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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    UN rights chief slams Syria ‘paralysis’ as death toll tops 191,000

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva More than 191,000 people have died in Syria, United Nations rights chief Navi Pillay said on Friday, hitting out at “international paralysis” on the nearly three-and-a-half year conflict. Pillay said the death toll of 191,369, recorded between March 2011 when the war broke out and April this year, was nearly double that given a year ago, and was likely ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Transfer of Syrian chemical weapons complete: Pentagon

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:43am by Agence France-Presse in Washington and Reuters in Slaviansk

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel extends thanks to Denmark, Italy and the US navy for the safe transfer of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile The transfer of Syrian chemical weapons from a Danish container ship to a US vessel was completed on Wednesday in an Italian port, the Pentagon said in a statement. The disposal process marks ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    France asks UN to refer Syrian war to International Criminal Court

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:04pm by Reuters

    ... rights chief Navi Pillay told the Security Council last month that human rights violations by Syrian government forces "far outweigh" those by armed opposition groups. ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria torture photos lead to calls for war crimes charges

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:09pm by AFP

    ... findings of war crimes against the current Syrian regime." Syria has previously denied torturing detainees. A spokesman for UN rights chief Navi Pillay said further investigation ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Bashar al-Assad sees no reason not to stand again for the Syrian presidency

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:28pm by AFP

    ... in favour of my candidacy, I will not hesitate for a second to run for election. In short, we can say that the chances for my candidacy are significant". Assad appeared at ease, wearing a navy ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Ships return to dock as Syria chemical deadline missed

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 10:37am by Agence France-Presse in Nicosia

    ... Weapons Under an internationally agreed plan, the chemicals will be taken to a port in Italy where they are to be transported to a US Navy ship specially fitted with equipment to destroy ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia sends warships to eastern Mediterranean

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... here is an example of gunboat diplomacy rather than a deliberate attempt to interfere directly in any coalition strike militarily," said Lee Willett, editor of IHS Jane's Navy ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    US says Syria's UN move too late

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 12:00am by AP, Reuters, AFP

    ... its people. Associated Press, Reuters, Agence France-Presse   US, UK and French forces near Syria United States A US military source said on Friday the US navy was increasing its number ... a US-led campaign. Defence sources say the Royal Navy has kept at least one of its submarines in the Mediterranean in recent months partly for that reason. Britain does not have any combat aircraft ...

  9. News - China - SYRIA

    Chinese civilians flee Syria as Beijing calls for restraint

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:18pm

    ... force there. A missile cruiser from the Black Sea Fleet and a large anti-submarine ship from the Northern Fleet would be deployed in the "coming days". But a Russian navy official said ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    US ‘to hit Syria with cruise missiles’

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... extending beyond cruise missiles could add satellite-guided glide bombs dropped from Air Force F-15 or F-16 fighter jets or Navy F-18s that remain outside Syrian airspace. B-2 stealth bombers flying ...




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