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Syria willing to work with U.N. to combat Islamic State

Syria willing to work with U.N. to combat Islamic State

RAPPA, Syria, Aug. 25 (UPI) --The Syrian government said Monday it was ready to work with United Nations-backed groups to fight Islamic State militants.
Ed Adamczyk
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.
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