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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Kerry seeks to coordinate aid to Syrian rebels

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 04:57pm by Reuters in Doha

    ... briefing Congress on the administration’s Syria plans, with some lawmakers pressing for the United States to do more and others decrying any deeper involvement in the civil war. Having withdrawn US ... Nations launched a $5 billion humanitarian aid effort for Syria two weeks ago, its biggest ever. The United States has promised more than $300 million to address the crisis and help neighbouring ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    US to increase military support to Syria rebels

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 09:49am by Reuters in Washington and Beirut

    ... intelligence community has high confidence in the assessment and estimated that 100 to 150 people had died from detected chemical weapons attacks in Syria to date. The US announcement followed deliberations between Obama and his national security aides as pressure mounted at home and abroad for more forceful action on the Syria conflict, including a sharp critique from former President Bill ...

  3. News - World

    Syria rebukes Erdogan's 'repression'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beirut Syria rebukes Erdogan's 'repression' Syria gleefully turned the tables on Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan over his response to anti-government ... minister turned against Assad after he said the Syrian leader had rejected Ankara's advice for political reform in response to protests which erupted in Syria two years ago, inspired ...

  4. News - China - MIDDLE EAST

    Xinjiang militants being trained in Syria and Iraq, says special Chinese envoy

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:14pm by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng in Beijing teddy.ng@scmp.com Special Chinese envoy says Uygur separatists based in Syria and Iraq pose security threat Xinjiang militants 'training in Middle East' Deteriorating security in Syria and Iraq poses a severe risk to China, with the two countries becoming a training ground for "terrorists" from Xinjiang, a senior Chinese diplomat said. Wu ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    France to probe samples from Syria for sign of chemical arms

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:06pm by Agence France-Presse in Paris

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris French authorities will analyse samples brought back from Syria by two journalists after they reported the Syrian army was using chemical weapons against rebel forces, a top official said on Tuesday. There have been mounting reports of the use of chemical arms in Syria, where a bloody conflict has raged for over two years and claimed more than ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian army pounds Aleppo airbase

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 03:46pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Syria’s army launched multiple attacks on rebel positions on Tuesday in the northern province of Aleppo, including insurgent-held areas of a key airbase, a monitoring group said. Syrian government forces shelled parts of the Minnigh military airbase a day after rebels seized its strategic radar tower, months into a battle for the site in northern Syria ...

  7. News - World

    Syrian army in full control of Qusayr region, says state TV

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 02:11pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Gaining the strategic region marks major victory for regime forces Syria’s army has overrun the strategic town of Qusayr, state media said on Wednesday, ... as it is their principal transit point for weapons and fighters from Lebanon. The conflict in Syria has reached new levels of brutality The Commission of Inquiry on Syria It is also strategic for the regime ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    UN says 3 peacekeepers abducted between Israel-Syria

    Posted May 17th 2013, 09:35am by Associated Press at the United Nations

    ... Associated Press at the United Nations Armed men broke into a UN outpost in a buffer zone separating Israel and Syria and abducted three UN military observers, the UN peacekeeping chief ... in the tense region since March and underlined again their vulnerability in the spillover of the conflict in Syria, which is now in its third year. Ladsous called the latest abduction “a very serious ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Missile strike in Aleppo kills 26 as Syrian battle enters third week

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 01:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus A missile strike near Syria’s biggest city Aleppo killed 26 people and government warplanes pounded Qusayr, a watchdog said on Monday, as a regime ... partly under insurgent control. There were numerous dead on both sides, the Observatory said without giving any details. An estimated 94,000 people have been killed in Syria since a peaceful ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria opposition to consider peace talks

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 02:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Istanbul

    ... Agence France-Presse in Istanbul Syria’s main opposition group gathers on Thursday for a landmark conference in Istanbul, Turkey, to discuss peace talks with the regime, as rebels ... of Syria group told Assad to commit to peace, warning that they would boost their backing of the opposition if he failed to negotiate a political transition. The opposition’s agenda for Istanbul ...




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