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  1. 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

    ... not forget” and vowed justice for Foley’s murder. In its annual report last November, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists estimated at least 30 journalists have been kidnapped or have ...

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

    Damascus enjoys relative calm this Ramadan as missiles subside

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

    ... at 2 in the morning," he said. The capital, heavily protected by the regime, has escaped the full brutality of a conflict that has claimed more than 170,000 lives and forced nine million Syrians to abandon ...

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

    Chemical weapons inspectors safe after convoy attacked in central Syria

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:10pm by AP

    ... of Taibet al-Imam, just before Kfar Zeita, it was informed of the government's inability to give them protection beyond that point, it said. But the team then decided to continue without ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1520145/chemical-weapons-inspectors-safe-after-convoy-attacked-central-syria
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Philippines seeks increased protection for UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times Philippines seeks increased protection for its troops in border zone as Syrian conflict worsens Manila may pull peacekeepers at risk in Golan The future of the United ... them. Manila is demanding they get heavy weapons and protection to survive attack by chemical weapons, planes and tanks deployed in Syria's civil war. The warning, made by President Benigno ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1266097/philippines-seeks-increased-protection-un-peacekeepers-golan-heights
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia backs Syria in condemning closure of embassies in US

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:56pm by Reuters

    ... President Bashar al-Assad, whom Russia has protected with diplomatic support at the UN Security Council. "The aim of regime change in Damascus prevails over the task of disarming Syria of its ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1453471/russia-backs-syria-condemning-closure-embassies-us
  6. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... than ever there is no hope. Not on the ground and not politically," Abu Emad said, using a pseudonym to protect his identity. "For the rebels to win, it will take a miracle." ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1449582/three-years-after-revolt-topple-him-began-assad-retains-grip-power
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's 'lost boy' not quiet the full picture

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 08:47pm by GDN

    ... on the number of child refugees, both accompanied and alone, who have been forced from their homes in Syria over the past three years. Marwan- a name given to the boy by UNHCR to protect his identity- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1431193/syrias-lost-boy-not-quiet-full-picture
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    UN details abuse of children in Syria

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

    ... must come to an end now,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said in the report. “I therefore urge all parties to the conflict to take, without delay, all measures to protect and uphold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1421590/un-details-abuse-children-syria
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    UN spotlights trauma of Syrian refugee children

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

    ... report, starkly laying out the trauma of young exiles from a conflict that has killed over 120,000 people. The children’s last names were not revealed, to protect them and their families. “It is important that this human face of the refugee crisis is not forgotten,” Volker Turk, UNHCR head of international protection, told journalists in Geneva. “And if you look at what children face, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1368673/un-spotlights-trauma-syrian-refugee-children
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Agency approves plan to destroy chemical weapons outside Syria

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 06:38am by NYT

    ... by Russia and the United States in September that calls for the destruction of its stockpile by the middle of next year. The plan avoids some of the security challenges and environmental hazards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1358055/agency-approves-plan-destroy-chemical-weapons-outside-syria

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