about 11 hours ago
Syrian regime air strikes targeted rebel-held police stations inside Aleppo city on Friday, ahead of talks between visiting peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi and opposition groups in the 18-month conflict.
An AFP correspondent said three loud explosions were heard on Friday in Damascus, where Brahimi spent his first night ahead of meetings with the opposition groups tolerated by the embattled regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Among those the UN and Arab League envoy is scheduled to meet is the opposition National Coordination Committee for Democratic Change, which brings together Arab nationalists, Kurds and socialists.about 11 hours ago
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, has said the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was nearing its "inevitable" end despite violence threatening the entire region.
"Assad's regime is approaching its inevitable end," Erdogan said in comments translated into Russian at a conference in the Ukrainian Black Sea resort of Yalta.
Erdogan said his government was holding continuous contacts with the Syrian opposition in hopes of advancing a transition process that never materialised under former international mediator Kofi Annan.
"We must say 'no' to this human drama and not allow flames to engulf the whole region, so that the transition process could move more quickly ahead," the Turkish premier said.about 10 hours ago
Turkish authorities have begun taking steps to stop Syrian refugees and rebels coming and going freely across the border with the conflict-torn country.
"Police have come knocking on our door," said Hassan, an illegal Syrian immigrant in the border town of Reyhanli, where he lives with about 20 fighters "on leave", wounded people and refugees.
All of them, living on what he calls "apartment rest", have crossed the border illegally, mostly at night, through a hole in the fence.
Their presence in Reyhanli in Hatay province along with hundreds of other illegal Syrians was until recently tolerated by the authorities, which took a rather benevolent attitude towards the rebels and refugees.
But things are changing.
"Police gave us 24 hours to leave," said Hassan. "Those who don't have a visa, papers that are in order, must go to the refugee camps. Or else go back to Syria," said Hassan, who did not give his full name.Uh...what about the 100+ killed every day by shelling and airstrikes?about 9 hours ago
Pope Benedict arriving in Lebanon on Friday for a three-day visit as civil war rages in neighbouring Syria called for a halt to weapons imports to Syria which he said were a "grave sin".
Speaking to reporters aboard his plane, the pope praised the Arab Spring, calling it a positive "cry for freedom" as long as it was accompanied by religious tolerance.
https://twitter.com/AssadPresidenta spinach salesman interrupts an FSA [brigade formation] announcement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGTm...layer_embedded
https://twitter.com/NMSyriaWow! Good thing I just bombed mosques, killed women and children and I didn't make an anti-Muslim video! People would be after me!!
https://twitter.com/SyrianSmurfWhere were all of you when every other day a mosque is demolished to the ground in Syria?
FSA Battalions from Idlib & Aleppo perform an operation in Aleppo killing an Iranian army officer & show his army ID
Aleppo Freedom Fighters In Saladin After Assad Army Flees Neighborhood: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oxH8JgtHWQ
Have you heard? Warplanes are dropping barrels of explosives on civilians. Someone should protest or something. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSsUa...ature=youtu.be
Injured boy protests in Aleppo after being shelled in his house. Must watch this cute boy, Nour: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjKlX...em-uploademail
I just spoke to a man from Jisr al-Shughour. He's lived in a refugee camp for a year. He doesn't know if he'll ever go back home.
He watches more and more families cross the border everyday with nothing. They claim a tent and settle into their displaced lives.