid response for Syria is very limited: Ban Kimoon January 30, 2013

    Kuwait: The United Nations is receiving only limited support for its aid to millions of Syrians, Secretary General Ban Kimoon said in published remarks, adding its humanitarian work needed "generous" help from a donor pledging conference on January 30. The gathering in the Gulf Arab state of Kuwait will seek $1...
  • Syria envoy calls for political change to end conflict December 28, 2012

    Beirut: The international envoy seeking a negotiated solution to Syria's 21monthold conflict said on Thursday political change was needed to end the violence which has killed 44,000 people. Speaking in Damascus at the end of a fiveday trip during which he met President Bashar alAssad, Lakhdar Brahimi called for a transitional...
  • Syrian rebels issue ultimatum over 48 Iranian hostages October 6, 2012

    Syrian rebels on Friday issued a 48 hour deadline for Iran and Syria to give in to their demands to secure the release of 48 Iranians taken hostage earlier this year. They threatened to execute the Shiite pilgrims if Tehran and Damascus did not release captured Syrian rebels within 48 hours...
  • Inside Syria: Refugees live on fragile hopes as war goes on September 28, 2012

    There is a crisis brewing for those who have survived the fighting in Syria. The United Nations' refugee agency says up to 7,00,000 Syrian refugees could leave the country by the end of this year, nearly 4 times its original estimate. However, as CNN's Ivan Watson found out, it's recently become...
  • Syria's bloodiest week: 1600 dead in 7 days September 3, 2012

    The crisis in Syria is getting bloodier by the day. According to the UNICEF, 1,600 people were killed in the country last week. ...
  • Syria: Govt forces, rebels in battle for Aleppo August 27, 2012

    The Syrian city of Aleppo has become another major battleground in recent weeks. ...
  • Syria's tale of destruction: Busy market turns ghost town July 24, 2012

    A town that was once a busy market is now left with nothing but skeletons of buildings, and relates stories of brutality. ...
  • As Syrian conflict spreads, Red Cross declares it a civil war July 16, 2012

    The Syrian conflict is now a civil war, says the International Red Cross. Humanitarian laws will now apply across the country as battle spreads. ...
  • Syria blames rebels for Houla massacre June 1, 2012

    Beirut: Syria on Thursday blamed up to 800 rebel fighters for the massacre in central Syria last week that killed more than 100 people, nearly half of them children, in its most comprehensive explanation to date of the bloodshed. The narrative starkly contradicted accounts of witnesses who blamed "shabiha" or the...
  • Syrian troops on offensive on deadline day April 10, 2012

    Beirut: Syrian troops shelled villages, fired across frontiers and were accused of massacres in the hours before a deadline on Tuesday that many doubt can usher in a UNbrokered ceasefire and halt a 13month slide into allout civil war. Diplomats trying to contain a crisis that has inflamed the Middle East...
  • Focused on next steps to solve Syrian crisis: US February 9, 2012

    Washington: The United States hopes to meet soon with international partners to consider how to halt violence in Syria and provide humanitarian aid, the White House said on Wednesday. "In the coming days we will continue our very active discussions ... to crystallize the international community's next steps in that effort...
  • Syria pulls tanks from streets of Homs December 27, 2011

    Beirut: After days of punishing assaults, Syria's army began withdrawing tanks from the restive city of Homs on Tuesday just as a team of Arab League observers was on its way to the central city, according to activists and an Arab official. Opposition activist Mohammed Saleh said the heavy bombardment of...