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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian regime steps up barrel bomb air strikes, says rights group

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 04:31am by AFP

    ... from large oil drums, gas cylinders or water tanks filled with high explosives and scrap metal. Activist Yassin Abu Raed, from the town of Anadan in northern Aleppo province, has seen his house ... they destroy houses, dreams and memories, and leave us without any hope that the killing will ever stop. "All this, and no one has even heard of us, no one feels for us." The Observatory, ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    US-led coalition ramps up strikes against Islamic State in Syria-Turkey border town

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:49am by Associated Press in Mursitpinar, Turkey

    ... State. Turkey also has called for the creation of a buffer zone inside Syria to secure the border, but the White House and Pentagon said Wednesday the US is not considering that option. ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian border town is 'about to fall', warns Turkey

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:17am by Reuters

    ... at the London based think-tank, Chatham House. From across the Turkish border, two Islamic State flags could be seen flying over the eastern side of Kobani. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's Bashar al-Assad makes rare public appearance for Eid prayers

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by AFP

    ... and divided," he said, referring to "plans drawn up at the White House and carried out today in north and east Syria". The comments appeared to be a reference to strikes by a US-led coalition ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Barack Obama seeks US$500 million from Congress to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington White House asks US Congress to approve US$500 million to train and arm fighters Obama seeks funds for Syria rebels The White House has asked lawmakers ... weeks by President Barack Obama's administration, and months of pressure from lawmakers including Senator John McCain, the White House said Thursday it intended to "ramp up US support ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian army takes control of Homs as rebels leave

    Posted May 10th 2014, 01:34am by AP

    ... it almost intact, compared to other crumbling houses.  “This deal has saved us from even more blood and destruction,” he said. People returning had to hand over their IDs to the troops upon entering ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Obama says US is considering new pressure on Syria’s Assad

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 02:06pm by Reuters in Rancho Mirage, California

    ... from housing more than 600,000 Syrian war refugees and facing other economic troubles, Obama announced at the outset of their talks that he intends to provide the strong US ally with US$1 ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Hundreds evacuated as truce extended in besieged Syrian city of Homs

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 10:34am by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... though neither claimed responsibility for any killings. In Jund al-Aqsa’s video, its fighters wave a black jihadi flag over the village and are seen grinning as they loot a house. One fighter ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia says Syria to ship more chemical weapons, attend talks

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 06:56pm by Reuters

    ... reporters before talks between Lavrov and Syrian opposition leader Ahmed Jarba. Sitting across from Lavrov at the start of their talks in the Russian Foreign Ministry guest house, with security much ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Kerry asks Russia to pressure Syria on faster chemical arms removal

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 10:12am by Reuters

    ... in the U.N. Security Council by Russia and China, which have so far refused to back such measures against President Bashar al-Assad. Parallel to Kerry’s meeting with Lavrov, the White House said ...




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