May 20, 2013
Assad forces backed by Hizbollah claim to be close to victory in fight for strategic rebel-held town of Qusayr near the Lebanese border. Phil Sands reports Read article "Battle rages for key Syrian town near Lebanese border"
May 18, 2013
UN secretary general meets Russian president as Moscow says it is operating within international law in supplying the Assad regime with defence systems. Read article "Russia defends its weapons contracts with Syria "
May 21, 2013
Staff have been guaranteed one day off per week and a 24-hour helpline.Read article
The United States secretary of state is heading back to the region to press his case for Syrian peace talks.Read article
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