Syria’s Assad says Western strike could trigger regional war

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BNO NEWS) -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned Monday that a Western strike on his country could trigger a regional war, and urged the United States and France to provide evidence that his regime carried out a deadly chemical [...]

Obama to make statement on Syria at 1:15 p.m. EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver a statement from the White House on Saturday afternoon to address the situation with regards to Syria, U.S. officials said, a day after the government released a report [...]

UN inspectors to examine Syria ‘chemical attack’ site on Monday

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (BNO NEWS) -- A United Nations (UN) fact-finding mission to investigate allegations that chemical weapons were used in an attack near the Syrian capital of Damascus last week is expected to arrive at the site within hours, [...]

Car bomb attack kills 10 soldiers at Damascus military airport

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BNO NEWS) -- At least 10 government soldiers were killed Sunday when a car bomb targeted a checkpoint at a military airport in an upscale neighborhood of the Syrian capital of Damascus, activists said Monday. It was followed [...]

Sniper kills pro-government TV journalist in western Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BNO NEWS) -- A well-known Syrian journalist working for pro-government television station al-Ikhbariya was killed by sniper fire Monday near the Lebanese-Syrian border, the government and activists said. Several other journalists [...]

UN assembly condemns escalation of violence in Syria, calls for political transition

NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution which condemns the continuing escalation of violence in Syria and reiterated its call for rapid progress on a political transition, calling it [...]

Rebels shoot down military helicopter in eastern Syria, killing 8

DEIR EZ-ZOR, SYRIA (BNO NEWS) -- Eight Syrian service members were killed late Sunday evening when anti-government forces shot down a military helicopter in the country's eastern region, activists said on Monday. State-run media did not immediately [...]

UN probe into chemical weapons use in Syria to begin ‘within days’

NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- Swedish scientist Ake Sellstrom, the newly-appointed head of a fact-finding mission to investigate allegations that chemical weapons were used during the ongoing conflict in Syria, said Wednesday that the investigation [...]

UN appoints Swedish expert to probe chemical weapons use in Syria

NEW YORK CITY (BNO NEWS) -- United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday appointed Swedish scientist Ake Sellstrom to head a fact-finding mission to investigate allegations that chemical weapons were recently used during the [...]

Suicide bomber kills 3, injures several in Damascus

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (BNO NEWS) -- A suicide bomber blew up an explosives-laden vehicle in the north of the Syrian capital of Damascus on Tuesday, killing at least three people and injuring several others, officials and opposition activists said. [...]