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Syria is frustrating, Russian envoy says

MOSCOW, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The Kremlin hasn't seen any indication that a negotiated settlement is possible for the ongoing conflict in Syria, an adviser to the Russian president said.

Syria said to back Arab observer mission

DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Syrian officials said Monday they welcomed an Arab League observer mission that it said would prove the country is dealing with an insurgency.

Syria agrees to let foreign observers in

DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Syria has agreed, with conditions, to an Arab League demand it allow observers into the country as part of a proposal to end violence there, an official said.

Syrians feel sanction pressure

DAMASCUS, Syria, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Syrians say they are feeling the pressure of economic sanctions in the form of rejected credit cards and blocked money transfers.
Gross violations reported by U.N. in Syria

Gross violations reported by U.N. in Syria

GENEVA, Switzerland, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- A 39-page report published Monday by the United Nations concludes there is "substantial" evidence that Syrian officials committed gross human rights violations.
EU tightens screws on Damascus

EU tightens screws on Damascus

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- With Jordan calling on the Syrian president to resign, London said it joined its European partners in tightening the economic screws on Damascus.
Syria blames U.S. for bloodshed

Syria blames U.S. for bloodshed

DAMASCUS, Syria, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Damascus said Monday it sent letters to foreign minters and other regional leaders warning the United States was likely involved in the Syria's violence.
China: Talk, not attacks, needed in Syria

China: Talk, not attacks, needed in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Pressure on the Syrian government intensified Tuesday as China called on President Bashar Assad's regime to respond to protesters' calls for change.

Syria warns nations to ignore rebels

DAMASCUS, Syria, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Syria Sunday warned the world not to recognize the newly formed coalition of opposition groups.

Western pressure on Syria 'intolerable'

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Calls by Western leaders for the Syrian president to step down are "intolerable" expressions of colonialism, a Venezuelan official said.
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.
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Iran's foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki (L) shakes hand with his counterpart Walid al-Moallem in Damascus, Syria on October 29, 2007. (UPI Photo/HO)
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