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  1. News - World - SYRIA: ANALYSIS

    Wily Putin makes himself indispensable over Syria

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... makes himself indispensable over Syria Russian President Vladimir Putin has been many things to US President Barack Obama: a partner, an irritant, host of the elusive Edward Snowden ... week. Yet suddenly, Putin has eclipsed Obama as the world leader driving the agenda on Syria. He is offering a potential, if still uncertain, alternative to what he has vocally criticised ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1308863/wily-putin-makes-himself-indispensable-over-syria
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia plays down uproar over Syria arms sales

    Posted May 17th 2013, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... UN, Russia agree to hold Syria peace conference 'as soon as possible' Russia’s foreign minister said on Friday he did not understand the international uproar created by Moscow’s ... “We have not hidden that we supply weapons to Syria under signed contracts, without violating any international agreements, or our own legislation.” Lavrov said during a joint press appearance ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1240228/russia-does-not-understand-uproar-over-syria-arms-sales
  3. News - World - SYRIA CONFLICT

    Cameron, Putin discuss Syria amid new push to end war

    Posted May 10th 2013, 08:41pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday arrived in the Black Sea resort of Sochi for talks on Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid a new ... including sarin, and the room for doubt about this continues to diminish,” Cameron said. His high-profile visit is part of frantic diplomatic efforts to bring the warring sides in Syria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1234778/cameron-putin-discuss-syria-amid-new-push-end-war
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Hollande visits Russia to press Putin on Syria

    Posted Feb 28th 2013, 06:00pm by AFP

    ... of power in Syria without President Bashar al-Assad. Hollande, making his first visit to Russia since being elected president in May, will seek to reconcile France’s vision of a post-Assad Syria ... that existed with his predecessor and vanquished rival Nicolas Sarkozy. In a radio interview early on Thursday, Hollande said he intended to discuss political transition in Syria with Putin and voiced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1163208/hollande-visits-russia-press-putin-syria
  5. News - World - RUSSIA

    Putin accepts 'changes' in Syria

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Moscow Tough-talking president makes strongest comment yet he is ready to forsake Assad Putin accepts Syria needs 'change' Russian President Vladimir Putin distanced himself further than ever before from his long-time ally in Syria yesterday, saying he understands Syria needs change. Putin's assessment came just a week after his top envoy for Syria said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1109499/putin-accepts-changes-syria
  6. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Russia’s Putin to meet Turkey’s Erdogan for Syria talks

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Istanbul

    ... their differences over the crisis in Syria. The visit follows a delay because of tensions between the two countries over the 20-month-old Syrian conflict and speculation that the Russian president might ... and Russian officials. Syria is expected to figure high on the agenda during Putin’s talks with Turkish leaders. “The negotiations are to touch upon a series of urgent international and regional ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1096397/russias-putin-meet-turkeys-erdogan-syria-talks
  7. News - World

    Defiant Russian president is the outsider at the G8 summit

    Posted Jun 19th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Enniskillen Western leaders can no longer paper over differences with Russia, especially on Syria Defiant Putin is the G8 outsider Vladimir Putin's ... democracies. On the first day of the summit in Northern Ireland, French President Francois Hollande reiterated the persisting disagreements with Russia over its close ally Syria. US President Barack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1263776/defiant-russian-president-outsider-g8-summit
  8. News - World

    Briefs, November 10, 2012

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Thousands of Syrians flee border town ANKARA- Thousands of Syrians fled their country yesterday in one of the biggest refugee exoduses of the 20 month war after rebels seized a border town. The United Nations said 11,000 refugees had fled in 24 hours, most to Turkey. An estimated 4 million people in Syria will need humanitarian aid by early next year, a senior UN official ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1078948/briefs-november-10-2012
  9. Big-name Pussy Riot backers jump on Putin's judo jaunt

    Posted Aug 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... free-for-all with his British counterpart David Cameron, including talRs on Syria. A letter appearing in The Times and signed by a number of famous musicians such as The Who guitarist Pete Townshend ... were not heard and only the Russian police arrived. Pussy Riot have been charged with 'hooliganism motivated by religious hatred' and face seven years in jail. With Syria threatening ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008508/big-name-pussy-riot-backers-jump-putins-judo-jaunt
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - TALKING POINTS

    Talking points

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Herman van Rompuy, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and other senior EU leaders and officials. The timing of the visit is delicate as the bloody conflict in Syria finds Russia ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1109331/talking-points

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