Russia: West 'Blackmailing' Us over SyriaMoscow: Western powers threaten to cancel U.N. observer force in Syria unless military intervention is authorized.
Iran Offers to Host Syria Crisis TalksIran has offered to host talks between Syria's government and opposition in Tehran, its foreign minister said Sunday.
Assad Troops Shell Syrians Near AleppoGovernment troops continued to shell civilians with heavy artillery on Sunday in a civil war now being monitored by the United Nations.
World Condemns Assad for Latest MassacreSyria's opposition urges UN action in Syria, as world condemns massacre of more than 200 people in Hama.
Syrian Opposition Appeals to Mother RussiaSyrian opposition forces appeal to Moscow for intervention after UN and Arab League efforts fail to stop the slaughter by government troops.
Annan in Iraq Seeking Solution to Syrian CrisisUN special envoy Kofi Annan is barnstorming the Mideast region looking for allies in his quest to end the ongoing bloodshed in Syria
Annan Arrives in Tehran After Damascus TalksUN special envoy Kofi Annan arrived in Iran, where he hopes to enlist the aid of Tehran in salvaging his already sunk Syrian peace plan
Annan Sees 'Progress' as Syrian Blood FlowsUN special envoy Kofi Annan says his talks with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad were 'productive' as at least 100 more are slain.
Syrian Army Launches Military Drill as World WatchesThe Syrian Army has launched a major military drill, according to an announcement by the country's official SANA news agency.
Annan Spokesman: Syria Ceasefire 'Imperative'The death toll in the 16-month uprising against the Syrian regime tops 16,500 in President Bashar al-Assad's 'torture archipelago.'
Kofi Annan Optimistic as Syria BleedsUN special envoy Kofi Annan says he believes a ministerial crisis talk on Syria will yield 'an acceptable result.'
Annan Invites Major Powers to Syria Pow-WowWith Syria's popular uprising crossing into civil war and tensions with Turkey rising, the major powers prepare to meet
Annan Wants Iran to be Part of Talks on SyriaKofi Annan proposes inviting Iran to a multinational meeting to discuss Syria, leaves it up to the U.S. and Russia to decide.
Syrian Rebels Kill at Least 80 Assad TroopsPresident Bashar al-Assad's fiery speech refusing to implement the Annan ceasefire plan has led FSA fighters to launch a new offensive
Rebel Chief Calls on Annan to Admit FailureFSA chief Riad al-Assad called on UN envoy Kofi Annan to admit his peace plan had failed - and to free the rebels to act against the regime.
Annan Leaves Syria Empty HandedUN envoy Kofi Annan left Syria without securing any 'bold steps' from officials to end the slaughter bleeding the country.
UN Officials Finger Assad Thugs in Houla MassacreObservers say pro-Assad Shabiha thugs killed 108 in Houla 'execution style' – incl. women, children, and entire families
Syria: 41 More Die as Annan Delivers Message to GunmenAn incensed Kofi Annan arrived in Syria for talks with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad bearing a message for 'everyone with a gun'
Syrian Opposition Says Assad Destroying Peace PlanSyrian opposition leader says the Assad regime is trying to destroy a U.N.-brokered peace plan for the country.
Diplomats Line Up to Condemn Syria ViolenceInt'l luminaries lined up to condemn the continued violence in Syria as the United Nations remains deadlocked in inaction.
Explosion Hits UN Convoy in SyriaAn explosion hit a Syrian military truck escorting a convoy of UN observers near Deraa, just seconds after UN staff had passed by.
Annan: 'Last Chance to Avoid Civil War'UN-Arab envoy Kofi Annan and peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous say Assad's forces continue their assault despite cease-fire committments
Aleppo Dragged into Syrian Civil WarThe northern trading city of Aleppo, relatively quiet until recently, has finally been dragged into Syria's growing civil war.
Dozens of Deaths Continue in Syria Despite 'Ceasefire' PlanDozens have been killed by government forces in Syria so far this week despite attempts to enforce a UN-brokered “ceasefire plan.”
UN Observers in Syria Explore HomsTwo United Nations monitors have moved into an upscale hotel in Syria's central city of Homs, hoping to at least reduce violence there.
