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  • In this image made from video, U.N. vehicles leave the entry area of a hotel after U.N. weapon inspectors get off their vehicles upon their arrival in Damascus, Syria, on Aug. 18, 2013. A team of U.N. weapons inspectors arrived in Damascus on Sunday for a long-delayed mission to investigate the alleged use of chemical arms in Syria's civil war. (Associated Press)

    U.N. inspectors arrive in Damascus on chemical probe

    A team of U.N. weapons inspectors arrived in Damascus on Sunday for a long-delayed mission to investigate the alleged use of chemical arms in Syria's civil war.

  • ** FILE ** Syrian President Bashar Assad outlines a peace initiative that includes a national reconciliation conference and a new government and constitution, but demands that regional and Western countries stop funding and arming rebels first, on Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, in Damascus, Syria. (Associated Press)

    Saudi cleric calls for Muslim fatwa to take out Bashar Assad

    A religious leader in Saudi Arabia says killing Syrian President Bashar Assad is justified, and Muslim scholars should band together and issue a fatwa.

  • Lakhdar Brahimi, U.N. Arab League deputy to Syria, speaks Oct. 17, 2012, during a press conference at the government palace in Beirut after meeting Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati. (Associated Press)

    U.N. Syria envoy calls on government to start truce

    The international envoy to the Syrian conflict on Wednesday called on President Bashar Assad's regime to take the lead in a cease-fire during a major Muslim holiday later this month, calling it a "microscopic" step toward ending a crisis that he said could consume the whole region.

  • Envoy seeks a cease-fire during Muslim holiday

    The international envoy to the Syrian conflict on Wednesday called on President Bashar Assad's regime to take the lead in implementing a cease-fire during a major Muslim holiday later this month.

  • Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is the joint U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria. (AP Photo/Lintao Zhang, Pool)

    Annan decries 'atrocities' in Syria

    Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the joint U.N.-Arab League envoy on Syria, urged Syria's government on Sunday to implement fully its commitment to a cease-fire, and he condemned "a surge in violence and atrocities" that is occurring there.

  • Anti-regime protesters chants slogans against Syrian President Bashar Assad during a demonstration on March 9, 2012, after Friday prayer in Beirut. (Associated Press)

    U.N. to survey health needs in 4 Syrian cities

    The Syrian government will allow the United Nations to assess the basic medical needs of Syrians in four areas where opposition forces have clashed with government troops and to also carry out a preliminary humanitarian needs assessment, officials said Friday.

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