President applauds ongoing cooperation with the Erdoğan government over Syrian crisis, but few details emerge concerning plans for intervention.
A gruesome video from Syria that surfaced earlier this week highlights growing concern over the Syrian National Council’s ability to influence rebel forces operating on the ground.
The U.N. Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Syria says it doesn’t have conclusive evidence Syrian opposition groups used chemical weapons.
Syrian government information minister Omran al-Zoubi on Friday said that U.S. allegations were an attempt to shield “terrorist” rebels who themselves had used chemical weapons.
Instead, talk of arming Syrian rebels and charges of using chemical weapons vie with fears that militant religious groups are gaining in power and popularity.
The Assad government Monday rejected the decision to expand the scope of a UN investigation into reports of chemical weapons use in Syria.
The Syrian Foreign Minister’s trip to Moscow later this month may open a window to talks with opposition leader Mouaz al-Khatib.
Russia, Iran, and Hezbollah have joined Damascus in condemning what they view as a violation of Syrian sovereignty.
Foreign Policy is reporting that a secret State Department cable alleges the Syrian military used chemical weapons in the city of Homs in December.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon says Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s speech Sunday was a rejection of international efforts to broker a political transition in Syria. (UN Photo/Mark Garten)