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EU and Turkey urge each other to do more for refugees
October 16, 2012 12:42 AM
The European Union said Monday it would continue assisting Turkey in coping with an influx of more than 100,000 refugees from Syria but made no offer to take them in.
Turkey: Worst-case scenarios have arrived
October 09, 2012 01:27 AM
Gul warned that “worst-case scenarios” were playing out in Syria and vowed Turkey would do everything necessary to protect itself, as its army responded for a sixth day to Syrian fire.
Regional contact group sees no quick solution to Syria conflict
September 18, 2012 01:53 AM
A Middle Eastern “quartet” tasked with discussing the Syrian crisis met Monday – minus one member – and warned against expectations of a quick solution to the revolt against the Syrian regime.
Rebels strike in heart of Damascus
September 03, 2012 02:00 AM
Rebels claimed responsibility Sunday for a morning bomb attack on military headquarters in the center of the Syrian capital, as Damascus pledged to be “open” to a new United Nations envoy to the conflict.
Nations fail to agree on protective zone strategy
John Irish | September 01, 2012 12:21 AM
A French plan to channel aid to rebel-held “liberated zones” in Syria falls well short of the foreign-protected safe haven the opposition says it needs.
Thousands of refugees mass at Turkish border
August 28, 2012 12:52 AM
Some 9,000 Syrian refugees have massed on their country’s border with Turkey, waiting for more camps to be set up for those fleeing the conflict.
Syria, Iran vow to annihilate uprising
August 08, 2012 01:43 AM
President Bashar Assad vowed Tuesday to crush the 17-month rebellion against his regime and to cleanse Syria of “terrorists,” as his troops engaged rebels in key battleground city of Aleppo.
North feels strain of refugees, activists urge unified aid
Misbah al-Ali | August 04, 2012 01:23 AM
The waves of Syrian refugees entering Lebanon are taking a major toll on the north of the country, causing some activists to begin calling for a refugee organization to represent the displaced Syrians in Lebanon and minimize the effect of their stay.
Running battles wrack Aleppo
Daily Star Staff | July 31, 2012 02:10 AM
Advances in Syria’s largest city were claimed by both sides as government forces used aircraft and artillery to attack rebel-held neighborhoods and the UN chief warned Damascus against using weapons of mass destruction.
Mikati seeks answers in Turkey on hostages
May 31, 2012 01:33 AM
Prime Minister Najib Mikati arrived in Istanbul Wednesday to hold multiple meetings with senior Turkish officials on the case of 11 Lebanese pilgrims who had been kidnapped in Syria last week.
Neighbors will play key role in Assad’s departure: Future
Zeina Abu Rizk | November 17, 2011 01:35 AM
Officials in the Future Movement are of the opinion that the Syrian crisis will come to a head within a few months, at the end of which Lebanon will embark on its path toward stability.
Pressure mounts on Assad’s government
Antoine Ghattas Saab | September 29, 2011 01:36 AM
The issue of how to deal with the popular uprising in Syria is likely to generate even more international concern due to developments on the ground in Syria as well as the discussions that have been taking place recently in New York...
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