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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Obama considers sending 'manpad' missiles to Syrian rebels

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 06:44am by MCT

    ... McClatchy Tribune in Riyadh Obama considers supplying moderate factions with shoulder-launched anti-aircraft weapons US may send missiles to Syria rebels US President Barack Obama may ... Out of respect for Obama's wishes, the Saudis have so far held off. But the United States has gradually become more familiar and comfortable with the opposition forces in Syria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1460519/obama-considers-sending-manpad-missiles-syrian-rebels
  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Iran's President Rowhani urges the West to end cold war mentality

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 01:04pm by Reuters

    ... consequences." Rowhani said the people of the Middle East should be allowed to decide their own fate. He said he was ready to help in Syria, where government forces and rebels have fought a civil war ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1313678/irans-president-rowhani-urges-west-end-cold-war-mentality
  3. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    UN, WHO launch polio vaccinations for 23 million children

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 05:25pm by AFP

    ... launched a polio vaccination campaign for 23 million children in the Middle East after 17 cases were discovered in Syria, they announced on Monday. The campaign will be largest-ever immunisation ... and Turkey. Inside Syria, the campaign aims to reach 2.2 million children, including those who live in contested areas and those who were missed in an earlier campaign Syrian refugees fleeing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1376864/un-who-launch-polio-vaccinations-23-million-children
  4. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Lebanese army takes over security in city of Tripoli amid Syria war spillover

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 10:26pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Tripoli, Lebanon Move in Tripoli follows deadly sectarian clashes tied to the civil war in Syria as Lebanon tries to allay fears fighting is spreading out of control ... sectarian clashes stemming from the civil war in neighbouring Syria. Many fear that the violence in Tripoli- only 30 kilometres from the Syrian border- could tip the rest of Lebanon back toward ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1372152/lebanese-army-takes-over-security-city-tripoli-amid-syria-war-spillover
  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israeli PM doesn’t rule out helping Syrian rebels

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 03:44pm by Associated Press in Jerusalem

    ... begun assisting secular and moderate factions inside Syria despite fears that Islamic extremists are gaining influence among the rebels.  Netanyahu was discussing the deteriorating security situation in Syria on BBC World News when the interviewer asked whether Israel is arming any of the rebel groups. Netanyahu said he could not confirm such speculation but did not deny it.  “We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1218288/israeli-pm-doesnt-rule-out-helping-syrian-rebels
  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Turkey seizes rocket warheads near Syria border

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 02:51am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ankara Turkey seizes warheads near Syria border Turkish authorities yesterday confiscated a large number of rocket warheads near the Syrian border, a local governor ... with the regime in Syria following President Bashar al-Assad's deadly crackdown on popular dissent in 2011, has backed the opposition fighting to topple the embattled leader. Ankara has repeatedly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1350381/turkey-seizes-rocket-warheads-near-syria-border
  7. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    UN to vaccinate 20m children in Middle East against polio after Syria outbreak

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 08:48pm by AFP

    ... an outbreak of the crippling virus in war-torn Syria, officials said on Friday. The polio outbreak in Syria is not just a tragedy for children; it is an urgent alarm Peter Crowley, UN “The polio outbreak in Syria is not just a tragedy for children; it is an urgent alarm – and a crucial opportunity to reach all under-immunised children wherever they are,” Peter Crowley, who heads the UN ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1351109/un-vaccinate-20-million-children-middle-east-against-polio-after-syria
  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israeli troops in Golan return fire from Syria

    Posted May 21st 2013, 01:11pm by Agencies in Jerusalem and Damascus

    ... Agencies in Jerusalem and Damascus Israeli soldiers patrolling the disputed Golan Heights along the border with Syria fired back after coming under fire overnight, an Israeli Defence ... from Syria hit the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights overnight, causing no harm or damage. The army also filed a complaint with the UN force on that occasion. The Golan Heights have been tense ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1242700/israeli-troops-golan-return-fire-syria
  9. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Lebanon opens fire on Syrian helicopters after airspace is violated

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 01:53am by AP

    ... that violated the country's airspace yesterday, the first time Lebanon has done so since Syria's uprising broke out nearly three years ago. The move suggests Beirut is trying to enforce ... into Lebanon. Communities on the Lebanese side of the border dominated by Sunni Muslims have become safe havens for rebels fighting the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Syria's three-year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1393504/lebanon-opens-fire-syrian-helicopters-after-airspace-violated
  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Lebanon's capital hit by rockets amid fears Syria's civil war is spreading

    Posted May 26th 2013, 02:43pm by AP

    ... yesterday, wounding four people and raising fears that Syria's civil war is increasingly spreading into Lebanon. Lebanon's sectarian divide mirrors that of Syria, and Lebanese armed ... for Hezbollah's involvement in Syria. "We used to say before, 'We are coming, Bashar.' Now we say, 'We are coming Bashar and we are coming Hassan Nasrallah'," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1246559/rockets-hit-hezbollah-heartland-south-beirut

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