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Syria unrest

Al-Qaeda joins ranks of Syrian revolt backers
The leader of Al-Qaeda has voiced his support for the Syrian uprising. He called on Muslims to join the opposition in Syria in their drive to oust President Bashar Assad.

12.02.2012 08:13

New UN resolution unlikely to change Russia and China’s minds on Syria
A week after vetoes from Russia and China put an end to a UN resolution on Syria its supporters are coming back with another draft.

11.02.2012 20:07

Up in arms: ‘Iraqi Jihadists and weapons flow to Syria’
Jihadists are flocking to Syria from neighboring Iraq and weaponry is being sent across the border to support anti-Assad movement in the country, Iraqi Deputy Interior Minister Adnan al-Assadi has announced.

11.02.2012 20:06

Blasts bring Aleppo into Syrian fray
Two explosions have rocked the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, killing 28 people and injuring a further 235, with conflicting reports on the Free Syrian Army’s involvement in the attacks.

10.02.2012 14:46

‘Foreign military presence in Syria raises ghost of Libya’
Russian lawmakers declared their unanimous support for Moscow's official position on Syria, which one Duma member says may have been infiltrated by foreign military.

10.02.2012 10:26

15,000 elite Iranian special-ops 'head' to Syria
The regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria is expecting up to 15,000 Iranian troops to help maintain order in the country’s provinces, a Chinese newspaper reports. Iran has yet to confirm or deny the news.

10.02.2012 09:41

Telling good guns from bad – Just ask Uncle Sam
Amid fresh rebel atrocities, US criticism is ringing of arms sales to Syria are ringing hollow as weapons Washington sells to Authoritarian Gulf regimes fall within reach of the Free Syrian Army.

10.02.2012 06:57

British, Qatari troops already waging secret war in Syria?
British and Qatari troops are directing rebel ammunition deliveries and tactics in the bloody battle for Homs, according to an Israeli website known for links to intelligence sources.

09.02.2012 10:25

Deaths in Syria: Counting them (politically) correctly
High casualty numbers in Syria are reported daily by the media, even though a blackout makes them unverifiable. Things became murkier after a human rights site, which enjoyed frequent citations, split in two and began giving conflicting reports.

09.02.2012 08:10