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  1. News - World - SYRIA CONFLICT

    Nasrallah says Hezbollah will keep fighting in Syria

    Posted Nov 14th 2013, 06:45pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Fiery leader of Beirut-based Shiite paramilitary movement insists forces will keep fighting in support of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah vowed on Thursday to keep his forces in Syria where they are fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, in a rare public speech delivered in Beirut. Nasrallah, ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA CONFLICT

    Syria opposition ready to attend peace talks, with conditions

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 12:08pm by Agence France-Presse in Istanbul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Istanbul National Coalition agrees to attend Geneva II conference “on the basis of the full transfer of power” from President Bashar Al-Assad Syria’s main ... Bashar al-Assad and those with the blood of Syrians on their hands have no role in the transitional phase and Syria’s future”. Speaking in Abu Dhabi, US Secretary of State John Kerry said any ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA CONFLICT

    US sceptical over Syria's chemical weapons declaration

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 10:44am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations Washington's UN envoy voices doubt over Syria's full co-operation with Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons inspectors The United States is sceptical about Syria’s declaration of its chemical weapons to an international watchdog and is still checking its accuracy, a top US envoy said on Tuesday. Syrian President ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA CONFLICT

    Envoy pushes Syria peace talks as UN warns of child hunger

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 03:30pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Geneva II peace talks under threat as opposition demands Assad resignation, meanwhile children trapped in conflict suffer The UN-Arab League envoy to Syria ... on the momentum of last month’s US-Russia accord to destroy Syria’s chemical arsenal by mid-next year, envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has been criss-crossing the region to rally support for the so-called Geneva II ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA CONFLICT

    UN chief decries murder of Dutch priest in Syria

    Posted Apr 08th 2014, 11:32am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the shooting death on Monday of a well-known Dutch priest in Syria as an “inhumane act of violence”. Frans van der Lugt, 75, who gained renown for his insistence on staying in Syria’s besieged city of Homs, was shot dead by a masked gunman in the city. Ban’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric said ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA CONFLICT

    US ship departs on mission to destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal

    Posted Jan 28th 2014, 01:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington American vessel will travel to Italy where it will take delivery of Syria's chemical agents before making them safe at a secret marine location A specially-equipped naval ship departed the US for Italy on Monday on a ground-breaking mission to destroy Syria’s most dangerous chemical agents, Pentagon officials said. After setting off from the port ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA CONFLICT

    Washington had prior knowledge of Syria torture report

    Posted Jan 24th 2014, 10:36am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... by Qatar, which backs the rebellion in Syria. Based on forensic analysis of part of 55,000 digital images smuggled out of Syria by a defector who said he served as a police photographer, it points ... for an international inquiry into the allegations. US Secretary of State John Kerry said they “raised questions that require an answer”. Syria denies torturing detainees, and the nation’s ambassador ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA CONFLICT

    Evidence of ‘industrial-scale killing’ by Syria spurs call for war crimes charges

    Posted Jan 21st 2014, 12:15pm by The Guardian in London

    ... and demanded his prosecution for war crimes. “These photos... suggest that we may have only scratched the surface of the horrific extent of torture in Syria’s notorious dungeons.” Human Rights ... a very strong case indeed.” Calls for Assad or others to face justice at the international criminal court in The Hague have foundered on the problems that Syria is not a member of the court, ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA CONFLICT

    Syria war crimes evidence implicates Assad: UN

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 09:52am by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus United Nations human rights chief says Syrian president responsible for 'war crimes' Evidence has been uncovered in Syria that implicates ... Assad in crimes committed during Syria’s civil war, which has killed an estimated 126,000 people, according to new figures released by the Observatory. The four-member UN investigative team, ...

  10. News - China - SYRIA CONFLICT

    Chinese warship in Cyprus to aid Syrian chemical weapons removal

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 08:13pm by Reuters in Limassol

    ... Reuters in Limassol The Yancheng, a missile frigate on its way to escort a convoy carrying chemical weapons from Syria docked in Cyprus on Saturday where it was greeted by Chinese nationals A Chinese frigate which will help escort Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons out of the country docked in Cyprus on Saturday as part of a delayed international mission. The Yancheng, ...




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