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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Damascus enjoys relative calm this Ramadan as missiles subside

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... Damascenes can try to enjoy Ramadan, even though clashes still take place on the edges of the city. They can indulge in the pleasures of cafe society, linger late into the night, despite the violence ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556764/damascus-enjoys-relative-calm-ramadan-missiles-subside
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    ISIL ‘crucifies eight rival fighters’ in Syria

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:30pm by Reuters

    ... President Bashar al-Assad which started with pro-democracy protests but has descended into civil war. The Observatory, an anti-Assad group which tracks the violence, said the vast majority were ... fighters, battle-hardened from Iraq. The military gains by ISIL have highlighted how the conflict in Iraq is intertwined with the civil war in Syria, where more than 160,000 people have been killed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543166/isil-crucifies-eight-rival-fighters-syria
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    100,000 victims’ names read in global protest against UN inaction on Syria

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 08:49pm by AFP

    ... of the more than 160,000 people killed during the three-year civil war were to be read during a 24-hour period in cities across North America, Europe and inside Syria. Demonstrators held up a banner ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524687/100000-victims-names-read-global-protest-against-un-inaction-syria
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi apologises to Syrian people as he steps down

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:46pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York UN mediator, who will step down on May 31, apologises to the Syrian people for failing to broker peace in bloody three-year civil war Demoralised brahimi bows out Syria mediator Lakhdar Brahimi, who is stepping down on May 31, has apologised to the Syrian people for failing to broker peace in the three-year civil war. Brahimi had long threatened to quit, just ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512152/un-mediator-lakhdar-brahimi-apologises-syrian-people-he-steps-down
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Deadly explosion rocks Turkey-Syria border crossing

    Posted May 16th 2014, 01:24am by AP

    ... an activist group monitoring the Syrian civil war said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the explosion occurred at a garage near the Bab al-Salameh border crossing ... of thousands of people have been wounded in Syria's civil war, which started as a series of largely peaceful protests. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1513123/deadly-explosion-rocks-turkey-syria-border-crossing
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    France asks UN to refer Syrian war to International Criminal Court

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

    ... Reuters in New York France asks UN to refer Syrian war crimes to court France circulated a draft resolution to UN Security Council members that seeks to refer the three-year-old civil war ... said in March that they had expanded their list of suspected war criminals from both sides in the civil war and that the evidence was solid enough to prepare any court indictment. UN human ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511342/france-asks-un-refer-syrian-war-international-criminal-court
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Captagon: the amphetamine fuelling Syria's civil war

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 11:05pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Drug used across Mideast keeps fighters active and helps to buy arms Captagon: the amphetamine fuelling civil war As Syria sinks deeper into civil war, evidence is emerging that a brutal and bloody conflict that has left more than 100,000 people dead and displaced as many as two million is being fuelled by the export and consumption of rapidly increasing quantities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1405712/captagon-amphetamine-fuelling-syrias-civil-war
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebels start withdrawal from Homs, cradle of uprising

    Posted May 07th 2014, 06:27pm by Reuters

    ... as a charade. They say no credible election can be held in a country fractured by ongoing civil war, with swathes of territory outside government control, 6 million people displaced and another 2.5 ... suburb on the city’s northwestern outskirts. More than 150,000 people have died in Syria’s civil war. Millions more have fled their homes and the government has lost control of swathes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1506673/syrian-rebels-start-withdrawal-homs-cradle-uprising
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian army takes control of Homs as rebels leave

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

    ... in the civil war. For Syria’s rebels, it was a devastating blow.  The deal handed Assad control of the city once known as “the capital of the revolution,” as well as a geographic linchpin from which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508785/syrian-army-takes-control-homs-rebels-leave
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad to face two candidates in Syria presidential vote

    Posted May 04th 2014, 08:46pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... time, the vote will only be held in areas under government control. The election is being held amid a brutal civil war that has killed more than 150,000 people since March 2011 and made millions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1504366/assad-face-two-candidates-syria-presidential-vote

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