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Second explosion rocks Syrian capital, Damascus

Another heavy explosion has rocked the Midan neighborhood in Damascus, as clashes continue between security forces and armed terrorists in the Syrian capital, State media reports. An earlier blast targeted the Abu-Habl area in the Midan district. Meanwhile, the exchange of fire and heavy clashes between the Syrian forces and armed rebels in several parts of the capital was also reported. Syria has been the ...

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Syria declares Moroccan ambassador persona non grata

The Syrian government has announced Moroccan ambassador Mohamed Ikhssasi persona non grata as the diplomatic war against Damascus continues. The move came shortly after Rabat asked Damascus's envoy to Morocco Nabih Ismail to leave the north African country. "Syria has just considered the accredited Moroccan ambassador to Syria persona non grata," AFP quoted Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi a ...

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West’s regime change bid in Syria failed: Iran lawmaker

A senior Iranian lawmaker says the Western powers have failed in their bids to overthrow the Syrian government and have been forced to bow down to the will of the united Syrians. “The West has been compelled to accept the demands of the wise Syrian people, and the [Syrian] nation and government will foil the enemies’ plots through unity,” said Esmail Kowsari, a member of the Majlis Committee on National Sec ...

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Russia to deliver air defense systems to Syria

Russia says it has no plans to impose an arms embargo on Syria and intends to fulfill a contract for delivering air defense systems to the country. A senior Russian arms export official said on Wednesday that since the contract to deliver Syria the air defense systems were signed before the outbreak of unrest in the country, Moscow is obliged to fulfill its commitments. ''Russia has obligations before Syria ...

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Iran should play a role in resolving Syria crisis: Annan

UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan has stressed that Iran must play a part in working out a solution to the ongoing crisis in Syria. In a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi in Tehran on Tuesday, Annan regretted Iran's absence in a recent international conference on Syria in Geneva, Switzerland, and elaborated on the results of the meeting. He stressed that those invo ...

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Armed gangs force Syrians to protest against government: Locals

The residents of the al-Haffeh village told a Press TV correspondent that life has returned to normal in the village following the success of the Syrian army to clear it from armed groups. “Armed men sabotaged nearly everything here in al-Haffeh. They burned electricity services building and the village’s directorate. They sabotaged security installations. But, Thank God, after the army entered the village, ...

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Syria: Al-Kubeir Massacre Committed 5 Hrs before Clashes Happened

Syria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations indicated that the Syrian government has offered all necessary facilitations for Annan's plan and the UN observer mission. (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Syria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations indicated that the Syrian government has offered all necessary facilitations for Annan's plan and the UN observer mission. Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari said ...

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Syria expels US and Western diplomats

Syrian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that it has barred or expelled a series of ambassadors and foreign envoys from 17 nations, including the United States and European nations in order to retaliate for last week's expulsions of its diplomats from Washington and other capitals, barring or expelling a series of foreign envoys from 11 nations (Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - An official source in the Syrian Fore ...

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