Annan Seeks Delay as Powers Balk on Syria

The world powers say they will not intervene as a bomb blast in Damascus raises questions about the regime's ability to survive.Gabe Kahn, 7/19/2012, 2:45 AM

Russia: West 'Blackmailing' Us over Syria

Moscow: Western powers threaten to cancel U.N. observer force in Syria unless military intervention is authorized.Gil Ronen, 7/16/2012, 3:03 PM

Iran Offers to Host Syria Crisis Talks

Iran has offered to host talks between Syria's government and opposition in Tehran, its foreign minister said Sunday. Rachel Hirshfeld , 7/16/2012, 10:21 AM

Assad Troops Shell Syrians Near Aleppo

Government troops continued to shell civilians with heavy artillery on Sunday in a civil war now being monitored by the United Nations.Chana Ya'ar, 7/15/2012, 3:27 PM

World Condemns Assad for Latest Massacre

Syria's opposition urges UN action in Syria, as world condemns massacre of more than 200 people in Hama.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/13/2012, 9:31 PM

Syrian Opposition Appeals to Mother Russia

Syrian opposition forces appeal to Moscow for intervention after UN and Arab League efforts fail to stop the slaughter by government troops.Chana Ya'ar, 7/11/2012, 7:00 PM

Annan in Iraq Seeking Solution to Syrian Crisis

UN special envoy Kofi Annan is barnstorming the Mideast region looking for allies in his quest to end the ongoing bloodshed in SyriaGabe Kahn, 7/10/2012, 9:13 PM

Annan Arrives in Tehran After Damascus Talks

UN special envoy Kofi Annan arrived in Iran, where he hopes to enlist the aid of Tehran in salvaging his already sunk Syrian peace planGabe Kahn, 7/9/2012, 7:08 PM

Annan Sees 'Progress; as Syrian Blood Flows

UN special envoy Kofi Annan says his talks with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad were 'productive' as at least 100 more are slain.Gabe Kahn, 7/9/2012, 6:46 PM

Syrian Army Launches Military Drill

The Syrian Army has launched a major military drill, according to an announcement by the country's official SANA news agency. Chana Ya'ar, 7/8/2012, 5:36 PM

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.'Gabe Kahn, 7/3/2012, 10:50 PM

Annan Optimistic as Syria Bleeds

UN special envoy Kofi Annan says he believes a ministerial crisis talk on Syria will yield 'an acceptable result.'Gabe Kahn, 6/29/2012, 2:49 PM

Annan Invites Major Powers to Syria Pow-Wow

With Syria's popular uprising crossing into civil war and tensions with Turkey rising, the major powers prepare to meetGabe Kahn, 6/27/2012, 8:04 PM

Annan Wants Iran to be Part of Talks on Syria

Kofi Annan proposes inviting Iran to a multinational meeting to discuss Syria, leaves it up to the U.S. and Russia to decide.Elad Benari, 6/26/2012, 9:30 AM

Syrian Rebels Kill at Least 80 Assad Troops

President Bashar al-Assad's fiery speech refusing to implement the Annan ceasefire plan has led FSA fighters to launch a new offensiveGabe Kahn, 6/4/2012, 6:11 PM

Rebel Chief Calls on Annan to Admit Failure

FSA 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.Gabe Kahn, 6/1/2012, 1:55 PM

Annan Leaves Syria Empty Handed

UN envoy Kofi Annan left Syria without securing any 'bold steps' from officials to end the slaughter bleeding the country.Gabe Kahn, 5/30/2012, 10:03 PM

UN Officials Finger Assad Thugs in Houla Massacre

Observers say pro-Assad Shabiha thugs killed 108 in Houla 'execution style' – incl. women, children, and entire families Gabe Kahn, 5/29/2012, 9:32 PM

41 More Die as Annan Delivers Message to Gunmen

An incensed Kofi Annan arrived in Syria for talks with Syrian president Bashar al-Assad bearing a message for 'everyone with a gun' Gabe Kahn, 5/28/2012, 8:51 PM

Syrian Opposition Says Assad Destroying Peace Plan

Syrian opposition leader says the Assad regime is trying to destroy a U.N.-brokered peace plan for the country. Elad Benari, Canada, 5/11/2012, 11:06 PM

Diplomats Line Up to Condemn Syria Violence

Int'l luminaries lined up to condemn the continued violence in Syria as the United Nations remains deadlocked in inaction.Gabe Kahn, 5/10/2012, 5:16 PM

Explosion Hits UN Convoy in Syria

An explosion hit a Syrian military truck escorting a convoy of UN observers near Deraa, just seconds after UN staff had passed by.Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/9/2012, 5:53 PM

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 committmentsGabe Kahn, 5/8/2012, 10:28 PM

Aleppo Dragged into Syrian Civil War

The northern trading city of Aleppo, relatively quiet until recently, has finally been dragged into Syria's growing civil war.Chana Julian, 5/6/2012, 10:33 AM

Dozens Dead in Syria Despite 'Ceasefire' Plan

Dozens have been killed by government forces in Syria so far this week despite attempts to enforce a UN-brokered “ceasefire plan.”Chana Ya'ar, 5/2/2012, 2:34 PM

UN Observers in Syria Explore Homs

Two United Nations monitors have moved into an upscale hotel in Syria's central city of Homs, hoping to at least reduce violence there.Chana Ya'ar, 4/29/2012, 1:21 PM

