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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's civil war threatens to escalate into regional sectarian conflict

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... to Syria to fight. "We must all go to purge Syria of this infidel regime, with its Shiites who came from Iran, southern Lebanon and Iraq," he shouted on Al-Khalijiya TV. The overt entry by Lebanon's Hezbollah militia into Syria's civil war on the side of President Assad, has sharpened sectarian divisions across the Middle East. Fighters from the Shiite guerrilla group helped ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Hezbollah chief pledges victory in Syria, Assad's fall will lead to 'dark period'

    Posted May 26th 2013, 10:32am by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Follow @SCMP_News The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah militant group vowed to help propel President Bashar al-Assad to victory in Syria’s bloody civil war, warning ... are fighting in Syria against Islamic radicals who pose a danger to Lebanon, and pledged that his group will not allow Syrian militants to control areas along the Lebanese border. He said Hezbollah ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - China - MIDDLE EAST

    Syrian envoy to meet China's foreign minister during four-day visit

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... deputy foreign minister Faisal Muqdad arrived in Beijing for a four-day visit yesterday, after Syria's opposition offered to hold talks with the Damascus government to end its long bloody ... for a political resolution of the Syria issue," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a press briefing. Syria's foreign minister, Walid Muallem, visited China last April when Yang ...

  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. Syria's Assad struggles to follow in his father's footsteps

    Posted Aug 05th 2006, 12:00am by Ben Lynfield

    ... Minister Ehud Olmert called him 'immature' and said Syria would be 'useless' in solving the current crisis in Lebanon. Israeli Vice-Premier Shimon Peres, referring to Mr Assad's cunning father Hafez, who ruled Syria from 1970 until his death in 2000, described him as 'the son of a wise leader'. But with Israel proving unable to neutralise ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Talking points

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Syria The foreign ministers of Arab nations meet in Cairo to discuss the violent crackdown in Syria. The Arab League on Saturday announced it had reached an agreement with President Bashar ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted Nov 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... The worst thing about poverty is not the lack of money, but the lack of hope Hong Kong social worker Chan Siu-ming These are very, very important economic times for both China and the United States, and indeed the world Gary Locke, Washington's ambassador to Beijing The conflict will continue... Syria will not bow down Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ...




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