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…

Assad’s top diplomat dies in Syria

Syria announced that it’s long-time Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem passed away at dawn today, although declined to disclose the cause of death. The veteran diplomat, 79, had health-related issues for…

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…

Russia, Syria sign new deals amid US sanctions

A senior Russian delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, concluded an official visit to Damascus by signing a series of bilateral agreements in…