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Syria's Assad offers peace plan but stands firm

Bashar Assad

Syrian President Bashar Assad in a rare public appearance presented a plan for ending the country’s deadly civil war, but called his opponents “terrorists” and made clear he had no intention of leaving office, presenting himself as his people’s protector. 


Syria mostly calm after U.N. truce deadline

Syria Cease-Fire

Cease-fire brokered by the U.N. is fragile as government troops halt widespread attacks, but still refuse to withdraw.


Iran’s Help Sought as Syria Cease-fire Deadline Nears

Kofi Annan appealed on Wednesday to President Bashar al-Assad’s Iranian backers to support a peace effort.


Syrian cease-fire deal appears to collapse

Syrian Uprising

A U.N.-brokered peace deal for Syria appeared to collapse as the government made a new demand.


Syria says revolt over, army to pull out gradually

Syrian Uprising

Syria says the year-long revolt to topple President Bashar al-Assad is now over, but it will keep its forces in cities to "maintain security" until it is safe to withdraw in keeping with a U.N.-backed peace deal.


Annan says Syria accepts peace plan, U.S. skeptical

Syrian Uprising

Syria has accepted a U.N.-sponsored peace plan, international envoy Kofi Annan said on Tuesday, as troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad raided rebel forces who have taken refuge across the border in Lebanon.


Yemen peace deal falters

President Ali Abdullah Saleh refuses to sign the accord for him to step down with immunity, and a regional council says it is ceasing efforts for a deal. Saleh backers besiege an embassy where envoys had gathered to witness the signing.


Clinton invites Israel, Palestinians to direct talks

Clinton invites Israel, Palestinians to direct talks

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to resume direct talks in Washington on September 2 with an aim to reaching a peace deal within one year.


Taliban wants do-over on peace deal in Pakistan

Taliban wants do-over on peace deal in Pakistan

The Pakistani Taliban says it wants to return to a peace deal that recently collapsed, sparking an ongoing massive military operation, a spokesman said Tuesday.


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