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 Gabe Kahn, 4/25/2012, 9:32 PM

FSA Chief Calls for Military Intervention in Syria

The head of the Free Syria army called on the Security Council to arm the rebels and intervene to enforce a UN-backed ceasefire agreementGabe Kahn, 4/20/2012, 3:18 PM

Annan Plan Unraveling As Fighting Continues

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan's six-point peace plan is rapidly becoming a dead letter as fighting crosses his ceasefire deadline.Gabe Kahn, 4/9/2012, 10:39 PM

Syria's Assad: New Conditions, No Troop Withdrawal

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has come up with new conditions in order to withdraw his troops from cities as promised by April 10.Chana Ya'ar, 4/8/2012, 1:32 PM

Annan: Ceasefire Deadline — 0600 on April 12

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan gave Syrian troops, rebel fighters a deadline to stop fighting as bullets continue to fly across the countryGabe Kahn, 4/6/2012, 1:10 PM

UN Negotiating Deployment of Syria Observers

Norway's Maj. General Robert Mood is negotiating the deployment of an unarmed UN observer force in Syria.Gabe Kahn, 4/5/2012, 4:29 PM

Russia May Back UN Draft on Syria

Russia has hinted it will consider backing a US drafted demand for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to honor an April 10 ceasefire date.Gabe Kahn, 4/5/2012, 4:15 PM

Fierce Fighting in Syria Despite Pullout Claims

Even as President Bashar al-Assad's government claims it is honoring a pullback agreement, his troops are striking at rebels.Gabe Kahn, 4/4/2012, 9:48 PM

Report: Syrian Troops Begin Pullout

Syrian government claims troops are withdrawing from cities ahead of ceasefire, but opposition is saying otherwise.Elad Benari, 4/4/2012, 8:07 AM

Syria: Fighting Continues as Ceasefire Looms

An advance team of UN peacekeepers are headed to Syria ahead of a planned ceasefire, but fighting has not abated.Gabe Kahn, 4/3/2012, 8:26 PM

Syria: Assad Agrees to April 10 Pull Back

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has agreed to implement a ceasefire plan by former UN chief Kofi Annan on April 10.Gabe Kahn, 4/2/2012, 8:16 PM

70 Foreign Nations Meet in Istanbul Over Syria

As regime forces continue to slaughter Syrians, foreign ministers debate if and how to arm rebel fighters against gov't troops in Syria. Chana Ya'ar, 4/1/2012, 2:51 PM

Syrian 'Peace': Fresh Clashes Break Out

Clashes erupt across many parts of Syria, despite Assad having accepted a peace plan brokered by UN envoy Kofi Annan.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/31/2012, 1:04 AM

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.Gabe Kahn, 3/30/2012, 3:46 PM

Syrian Opposition: Peace Plan Within 2 Days

Syrian opposition willing to accept Kofi Annan's peace plan if Assad's complies with its points within two days.Elad Benari, 3/30/2012, 7:16 AM

Arab League Calls on Syria to Halt Violence

The Arab League wants to resolve the crisis in Syria, but Damascus refuses to consider the 22-nation body's appeal until it is reinstated.Gabe Kahn, 3/29/2012, 1:58 PM

UN Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Syria

UN Sec'y-Gen. Ban Ki-moon has called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to immediately implement the ceasefire deal he agreed to.Chana Ya'ar, 3/28/2012, 4:44 PM

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.Chana Ya'ar, 3/28/2012, 12:51 PM

Syria Formally Accepts 'Annan Peace Plan'

President Bashar al-Assad has formally accepted a UN-backed peace plan penned by special envoy Kofi Annan.Gabe Kahn., 3/27/2012, 4:56 PM

Syrian Forces Resume Shelling of Homs

Violence in Syria continues apace even as UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan and President Bashar al-Assad exchange letters.Gabe Kahn., 3/26/2012, 10:43 PM

Medvedev: Annan's Mission Syria's Last Chance

Russian President warns that Kofi Annan’s mission is the last chance for avoiding a civil war in Syria.Elad Benari, 3/26/2012, 3:14 AM

Security Council in Toothless Show on Syria

The UNSC has made a non-binding 'presidential statement' calling for a ceasefire and talks in Syria based on envoy Kofi Annan's proposals.Gabe Kahn., 3/21/2012, 7:25 PM

Erdogan Considers Buffer Zone Along Syria Border

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggests a safe zone could be established along his country’s border with Syria.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/16/2012, 10:34 PM

Syrian Opposition Rejects Dialogue with Assad

Syrian opposition rejects calls by UN envoy Kofi Annan for dialogue with President Bashar Assad, putting a wrench in his peace plan.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/9/2012, 11:50 PM

Shelling Renewed in Homs Ahead of Annan Visit

As former UN secretary general Kofi Annan hopes for peace in Syria the crackdown of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad continues apace.Gabe Kahn., 3/9/2012, 3:41 PM

Kofi Annan Begins Syrian Peace Bid

Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan is headed for Damascus in hopes of negotiating peace as Assad continues to spill his people's blood.Gabe Kahn., 3/6/2012, 6:41 PM

Annan Appointed UN-Arab League Envoy for Syria

Former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan has been tapped to find an and to violence and peaceful solution for Syria's crisis.Gabe Kahn., 2/24/2012, 2:52 PM