The Syrian regime accused regional powerhouses Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey of trying to destroy the country and vowed Sunday that it would defeat rebels who have captured large swathes of the commercial hub Aleppo.
- 30 July, 2012 -- Syrian regime claims gains in Aleppo, rebels deny
Syrian government forces battled rebels over one of their strongholds in the northern city of Aleppo on Monday, with each side claiming victory.
- 19 October, 2012 -- Turkey calls for truce in Syria for Muslim holiday
Turkey's foreign minister has joined an appeal for a cease-fire to stop the bloodshed in Syria during a Muslim holiday.
- 5 June, 2012 -- UN: Syria permits aid workers to enter 4 provinces
Syria's government has agreed to a written deal with the United Nations and other international organizations that would allow aid workers and supplies to enter four hard-hit provinces, U.N. officials announced Tuesday.
- 1 June, 2012 -- Syria blames rebels for Houla massacre
Syria on Thursday blamed up to 800 rebel fighters for the massacre in central Syria last week that killed more than 100 people, nearly half of them children, in its most comprehensive explanation to date of the bloodshed.
- 26 July, 2012 -- Defected Assad confidant seeks Syrian unity
Syria's most prominent defector has put himself forward as someone to unite the fractured opposition as the disparate factions were set to gather in Qatar Thursday to try to agree on a transitional leadership if Bashar Assad's regime is toppled.