Daily Archives: October 12, 2012

On Edge as Syria’s War Knocks Ever Harder on the Door to Turkey

The men stood at the road’s edge and watched the war that is inching ever closer to home. Amid the rumble of explosions, workers picked cotton and red peppers in this nook of Turkey’s fertile southwest. “Since 6 this morning, … Continue reading

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UN’s Syria envoy Brahimi to hold talks in Turkey

The UN-Arab League envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, is due to hold talks in Turkey, amid rising tensions between Ankara and Damascus. Mr Brahimi will hear Turkey’s perspective on the raging crisis from Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. His visit comes … Continue reading

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German foreign minister heads to Ankara to tamp down Turkey-Syria tensions

By: Arthur Bright German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle will make an impromptu visit to fellow NATO member Turkey in an effort to tamp down rising tensions between Ankara and Damascus following Turkey’s grounding of a Syrian passenger plane alleged to … Continue reading

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Israeli paper says premier talked peace with Syria; Israel denies it accepted US initiative

JERUSALEM, Palestine — An Israeli newspaper reported Friday that Israel’s prime minister secretly talked peace with Syria through an American mediator, offering far-reaching land concessions, but negotiations ended because of the Syrian civil war.   The prime minister’s office said … Continue reading

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AP Interview: Foreign minister denies Qatar providing weapons to Syria rebels, wants UN action

The United Nations should move quickly to assist rebel forces in Syria with arms and funding, and should support a no-fly zone to protect civilians caught in the middle of the country’s escalating civil war, Qatar’s foreign minister said in … Continue reading

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