Twin blasts targeting security buildings killed more than 20 people in the northwest Syrian city of Idlib, a monitoring group said, as the chief UN monitor presses both sides to end more than 13 months of violence.
5 July, 2012 China joins Russia in staying away from Syria talks China joined Russia on Thursday in boycotting a meeting aimed at coordinating efforts to stop the bloodshed in Syria, where three senior army officers were among more than 150 people reported killed in 48 hours.
2 April, 2012 Syrian forces kill 3 civilians in north: monitors Syrian forces Monday pressed their crackdown on dissent, killing at least three civilians and wounding many as they pounded rebel strongholds in the country's restive north, a monitoring group said.
12 April, 2012 Annan hails Syria ‘calm,’ foes trade charges Peace envoy Kofi Annan said a ceasefire in Syria appeared to be holding on its first day Thursday, as the Syrian government and its foes traded charges of trying to wreck his peace plan.
17 July, 2012 Rebels battle to ‘liberate’ Syria capital Rebels declared the battle to "liberate" Damascus has begun as heavy fighting raged across the city on Tuesday and Russia said an agreement is possible for a UN resolution on the Syria crisis.