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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria’s Assad says West will pay for ‘supporting’ al-Qaeda

    Posted Apr 18th 2013, 03:51pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus President Bashar al-Assad warned on Wednesday the West that it will pay a heavy price for its alleged support of al-Qaeda in Syria and said his regime’s ... of Syria’s conflict lie in a foreign-backed conspiracy. He also warned the conflict could spill over into Jordan, and that there would be no dialogue with the exiled opposition. “The West has paid ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    EU failure will allow Britain, France to arm Syrian rebels against Assad

    Posted May 28th 2013, 08:57am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Brussels Britain and France are free to supply weapons to Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad from August, after attempts to renew an EU arms embargo on Syria ... the commitment effectively expires on August 1. The refusal of London and Paris to go along with the arms embargo could have caused the collapse of all EU sanctions against Syria, embarrassing the EU ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Mursi cuts ties with Syria, backs no-fly zone

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cairo Mursi cuts ties with Damascus Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi said he had cut all diplomatic ties with Damascus and backed a no-fly zone over Syria, pitching the most ... ally, the Iranian-backed Lebanese Shi'ite militia Hezbollah, to pull back from fighting in Syria. "Hezbollah must leave Syria. These are serious words," said Mursi, whose country ...

  4. News - World - TURKEY-SYRIA

    Turkey strikes back at Syria after PM warning

    Posted Oct 07th 2012, 12:58pm by Reuters in Istanbul

    ... Reuters in Istanbul Turkey returned fire after Syrian mortar bombs landed in a field in southern Turkey on Saturday, the day after Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan warned Syria that Turkey ... serious cross-border violence in Syria’s conflict, which began as a democracy uprising but has evolved into a civil war with sectarian overtones. They highlight how the crisis could destabilise ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad warns of instability after fall of regime

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 03:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... announced talks with Middle East allies over the crisis. “The whole world knows that if Syria is partitioned, or if terrorist forces take control of the country, there will be direct contagion ... the beginning of the crisis in Syria”. “The fire in Syria will spread to Turkey, unfortunately (Erdogan) doesn’t see this reality,” he said. “Erdogan is working with Israel to destroy Syria ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad implies Russian missiles have arrived in Syria

    Posted May 30th 2013, 05:31pm by AP

    ... to remarks released on Thursday. Bashar al-Assad’s comment on the arrival of the long-range S-300 air defence missiles in Syria will further ratchet up tensions in the region and undermine efforts to hold UN-sponsored talks with Syria’s warring sides. Israel’s defence chief, Moshe Yaalon, said earlier this week that Russia’s plan to supply Syria with the weapons is a threat and that Israel ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's Aleppo university latest target of deadly blasts

    Posted Jan 16th 2013, 12:00am by Associated Press

    ... struck the main university in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo yesterday, causing a still unknown number of casualties. The violence came a day after Syria's deputy foreign minister said ... in the country's civil war since July. Since then, the fight in Syria's largest city has settled into a bloody stalemate between regime troops and rebels, with ferocious street battles, sniper fire ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    In long-awaited move, Obama recognises Syrian opposition

    Posted Dec 12th 2012, 08:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US President Barack Obama proclaimed Syria’s newly reframed opposition as the “legitimate” representative of the nation’s people on Tuesday, in the most ... Front, which officials here fear seeks to hijack the revolution, as a terrorist group. It was another day of carnage inside Syria, meanwhile, as scores of civilians from Assad’s minority sect ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    France and Britain confirm use of sarin nerve gas in Syria

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 09:43am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Paris France said on Tuesday it has confirmed that the nerve gas sarin was used “multiple times and in a localised way” in Syria, including at least once by the regime. It was the most specific claim by any Western power about chemical weapons attacks in the 27-month-old conflict. Britain later said that tests it conducted on samples taken from Syria also were positive ...




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