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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria poses challenge for Obama's ambassador to UN, Samantha Power

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... in Ireland, must negotiate for peace in a new public role as Obama's ambassador to the UN. The president's abrupt decision not to use force in Syria has thrust her into the middle of talks ... is the lead American negotiator in the difficult, gritty business of arguing with the Russians, Syria's patrons. Even her supporters wonder if she will be tough enough. US Secretary of State John ...

  2. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    Islamic State and Hamas bent on global domination, like Nazis, warns Netanyahu

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 09:19pm by AP

    ... and other extremists in Syria and Iraq. "They evidently don't understand that ISIS and Hamas are branches of the same poisonous tree," he said, referring to Islamic State by one ...

  3. News - World - UNITED NATIONS

    Barack Obama urges world leaders to unite in fight against Islamic State

    Posted Sep 25th 2014, 04:48am by AP

    ... of an expanded US military campaign against IS. A coalition of five Arab nations joined the US this week in the strikes in Syria: Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Obama ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    UN says chemical weapons inspectors to visit three Syrian sites

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 03:49am by Reuters

    ... Reuters at the United Nations Syria has agreed to allow UN inspectors to visit three sites to investigate accusations of chemical weapons use during the country’s 2-year-old civil war, ... of Syria, the mission will travel to Syria as soon as possible to contemporaneously investigate three of the reported incidents “On the basis of the information evaluated by the mission to date ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria dismisses US, UK chemical weapons claims as lie

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 10:41am by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Syria on Saturday dismissed as a “barefaced lie” US and British claims it may have used chemical weapons, as staunch ally Russia warned against using ... and a barefaced lie,” Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zohbi said in an interview published on the Kremlin-funded Russia Today’s website. “I want to stress one more time that Syria would never use it- ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    West calls for UN inquiry into Syria chemical attack reports

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 08:19am by AFP

    ... of chemical weapons attacks. But Russia, President Bashar al-Assad’s last major ally, insisted at a UN Security Council meeting that only the government’s allegations should be investigated. Syria has ... to the calls for an investigation. UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said a written request has been from the Damascus government “and it is being studied”. Divisions over the two-year-old Syria conflict ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria rebels on offensive as UN rights chief calls for action

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 02:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Rebels have heightened their offensive in northern Syria, attacking Aleppo airport and two airbases, as the UN rights chief urged international action ... into the Israeli-held zone but with serious escalation so far contained. Northwestern Syria has meanwhile fallen into a security vacuum, illustrated by reports on Saturday that more than 300 people were ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria arms suppliers spreading ‘misery’, Ban says

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 09:11am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday accused countries who send arms to Syria of spreading “misery” as he called for greater international efforts to end ... on Saturday that the death toll in Syria was “staggering” and also called for united efforts on the conflict. Brahimi said he would go to Damascus “in a few days” but warned that the conflict ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria hits record death toll as new UN envoy urges change

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 02:01pm by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Activist groups said about 5,000 people were killed in Syria’s civil war in August, the highest figure ever reported in more than 17 months of fighting ... the spike in casualties. Lakhdar Brahimi, the UN’s new envoy to Syria, told Assad’s regime on Saturday that change is both “urgent” and “necessary” and that it must meet the “legitimate” demands ...




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