Syria's military shows unexpected resilience
The government force's onslaught in Qusair has confounded predictions that the Syrian government's days were numbered. BEIRUT — The military onslaught this week against the strategic Syrian town of Qusair has dramatized a surprising combat resilience that has already put rebel forces on the defensive on other key fronts, including near the capital, Damascus.
U.S. decries Russia weapons sale to Syria
Joint chiefs chairman says the missiles, as well as Russia's buildup of warships in the region, will 'embolden' President Bashar Assad. WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday condemned Russia's delivery of advanced antiship missiles to Syria and its buildup of warships in the eastern Mediterranean, arguing that the Kremlin's escalating support for its longtime ally in Damascus could prolong the civil war.
France suggests EU link easing Syria arms embargo to peace talks
BRUSSELS - France is floating a proposal that the European Union ease an arms embargo for Syrian rebels but delay acting on the decision to intensify pressure on Damascus to negotiate an end to Syria's civil war, a French diplomat said on Wednesday.
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Syria rejects Turkish accusations in deadly bombings
Turkey has linked Saturday's attacks, which killed 46, to the Syrian intelligence service. Nine Turks have been arrested. BEIRUT — Syria on Sunday rejected Turkish charges that Damascus was behind a pair of devastating car bomb attacks in southern Turkey that killed 46 people and left scores injured.
Russia Says It Will Ship Missiles to Syria
Moscow plans to deliver already contracted ground-to-air missile systems to Syria, Russian officials said Friday, pressing ahead with an arms transfer that U.S. officials say could significantly strengthen Damascus's ability to ward off an attack.