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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria rebels overrun key Aleppo air base

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 02:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have captured a key air base in the northern province of Aleppo after a months-long battle, a monitoring group reported on Tuesday. “The Islamic State of Iraq and ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1294648/syria-rebels-overrun-key-aleppo-air-base
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria opposition asks John Kerry for US arms

    Posted Jul 26th 2013, 02:51pm by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... Security Council envoys on Friday. After the talks, Jarba said the situation is now “desperate” in Syria as he justified his call for arms. Kerry instead stressed flagging efforts to hold ... in Geneva in June last year which set out a plan for a transition process in Syria. Divisions among Syrian opposition groups and hurdles thrown up by Assad’s government have blocked efforts to call ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1291220/syria-opposition-asks-john-kerry-us-arms
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    US fears for life of woman aid worker held by Islamic State in Syria

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:14am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US officials say humanitarian aid worker, 26, is being held in Syria; also confirm death of American who joined Islamist militants US fears for life of aid worker held by Islamic State The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said. The 26-year-old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581054/american-woman-held-hostage-islamic-state-syria-us-muslim-convert-ranks
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian war creates worst refugee crisis since Rwanda genocide, says UN

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 03:01pm by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations Syria has the worst refugee crisis since 1994 Rwandan genocide Five thousand people a month are dying in Syria’s war, which has now generated ... the drastic deterioration of the conflict,” UN assistant secretary general for human rights Ivan Simonovic told a council meeting. “In Syria today, serious human rights violations, war crimes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1284672/syrian-war-creates-worst-refugee-crisis-rwanda-genocide-says-un
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria’s Assad says ousted Baathists made mistakes

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 07:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Ruling party leaders removed in a reshuffle this week had made mistakes while in office, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad told the Baath party’s ... dead in Syria. “Those defending the nation now are the workers and farmers... some of them are in the army, others defending their land,” said Assad. “The struggle now is between those who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1280380/syrias-assad-says-ousted-baathists-made-mistakes
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US congressional hurdles lifted on arming Syrian rebels

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 01:10pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... militants in Syria like the Nusra Front, and would not be enough to tip the balance of the civil war against President Bashar al-Assad anyway. Part of the logjam was broken on July 12 when members ... said. “We got a consensus that we could move forward with what the administration’s plans and intentions are in Syria consistent with committee reservations.” The source familiar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1289084/us-congressional-hurdles-lifted-arming-syrian-rebels
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian refugees face wave of racism in Egypt, Lebanon

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 12:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... 3 after huge protests, rose through the ranks of the Muslim Brotherhood- a key component of the opposition in Syria. “We must boycott Syrian shops because they use our money to terrorise us,” ... Mediterranean country had been the only one of Syria’s neighbours yet to adopt restrictive measures. Finance Minister Nicolas Nahhas said that Syrians in Lebanon have the right to work “except ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1290350/syrian-refugees-face-wave-racism-egypt-lebanon
  8. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Syria opens door to US bombing of Islamists but White House to go it alone

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 09:57pm by AP

    ... Agencies in Washington and Damascus Damascus says its ready to work with Washington to fight Islamist 'terrorism' within its borders Syria opens door on u.s. air strikes Syria ... for air strikes against Islamic militants, two American officials said. Syria, locked in a civil war with various rebel groups including Islamic State since March 2011, said for the first time ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580906/syria-opens-door-us-bombing-islamists-white-house-go-it-alone
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    More than 100,000 killed in Syrian war, says human rights group

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 06:46pm by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... Associated Press in Beirut More than 100,000 people have been killed since the start of Syria’s conflict over two years ago, an activist group said on Wednesday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has been tracking the death toll in the conflict through a network of activists in Syria, released its death toll at a time when hopes for a negotiated settlement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1269544/more-100000-killed-syrian-war-says-human-rights-group
  10. News - World

    Lebanon issues warning after Syria helicopter attack

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 11:33am by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... attacks from Syria after a helicopter gunship struck an eastern town, ratcheting up tensions amid US-British talks on the conflict. In Washington, Secretary of State John Kerry and his British ... to do more” to save lives in Syria, calling the conflict “the most urgent crisis anywhere in the world today” and a grave regional threat. Kerry insisted the goal of diplomatic efforts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1259723/lebanon-issues-warning-after-syria-helicopter-attack

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