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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - World

    Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months freed

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:39am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Paris 10-month ordeal ends when men are found bound and blindfolded in southeast Turkey Four French journalists held in Syria freed Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months had been released, officials said yesterday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media. President ...

  3. News - World

    French journalists free after 10-month Syria hostage ordeal

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 10:21am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Four French journalists taken hostage in Syria last year were freed on Saturday after a 10-month ordeal in the world’s most dangerous country for the media. ... conditions of their captivity”. Turkish soldiers found the four men abandoned in no-man’s land on the border with Syria overnight, wearing blindfolds and with their hands bound, the Turkish news ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - China - SYRIA

    Syria at ‘critical moment’, China tells opposition chief

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:31am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China sees Syria crisis at a crossroads as international community expects fresh round of peace talks, foreign minister Wang Yi tells opposition leader Ahmad Jarba Syria has reached a “critical moment” as the world awaits news of fresh peace talks, China’s foreign minister told the warring nation’s opposition leader Ahmad Jarba in Beijing ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    US favourable on EU nations upping Syria rebel aid

    Posted Mar 15th 2013, 09:48am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... to the Syrian opposition coalition.” French President Francois Hollande has urged Europe’s leaders to lift an arms embargo on Syria to help rebels battling for two years to overthrow President Bashar ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    UN chief appeals to Syria as Assad vows to fight on

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 02:58pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... government and the Security Council to “respond positively.” Earlier on Monday, however, Assad said he would not bow to mounting pressure and “plots,” state news agency SANA reported. “Syria will remain the beating heart of the Arab world and will not give up its principles despite the intensifying pressure and diversifying plots not only targeting Syria, but all Arabs,” Assad said. He ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    French defence minister urges Syrian power transfer

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 05:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Dubai

    ... Agence France-Presse in Dubai French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Saturday called for urgent action to bring about a power transfer in Syria that excludes President Bashar ... National Council said it refused to accept Assad in any talks on ending Syria’s 23-month conflict, as part of a “framework” it has drawn up for a political solution. China and Russia have blocked ...




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