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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    As many as 100 killed in Syrian regime air strike on crowded gas station

    Posted Sep 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Rebels down helicopter as UN plots peace plan At least 30 people, and as many as 100, were killed in Syria's northern Raqqa province yesterday, when ... near a salt factory near the town of Douma. It was unclear whether anyone on board the helicopter was killed or injured. Further afield, there was news of a rebel victory as Syria's civil ...

  2. Alert urges Hongkongers to avoid Syria

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok The government raised the outbound travel alert for conflict-plagued Syria from red to black, the highest level in its three-tier alert system. Hongkongers were advised to avoid all travel the Middle Eastern country. Those already in Syria were urged to tend to their own safety, and recommended to avoid protests and large gatherings. The Immigration Department's ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    UN peace envoy on first visit to Syria

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus UN peace envoy on first visit to Syria International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi arrived in Syria yesterday on his first visit to the strife-torn country since his appointment two weeks ago. "During his visit to Syria, Mr Brahimi will hold talks with the government and with representatives of the Syrian opposition and civil society," ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Find common ground over Syria

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by JAVIER SOLANAM

    ... Javier Solana warns of dangerous spillover effects if the domestic sectarian conflict is not pacified Common ground must be found over Syria The feeling is growing stronger by the day that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime is approaching a tipping point. The international community must think seriously about how to minimise the dangers inherent in Syria's domestic ...

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    Syria hand-wringing shows up West's decline

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by JASWANT SINGH

    ... Jaswant Singh says their national interests no longer shape global affairs as they did Syria hand-wringing shows up West's decline Syria's agony has generated a variety ... that are bedevilling efforts to end the violence. Whereas Syria denies political freedom to its citizens, it tolerates significantly more social freedom than many other Arab countries, particularly Saudi ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Brahimi set to replace Annan as Syria peace broker

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in New York Brahimi to replace Annan as mediator on Syria and will take fresh approach Veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi has agreed to replace Kofi Annan as the international mediator on Syria, though he intends to take a fresh approach as the 17-month-old conflict slips deeper into civil war, UN sources said Annan, a former UN secretary general and Nobel Peace ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's Bashar al-Assad appears- without Farouk al-Shara

    Posted Aug 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Assad was sitting cross-legged during a sermon in which Syria was described as the victim of a conspiracy by the United States, Israel, the West and Arab states but which would not "defeat our Islam, our ideology and our determination in Syria". The July 18 bombing at the state security headquarters in Damascus was a stunning blow to Assad, who lost a brother-in-law ...

  8. Toughen up on Syria, Paris urges Beijing

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Syria crisis is not only a domestic issue now, it is an international problem and it relates to human rights and humanitarian issues. Therefore, the international community needs to take action.' Fabius also said that the use of rhetoric alone was insufficient to push Assad to end Syria's civil war. The French minister's comments follow his American counterpart's ...

  9. News - China - SYRIA

    China steps up diplomacy in Syria crisis

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... began fighting to oust Assad in March last year. Beijing, to deflect criticism and show it is trying to develop a political solution, has sent its own envoys to Syria and has already been ... and meet Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi. The ministry said that China was also considering inviting members of the Syrian opposition. "To promote the political solution to the Syria problem, ...

  10. Assad's exile the only way for Syria

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... but the thousands of people killed by his army make continued rule, even if opponents are defeated, impossible. For the good of Syria and the region, it is time for him to go quietly. Assad has vowed ... The circumstances are similar, but not the same- Syria, bordering Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, is a decidedly more complex and potentially dangerous situation. Syria has chemical and biological ...




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