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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria announces presidential election as air strikes kill dozens in Aleppo

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 07:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beirut Syria will hold a presidential election on June 3, the speaker of parliament said on Monday, setting a date for a vote likely to give President Bashar al-Assad a third ... and a nearby area. Assad is facing a three-year-old conflict against his rule that has killed more than 150,000 people and forced millions from their homes. Under Syria’s constitution the election ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1493686/syria-announces-presidential-election-air-strikes-kill-dozens-aleppo
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad certain of crushing win in Syria's controversial presidential vote

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:39pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Surreal scenes as Syrians in regime-held areas vote as shells rain down Presidential election labelled 'a farce' Syrians in regime-held areas voted yesterday in a controversial presidential election in which Bashar al-Assad is looking to boost his grip but which the opposition has slammed as a "farce". Assad is facing two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524438/assad-certain-crushing-win-syrias-controversial-presidential-vote
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad to face two candidates in Syria presidential vote

    Posted May 04th 2014, 08:46pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus President Bashar al-Assad is to face two challengers in Syria’s June 3 presidential election, which he is assured of winning, the constitutional court said ... official said. Twenty-three candidates had initially registered to run against Assad, but most did not meet election criteria to run for office in a vote that has been mocked by the opposition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1504366/assad-face-two-candidates-syria-presidential-vote
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebels start withdrawal from Homs, cradle of uprising

    Posted May 07th 2014, 06:27pm by Reuters

    ... of Homs city on Wednesday, leaving an early centre of the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad and handing him a symbolic victory less than a month before his likely re-election. Activists ... in 2011, would consolidate his military control ahead of a June 3 presidential election. Assad is widely expected to be the runaway victor in the vote which his opponents have dismissed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1506673/syrian-rebels-start-withdrawal-homs-cradle-uprising
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebels in Homs sign deal with military to give up most of stronghold city

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:45am by AFP, GUARDIAN, AP, Reuters

    ... Agencies in Damascus Assad's forces effectively secure foes' surrender in Homs after six months of shelling as regime tightens grip ahead of presidential election Besieged rebels ... to elections. Rebel leaders speaking from Homs said they had little choice but to yield after at least six relentless months of shelling that has taken them and the small number of families who remain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1503705/syrian-rebels-homs-sign-deal-military-give-most-stronghold-city
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi apologises to Syrian people as he steps down

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:46pm by Reuters

    ... the violence, end the flow of arms into Syria and help form an executive to lead Syria's transition by organising a national dialogue, conference, constitutional review and elections. Ban said he ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512152/un-mediator-lakhdar-brahimi-apologises-syrian-people-he-steps-down
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Dozens killed in Syria bloodshed as watchdog probes chlorine attacks

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... to participate in the country’s June 3 presidential election, bringing the total number of candidates, including Assad, to 11. Ali Wanous, Azza al-Hallaq, Talea Salah Nasser and Samih Mikhael Moussa ... no explicit prohibition on female candidates, but its phrasing implies only male candidates are permitted. The elections will be Syria’s first multi-candidate presidential vote after a constitutional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1500194/dozens-killed-syria-bloodshed-watchdog-probes-chlorine-attacks
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Three years after revolt to topple him began, Assad retains grip on power

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:54am by WASHPOST

    ... foes, Assad is pressing ahead with plans to be re-elected to a third seven-year term this summer while sustaining intense military pressure intended to crush his opponents. The strategy ... and attention from the effort to dislodge Assad. Meanwhile, the preparations are gathering pace in Damascus for presidential elections due by July under the terms of Syria's current constitution. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1449582/three-years-after-revolt-topple-him-began-assad-retains-grip-power
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Bashar al-Assad sees no reason not to stand again for the Syrian presidency

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:28pm by AFP

    ... re-election Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says there is a "significant" chance he will seek a new term, and has ruled out sharing power with the opposition seeking to topple him. Speaking ... on what he termed his "war against terrorism". "I see no reason why I shouldn't stand," he said of presidential elections in June. If there is "public opinion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1409850/bashar-al-assad-sees-no-reason-not-stand-again-syrian-presidency
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Homs evacuations resume as Syria peace talks falter

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 12:27pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... in Homs and continuing aid. In Geneva, the opposition National Coalition laid out a transition plan, including chasing out foreign fighters and a path to elections. But the government refused ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1427044/homs-evacuations-resume-syria-peace-talks-falter

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