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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Push from Syria’s ‘southern front’ aims to overwhelm Assad regime

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 09:59pm by GDN

    ... is a renewed push to provide Syria's badly divided and often ineffectual moderate, secular rebel groups with additional funds, upgraded weapons and intelligence support. The initiative, ... the Saudi interior minister in charge of covert action programmes in Syria. According to the usually well-informed columnist David Ignatius of The Washington Post, spy chiefs from Jordan, Turkey, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1447266/push-syrias-southern-front-aims-overwhelm-assad-regime
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria army using starvation as ‘weapon of war’, say Amnesty

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 07:24pm by AFP

    ... a buzzing commercial and cultural hub, Yarmuk has suffered massive destruction because of frequent clashes, shelling and air raids. Syria is officially home to nearly 500,000 Palestinian refugees. Half of them have been displaced by the conflict in Syria since it broke out in March 2011. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1445479/syria-army-using-starvation-weapon-war-say-amnesty
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian children suffering from ‘brutal’ health care methods, says charity

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 10:31pm by AP

    ... care Syria's health care system is on the brink of collapse, with medics forced to engage in "brutal medical practices" to save lives, an international charity organisation said. ... and basic medical equipment, the charity said in a report. The conflict has ravaged Syria for three years and has hit the country's health facilities and health providers hard. Hospitals have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1446562/syrian-children-suffering-brutal-health-care-methods-says-charity
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's 'lost boy' not quiet the full picture

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:47pm by GDN

    ... #Syria". But it was not quite what it seemed at first glance. A second photograph, posted by UN staff on Tuesday, showed that the boy was straggling behind a larger group of refugees. "He ... on the number of child refugees, both accompanied and alone, who have been forced from their homes in Syria over the past three years. Marwan- a name given to the boy by UNHCR to protect his identity- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1431193/syrias-lost-boy-not-quiet-full-picture
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    UN chief to push ahead with Syria peace talks after negotiations end

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 09:18pm by AP

    ... Agencies in New York UN chief Ban to push Syria peace talks UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is determined to push ahead with peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition despite the lack of progress during two rounds of negotiations that ended on the weekend. "This is the start of an enormously complicated process after three years of conflict," UN ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1431196/un-chief-push-ahead-syria-peace-talks-after-negotiations-end
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    UN aid chief Valerie Amos urges ‘action on the ground’ in Syria

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:11pm by AFP

    ... Reuters in New York UN aid chief urges 'action on the ground' in Syria UN aid chief Valerie Amos urged the United Nations Security Council to act to increase humanitarian access in Syria as the United States, France and Britain tried to find common ground with Russia and China on a draft resolution on the situation. "We need action and implementation on the ground, so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1427974/un-aid-chief-valerie-amos-urges-action-ground-syria
  7. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Slow progress as UN council meets with Russia, China on Syria aid resolution

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 05:08pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters at the United Nations UN aid chief Valerie Amos urged the United Nations Security Council on Thursday to act to increase humanitarian access in Syria as the United States, France ... among the 15-member Security Council a draft resolution aimed at improving aid access in Syria, which Russia quickly dismissed as a "non-starter" because it contained "one-sided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1427859/slow-progress-un-council-meets-russia-china-syria-aid-resolution
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia to veto Syria aid resolution, denounces draft as foundation for military strikes

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:31pm by Reuters

    ... on humanitarian aid access in Syria in its current form, denouncing the draft as an effort to lay a foundation for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Moscow had already ... the civil war began in Syria in 2011, Russia and China have vetoed three Western-backed Security Council resolutions condemning Assad’s government and threatening it with sanctions. Russia says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426462/russia-says-will-veto-syria-aid-resolution-current-form
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Evacuations, aid delivery resume in Syria’s besieged city of Homs

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 07:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Watch: Chaotic evacuations from besieged Homs Operations to evacuate civilians from besieged parts of Syria’s Homs and deliver aid resumed on Wednesday after being suspended for a day, the provincial governor said. “At 11am, food aid was able to enter the Old City of Homs,” Talal Barazi told reporters. “The vehicles that are taking in the aid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426594/evacuations-aid-delivery-resume-syrias-besieged-city-homs
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria misses another deadline for surrender of its chemical weapons

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:26pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Beirut, Lebanon Yet another chemical weapons deadline missed Syria claims it remains committed to destroying its chemical weapons arsenal by the middle of this year despite ... a chemical attack in east Damascus that killed hundreds and drew global outrage. Less than 5 per cent of Syria's chemical arsenal, thought to total more than 1,300 tonnes, has been shipped out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1422139/syria-misses-another-deadline-surrender-its-chemical-weapons

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