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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Renewed push at UN for Syria resolution followed by peace talks

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 10:58am by Reuters in United Nations

    ... have come to a standstill while Russia and the United States struggle to reach an agreement that would be acceptable to both, diplomats say. A leader who slaughtered his citizens and gassed ... Lebanon’s capacity of assimilation, exceeding one fourth of Lebanon’s population.” Obama announced the United States would provide an additional $339 million in humanitarian aid to ease the Syrian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1317390/renewed-push-un-syria-resolution-followed-peace-talks
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    United States increases pressure to allow aid into 'starving' Homs

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 11:19pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva Damascussayswomen and children can leave besieged city and that it will let in humanitarian assistance by arrangement with the UN Push to agree on aid for Homs The United States yesterday demanded that Syria allow aid into the "starving" city of Homs, as talks aimed at ending three years of civil war hit more trouble over the future of President Bashar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1415339/united-states-increases-pressure-allow-aid-starving-homs
  3. 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 ... countries" were now seeking security cooperation with Damascus, but "security matters could not be separated from the political cooperation". He rejected suggestions that Assad is in league ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554181/assad-wests-ally-against-islamic-state-jihadists-says-syrian-minister
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    United States and Russia agree plan for Syria to give up chemical weapons

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 07:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva President Assad given one week to provide details of chemical weapons US, Russia agree plan for Syria's weapons The United States and Russia yesterday ... with the accord. Obama said that if the regime of Assad did not live up to the deal, "the United States remains prepared to act". Kerry said the steps agreed to yesterday would be encapsulated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1309888/united-states-and-russia-agree-plan-syria-give-chemical-weapons
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    UN accuses Islamic State, Syrian government of committing war crimes

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 07:05pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva IS executioners make Friday fright day Islamic State (IS) forces in northern Syria are waging a campaign to instil fear, carrying out amputations, public executions and whippings, UN investigators said yesterday. Syria's government and IS insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their war against each other, the investigators ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581221/un-accuses-islamic-state-mass-atrocities-jihadist-held-syria
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    US fears for life of woman aid worker held by Islamic State in Syria

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:14am by AP

    ... worker held by Islamic State The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the radical group. The Islamic State group recently threatened to kill American hostages to avenge the crushing airstrikes in Iraq ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581054/american-woman-held-hostage-islamic-state-syria-us-muslim-convert-ranks
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Relief in US as Syrian jihadis free journalist hostage after James Foley’s killing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 12:49pm

    ... Associated Press in Washington Days after one American reporter's beheading, militants in Syria free another, prompting gratitude from John Kerry The United States has found something ... as any American is held captive, the United States government will do everything in our power to bring them home safely." Curtis has written for the New Republic and in 2011 wrote a book ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580526/american-journalist-held-syria-freed-qatar-exerts-influence-militants
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    UK ‘close’ to identifying James Foley’s executioner, as reports point to rapper

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:54pm by Reuters

    ... released by Islamic State militants last week, the British ambassador to the United States said, as UK media identified a former rap artist as a prime suspect. The masked knifeman shown ... 500 Britons believed to have gone to join the jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Britain's ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott, told CNN's State of the Union programme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580663/uk-close-identifying-james-foleys-executioner-reports-point-rapper
  9. SYRIA

    UN names envoy for Syria chemical weapons

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in United Nations UN assistant secretary-general Sigrid Kaag to lead the UN’s joint mission with chemical weapons watchdog The head of the United Nations on Sunday ... at the UN Development Program, has served since 2007 as the regional director for the Middle East and North Africa with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Amman. The mission she is set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1331498/un-names-envoy-syria-chemical-weapons
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebels, UN face off after kidnappings as number of refugees hits 3 million

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:42pm by AFP

    ... they lost to a renewed offensive by the jihadists earlier this month. The Iraqi Kurdish leadership’s military cooperation with the United States has infuriated the jihadists who posted grisly video ... on the Golan Heights The number of refugees from the conflict in Syria now tops three million, the United Nations said on Friday, as US President Barack Obama admitted he still has no strategy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581786/syria-refugees-top-three-million-rebels-un-face-after-kidnappings

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