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  1. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel to fence off Golan Heights from Syria to prevent spillover of war

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Jerusalem Steel barrier to protect against spillover of war, flood of refugees Israel to fence off Golan from Syria Israel is to build a steel fence between the Golan Heights and Syria amid fears that its neighbour's civil war could spill over or create an exodus of refugees. The pledge from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu came days after the Defence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1122216/israel-fence-golan-heights-syria-prevent-spillover-war
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1041738/many-100-killed-syrian-regime-air-strike-crowded-gas-station
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    UN agency forecasts exodus of 700,000 refugees from Syria

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut, Lebanon Revolutionary press flourishes in Syria Up to 700,000 refugees may flee Syria by the end of the year, the UN refugee agency said yesterday, escaping ... violence as President Bashar al-Assad has responded to rebel military gains with air strikes and artillery bombardment. Activists said more than 300 people were killed in Syria on Wednesday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1048802/un-agency-forecasts-exodus-700000-refugees-syria
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Japanese journalist Yamamoto dies after being caught in Syria crossfire

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Beirut and Tokyo Japanese journalist killed in crossfire of Syrian war A journalist died of wounds she sustained in a gunfight between Syrian forces and rebels in Aleppo yesterday, becoming the first Japanese national killed in the 17-month-old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1020394/japanese-journalist-yamamoto-dies-after-being-caught-syria-crossfire
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1007667/assads-exile-only-way-syria
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Halt the Mideast sabre-rattling over Iranian and Syrian arsenals

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... to Syria's chemical weapons and Iran's nuclear programme, they are reading from the same book. Both have expressed concern about perceived threats, to the point of suggesting launching air ... Israel has a right to feel threatened by the anti-Semitic ranting of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The possibility of civil-war-wracked Syria's chemical weapons falling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1021229/halt-mideast-sabre-rattling-over-iranian-and-syrian-arsenals
  7. Only one solution to Syria's crisis

    Posted Feb 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Syria teeters on the brink of civil war, autocratic President Bashar al-Assad's forces having stepped up attacks on opposition groups in the wake of a failed UN Security Council ... there is no reason for the kind of military action that was taken in Libya and Iraq. Syria's opposition is divided and for now there is no possibility of a united rebel force moving on the capital ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/992309/only-one-solution-syrias-crisis
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Clinton, Turkish FM say no-fly zone among possible measures to help rebels

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Aleppo US, Turkey mull no-fly zone in Syria Syrian rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad need the protection of foreign-guarded no-fly zones and safe havens near ... to be a distant prospect, her remarks were the closest Washington has come to suggesting direct military action in Syria. "There are areas that are being liberated," Sida said from Istanbul. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1008754/clinton-turkish-fm-say-no-fly-zone-among-possible-measures-help-rebels
  9. News - World

    Kurdish rebels' attack on security complex in Turkey leaves 30 dead

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to the conflict raging in neighbouring Syria. Last month, 10 people were killed in a car bomb attack blamed on separatist Kurds in the southeastern city of Gaziantep. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had threatened military intervention if the Kurdish rebels set up bases in Syria. Some government officials believe that Damascus- once backed by Ankara- is helping the PKK in retaliation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1028962/kurdish-rebels-attack-security-complex-turkey-leaves-30-dead
  10. Take Philippines off black travel alert

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... popular with Hong Kong travellers. What sets the Philippines apart in this service, accessible on the bureau's website, is that it is lumped in with Syria as a no-go area for Hong Kong tourists. Syria warrants a black travel alert because it is wracked by civil war, with heavy casualties. Travellers are also warned off Libya and Yemen because of civil unrest. The Philippines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1004518/take-philippines-black-travel-alert

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