• syria unrest children are forced to play with rockets and

    Syria Unrest: Children are forced to play with rockets and eat leaves

    World | October 21, 2013 6:34 IST

    Damascus: Syria's war between rebels and government forces has made the life of Syrians traumatic. Countless civilians have been killed in this battle. Millions of families have abandoned their homes and their entire way of

  • 14 chemical sites inspected in syria

    14 chemical sites inspected in Syria

    World | October 19, 2013 7:03 IST

    Damascus: A group of international experts have conducted inspection activities at 14 chemical weapons sites in Syria, an official statement said Friday."The number of sites visited ... has increased to 14," reported Xinhua citing the

  • kerry pleased with syria chemical disarmament

    Kerry 'pleased' with Syria chemical disarmament

    World | October 07, 2013 9:50 IST

    Bali, Indonesia : U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the United States and Russia are “very pleased” with the progress made so far in destroying Syria's chemical weapons stocks.Kerry, speaking at a

  • iraq violence directly linked to events in syria

    'Iraq violence directly linked to events in Syria'

    World | September 24, 2013 9:18 IST

    Moscow : Recent terror attacks in Iraq have been "directly linked" to the events in neighbouring Syria, the Russian foreign ministry said Monday."It is important to strike the extremists back in their attempt to increase

  • chemical attack could ve been avoided russia

    Chemical attack could've been avoided: Russia

    World | September 19, 2013 8:01 IST

    United Nations: The chemical attack in the suburbs of Damascus Aug 21 could have been avoided, according to Russia's Permanent Representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin.Speaking at the first meeting of the 68th session of

  • know more about syria s chemical weapons

    Know more about Syria's chemical weapons

    World | August 20, 2014 7:57 IST

    New Delhi: Syria is thought to have the world's third-largest stockpile of chemical weapons, after the United States and Russia.On September 14, 2013, the United States and Russia announced an agreement that would lead to

  • obama lobbies us lawmakers on syria strike

    Obama lobbies US lawmakers on Syria strike

    World | September 06, 2013 10:30 IST

    Washington: Even as he tries to drum up international support for a punitive military strike against Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons, President Barack Obama is finding it tough to get support among

  • key senate committee approves syria war resolution

    Key Senate committee approves Syria war resolution

    World | September 05, 2013 11:01 IST

    Washington: US President Barack Obama's plan to launch military strikes on Syria passed its first congressional hurdle yesterday with a key Senate Committee approving a resolution granting him authority to use limited force against the

  • syrians bracing for possible us strike

    Syrians bracing for possible US strike

    World | August 31, 2013 11:32 IST

    Washington:  Edging toward a punitive strike against Syria, President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing “limited and narrow” action as the administration bluntly accused Bashar Assad's government of launching a chemical weapons attack that

  • syrian opposition 200 civilians trapped in mosque

    Syrian opposition: 200 civilians trapped in mosque

    World | July 14, 2013 18:23 IST

    Amman, July 14: Syria's main Western-backed opposition said on Sunday that 200 civilians are trapped in a mosque in a suburb of the Syrian capital as fighting rages outside between rebels and forces loyal to

  • blast near damascus kills 16 state media say

    Blast near Damascus kills 16, state media say

    World | December 13, 2012 21:27 IST

    Beirut, Dec 13: Syria's state news agency said on Thursday that a bomb blast near a school in a Damascus suburb killed 16 people, at least half of them women and children.The Deputy Foreign Minister

  • new bloodshed in syria despite regime pledge

    New Bloodshed In Syria Despite Regime Pledge

    World | April 19, 2012 7:50 IST

    Damascus, Apr 19: A ceasefire to end 13 months of bloodshed in Syria was violated again yesterday, despite the government's latest bid to reassure the United Nations over its willingness to implement the peace plan.As

  • un says more than 9 000 dead in syria unrest

    UN Says More Than 9,000 Dead In Syria Unrest

    World | March 28, 2012 11:11 IST

    United Nations/Damascus, Mar 28: The United Nations on Tuesday increased its death toll for the Syria unrest to more than 9,000. Robert Serry, a UN Middle East peace envoy, told the Security Council there were

  • syria envoy annan to meet assad on saturday

    Syria Envoy Annan To Meet Assad On Saturday

    World | March 10, 2012 13:09 IST

    United Nations, Mar 10 : Kofi Annan, the new Syria envoy, will meet Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus on Saturday morning and deliver a message that all violence must stop, the U.N. chief said