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Assad: Threat of foreign intervention is far-off

Assad: Threat of foreign intervention is far-off

 Syrian President Bashar Assad said in an interview published Thursday that his government had fended off everything his enemies had thrown at him and that the only remaining threat to his rule was a far-off – and improbable – foreign intervention. In comments to the state-run...

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Quarrel in Coalition's meeting between rebels and opposition member

Quarrel in Coalition's meeting between rebels and opposition member

  The ongoing Coalition meeting in Istanbul to name new leader had witnessed today a brawl between FSA representatives and a member of the coalition at the hotel. Zaman Alwasl reporter said.   Prominent dissident Michael Kilo and Sheikh Salem al-Muslet...

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National Coalition to choose a consensus president

National Coalition to choose a consensus president

      Syrian National Coalition will adopt the principle of interoperability, rather than elections in coalition, according the prominent Coalition member, Abdul Baset Saida said in an interview with "Zaman Alwasl . The coalition met on Thursday under...

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U.S officials urge to topple National Coalition

U.S officials urge to topple National Coalition

  U.S. diplomatic sources told Zaman alwasl about an American trend, not yet crystallized to topple the Syrian National Coalition for the revolutionary forces and the opposition, ''the alternative new opposition this time might be a military one.   Americans lashed before...

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Canada to accept up to 1,300 Syrian refugees

Canada to accept up to 1,300 Syrian refugees

  Canada will accept as many as 1,300 Syrian refugees by the end of 2014, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Wednesday in Edmonton.   But the government is relying on private sponsors for the vast majority of those cases.   The federal...

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Jamal Suleiman quits from National Coalition

Jamal Suleiman quits from National Coalition

Actor Jamal Suleiman had resigned from National   Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces , 'Zaman Alwasl Arabic' reported. The New member of latest-expanding list has delivered a message to the former President of coalition, Sheikh Mouaz al-Khatib on...

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Egypt's Army Says Morsi Role at Syria Rally Seen as Turning Point

Egypt's Army Says Morsi Role at Syria Rally Seen as Turning Point

Army concern about the way President Mohamed Morsi was governing Egypt reached a tipping point when the head of state attended a rally packed with hardline fellow Islamists calling for holy war in Syria, military sources said. At the June 15 rally, Sunni Muslim clerics used the word...

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Mihraç Ural, a man with a long history of terrorism: Full Profile

Mihraç Ural, a man with a long history of terrorism: Full Profile

'Banias Butcher' denied in an interview with Zaman alwasl any responsibility regarding the last bloody massacres in Banias, assuring his full right to defend Syria against the Islamists and Jihadis. Mihraç Ural, who is believed to be behind Bayda Massacres in May...

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Car bomb rocks Damascus neighbourhood: watchdog

Car bomb rocks Damascus neighbourhood: watchdog

A powerful car bomb rocked a district of the Syrian capital Damascus overnight, injuring several members of the security forces, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday . " A large explosion apparently caused by an explosive device placed inside...

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New massacre in Kafr Batna, killing 14

New massacre in Kafr Batna, killing 14

  At least 14 people were killed in army shelling on a rebel village near the Syrian capital on Tuesday, as violence raged in flashpoint areas of Damascus and in the central city of Homs, a watchdog said. The shelling comes a day after a powerful car bomb rocked the...

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Syrian rebels threaten to target Shi'ite villages in Aleppo

Syrian rebels threaten to target Shi'ite villages in Aleppo

Syrian rebels in the northern province of Aleppo on Monday threatened to seize two Shi'ite Muslim villages that back President Bashar al-Assad unless they surrendered to the opposition. Activists say both Nubl and Zahra villages had been reinforced by Assad's allies in the...

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Human Rights Watch denies beheading claims of three Franciscan friars

Human Rights Watch denies beheading claims of three Franciscan friars

Human Rights Watch has dismissed reports that three Franciscan friars were beheaded in Syria in a graphic video that emerged on YouTube this week. The findings by HRW back claims that the footage was used for propaganda by Bashar al-Assad's regime.  According to an in-depth...

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U.N.'s Ban fears for 2,500 civilians trapped in Syria's Homs

U.N.'s Ban fears for 2,500 civilians trapped in Syria's Homs

Some 2,500 civilians are trapped in the Syrian town of Homs, the scene of heavy fighting, the spokesman for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement on Tuesday according to Reuters. Ban called on the warring sides to do their utmost to avoid civilian casualties. He was...

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Syria’s Annual Inflation Hits 200%: Report

Syria’s Annual Inflation Hits 200%: Report

In an attempt to beat Western sanctions and halt the fall in the Syrian pound, the Assad regime – with the help of Iran, Russia, and China –  has begun conducting all of its business in rials, roubles, and renminbi.  This decision supplements other existing arrangements between...

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Islamic law council of Aleppo issues a fatwa banning  Muslim women from wearing

Islamic law council of Aleppo issues a fatwa banning Muslim women from wearing "immodest" dress

    Islamist rebels in Syria's northern city of Aleppo issued an order on Monday banning women from dressing in what it considered provocative styles, angering some locals who accuse the group of overstepping its powers.   The Islamic law council of Aleppo's...

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National Coalition accuse Assad of changing demographic in Homs

National Coalition accuse Assad of changing demographic in Homs

  National Coalition accused the Assad regime by targeting the state institutions in the city of Homs, particularly the Land Registry building in Homs.   The coalition considered In a statement, that such actions came alongside with regime's attempts to change the...

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WND: Syria 'used Chinese intel to bomb' U.S. arms shipment

WND: Syria 'used Chinese intel to bomb' U.S. arms shipment

Intelligence provided by China was utilized by Syria’s air force to bomb a Western weapons shipment on its way to arm the Syrian rebels, according to informed Middle Eastern security officials. WND website reported. The officials said the air strike was carried out Saturday just as the...

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Iraq/Jordan/Turkey: Syrians Blocked from Fleeing War

Iraq/Jordan/Turkey: Syrians Blocked from Fleeing War

 Iraqi, Jordanian, and Turkish border guards are pushing back tens of thousands of people trying to flee  Syria .  Iraq ,  Jordan , and Turkey  have either closed numerous border crossings entirely or allowed only limited numbers of Syrians to cross, leaving tens of...

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