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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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. No end in sight to the Syrian tragedy

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... as it began discussing what to do about the Syrian crisis. He needn't worry. Even as Syria drifts inexorably towards a catastrophic civil war, nobody else is willing to put troops into the country, so how are they going to impose anything? Syria isn't Libya. It is a big country with a powerful army, the core of which will remain loyal to the Assad regime. A good 30per cent ...

  8. Call-up of army divisions a warning to Syria

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Abraham Rabinovich

    ... in Lebanon and a warning for Syria not to intervene. Both aspects were played down by the cabinet, which said ground operations would continue for now under the limited scope it already approved, and that Israel had no intention of attacking Syria. However, Israeli sources said the cabinet was likely to approve a major new ground operation in the coming days. As for Syria, the Israeli government ...

  9. A struggle for freedom

    Posted May 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Almost 100 days after the toppling of Hosni Mubarak in Egypt showed the Tunisian uprising was no one-off, the region continues to roil. After seeing Bahrain's protests successfully put down, Barack Obama unveiled plans on Thursday to promote what he called the 'season of change', as regimes in Syria, Yemen and Libya persist in trying to crush dissent ...

  10. 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 ...




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