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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US congressional hurdles lifted on arming Syrian rebels

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 01:10pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... But both Republicans and Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence committees had expressed worries that the arms could end up in the hands of Islamist militants in Syria like the Nusra Front, ... that we could move forward with what the administration’s plans and intentions are in Syria consistent with committee reservations.” The source familiar with the administration’s thinking said, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1289084/us-congressional-hurdles-lifted-arming-syrian-rebels
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hundreds protest over Syrian conflict in New York’s Times Square

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 10:13am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Hundreds of people protested at New York’s Times Square on Thursday over possible US plans to strike Syria’s regime which it believes to be behind a deadly ... Manhattan Square. “US, Nato, hands off Syria,” chanted hundreds of protesters, weaving through thousands of tourists, some carrying pictures of Assad, and some just declaring themselves against ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1300553/hundreds-protest-over-syrian-conflict-new-yorks-times-square
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US will deal harshly with violators of Iran sanctions, Obama says

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 09:36am by Reuters in Washington

    ... to Syria. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday a draft UN resolution was “detached from reality” and urged the West to refrain from what it called one-sided accusations against ... there are starving civilians,” Obama said. Obama said the United States was exploring all options with regard to the situation in Syria. “Right now we don’t think that there is a military solution per se ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426410/us-will-deal-harshly-violators-iran-sanctions-obama-says
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama signs a compromise defence bill that moves closer to shutting Guantanamo

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 11:18pm by AGENCIES

    ... the Pentagon's ability to help destroy Syria's chemical weapons. The bill forbids the transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the US, a restriction Obama opposes. "The continued operation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1391287/obama-signs-compromise-defence-bill-moves-closer-shutting-guantanamo
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama seeks to renew Asia role with rescheduled trip

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... on Syria’s civil war and easing hostility with Iran. The United States has also put a priority on taming its debt after two wars and a recession. In the renewed regional push, Vice-President Joe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1361778/obama-seeks-renew-asia-role-rescheduled-trip
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama says Putin’s Cold War stance is damaging relations

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 06:56pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... of the classroom. But the truth is, is that when we’re in conversations together, oftentimes it’s very productive,” the president said. Washington and Moscow are at loggerheads over the war in Syria ... with Russia on Syria, especially to organise a long-delayed peace conference in Geneva. Russia provides key support to Syria’s embattled President Bashar al-Assad in the civil war that the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1295786/obama-says-putins-cold-war-stance-damaging-relations
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    World economies fear being collateral damage of US government shutdown

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... Security Council under president George W. Bush. "Both the Syria vote and the current budget crisis are nerve-racking for the world," she said, referring to Obama's sudden decision to ask Congress to authorise a strike on Syria and then changing his mind. Alain Frachon, a columnist and former Washington correspondent for the French newspaper Le Monde , said: ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1327320/world-economies-fear-being-collateral-damage-us-government-shutdown
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama snubs Putin amid tensions over Snowden

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 09:27pm by AP

    ... between the two leaders. They have frequently found themselves at odds on pressing international issues, most recently in Syria, where the US accuses Putin of helping President Bashar Assad fund ... are critical to the US as it removes troops and equipment from Afghanistan. And the White House knows it will almost certainly need some level of Russian cooperation in order to oust Syria’s Assad. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1295064/obama-cancels-meetings-putin-amid-tensions
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama tells world leaders diplomatic path with Iran must be tested

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 04:56pm by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... the UN Security Council to approve a strong resolution aimed at ensuring Syria keeps its commitments to give up its chemical weapons, and said the United States will provide an additional US$340 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1316824/obama-address-iran-and-syria-un-speech
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Kerry urges ‘fresh thinking’ to tackle global woes

    Posted Jan 25th 2013, 10:41am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... in Pakistan and visited the Gaza Strip. He said he felt an opportunity to steer Syria in a different direction had been lost, when Assad discussed with him the concerns of a burgeoning young ... that are reprehensible and, I think, is not long for remaining as the head of state in Syria.” Kerry also emphasised the continued need for diplomacy with Iran, but vowed there would be no policy of containment. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1135788/kerry-urges-fresh-thinking-tackle-global-woes

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