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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Barack Obama seeks US$500 million from Congress to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:07pm by AFP

    ... support to vetted armed rebels. Washington has been studying options for providing assistance to rebel forces beyond the existing aid, which includes mainly "non-lethal" support. While ... South Asia to Africa's Sahel region. Syrian government holding up food and medical aid, UN official says The UN humanitarian chief accused the Syrian government of imposing "arbitrary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541552/obama-seeks-us500-million-congress-train-equip-syrian-rebels
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    UN finally backs resolution calling for aid convoys to be granted access across war-torn Syria

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:37am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York US welcomes "overdue" vote but fears move will be toothless as Damascus will face no sanctions UN resolution demands access for aid convoys The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution calling for humanitarian aid convoys to be allowed access across war-torn Syria, but diplomats immediately voiced doubt about its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1433816/un-finally-backs-resolution-calling-aid-convoys-be-granted-access-across
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    UN aid chief Valerie Amos urges ‘action on the ground’ in Syria

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:11pm by AFP

    ... Reuters in New York UN aid chief urges 'action on the ground' in Syria UN aid chief Valerie Amos urged the United Nations Security Council to act to increase humanitarian access ... Syrians, or nearly half the country's population, needed help. Amos has repeatedly expressed frustration that violence and red tape have slowed humanitarian aid deliveries to a trickle. Last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1427974/un-aid-chief-valerie-amos-urges-action-ground-syria
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Evacuations, aid delivery resume in Syria’s besieged city of Homs

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 07:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Watch: Chaotic evacuations from besieged Homs Operations to evacuate civilians from besieged parts of Syria’s Homs and deliver aid resumed on Wednesday after being suspended for a day, the provincial governor said. “At 11am, food aid was able to enter the Old City of Homs,” Talal Barazi told reporters. “The vehicles that are taking in the aid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426594/evacuations-aid-delivery-resume-syrias-besieged-city-homs
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia to veto Syria aid resolution, denounces draft as foundation for military strikes

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:31pm by Reuters

    ... on humanitarian aid access in Syria in its current form, denouncing the draft as an effort to lay a foundation for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Moscow had already ... told reporters that Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told the council Moscow was prepared to work on some kind of resolution on aid access, but not the present draft. Russian Foreign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426462/russia-says-will-veto-syria-aid-resolution-current-form
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Aid workers defy gunfire to evacuate civilians from Syrian city of Homs

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Operation comes a day after shelling and gunfire hit an aid convoy in besieged city Aid workers defy gunfire to evacuate civilian Syrian aid workers evacuated ... supplies to enter. State television said gunfire echoed around rebel-held areas in the city centre as aid workers helped women, children and elderly men leave after being trapped for more than 600 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424629/aid-workers-defy-gunfire-evacuate-civilians-syrian-city-homs
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    United States increases pressure to allow aid into 'starving' Homs

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 11:19pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva Damascussayswomen and children can leave besieged city and that it will let in humanitarian assistance by arrangement with the UN Push to agree on aid for Homs The United States yesterday demanded that Syria allow aid into the "starving" city of Homs, as talks aimed at ending three years of civil war hit more trouble over the future of President Bashar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1415339/united-states-increases-pressure-allow-aid-starving-homs
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Aid and release of prisoners on the table at Syria peace talks in Geneva

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:40am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva We haven't achieved much but we'll keep going, says UN envoy, who's acting as a buffer between protagonists who refuse to talk to each other Aid ... UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva. The opposing parties discussed aid and prisoner releases in talks aimed at building some kind of trust before tough political negotiations, but there was no sign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1414285/aid-and-release-prisoners-table-syria-peace-talks-geneva
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    UN aid chief demands Security Council action on Syria access

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 04:09pm by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Humanitarian aid to Syria failing to reach the most needy as access is restricted, Valerie Amos tells Security Council UN aid chief Valerie Amos demanded stronger action by the UN Security Council on Friday to get desperately needed aid into Syria, where 2.5 million people in need have not received help for almost a year. Violence and excessive red tape ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1340462/un-aid-chief-demands-security-council-action-syria-access
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian army takes control of Homs as rebels leave

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:34am by AP

    ... of some 300 fighters waiting to leave for rebel-held areas north of Homs had been delayed after opposition fighters in northern Syrian prevented aid from reaching besieged pro-government villages. The aid delivery to the communities of Nubul and Zahra in Aleppo province was part of the agreement allowing rebels to leave Homs. Some 1,700 rebels have left Homs since Wednesday under the deal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508785/syrian-army-takes-control-homs-rebels-leave

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