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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Erdogan tells Syrian refugees victory is near

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 03:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Ankara

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ankara Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Syrian refugees on Sunday that victory over the “tyrant” President Bashar al-Assad was at hand. “I can see it clearly that the help of God is near,” Erdogan said in televised ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    US warns Syria on chemical weapons

    Posted Aug 21st 2012, 02:26pm

    ... to overthrow him. In some of his strongest language yet on Syria, on a day when UN observers pulled out after a fruitless bid for peace and Assad’s forces mounted new attacks, the US leader said Assad ... this point” from ordering US military engagement in Syria. But when he was asked at a White House news conference whether he might deploy forces, for example to secure Syrian chemical and biological ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria foreign minister accuses US of stoking violence

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 01:16pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Syria’s foreign minister accused the United States of being the “major player” encouraging anti-government rebels, but vowed the regime would not deploy chemical weapons in an interview published on Tuesday. Walid Muallem suggested to Britain’s Independent newspaper that the US may be using Syria to curb Iran’s influence in the Middle East ...

  4. News - World

    Syrian children ‘badly traumatised’, says aid agency

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:26pm by Agence France-Presse in Anman

    ... and other children, and have witnessed and experienced torture.” “Horrific acts of violence are being committed against children in Syria. These children need specialist care now to help them ... their country, contains graphic details of how children have been caught up in Syria’s war, “witnessing massacres and in some cases, experiencing torture.” The report gave detailed accounts of several ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria needs more time needed to end conflict, says Assad

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 03:55pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Syria's President Bashar al-Assad vowed in comments broadcast on Wednesday that his forces would win the conflict ravaging Syria but that more time ... within Syria to receive those displaced by the conflict. “Talk of buffer zones firstly is not on the table and secondly it is an unrealistic idea by hostile countries and the enemies of Syria ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian army tested chemical weapons system

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 12:25pm by Agence France-Presse in Berlin

    ... the village of Khanasir,” east of the city of Aleppo, the periodical reported. The Safira research centre in question is regarded as Syria’s largest testing site for chemical weapons. It is officially ... grappling with an array of hellish scenarios that could emerge as the civil war in Syria rages, with the Damascus regime possibly losing control of its chemical arsenal. Syria’s chemical weapons ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad West’s ‘ally’ against Islamic State jihadists, says Syrian minister

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Damascus Assad West's 'ally' against jihad, minister says Syria is determined to "eliminate" the Sunni extremist group Islamic State, according ... al-Assad. "The only way to resolve the situation is to work with President Assad," Faisal Mekdad, Syria's deputy foreign minister, told The Guardian. Mekdad said that "many ...

  8. News - World

    Syria FM says Bashar Assad will remain Syria's president until 2014 elections, may run again

    Posted May 30th 2013, 01:55am by AP

    ... BEIRUT (AP) — Syria FM says Bashar Assad will remain Syria's president until 2014 elections, may run again. ...

  9. News - World - BRITAIN

    Britons who travelled Syria plead guilty to preparing terrorist acts

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by AP

    ... Associated Press in London Britons in Syria trip admit terror charge Two British men who joined anti-government militants in Syria pleaded guilty yesterday to preparing acts of terrorism. ... case, a British woman went on trial accused of trying to smuggle €20,000 (HK$211,000) in her underwear to militants fighting in Syria. Prosecutors said Nawal Msaad, 26, from north London, had ...

  10. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Control of water supplies seen as seen as key to Iraq and Syria conflicts

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:50pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Rivers and dams a matter of life and death in arid region, say analysts Control of water key to Iraq, Syria conflicts The outcome of the Iraq and Syrian conflicts may rest ... controls most of the key upper reaches of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, which flow from Turkey in the north to the Gulf in the south. All Iraq and much of Syria depend on them for food, water ...




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