Syria 'self-destructing,' says U.N.'s Ban

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- "Syria is self-destructing" under the strains of a protracted civil war and divisions among members of the Security Council, the U.N. secretary-general said.

Coalition tacitly backs talks with Assad

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The opposition coalition said it gave qualified support to its leader's offer for a dialogue with President Bashar Assad to end the nearly 2-year-old civil war.

Syrian VP says new government coming

DAMASCUS, Syria, July 26 (UPI) -- Syria will have a new government by the end of the year, Syrian Vice President Farouk al-Shara said Saturday.

Syrians open to Israel talks

DAMASCUS, Syria, June 21 (UPI) -- Syria is "more than ready" to talk to Israel, a top official said in a newspaper interview published Thursday.

Israel denies receiving Syrian offer

JERUSALEM, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office in Jerusalem denied reports that Syria's president had sent a letter seeking peace talks.

U.N.: Syria ready for talks with Israel

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- A U.N. spokesman says Syria is willing to resume negotiations with Israel on relative U.N. Security Council resolutions and land for peace.

Syria tells U.N. of terror's source

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Syria's foreign minister told the U.N. General Assembly Monday that the war on terror is being fought on the wrong front.
Farouk al-Shara
WAP2000033101 - 31 MARCH 2000 - HARPER'S FERRY, WEST VIRGINIA: U.S. Secretary of State Madeline Albright chats with Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk Al-Shara, January 8, during a break in the Mideast peace talks held in this small town near Washington, DC. cc/ho UPI

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Farouk al-Sharaa (Arabic: فاروق الشرع‎), also known as Farouq al-Sharaa (born 10 December 1938) is a Syrian politician and diplomat. He is one of the most prominent officials in the Assad regime and served as foreign minister of Syria from 1984 until 2006 when he became Vice President of Syria. Sharaa still holds the vice-presidency.

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