Assad names new Syrian Cabinet

Assad names new Syrian Cabinet

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 14 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad announced a new government Thursday headed by former Agriculture Minister Adel Safar as prime minister.
U.K. concerned, but engaged with Syria

U.K. concerned, but engaged with Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Despite disagreements on a variety of Middle East issues, London says engagement with Syria is beneficial, the British foreign secretary said from Damascus.

Damascus greets new U.S. envoy

DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford presented his credentials Thursday to Syrian President Bashar Assad, Damascus said.

Syria questions Scud claims

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 24 (UPI) -- Damascus lacks the ability to transfer Scud missiles across the border to Hezbollah without detection, the Syrian foreign minister claimed.

Damascus hosts Armenian delegation

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Damascus welcomed a delegation from Armenia on Tuesday to discuss strengthening bilateral relations and regional issues.
Gadhafi briefs Damascus on Arab summit

Gadhafi briefs Damascus on Arab summit

DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi arrived in Damascus to meet with Syrian officials ahead of a planned summit for the Arab League in Tripoli.

Syria angry over inaction on Israel

DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem criticized the U.N. Security Council for not doing enough to end Israeli settlement activity.

Assad sends warm message to Sarkozy

PARIS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad relayed a message of support to his French counterpart as part of a broader effort to improve bilateral relations, Damascus said.

Syria calls for Bloody Wednesday evidence

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Damascus demands "evidence" become available regarding the Iraqi claims against Syria in connection to the Aug. 19 attacks, the Syrian foreign minister said.

Damascus calls for Arab solidarity

CAIRO, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The Arab community should move in solidarity to address regional challenges and multilateral disputes, the Syrian foreign minister said in Cairo.

Jimmy Carter in Damascus on detente push

DAMASCUS, Syria, June 11 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter met with top foreign diplomatic officials in Damascus as part of a Washington effort to mend ties with Syria.

Feltman briefs Syrian foreign minister

DAMASCUS, Syria, May 7 (UPI) -- Acting U.S. Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman met with Syrian officials Thursday to discuss regional peace initiatives.

Syria touts diplomatic endeavors

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 24 (UPI) -- Damascus will spare no effort at finding a strategy to resolve differences in the Arab community and the United States, the Syrian foreign minister said.

Zebari gives assurances to Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The Iraqi foreign minister said in Damascus that U.S. military forces in Iraq would not be permitted to use the country for offensive attacks.

Syria receives Iraqi foreign minister

DAMASCUS, Syria, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem welcomed his Iraqi counterpart, Hoshyar Zebari, in Damascus Tuesday to discuss furthering bilateral ties.

Tibi has impromptu meeting with al-Moallem

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Israeli parliamentary member Ahmed Tibi says he talked with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem after an impromptu meeting in New York.

Arab leaders foreshadow summit in Cairo

CAIRO, March 5 (UPI) -- Arab leaders met Wednesday in Cairo to discuss the upcoming Arab summit, the Israeli incursion into Gaza and the Lebanese presidential elections.

Analysis: Iran, Syria divide Germany

BERLIN, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The German government is not united on questions concerning its Middle East policy, it surfaced last week, after the country's foreign minister came under fire for inviting his Syrian counterpart to Berlin.
STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent

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.

Rice meets with Syrian counterpart

SHARM EL SHEIK, Egypt, May 3 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met Thursday with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem in Egypt in the first such contact in two years.

Germany urges Syria's help with Lebanon

DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged his Syrian counterpart in Damascus on Monday to prevent further destabilization of Lebanon.

Iraq, Syria relations thaw after 24 years

BAGHDAD, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced a restoration of diplomatic ties with Syria Tuesday, ending 24 years of strained relations.
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