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Russia: Syrian regime officials may take part in peace conference

Russia: Syrian regime officials may take part in peace conference

May 24, BEIRUT (AP) — It was the first confirmation that President Bashar Assad’s government would be willing to take part in the talks with the opposition. But despite the announcement from Moscow, one of Assad’s staunchest allies, Damascus has not offered any definitive statement on the proposed talks. The Syrian government has agreed “in […]

May 24, 2013 | By More
Members of SNC, Arab League draft new peace proposals ahead of Geneva 2

Members of SNC, Arab League draft new peace proposals ahead of Geneva 2

May 24, AP – Two separate committees of Middle Eastern leaders convened on Thursday, seeking to outline their official positions and proposals ahead of the Geneva 2 conference.   Members of the Arab League and the Syrian National Coalition have drafted new proposals aimed at ending the Syrian civil war. Their plans come in anticipation […]

May 24, 2013 | By More
Syrian opposition alliance urges rebel fighters to join key battle

Syrian opposition alliance urges rebel fighters to join key battle

May 22, BEIRUT (AP) — The appeal came as Syrian government forces battled for the fourth straight day trying to wrest control of the western town of Qusair from the rebels. The town lies along a strategic land corridor linking the capital, Damascus, with the Mediterranean coast, the heartland of Assad’s Alawite sect. Syria’s main […]

May 22, 2013 | By More
Hezbollah fighters join Syrian army to fight rebels in key town

Hezbollah fighters join Syrian army to fight rebels in key town

May 21, BEIRUT AP — Lebanese security officials said fighting between Syrian troops and rebels over the town of Qusair had spread to the village of Hit, on the Syrian side near the border with Lebanon. Two opposition fighters were killed and several others wounded, said the officials, speaking on condition of anonymity in line […]

May 21, 2013 | By More