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  1. News - World

    World watchdog scrutinises Syria chemical arms data

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 05:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus The world’s chemical weapons watchdog poured over an inventory of Syria’s arsenal on the weekend ahead of an expected UN vote on how to secure and neutralise the lethal arms. The Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said on Saturday that it had received a complete inventory from Syria and was scrutinising the data. ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Shots from Syria hit Israel-occupied Golan Heights, says military

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem Shots from Syria hit Golan: army Shots fired from Syria hit the central Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a military spokeswoman said yesterday, causing ... to the UN force in the region. The Golan Heights have been tense since the start of the conflict in Syria more than two years ago. But there have been only minor flare-ups in the region to date, ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    US ‘to hit Syria with cruise missiles’

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington America and its allies set to target Assad regime after concluding it launched chemical attack US 'to hit Syria with cruise missiles' Tomahawk cruise ... with the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. However, President Barack Obama said on Wednesday he had not yet signed off on a plan to strike Syria, although his administration is working with allies ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Evidence of deadly Syria chemical attack ‘undeniable’, says US

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 04:23am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US Secretary of State condemns the use of chemical weapons on civilians in Syria as a "moral obscenity" US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday ... victims of last week’s apparent chemical attack in a rebel-held suburb of Syria’s capital, after the inspectors themselves survived sniper fire that hit their convoy. “What we saw in Syria last ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    US forces preparing to strike Syria and punish government

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 11:33am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington West says goal is not to change regime but to punish Bashar al-Assad’s government for chemical warfare use US forces are readying to strike Syria, though ... But Britain and France also moved to back the use of force in Syria, while the White House promised to provide declassified evidence this week to prove that last Wednesday’s chemical attack ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA: ANALYSIS

    Clamour for military action against Syria grows

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian While chances of a UN mandate are remote, Obama will have backing of Nato allies for strike against Syria over alleged use of chemical weapons Clamour for military action grows Barack Obama is unlikely to have much trouble forming a Nato coalition if Washington decides on military intervention in Syria after the alleged chemical weapons atrocities by the regime ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    British security council unanimously backs action on Syria

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:16am by Reuters and Agence France-Presse

    ... Reuters in London, Amman and Agence France-Presse in The Hague Ban says UN inspectors need ‘four days’ in Syria Britain’s National Security Council unanimously backed action against Syria ... the need to be clear about the risks of inaction,” the source added, saying there was an awareness that any action carried certain risks.   UN’s Ban says UN inspectors need ‘four days’ in Syria UN ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Britain drafts military plans for Syria, recalls parliament

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:54am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Prime Minister David Cameron recalled parliament to debate Britain’s response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, after his spokesman said plans were being ... in Cameron’s governing Conservative party are sceptical about the idea of military intervention in Syria after what they regard as costly and unsuccessful operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Cameron’s ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    US ready to launch Syria strike ‘within days’

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 03:34pm

    ... Reuters in Beirut Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel says US forces in the region are ‘ready to go’ Western powers could attack Syria within days, envoys from the United States and its allies ... as in the next few days, and that they should still prepare for peace talks at Geneva Ahmad Jarba, president of the Syrian National Coalition, met envoys from 11 states in the Friends of Syria group, ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    West seeks global backing for strike on Syria

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 09:39pm by Reuters

    ... to legitimise military action against Syria, trying to build a cohesive rationale for a strike and win broad international backing. The council was set for a showdown over Syria yesterday after Britain ... pinned the blame on President Bashar al-Assad's forces. Even if Russia blocks UN approval, US-led air or missile strikes on Syria look all but certain. That has set Western leaders ...




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