London, 5 Jan - Iran influence over the Syrian Regime may have declined rapidly, despite the Iranian mullahs technically participating in ceasefire talks, according to human rights expert, Heshmat Alavi.
London, 5 Jan - Turkey has accused the Syrian Regime of violating the truce that was brokered with Russia last week.
Turkey warned that President Bashar al-Assad's government had put fresh peace talks at risk, after its ongoing fighting in the Wadi Barada region near Damascus.
London, 2 Jan - Iran has announced a new ambassador to Syria after three months of the role going unfilled due to reports of disagreements on who should fill the role, AlArabiya.net reported on Sunday.
Javad Turk Abadi was named to the role after the previous ambassador completed his mission three months ago.
London, 2 Jan - last week, by launching violent attacks in Wadi Barada, northwest of Damascus, in an attempt to restart the fighting.
Why? Because the truce is harming Iranian interests in the middle east.
London, 30 Dec - Russia and Turkey brokered a nationwide ceasefire in Syria that effect at midnight (2200 GMT) This is a potentially major breakthrough in the conflict.
The deal was announced hours earlier by Russian President Vladimir Putin and confirmed by the Syrian army and opposition, but does not include designated "terrorists" like the Islamic State group,Yahoo News reports.