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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia to veto Syria aid resolution, denounces draft as foundation for military strikes

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Moscow says Western-Arab draft resolution unacceptable as draft aimed to lay foundations for military strike Russia said on Wednesday it would veto a UN resolution on humanitarian aid access in Syria in its current form, denouncing the draft as an effort to lay a foundation for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Moscow had already ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Three years after revolt to topple him began, Assad retains grip on power

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:54am by WASHPOST

    ... the agency warned of a lost generation as many struggle to find food and to access health care and go without schooling.   Every 10 minutes: One person dies. More than 140,000 people have been ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    UN details abuse of children in Syria

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 09:44pm by AFP

    ... general violation of their rights, from school closures and denial of access to humanitarian aid, the UN website said, quoting from the report. “The present report highlights that use of weaponry ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Airstrike kills 12 in Syria high school, says NGO

    Posted Sep 29th 2013, 05:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says most killed were children under 18 An airstrike on a high school in a rebel-held city of northern Syria killed 12 people, most of them pupils, on Sunday, a monitoring group said. “The Syrian air force bombed a technical high school in the city of Raqa, killing 12 people, most of them children under 18, ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    UN spotlights trauma of Syrian refugee children

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 03:44pm by AFP

    ... – another 700,000 Lebanese children are in private schools. Fewer than half of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are receiving a formal education. In addition to concerns about transportation ... of being in a strange environment. “There’s a virulent mix of distress amongst children, the access issue to schools, but the economic pressures as well, that are all combining to mean that lots ...

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    UN names envoy for Syria chemical weapons

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 04:31pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... as a senior UN adviser in Sudan, with the International Organiation for Migration and with the UN refugee agency UNRWA in Jerusalem. Kaag, 52, speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Arabic. ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Deal for destruction of Syria chemical weapons difficult to implement, experts say

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 02:37pm

    ... are found, they face the practical problem of destruction, said Olivier Lepick of the Foundation for Strategic Research in Paris. “You have to build a factory that costs several hundreds of millions ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria poses challenge for Obama's ambassador to UN, Samantha Power

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... of 40 years would never get this kind of opportunity to make such a difference at such a critical moment," said Edward Luck, the dean of the school of peace studies at the University of San ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria rebels voice disdain for Obama after climbdown on strike

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 07:47pm

    ... weapons against the civilian population. What more does he need to intervene and put an end to this slaughter.” Hassan al-Mara, a former school teacher turned fighter, agreed with the man. “You ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad’s forces bombard rebel districts after US-Russia arms deal

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 09:22pm

    ... schools reopened on Sunday after the summer break and traffic was heavy - further signs the authorities see the US threat has passed for now. Lavrov and Kerry, whose personal rapport played a part ...




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