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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Damascus car bombing kills 9 security forces members

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 08:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... And in Lebanon, two rockets fired from Syria struck a border area and Israeli warplanes could be heard flying low over several parts of the country. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ... conference. I hope it will take place, I think it could take place in July,” he said. The fighting in Syria has increasingly drawn in neighbouring Lebanon, despite Beirut’s official neutrality ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1252164/damascus-car-bombing-kills-9-security-forces-members
  2. News - World

    Syrian opposition urges rebels to join key battle

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 05:45pm by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Syria’s main opposition group is urging rebels to come from around the country to reinforce Qusair, a western town under attack by Syrian troops and members of Lebanon’s Hezbollah group. George Sabra, the acting chief of the Syrian National Coalition, says in a statement that “forces from outside Syria” aim to destroy Qusair and that rebels should “rescue” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1243516/syrian-opposition-urges-rebels-join-key-battle
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Obama does ‘not foresee’ US troops in Syria

    Posted May 04th 2013, 06:14pm by Agence France-Presse in San Jose

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Jose President Barack Obama came close to ruling out deploying US troops to Syria, saying he did not foresee a scenario in which that would be beneficial to the United States or Syria. “As a general rule, I don’t rule things out as commander-in-chief because circumstances change and you want to make sure that I always have the full power of the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1230061/obama-does-not-foresee-us-troops-syria
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad’s forces capture strategic town in southern Syria

    Posted May 08th 2013, 02:02pm by Reuters in Amman

    ... leading west to the contested city of Deraa, the sources said. Before the uprising in Syria, billions of dollars in goods traded between Gulf countries, Turkey and Europe were transported along ... and loyalist militias hitting back. The intensified fighting has also led to an influx this year of hundreds of thousands of refugees through Jordan’s 370km border with Syria. The rebels say they have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1232927/assads-forces-capture-strategic-town-southern-syria
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    US says Syria likely used chemical weapons

    Posted Apr 26th 2013, 11:58am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The United States said on Thursday for the first time that Syria had likely used chemical weapons against rebel forces, but emphasised spy agencies were ... that the Syrian regime has used chemical weapons on a small scale in Syria,” US National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said. The assessment, which she said was based in part ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1223627/us-says-syria-likely-used-chemical-weapons
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria main talking point at Kerry’s first Nato meeting

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Brussels

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels US Secretary of State John Kerry attends his first Nato foreign ministers meeting on Tuesday, with Syria the main talking point as opposition fighters ... It is against this backdrop that the 28 Nato foreign ministers “will have an exchange of information” about Syria and the other major issues of the day, a senior Nato diplomat said on Monday. “We ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1221373/syria-main-talking-point-kerrys-first-nato-meeting
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    West has ‘hard evidence’ of Syria chemical weapons, says envoy

    Posted Apr 12th 2013, 08:55am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... in the region. But Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid Muallem wrote to Ban this week saying his government could not accept an inquiry that went beyond the Aleppo incident. “It is regrettable that the Syrian government has rejected my offer to engage in (an) investigation,” Ban said on Thursday after talks with US President Barack Obama in Washington. Ban had demanded “unfettered access” to all of Syria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1212802/west-has-hard-evidence-syria-chemical-weapons-says-envoy
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    UN Security Council concerned Syria war spilling over into Golan

    Posted Mar 28th 2013, 09:43am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... Reuters at the United Nations The UN Security Council voiced concern on Wednesday about repeated violations of the ceasefire line between Syria and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights ... that the primary responsibility for safety and security... rests with the Syrian Government.” Israel captured the Golan plateau from Syria in the 1967 Middle East war. The capture of the 21 peacekeepers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1201647/un-security-council-concerned-syria-war-spilling-over-golan
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria sees deadliest month yet, 6,000 killed

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 11:00am by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Anti-regime activist group blames increase on heavier shelling and more violent clashes March was the bloodiest month yet in Syria’s two-year-old conflict ... The numbers, while provided by only one group, support the appraisal of the conflict offered by many Syria watchers: The civil war is largely a military stalemate that is destroying the country’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1205372/syrias-sees-deadliest-month-yet-6000-killed
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria rebels to address Arab summit

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 07:03pm by Agence France-Presse in Dubai

    ... definitely be joining Arab heads of state in Doha. But they did not specify whether the Syrian National Coalition would be given Syria’s seat which has been vacant since its suspension from ... on the National Coalition on March 6 to form an executive body to take up Syria’s seat and take part in the summit. But Lebanon distanced itself from the decision, while Algeria and Iraq expressed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1198095/syria-rebels-address-arab-summit

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