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  1. News - Asia - SYRIA

    Australian grandfather in tears at Syria photo of seven-year-old boy with severed head

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:43am

    ... pictured holding a severed head in Syria said the shocking image brought him to tears, with the growing problem of jihadists fighting overseas to be a focus of US-Australia talks on Tuesday. The image of the Sydney-raised boy posing with the rotting head of a soldier, posted on the Twitter account of his father Khaled Sharrouf, an Australian who fled to Syria last year and is now ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria suicide car bomb kills at least 30 people

    Posted Jan 22nd 2013, 12:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus A suicide car bombing in central Syria killed at least 30 people on Monday, a watchdog said, also reporting a powerful blast in Damascus, as the Arab ... mission to Syria describing the need for it as “enormous”, having found people in dire need of medical and alimentary aid. Moscow, one of President Bashar al-Assad’s last remaining supporters, ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian opposition sets conditions for talks with Assad

    Posted Feb 15th 2013, 09:27am by Reuters in Amman

    ... as harming the revolution. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem is due for talks in Moscow, one of Syria’s main foreign allies, later this month. The Russian government hopes Alkhatib will visit ... ruled Syria since a 1963 coup, can participate in the proposed talks if “their hands are clean of blood”. Bunni said the meeting discussed how to deal with Iran and Russia, Assad’s main ...

  8. News - World

    Kerry: Inspectors must be on the ground in Syria no later than November

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 06:39pm by AP

    ... GENEVA (AP) — Kerry: Inspectors must be on the ground in Syria no later than November. ...

  9. News - World

    Obama: US should take military action against Syria

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 01:55am by AP

    ... WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama: US should take military action against Syria. ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    New Syria opposition bloc wins Gulf, Arab recognition

    Posted Nov 13th 2012, 07:46am by AFP

    ... of a spillover of the 20-month conflict. The Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) move came exactly a year after the Arab League suspended Syria’s membership, and as the National Coalition met Arab foreign ... for Syria, told reporters. His comments came after fighting flared on Syria’s border with Turkey on Monday as Israel fired across the ceasefire line on the Golan Heights for a second day, scoring ...




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