Syria under Further Pressure to Grant Wider Humanitarian Access
The Syrian government was put under further pressure Thursday by the UN Security Council and the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to allow wider access for humanitarian aid.


G8 Calls for Observer Mission to Syria
Foreign ministers from the Group of Eight (G8) called for an immediate monitoring mission to Syria, the group said in a joint statement on Thursday.
• Syrian Gov't Agrees to "Limited Assessment" on Joint Humanitarian Access
• China to Offer $2m Worth of Aid to Syria
• Russia Says New UN Draft Resolution on Syria "Unbalanced"
• Russia Accuses Libya of Training Syrian Rebels
• China Urges Syrian Parties to Embark on Dialogue
• Arming Syrian Opposition Means Civil War: Egyptian FM
• Syria Subject to Repeated, Malicious Schemes: Bashar
• China's Envoy in Syria to Discuss Crisis
• Oil Pipeline Blast in E. Syria "Media Fabrication"
• Syria Welcomes Annan's Visit, "Date Not Determined"
• Arming Rebels in Syria Pushes for Fully Fledged Civil War: Dissidents
• Syria's Red Crescent Delivers Relief Aid in Restive Areas of Homs Province
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CRI Reports
• Talks on the Situation in Syria
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Analyses
• Syrians Retain Sense of Humor in Hard Times
• Western Countries cannot Escape Responsibility for Impasse in Syria
• Veto Boosts Syria Peace Initiatives: Experts
• Changing the Syrian Regime by Force to Be "Disastrous": Analysts
• AL Monitoring Unlikely to End Syria Unrest Quickly
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Syria Starts Referendum on New Constitution

U.S. Satellite Images: Syria Deploys Weaponary in Az Zabadani, Halbun

Deadly Blasts in Syria's Aleppo Kill 28

"Terrorists" Detonate Car Bomb in Central Syria

Syrians Hold Pro-gov't Protest after UN Draft Eesolution Aborted
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Status Quo in Syria
• Syrian Gov't Agrees to "Limited Assessment" on Joint Humanitarian Access
• Oil Pipeline Blast in E. Syria "Media Fabrication"
• Syria Welcomes Annan's Visit, "Date Not Determined"
• Arming Rebels in Syria Pushes for Fully Fledged Civil War: Dissidents
• Syria's Red Crescent Delivers Relief Aid in Restive Areas of Homs Province
• Syria Accuses Int'l Community of Supporting Opposition
• Syria's Year-old Unrest Continues amid Mounting Int'l Pressure
• Syria under Further Pressure to Grant Wider Humanitarian Access
• Syria Starts Referendum on New Constitution
• Syria Expels Ambassadors of Tunisia, Libya
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Reactions from Int'l Community
• UN Special Envoy, Humanitarian Chief to Visit Syria
• Turkey Supports Arming Syrian Opposition Group
• Sarkozy Announces to Close French Embassy in Syria
• AL Calls for Joint UN-AL Peacekeeping for Syria
• EU Mulls New Sanctions on Syria
• French Ambassador Recalled from Syria for Consultations
• U.S. Wants Political Solution on Syria: White House
• U.S. Closes Embassy in Syria
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Syria and China
• China Has No Self-interests in Syrian Issue
• China to Offer $2m Worth of Aid to Syria
• China Urges Syrian Parties to Embark on Dialogue
• China's Envoy in Syria to Discuss Crisis
• Chinese Vice FM Visits Syria
• UN Action on Syria Should Comply with UN Charter: China
• China Denies Arm Sales to Syria
• China and U.S. Can still Cooperate on Syria Issue: Diplomat
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Syria and Russia
• Russia Says New UN Draft Resolution on Syria "Unbalanced"
• Russia Accuses Libya of Training Syrian Rebels
• Russia Suspends Contracts with Syria: Commerce Chamber
• Russia Says Not to Provide Damascus with Military Help
• Russia May Consider Joining Peacekeeping Mission to Syria: Diplomat
• Russian Parliament Supports Syrian Government, Defends U.N. Veto
• Russia Closely Watching Syria Situation: Military Official
• Putin Says Syria Should Control Own Destiny
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Syria and the Arab League
• Arming Syrian Opposition Means Civil War: Egyptian FM
• Arab Ministers to Discuss Sending Observers to Syria in Coordination with UN
• AL to Continue Efforts on Syrian Crisis after UN Setback
• AL Calls for "Rapid, Decisive Action" on Syria
• Arab League Decides to Halt Observer Mission in Syria
• Arab League to Suspend Observer Mission in Syria
• AL to Seek UN Support of Arab Initiative on Syria
• Syria Accepts Extending Arab Observers Mission
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About Syria
Syria
Syria, officially the Syrian Arab Republic, is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the West, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest. The modern Syrian state was established after the First World War as a French mandate. It gained independence in April 1946, as a parliamentary republic.
Bashar al-Assad
Bashar al-Assad was born on 11 September 1965. He is the President of Syria and Regional Secretary of the Ba'ath Party. His father Hafez al-Assad ruled Syria for 29 years until his death in 2000. Al-Assad was elected in 2000, re-elected in 2007.
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