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Assad: Foreign powers must end rebel support
Syrian president tells UN-Arab envoy that peace talks can only take place when foreign states withdraw assistance.
Last updated: 31 Oct 2013 07:16 GMT
Brahimi meets Assad in Damascus
UN-Arab League envoy holds talks with Syrian president in effort to build support for faltering proposed peace talks.
Last updated: 30 Oct 2013 20:32 GMT
Syria dismisses deputy PM after US talks
Qadri Jamil was sacked after holding unauthorised meetings with US officials to discuss proposed Geneva talks.
Last updated: 29 Oct 2013 17:16 GMT
The divisions of diplomacy
Are discussions about political solutions to the Syrian conflict completely detached from the reality on the ground?
Last updated: 22 Sep 2013 11:57 GMT
Syria submits chemical arms data to watchdog
OPCW says Syria meets deadline to hand over information, as part of process that should lead to weapons' destruction.
Last updated: 21 Sep 2013 21:03 GMT
Syria minister: War is deadlocked
Deputy Prime Minister tells British newspaper neither Assad's forces nor the rebels are strong enough to win.
Last updated: 20 Sep 2013 10:28 GMT
Kerry urges UN to act on Syria chemical arms
US secretary of state says "it is vital for the international community to stand up and speak out" over August attack.
Last updated: 20 Sep 2013 00:16 GMT
UN: Assad has signed chemical weapons decree
Secretary-general says Syria has "expressed commitment to observe the obligations" of international conventions.
Last updated: 13 Sep 2013 02:54 GMT
Assad ready to give up chemical weapons
In TV interview, Syrian leader says Russian proposal, not threat of US intervention, influenced his decision.
Last updated: 12 Sep 2013 20:31 GMT
Russia says Syria veto 'no blank cheque'
Appeal made for national dialogue following Medvedev's warning that Syrian leaders should enact reforms or step down.
Last updated: 11 Oct 2011 07:00 GMT
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