Assad, Putin meet as Syria violence worsens

The United Nations deems Syria unsafe for the return of refugees just one day after the country’s President Bashar al-Assad met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. By Erin Viner…

UN: Syrian elections don’t meet int’l demands

Candidacy for Syria’s 26 May presidential elections has now been closed, with 51 competitors running for office. Syrian Minister of Information Imad Sarah told reporters that the country’s constitutional court…

Israel-Syria talks on the horizon?

Damascus is reportedly seeking to establish direct negotiations with Jerusalem. According to the London-based Asharq al-Awsat Arabic language news publication, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has been signaling interest in reviving…

Syria denounces EU & renewed US sanctions

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Al-Moualem accused the European Union and the United States of imposing sanctions against his country as a blatant attempt to oust President Bashar al-Assad. While the…

EU extends sanctions on Syria

Russia and the Islamic Republic of Iran have separately condemned the European Union over its decision to extend sanctions against the “Syrian regime and its supporters” for one year over…