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  1. News - World - SYRIA CONFLICT

    Kerry says Iran could help on the sidelines of Syrian peace talks

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:26pm by Reuters in Jerusalem

    ... Reuters in Jerusalem Tehran could help broker a peace deal in Syria, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday as he seeks to break a deadlock between the country's warring ... participant in the negotiations, slated for January 22, because it did not support last year’s international agreement on Syria. A core element of that so-called ‘Geneva 1’ agreement effectively rules ...

  2. News - China - FOREIGN RELATIONS

    Xi's awakened lion claim rings true for France

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 03:40am by Adrian Wan

    ... dialogue was in place. During Xi's visit, the two countries discussed "all regional crises including Ukraine, Iran, Syria, a little bit of Afghanistan, and also Africa". Beijing ...

  3. News - World - TERRORISM

    Al-Qaeda group leader Majid al-Majid dies in custody in Lebanon

    Posted Jan 05th 2014, 05:36am by AP

    ... focus to Syria's civil war died yesterday while in custody in Lebanon, the army said. In a statement, the Lebanese army said Majid al-Majid "died this morning while undergoing ... was detained during the last week of December while on his way from Beirut to the eastern Bekaa Valley that borders Syria. The reports said that he was captured while in an ambulance after he had ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian opposition agrees to participate in Geneva peace talks

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 02:22pm by Reuters

    ... The statement, translated from Arabic, outlined conditions that must be met before the talks, which aim to end Syria’s two-and-a-half year civil war, by creating a transitional governing body. The Syrian ... talks with treason. With this resistance in mind, Monday’s statement said that a committee had been assigned to continue talks with revolution forces inside and outside Syria to explain its ...

  5. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Austrian UN troops begin pullout from Golan Heights

    Posted Jun 12th 2013, 03:55pm by Agence France-Presse in Quneitra Crossing, Golan Heights

    ... Israel and Syria, the photographer said. The troops arrived in jeeps accompanied by armoured vehicles before crossing through Syrian and Israeli controls. About 50 other soldiers ...

  6. News - World - ARMS CONTROL

    Ukraine fallout will test US-Russian commitment to global arms control

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by WASHPOST

    ... The Washington Post Inspections of each other's atomic arsenals continue, but will they still stand together over nuclear proliferation and Syria's chemical weapons? U.S.-Russian ... they are jointly negotiating limitations on Iran's nuclear programme and they have joined in the effort to destroy Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. So far, all of those efforts have been off ...

  7. News - World

    US senators move to block help for Syrian rebels

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... to Syria's rebels, saying the administration had provided too little information about what they saw as a risky intervention. The bill would prevent United States defence and intelligence agencies from using any funds to support military, paramilitary or covert operations in Syria, directly or indirectly. The bill's sponsors- Democrats Tom Udall and Chris Murphy and Republicans Mike ...

  8. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Beijing targets peace talks in Middle East

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 04:30am by Teddy Ng

    ... Studies. "China wants to show its influence in resolving the crises facing the region." China's stance on Syria, where more than 100,000 people have been killed since civil war ... generate positive results to start a political transition in Syria. China and Russia had previously angered the US by vetoing a United Nations Security Council resolution calling for tough action ...

  9. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    Security Bureau shoots itself in the other foot over Philippines

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 01:11am by Howard Winn

    ... visit, Thailand was assigned a red alert, mean while the Philippines was supposed to be as risky as Syria. People in the Security Bureau must think we are as deranged as they appear to be, ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Cool heads on Crimea can avert a new cold war

    Posted Mar 21st 2014, 04:40am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the focus. The US is likely to push for symbolic troop placements and Nato will try to bring in new members. Existing co-operation on Syria, Iran and Afghanistan is threatened; Russia, isolated, ...




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