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Assad to make rare speech

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will deliver a rare speech on Sunday about the uprising against his rule, which has killed 60,000 people and brought civil war to the edge of his capital. Related Posts: UN to discuss Syria Ban Syria rebels Syria has chemical, biological weapons New PM SYRIAN UNREST

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Syrian rebels battle army near Damascus

BEIRUT – Syrian rebels clashed with forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad near Damascus airport on Tuesday, battling for the capital's outskirts after 20 months of conflict which the United Nations said has driven half a million people from the country.

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As Senate career nears end, Lieberman talks politics, policy

NEW HAVEN Retiring U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, I-Conn., said Friday that President Barack Obama has not done enough to stop Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from continuing to kill his own people a year into a rebellion as a U.N.-brokered ceasefire fails to take hold.

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Clashes rage in Syria, opposition meets abroad

Rebels fought the army in northern Syria on Saturday, activists said, and Syrian dissidents abroad gathered to try to unify and project themselves as a credible alternative to President Bashar al-Assad.

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