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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Snipers haunt Syrian Christian town of Maalula

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 10:59am by Agence France-Presse in Maalula

    ... Agence France-Presse in Maalula “Maalula, city of culture and history, welcomes you,” reads a sign at the entrance to Syria’s best known Christian town. But any semblance of welcome evaporates once inside Maalula. The army is fighting an invisible enemy, and an AFP team narrowly escaped sniper fire. “We never see them, but we hear the shots fired by their Dragunovs,” ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1313621/snipers-haunt-syrian-christian-town-maalula
  2. News - World - Agence France-Presse in Vilnius

    Kerry seeks EU support on Syria after G20 split

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 05:01pm by Agence France-Presse in Vilnius

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vilnius G20 summit fails to resolve bitter international divisions on the issue US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday sought to muster European Union support ... diplomats reported intense negotiations taking place to seek a consensus on Syria with France and Denmark supportive of a US-led strike but Germany, Sweden and others refusing to endorse action ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1305651/kerry-seeks-eu-support-syria-after-g20-split
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    20 die in air raids in Syria’s Latakia province

    Posted Aug 10th 2013, 04:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Air strikes by the Syrian military killed at least 20 people in the northwestern province of Latakia overnight, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday. “The toll in several air strikes on the town of Salma in Jabal Akrad rose to at least 20 people,” Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman said. Abdel Rahman said 10 of those killed were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1295782/20-die-air-raids-syrias-latakia-province
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria rebels overrun key Aleppo air base

    Posted Aug 06th 2013, 02:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Rebels fighting to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have captured a key air base in the northern province of Aleppo after a months-long battle, a monitoring group reported on Tuesday. “The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant [jihadist group] and other opposition groups took total control at dawn today of Minnigh air base,” said the Syrian ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1294648/syria-rebels-overrun-key-aleppo-air-base
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    UN warns of plight of women, children in Syria’s Homs

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut The UN sounded the alarm on Saturday about the plight of women and children in Syria’s Homs, urging all parties in the conflict to enable access to some 400,000 trapped civilians. “The situation of women and children in the Syrian city of Homs is rapidly deteriorating,” UNICEF said in a statement, adding that “new checkpoints are preventing more ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1294107/un-warns-plight-women-children-syrias-homs
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria’s Assad ‘sure of victory’ over rebels

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 03:59pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was “sure of victory” over rebels fighting to topple him, in an Army Day message carried by state media on Thursday. “If we in Syria were not sure of victory, we would not have had the will to resist nor been able to persevere in the face of more than two years of aggression,” he said. “I have great ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1293575/syrias-assad-sure-victory-over-rebels
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian refugees face wave of racism in Egypt, Lebanon

    Posted Jul 25th 2013, 12:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut A wave of xenophobia is blighting the lives of thousands of Syrian refugees in countries such as Egypt and Lebanon, where they are often blamed for anything that goes wrong. In Egypt, Syrians are accused of taking sides and interfering in the country’s political crisis, while in Lebanon they are accused of taking the jobs of Lebanese. Egyptian media ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1290350/syrian-refugees-face-wave-racism-egypt-lebanon
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria’s Assad says ousted Baathists made mistakes

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 07:02pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Ruling party leaders removed in a reshuffle this week had made mistakes while in office, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad told the Baath party’s mouthpiece in an interview published on Thursday. The interview was published two days after the Baath party ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1280380/syrias-assad-says-ousted-baathists-made-mistakes
  9. News - World

    Lebanon issues warning after Syria helicopter attack

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 11:33am by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Rare warning comes after Syrian helicopter gunship fired rockets at Lebanese town Arsal Lebanon’s army warned on Wednesday it will hit back against any new attacks from Syria after a helicopter gunship struck an eastern town, ratcheting up tensions amid US-British talks on the conflict. In Washington, Secretary of State John Kerry and his British ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1259723/lebanon-issues-warning-after-syria-helicopter-attack
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad warns of instability after fall of regime

    Posted Apr 06th 2013, 03:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has warned that the fall of his regime would destabilise the region “for many years”, as US President Barack Obama announced talks with Middle East allies over the crisis. “The whole world knows that if Syria is partitioned, or if terrorist forces take control of the country, there will be direct contagion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1208499/assad-warns-instability-after-fall-regime

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