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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Freed French journalists tell of mock executions, beatings in Syria hostage ordeal

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:02pm by AFP

    ... placing guns on his temple or forehead. The journalists were regularly moved around, and Henin counted about 10 locations, in war zones and sometimes near the front line. To pass the time, Elias ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian no-fly zone would 'cost US$1b a month'

    Posted Jul 24th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington US military chief gives senators estimate and spells out risks involved in other options as calls mount for stronger response to civil war Syrian no-fly zone US$1b a month Establishing a no-fly zone to protect Syrian rebels would require hundreds of US aircraft at a cost of more than US$1 billion a month, with no assurance that it would change ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Mursi cuts ties with Syria, backs no-fly zone

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Cairo Mursi cuts ties with Damascus Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi said he had cut all diplomatic ties with Damascus and backed a no-fly zone over Syria, pitching the most ... and with the current Syrian regime," he said. He also urged world powers not to hesitate to enforce a no-fly zone over Syria. Western diplomats said on Friday that Washington was considering a limited ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    US mulls no-fly zone after ‘Syria crossed red line’

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington and Ankara Obama wants to act over Assad's use of chemical arms but France says he lacks support at UN US mulls no-fly zone after ‘Syria crossed red line’ The United States is considering imposing a no-fly zone in Syria, its first direct military intervention in the two-year-old civil war, Western diplomats revealed yesterday after the White House said ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Free Syrian Army sacks chief and appoints replacement

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 01:34pm by Reuters

    ... in the centre of the country and expanded a buffer zone around Damascus, where most elite troops, mostly comprised of Assad’s minority Alawite sect, are based. Al-Qaeda-linked groups also emerged ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Mediator Lakhdar Brahimi apologises for lack of progress in Syria talks

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:26am by Reuters

    ... of the Red Cross also stressed how meagre the results had been, saying an evacuation from Homs did not herald any wider improvement in humanitarian access to Syria's civil war zones, where ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Clinton, Turkish FM say no-fly zone among possible measures to help rebels

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in Aleppo US, Turkey mull no-fly zone in Syria Syrian rebels fighting to oust President Bashar al-Assad need the protection of foreign-guarded no-fly zones and safe havens near the borders with Jordan and Turkey, a Syrian opposition leader said yesterday. Abdelbasset Sida, head of the Syrian National Council, said the US had realised the absence of a no-fly zone to counter ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Agency approves plan to destroy chemical weapons outside Syria

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

    ... agent, in the middle of a war zone poses a challenge." ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Veneer of normality as Damascus spared worst of the war

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

    ... and the military, the capital has been spared the widespread destruction wreaked on battle zone cities such as Aleppo and the rebel-held districts on Damascus' outskirts. Instead, the city of around ... and fields. Now, residents of the capital talk of it like a zone of death, where no-one dares to go. The city has also been swamped by an influx of Syrians fleeing from wartorn parts of the country ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Deal for destruction of Syria chemical weapons difficult to implement, experts say

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 02:37pm

    ... people for the job of inspection. “It will take time to assemble them. Quite frankly, with my experience in Iraq, some of the people will not want to go into a combat zone.” ...




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