Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov recently put forward a deal to allow Syria to give up its chemical weapons to avert a U.S. military attack. Syria's Foreign Minister Walid Moallem welcomed the proposal.
A senior Syrian official vowed that his nation would defend itself against any military intervention by the West, saying any such action would provoke "chaos" and threaten worldwide peace and prosperity.
Jordan has stated that it is against military intervention into the conflict raging in neighbouring Syria shortly after the Syrian president said he was dismayed at Jordan's apparent support for the opposition forces.
The Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia, a terrorist organization that has been inactive for quite some time has today told Turkey that it would launch attacks if Turkey were to take military action against Syria.
UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, announced today that it has opened a registration center in Tripoli, Lebanon in order to register the nearly 700 Syrians that flee into Lebanon each day, trying to escape the growing violence in Syria.
This is a concise overview of the ongoing crisis in Syria from its origins as a series of protests against the Assad regime in concordance with the start of the Arab Spring in Tunisia to the present battle in Aleppo.
As the Syrian regime is employing heavy weaponry against the rebel oppositions in Aleppo, the question regarding the fate of the country and how the international community should react is another one the international community is confronted with.
Shoe distribution for Syrian refugees in Kilis border camp, November 2012
IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation
President Barack Obama meets with his National Security Staff to discuss the situation in Syria, in the Situation Room of the White House, Aug. 30, 2013. From left at the table: National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice; Attorney General Eric Holder; Secretary of State John Kerry; and Vice President Joe Biden
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A burning house in the neighborhood of Orchard Court in Homs Syria after bombing by the Syrian army.
Anti regime graffiti being sprayed in the Syrian city of Daraa early on in the Syrian uprising.
President Barack Obama meets in the Situation Room with his national security advisors to discuss strategy in Syria, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013
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Smiling Syrian children - but making sure they're fed, clothed and in good health is becoming increasingly more difficult, says the UN High Commissioner for Refugees