Homs completed ahead of Syrian civil war peace talks

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Evacuations were completed in a blockaded area of Homs, Syria, besieged by regime forces Monday amid a fresh round of peace talks on tap in Switzerland.

Syrian government looking for partnership at upcoming conference

WASHINGTON, June 24 (UPI) -- Syria's foreign minister said his country wants a successful outcome at the upcoming Switzerland conference on Syria, but will not cater to the opposition..

70 Syrian bodies found after massacre

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- More than 70 bodies, mostly women, children and elderly people, were found in the Syrian city of Deir Ezzor in what opposition activists are calling a massacre.
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Morsi's words on Syria spark walkout

TEHRAN, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi voiced support for Syrian rebels at the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Tehran Thursday, sparking a walkout by Syrian delegates.

Arab, Western states press Russia on Assad

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Arab and Western nations will press Russia to back a U.N. resolution supporting Arab League demands that Syrian President Bashar Assad resign, envoys said.

Arab League ready to pull Syria observers

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Arab League observers in Syria to monitor government compliance with international calls to end its violent crackdown against dissidents are preparing to leave.
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Syria: Dozens of army deserters killed

DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The Syrian government says it will execute anyone who takes part in terrorist acts or distributes weapons, Syrian state television said Tuesday.

Syria says Israel fabricated charges

DAMASCUS, Syria, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem accused Israel of fabricating allegations that two Druze residents and an Israeli Arab spied for Syria.

High-level U.S. envoys visit Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 7 (UPI) -- Two U.S. envoys Saturday visited Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem, the first high-level contacts between the countries since 2005, officials said.
Syria, France break ties over Lebanon

Syria, France break ties over Lebanon

DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Syria retaliated for France's breaking of diplomatic channels over Lebanon's political crisis by saying Damascus would sever relations with Paris.

Syrian foreign minister would meet Rice

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 25 (UPI) -- Syria's foreign minister has agreed to meet with U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Syrian leader visits Iran

TEHRAN, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad was in Tehran Saturday, paying his second visit since Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took power in 2005.

Assad shakes up Syrian government

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad has named his foreign minister to replace a vice president who left the country, accusing the regime of stifling dissent.

Syria cooperating with U.N. in Hariri case

DAMASCUS, Syria, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Syria has agreed to let U.N. investigators quiz officials about the assassination of ex-Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Walid al Muallem (born 1941) is the current foreign minister of Syria and a long-time diplomat for that country.

Muallem is a former ambassador to the United States and at the time of his appointment as foreign minister of Syria was serving as deputy foreign minister.

He took office as foreign minister on February 11, 2006 during a cabinet reshuffle in which his predecessor Farouk al-Sharaa became vice-president. He currently resides in Damascus.

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