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U.N. urges Syria neighbors to keep borders open

U.N. urges Syria neighbors to keep borders open

LONDON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.N. officials urged Syria's neighbors to keep borders open amid "escalation of the Syrian conflict" as the United States planned for a strike against Syria.
Rebels reject Syrian calls for dialogue

Rebels reject Syrian calls for dialogue

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- A spokesman for Syria's rebels Tuesday rejected the Assad government's call for dialogue, saying no one would talk to "killers."
New U.N.-Arab League envoy heads to Syria

New U.N.-Arab League envoy heads to Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- The new U.N.-Arab League envoy to Syria said he would "spare no effort" to help end the devastating civil war engulfing the Middle Eastern country.
Syrian official resigns diplomatic post

Syrian official resigns diplomatic post

LONDON, July 30 (UPI) -- Syria's senior diplomat in London resigned Monday in a clash of conscience with the Assad regime.

Syria announces new government

DAMASCUS, Syria, June 23 (UPI) -- Syria has formed a new government with many of the top offices filled by the same men, state television reported Saturday.
Countries expel Syrian diplomats

Countries expel Syrian diplomats

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 29 (UPI) -- The United States joined other Western countries in expelling Syrian envoys Tuesday in protest of last weekend's civilian massacre in Houla, officials said.
U.N. monitors in Syria won't patrol Fridays

U.N. monitors in Syria won't patrol Fridays

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 20 (UPI) -- Syrians Friday protested the regime of Bashar Assad and excoriated U.N. monitors for declining to patrol on Fridays, the traditional day for mass protests.

Minister: More monitors welcome in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 18 (UPI) -- Syria welcomes the deployment of more U.N. monitors to ensure a cease-fire takes hold, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said.

Syria agrees to let monitors in

CAIRO, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Syria signed an Arab League plan aimed at ending nine months of bloodshed and allowing monitors into the country, the foreign minister said.

Homs residents told to end protests

DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- People in the Syrian city of Homs face a deadline to end anti-government protests or risk an attack by security forces, an opposition leader said.
Arab League: Syria to end crackdown

Arab League: Syria to end crackdown

CAIRO, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The Arab League announced in Cairo Wednesday Syria agreed to end its deadly crackdown on anti-government forces, even as activists said 21 more people died.

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Group reports Syrian troops storm 2 cities

DAMASCUS, Syria, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Security forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad stormed the cities of Aleppo and al-Rastan, an activist group said Tuesday.
Syrian FM: Peace pact or 'possible war'

Syrian FM: Peace pact or 'possible war'

DAMASCUS, Syria, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem warned of the danger of a war with Israel if a peace agreement is not achieved.
Syria encouraged by U.S. talks

Syria encouraged by U.S. talks

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Syria, branded by the United States as a sponsor of terrorism, is encouraged by recent meetings with U.S. officials, the country's foreign minister says.

Turkey mediating Israeli-Syrian talks

JERUSALEM, May 21 (UPI) -- Turkey is mediating talks between Israel and Syria on a peace agreement between the two countries, government representatives said Wednesday.

Analysis: It's springtime; war in the air

WASHINGTON, April 7 (UPI) -- It's springtime in the Middle East once again, and that usually means that fighting season may breakout soon. Unless….
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Claim: Syria may go to war with Israel

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 16 (UPI) -- Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said Sunday there is the chance of a Syrian-Israeli war.

Israel fighter jets sent to Syrian border

JERUSALEM, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Israel sent fighter jets to the Syrian border Thursday in response to a report of aircraft near the border on the Syrian side.

Syrian peace calls said sincere

JERUSALEM, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Israel's chief military intelligence researcher said Monday that Syrian President Bashsar Assad is sincere in his calls for peace talks with Israel.

Israeli cabinet split over Assad overtures

JERUSALEM, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Israel's cabinet was divided Sunday over Syrian President Bashar Assad's call to return to the negotiating table.

Syria offers to help stabilize Iraq

BAGHDAD, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Syria's foreign minister, during a visit to Baghdad Sunday, said the Syrian government was ready to help stabilize Iraq.

Syrian minister: Hezbollah not al-Qaida

DAMASCUS, Syria, July 31 (UPI) -- The Syrian foreign minister says resistance movements like Hezbollah and Hamas must not be confused with terrorist organizations like al-Qaida.

Syria: US inciting trouble in Middle East

ALGIERS, Algeria, March 21 (UPI) -- Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Walid Moallem says the United States is instigating trouble among Israel's Arab neighbors to serve Israeli interests.
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