35 dead in Ghouta after Syria attack

By Middle East Affairs At least 35 people are dead after the Syrian government and its allies attacked eastern Ghouta near Damascus on Monday, Reuters reports. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the death toll included five children and came from air strikes, rocket fire and shelling. Rebel groups in eastern

Syria rejects U.N.-led idea to alter constitution

The Syrian government rejected the United Nation's efforts Tuesday to form a committee to rewrite Syria's constitution, according to Reuters. The idea for the committee was the result of a peace congress last month between Syrian groups. At a press conference in Damascus, assistant to the Syrian Foreign Minister Ayman Soussan said