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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad West’s ‘ally’ against Islamic State jihadists, says Syrian minister

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... spokesman, his arguments closely echo those of Assad, who will be inaugurated for a new term this week. European countries, including Britain, were changing their minds about Syria, Mekdad suggested. "Thinking that the regime would fall in a few weeks [in 2011] has led to the flourishing of terrorism inside Syria and threatening the security of European countries themselves." ...

  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

    ... possible this safe and incident-free transfer,” Kirby said. “He extends a special thanks to the men and women of the Cape Ray, Naval Forces Europe, and US European Command teams ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    European response to Syrian refugees ‘pitiful’, says Amnesty

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 03:20pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Agence France-Presse in London EU has only offered around 12,000 places to Syrian refugees as part of UN goal of securing 30,000 places, says Amnesty European leaders should “hang ... that European Union (EU) member states have only offered around 12,000 places to Syrian refugees as part of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ goal of securing 30,000 places. “The EU has ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Rising number of Americans fighting in Syria worries FBI

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:45am by WASHPOST

    ... to join the fight. Comey said the threat associated with foreign fighters in Syria is of concern not only to the US but also is "a huge focus" of European intelligence officials. ... thousands of fighters are travelling to Syria from European countries, and they are a focus for the FBI because many of them could easily get into the United States. "They're visa-waiver ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian army takes control of Homs as rebels leave

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

    ... on a military-led tour said soldiers and pro-government militiamen had fanned out across the districts to provide security. In the  mainly Christian neighbourhood of Hamadiyeh, a few people trickled back ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria conflict death toll reaches 150,344, human rights group says

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 09:47am by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... they’ve captured a border crossing with Turkey and a tiny slice of the coast that gives them access to the Mediterranean Sea. In addition to Kassab, al-Jarba also toured Latakia’s rebel-held ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's Krak des Chevaliers Crusader fortress charred and battered in war

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by AFP

    ... des Chevaliers, or Fortress of the Knights. "We acted in a way to preserve the Krak, to make sure it would not be damaged," said a colonel who escorted the journalists on their tour ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    LA gang members claim they have joined Assad’s forces in Syria

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 10:47pm by WASHPOST

    ... Intelligence James Clapper last month. Thousands of Arabs, Europeans and Sunni Muslims of other nationalities have flooded into Syria, most of them joining radical Islamist groups. Thousands of Iraqi ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian war refugees fight EU red tape

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:24am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Sicily Perilous journey across sea ends in frustration for many Syrians ensnared in European red tape After fleeing war, refugees face new battles for asylum Fifty nautical miles off the southeast coast of Sicily, the refugee boat first appeared as a grey spot on the horizon, rising up or dipping away with the churn of the Mediterranean. Then, as an Italian ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian opposition group yields to pressure, votes to join peace talks

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 10:37pm by NYT

    ... American, British and European pressure, the coalition voted early on Monday to attend peace talks sponsored by the United States and Russia in Geneva if certain conditions were met, including full ...




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