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  1. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Cameron, Obama vow to end bloodshed in Syria

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agencies in Washington US and UK leaders vow to exert pressure on Assad and work with Russia to end bloodshed Cameron and Obama tackle crisis in Syria The United States and Britain yesterday pledged to forge ahead with diplomatic efforts to end the civil war in Syria, saying they had found common ground with Russia on how to proceed. US President Barack Obama and British Prime ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Obama hints at eventual action on Syria

    Posted May 01st 2013, 05:51pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned against a rush to judgment on chemical weapons in Syria, but said proof of their use would trigger a “rethink” of his reluctance to use military force. As critics complain that he let Syria cross a US “red line,” Obama said Washington believed chemical weapons had been used in the country’s vicious civil ...

  3. News - World - Jordan

    Obama arrives in Jordan for talks on Syria conflict

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Amman US president discusses refugee crisis withKing Abdullah on the last leg of his tour Obama arrives in Jordan for talks on Syria conflict Barack Obama arrived in Jordan yesterday to face scrutiny over his Syria strategy, on the last leg of a Middle East tour after challenging Israelis to embrace peace with Palestinians. The presidential aircraft landed ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Obama, Erdogan insist Assad must go as part of any Syrian solution

    Posted May 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... al-Assad must step down amid a flurry of moves to organise peace talks to end Syria's bloody civil war. The two met in Washington on Thursday as efforts to bring the Assad regime ... is no magic formula for dealing with an extraordinarily violent and difficult situation like Syria's." Russian President Vladimir Putin was to meet UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday ...

  5. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Obama warns Assad on chemical weapons

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 09:04am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington President Barack Obama dramatically told Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad on Monday not to turn chemical weapons on his own people, following US ... to the impression of a quickening endgame in Syria, Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi exclusively told reporters that Assad’s regime was in danger of collapse “anytime” as the opposition makes sweeping ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Let Syrians decide their fate

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Let the Syrians decide their fate US President Barack Obama has succumbed to pressure to get his country directly involved in Syria's civil war. He has decided to arm ... why such intervention is necessary: is it to save lives or topple Assad's regime? Or perhaps the decision is to make Syria a front in the dispute with arch-enemy Iran, which supports ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 12:00am

    ... There is a question here: When a red line is set, can we stick by it? Israeli deputy foreign minister Zeev Elkin on how President Obama's 'red line' warning to Syria on weapons might be applied to Iran   We do believe it can be solved... We have a plan, we do not want to accentuate the situation Indian PM Dr Manmohan Singh plays down the border dispute over ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - World - WHITE HOUSE RACE

    Romney blames President Obama for making Americans less safe

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by AFP, Bloomberg

    ... Romney: Obama has made U.S. less safe US President Barack Obama has "failed to lead in Syria" and the strains between his administration and chief regional ally Israel are emboldening ... the president's dithering had increased the threat of instability in a region clamouring for US leadership. "The president has failed to lead in Syria, where more than 30,000 men, women and children ...

  10. News - World - U.S. MILITARY

    Obama picks Rice as his new national security adviser

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... from Syria's civil war to China's rise on the world stage. Donilon has been a key figure in China policy, masterminding Obama's diplomatic 'pivot' to Asia. He recently ... has drawn scrutiny for taking a cautious approach to evidence that Syria used chemical weapons after declaring any such usage would cross a "red line." He has also been reluctant ...




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