Mar 21, 2013 18:34 EDT
The United States has found no evidence to support a Syrian government allegation that opposition rebels used chemical weapons in an attack this week, a US official said Thursday.
Mar 21, 2013 14:26 EDT
The United Nations will investigate whether chemical weapons have been used in the Syria conflict, UN leader Ban Ki-Moon announced Thursday.
Mar 20, 2013 19:29 EDT
Britain, France and the United States called Wednesday for a United Nations inquiry into accusations by the Syrian government and the opposition of chemical weapons attacks.
Mar 20, 2013 18:00 EDT
President Barack Obama Wednesday accepted Israel would not cede its right to confront Iran's nuclear threat to the United States, seeking to assuage anxiety over his commitment to the Jewish state.
Mar 20, 2013 16:30 EDT
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday pledged an "eternal" alliance with Israel in the face of the Iranian threat, saying he accepted the Jewish state would not defer to Washington on the question of how to handle it.
Mar 20, 2013 15:43 EDT
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned the Damascus regime it would be held accountable for any use of chemical weapons against civilians in Syria in a move which would spark an international response.
Mar 20, 2013 13:50 EDT
Regime forces shelled areas in the south of Damascus on Wednesday, including the Yarmuk camp, while warplanes bombed areas in the north and centre of the country, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
Mar 20, 2013 13:14 EDT
The United Nations said Wednesday that Syria has made no formal request for a UN investigation into government claims that opposition rebels have used chemical weapons.
Mar 20, 2013 11:47 EDT
Syria's regime and rebels on Wednesday called for international investigations into an attack a day earlier in which each side accuses the other of having used chemical weapons.
Mar 20, 2013 03:52 EDT
The US and UN were attempting to verify claims and counterclaims by Syrian troops and insurgents that chemical weapons were used for the first time in the two-year conflict.
Mar 19, 2013 16:34 EDT
Troops and insurgents Tuesday accused each other of using chemical weapons for the first time in Syria's two-year conflict, as the newly elected rebel premier ruled out dialogue with the regime.
Mar 19, 2013 14:23 EDT
The United States said Tuesday it had seen "no evidence" that Syrian rebels have used chemical weapons and warned it would be "totally unacceptable" for the regime in Damascus to use such arms.
Mar 19, 2013 09:45 EDT
Syria's government on Tuesday accused rebel forces of using chemical weapons for the first time, but the opposition denied the claim, saying instead that government forces might have used banned weapons.
Mar 19, 2013 05:58 EDT
Syria's government on Tuesday accused rebel forces of using chemical weapons, with state media saying "terrorists" had fired "rockets containing chemical materials" in Aleppo province, killing 15 people.
Mar 18, 2013 07:39 EDT
Syria's opposition coalition met in Istanbul on Monday to choose their first prime minister, tasked with running daily life in large swathes of territory freed from regime control but mired in chaos and poverty.
Mar 18, 2013 00:22 EDT
Syria's opposition coalition meets in Istanbul on Monday to select their first rebel prime minister, tasked with running daily life in large swathes of territory freed from regime control but mired in chaos and poverty.
Mar 17, 2013 14:36 EDT
Syrian rebels have seized several weapons depots in the village of Khan Toman in Aleppo province after days of fierce clashes, a military source told AFP on Sunday.
Mar 16, 2013 13:50 EDT
Syrian regime forces pounded the rebel-held town of Binesh near the Turkish border killing a woman and five children, and also rained shells on parts of Damascus on Saturday, a watchdog said.
Mar 16, 2013 09:44 EDT
Syrian regime forces pounded parts of Damascus during the night, sending residents fleeing from the northern Barzeh district, as fighting also raged in the northern city of Aleppo, a watchdog said Saturday.
Mar 15, 2013 23:39 EDT
Syria's devastating conflict entered its third year with no agreement among EU leaders on British and French calls for an easing of the bloc's embargo to allow arms supplies to the rebels.
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|- Head of Municipality||Maan Al-Shibli|
|- Total||220 km2 (84.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||379 m (1,243 ft)|