UN envoy Kofi Annan seeking Iranian help in reviving his struggling peace plan for Syria
adding that the Syrian government and opposition groups should be "forced" to start a dialogue. ___ Associated Press writers Zeina Karam in Beirut, Albert Aji in Damascus, Syria, Nataliya Vasilyeva in Moscow, Ali Akbar Dareini in Tehran, Iran, and Matthew
UN envoy Kofi Annan presses his peace plan for Syria with Damascus allies Iran and Iraq
of thousands of others. ___ Dareini reported from Tehran, Iran. Associated Press writers Sinan Salaheddin in Baghdad, Zeina Karam in Beirut, Edith M. Lederer at the U.N., Dale Gavlak in Mafraq, Jordan, and Jamal Halaby in Amman, Jordan, contributed
British official: 'Arms' ship headed for Syria appears to have turned back toward Russia
shields." The Syrian government regularly refers to the rebels as terrorists. ___ Associated Press writers Meera Selva in London, Mansur Mirovalev in Moscow, Jan M. Olsen in Copenhagen and Zeina Karam in Beirut contributed to this report.
UN rights body votes to condemn Syria for massacre; Russia rejects the measure, urges patience
Vasilyeva and Mansur Mirovalev in Moscow, Sylvie Corbet in Paris, Kimberly Dozier in Washington, D.C., and Bassem Mroue and Zeina Karam in Beirut contributed to this report. ___ On the web: http://www.humanrights.gov/2012/03/05/situation-in-syria
Shadowy, pro-regime gunmen known as 'shabiha' take on larger role in Syria revolt
Press. "Saying that the shabiha were responsible for the massacre in Houla does not absolve the government forces from responsibility. They are one and the same." ___ AP writers Bassem Mroue and Zeina Karam contributed to this report.
In a coordinated squeeze, Western nations expel Syrian envoys over massacre
Security Council, saying the world body "must do something to save the Syrian people's souls." ___ Associated Press writers Zeina Karam and Ben Hubbard in Beirut, Angela Charlton in Paris, Frank Jordans in Geneva, Edith M. Lederer at the United Nations
In shift, Israeli leaders say it is time for Syria's Assad to step down
engage in a complex issue that will probably detract from the focus on the people of Syria at this point." ___ Laub reported from Beirut. Associated Press writers Zeina Karam in Beirut and Diaa Hadid in Jerusalem contributed reporting.
Gulf promises of Syria aid still unmet, highlighting difficulty of supporting rebellion
the situation in the Gulf. The two sides know what they are doing." ___ Associated Press writers Elizabeth A. Kennedy, Zeina Karam and Bassem Mroue in Beirut, Don Melvin in Brussels and Andrea Glioti in Hatay, Turkey, contributed to this report.
Syrian forces kill dozens in rebellious city a day after it welcomes UN observers
not specify that Assad must leave power. Most Syria analysts doubt it will end the conflict. ___ Associated Press writers Zeina Karam in Beirut; Julie Pace in Washington; Dale Gavlak in Amman, Jordan; Slobodan Leckic in Luxembourg; and Edith M. Lederer