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  1. 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
  2. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Islamic State has up to 31,500 fighters in Iraq and Syria: CIA

    Posted Sep 12th 2014, 11:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Central Intelligence Agency more than doubles its estimate of the number of Islamic State fighters on the ground in Syria and Iraq as President Obama vows to expand US offensive Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria now have about 20,000 to 31,500 fighters on the ground, the Central Intelligence Agency said on Thursday, much higher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1590754/islamic-state-has-31500-fighters-iraq-and-syria-cia
  3. News - World

    Syrian child execution by jihadist rebels puts militant justice in spotlight

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 10:59am by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... in northern Syria have thrown into stark relief the sometimes extreme justice meted out in rebel-held areas. Fighters of Al-Qaeda front group the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria accused Mohammad ... him? “They killed him right in front of my eyes... May God take revenge on them... I saw his blood streaming down,” she wailed. “We are with neither side (in Syria’s raging conflict). We just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1258323/syrian-child-execution-jihadist-rebels-puts-militant-justice-spotlight
  4. News - World - ISLAMIC STATE

    Obama vows to expand airstrikes on Islamic State into Syria, but won't send combat troops

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 07:35am by MCT

    ... harsh realities. US military intervention in Iraq is expanding into Syria, Russia is ignoring Obama's demands to halt its armed incursion into Ukraine, and China's military-backed ... by facts on the ground." As a result, despite successes like the killing of Osama bin Laden and other top terrorists and the neutralisation of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal, Obama ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1589940/obama-us-expand-airstrikes-islamic-state
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1252287/syria-rebukes-erdogans-repression
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1260574/us-increase-military-support-syria-rebels
  7. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1266672/kerry-seeks-coordinate-aid-syrian-rebels
  8. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1248064/france-probe-samples-syria-sign-chemical-arms
  9. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1258483/syrian-army-pounds-aleppo-airbase
  10. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1253978/syrian-army-full-control-qusayr-region-says-state-tv

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