Annan: The Situation in Syria is 'Bleak'Special envoy Kofi Annan told the Security Council that the situation in Syria is 'bleak' and expressed 'alarm' as violence continues
FSA Chief Calls for Military Intervention in SyriaThe head of the Free Syria army called on the Security Council to arm the rebels and intervene to enforce a UN-backed ceasefire agreement
Annan Plan Unraveling As Fighting ContinuesUN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan's six-point peace plan is rapidly becoming a dead letter as fighting crosses his ceasefire deadline.
New Conditions from Syria's Assad, Won't Withdraw TroopsSyrian President Bashar al-Assad has come up with new conditions in order to withdraw his troops from cities as promised by April 10.
Annan: Ceasefire Deadline — 0600 on April 12UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan gave Syrian troops, rebel fighters a deadline to stop fighting as bullets continue to fly across the country
UN Negotiating Deployment of Syria ObserversNorway's Maj. General Robert Mood is negotiating the deployment of an unarmed UN observer force in Syria.
Russia May Back UN Draft on SyriaRussia has hinted it will consider backing a US drafted demand for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to honor an April 10 ceasefire date.
Fierce Fighting in Syria Despite Pullout ClaimsEven as President Bashar al-Assad's government claims it is honoring a pullback agreement, his troops are striking at rebels.
Report: Syrian Troops Begin Pullout from Some CitiesSyrian government claims troops are withdrawing from cities ahead of ceasefire, but opposition is saying otherwise.
Syria: Fighting Continues as Ceasefire LoomsAn advance team of UN peacekeepers are headed to Syria ahead of a planned ceasefire, but fighting has not abated.
Syria: Assad Agrees to April 10 Pull BackSyrian president Bashar al-Assad has agreed to implement a ceasefire plan by former UN chief Kofi Annan on April 10.
70 Foreign Nations Meet in Istanbul Over SyriaAs regime forces continue to slaughter Syrians, foreign ministers debate if and how to arm rebel fighters against gov't troops in Syria.
Syrian 'Peace': Fresh Clashes Break OutClashes erupt across many parts of Syria, despite Assad having accepted a peace plan brokered by UN envoy Kofi Annan.
Annan to Assad: 'The Deadline is Now'UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has demanded Syrian president Bashar al-Assad immediately implement an agreed to ceasefire.
Syrian Opposition: Implement Peace Plan Within 2 DaysSyrian opposition willing to accept Kofi Annan's peace plan if Assad's complies with its points within two days.
Arab League Calls on Syria to Halt ViolenceThe Arab League wants to resolve the crisis in Syria, but Damascus refuses to consider the 22-nation body's appeal until it is reinstated.
UN Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in SyriaUN Sec'y-Gen. Ban Ki-moon has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to immediately implement the ceasefire deal he agreed to.
Syrian Army Seizes City Despite 'Peace Plan'Syrian Army troops have taken control of the central city of Kalat el-Mudik despite the government having allegedly accepted a peace plan.
Syria Formally Accepts 'Annan Peace Plan'President Bashar al-Assad has formally accepted a UN-backed peace plan penned by special envoy Kofi Annan.
Syrian Forces Resume Shelling of Homs — 8 KilledViolence in Syria continues apace even as UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan and President Bashar al-Assad exchange letters.
Medvedev Says Annan's Mission is 'Last Chance' for SyriaRussian President warns that Kofi Annan’s mission is the last chance for avoiding a civil war in Syria.
Security Council in Toothless Show on SyriaThe UNSC has made a non-binding 'presidential statement' calling for a ceasefire and talks in Syria based on envoy Kofi Annan's proposals.
Erdogan Considers Buffer Zone Along Border with SyriaTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggests a safe zone could be established along his country’s border with Syria.
Syrian Opposition Rejects Dialogue with AssadSyrian opposition rejects calls by UN envoy Kofi Annan for dialogue with President Bashar Assad, putting a wrench in his peace plan.
Shelling Renewed in Homs Ahead of Annan VisitAs former UN secretary general Kofi Annan hopes for peace in Syria the crackdown of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad continues apace.
Kofi Annan Begins Syrian Peace BidFormer UN secretary general Kofi Annan is headed for Damascus in hopes of negotiating peace as Assad continues to spill his people's blood.
Kofi Annan Appointed UN-Arab League Envoy for SyriaFormer UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has been tapped to find an and to violence and peaceful solution for Syria's crisis.