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Syrian President Bashar Assad said in a newspaper interview Saturday he won't step down and will instead "face the storm," raising new doubts about a U.S-Russian effort to get Assad and his opponents to negotiate an end to the country's civil war.
Syrian opposition activists are warning of an imminent assault by President Bashar Assad's forces and Lebanese Hezbollah militants on a rebel-held town near the border with Lebanon.
Syrian opposition leaders say they will put on trial a rebel commander shown on a Web video apparently eating the heart of a dead Syrian soldier.
The Obama administration has made no effort to dispute reports that the U.S. is providing secret military training to Syria's opposition rebels and continues to favor vague rhetoric over specifics about its policy regarding the Middle Eastern nation — particularly on the question of whether to arm rebels.
The president of the internationally backed Syrian National Coalition resigned Sunday, the latest victim of infighting between factions of the opposition fighting Syria's discredited and embattled strongman Bashar Assad.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Sunday urged Iraq not to let Iran use its airspace to supply weapons and fighters to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.
Syria's coalition of rebel fighters have banded together and elected a prime minister — Ghassan Hitto, an IT manager who was educated in America.
Lebanon says Syria should get its seat back on the Arab League, even though President Bashar Assad hasn't fulfilled his promise to stop violence.
The leader of Syria's main opposition group sought to allay Western fears Thursday that terrorists have infiltrated the rebel movement in the war-torn nation, as U.S. officials touted a new plan to ship meals and medical supplies — but not weapons — to those fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad.
The battle for Syria's second-largest airport intensified Saturday as government troops tried to reverse recent strategic gains the rebels have made in the northeast in their quest to topple President Bashar Assad.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry will embark on his first overseas journey as America's top diplomat next week, a whirlwind tour of nine nations in 11 days with a heavy focus on how to end nearly two years of bloodshed and civil war gripping Syria.
Qatar is poised to turn over control of the Syrian Embassy in its capital city of Doha to the main opposition group fighting against Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.
United Nations diplomats said Tuesday that the Syrian National Coalition is set to open offices in Washington, D.C., and New York City, as it prepares for meetings of Syrian opposition leaders with U.S. and U.N. officials.
Russia's foreign minister says Moscow has proposed talks with the main Syrian opposition coalition, despite Russia's previous criticism of Western countries for recognizing the group.