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  1. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Slow progress as UN council meets with Russia, China on Syria aid resolution

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 05:08pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters at the United Nations UN aid chief Valerie Amos urged the United Nations Security Council on Thursday to act to increase humanitarian access in Syria as the United States, France ... among the 15-member Security Council a draft resolution aimed at improving aid access in Syria, which Russia quickly dismissed as a "non-starter" because it contained "one-sided ...

  2. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Syrian army, rebels set to fight to bitter end, says UN chief

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 03:11pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... on the Turkish border. Ban said the conflict will top the agenda at next week’s UN General Assembly summit of world leaders, even though there is no formal meeting on Syria, and that the international ... minister of key ally Iran that the uprising targeted both their governments and their allies across the region. He said the war engulfing Syria was targeting the “axis of resistance”, a term Syria ...

  3. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Russia’s Putin to meet Turkey’s Erdogan for Syria talks

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Istanbul

    ... their differences over the crisis in Syria. The visit follows a delay because of tensions between the two countries over the 20-month-old Syrian conflict and speculation that the Russian president might ... and Russian officials. Syria is expected to figure high on the agenda during Putin’s talks with Turkish leaders. “The negotiations are to touch upon a series of urgent international and regional ...

  4. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    US slams Syria for 'depraved' shelling of Turkish town

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 09:50am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The United States condemned Syria on Wednesday for the “depraved” shelling of a Turkish border town that left five dead, and said it was closely ... retaliated with return fire, as Nato states held an emergency meeting to express support for Ankara while urging Syria to respect international law. In Washington, Clinton spoke by phone with her ...

  5. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Dozens killed as triple car bombs hit Syria's Aleppo

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 04:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... broadcast scenes of devastation in Syria’s commercial capital. In parts of the capital, meanwhile, troops were deployed in large numbers and set up many more roadblocks than usual, even as Syria ... killed and dozens wounded in “three terrorist explosions” in the city. The government blames the violence that has rocked Syria since March last year on “terrorists” it says are armed ...

  6. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Egypt’s president says ‘time for change’ in Syria

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 07:58pm by Reuters in Cairo

    ... in Syria and said the time had come to change the Syrian government. Mohamed Mursi, making his first presidential address to the Arab League in Cairo, also said a quartet of states – Saudi Arabia, ... of the quartet was still under discussion and no time had been set for their representatives to meet. Tehran has backed Syria’s government but the three other states want President Bashar al-Assad ...

  7. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    UN chief demands justice for Syria ‘war crimes’

    Posted Sep 10th 2012, 06:28pm by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Monday for all war criminals in Syria to be brought to justice, as his human rights chief urged a probe ... he said. Ban called on the rights council “to maintain its vigilance on Syria, including on the question of accountability”. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay for her part ...

  8. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Syria rebels kill 18 soldiers, fighting rages near Aleppo airport

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 07:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Aleppo

    ... village, following an assault by government forces. It said the number of dead was expected to rise as many people were reported missing. In eastern Syria, troops shelled several districts of Deir ... and troubled by not being able to address the situation in Syria, which has reached intolerable circumstances”, he said, “we should not be overly pessimistic about the strength and the commitment ...

  9. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Syria’s Aleppo pounded as civilian refuge ‘targeted’

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 05:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Aleppo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Aleppo Bombardments by troops saw fighting ground to a standstill on Tuesday in Syria’s second city Aleppo, a watchdog said, amid reports a civilian refuge ... On Monday, 139 people were killed across Syria, including 105 civilians, according to the Observatory. Among those, 23 civilians were killed in the southern Damascus district of Tadamun alone, while ...

  10. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Children killed in Syria as violence rages: NGO

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 05:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Syrian warplanes targeted several residential districts of the northern city of Aleppo on Monday, killing at least five people including three children from one family, a rights watchdog said. The five were killed and others ...




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