Saudi Arabia has called for an emergency meeting of the UN General Assembly to discuss the Syrian crisis, Al-Arabiya channel reported on Sunday quoting the Kingdom’s permanent mission at the UN.

An uneasy ceasefire has come into effect in Homs following the implementation of a truce discussed at the Geneva 2 peace talks last week.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 10:35

Syria: Peace talks focus on aid, prisoners

GENEVA: Syrians on opposite sides of their country’s civil war tried again Sunday to find common ground, with peace talks focusing on the release of prisoners and an aid convoy to a besieged city that once more came under mortar attacks from the government.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014 10:34

Assad starving Syrians

The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been starving its people and blocking humanitarian access to them as a “war strategy,” which can be considered a war crime or a crime against humanity, said Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty.

The Syrian government will demand the international community to support it in its "fight against terrorism", sources said in Damascus.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the decision taken on Saturday by the opposition National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Armed Forces to participate in this week’s international conference that aims to peacefully resolve the on-going conflict.

The US secretary of state has urged all sides to attend next week's talks in Switzerland aimed at ending the conflict in Syria.

PARIS: Moscow and Washington made a joint call Monday for Syria’s regime and rebels to agree to cease-fires in parts of their battle-scarred country ahead of peace talks this month.

Thursday, 09 January 2014 12:18

First Batch of Chemical Weapons Leaves Syria

The first consignment of Syrian chemical weapons materials has left the country on a Danish ship.

Preparations for the long-sought international conference on Syria are moving ahead, with the United Nations reaching out to the more than 30 participating Member States and with a call on the Syrian opposition to name members of its delegations.

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