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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria army using starvation as ‘weapon of war’, say Amnesty

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 07:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut The Syrian army has been using starvation as a “weapon of war” in its siege of the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus, Amnesty International said on Monday. In a report on the plight of Palestinian and Syrian civilians in Yarmuk, the rights watchdog said nearly 200 people have died since an army siege was tightened in July last ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1445479/syria-army-using-starvation-weapon-war-say-amnesty
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    UN chief to push ahead with Syria peace talks after negotiations end

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 09:18pm by AP

    ... regime and the opposition broke off without result after three weeks. No date has been set for a resumption of negotiations. Associated Press, Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1431196/un-chief-push-ahead-syria-peace-talks-after-negotiations-end
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    UN aid chief Valerie Amos urges ‘action on the ground’ in Syria

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 09:11pm by AFP

    ... in Syria as the United States, France and Britain tried to find common ground with Russia and China on a draft resolution on the situation. "We need action and implementation on the ground, so if a resolution is going to enable that it would be helpful. But a resolution that does not actually lead to a change on the ground takes us no further," Amos said on Thursday. The US, France ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1427974/un-aid-chief-valerie-amos-urges-action-ground-syria
  4. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Slow progress as UN council meets with Russia, China on Syria aid resolution

    Posted Feb 14th 2014, 05:08pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters at the United Nations UN aid chief Valerie Amos urged the United Nations Security Council on Thursday to act to increase humanitarian access in Syria as the United States, France ... that it would be helpful. But a resolution that does not actually lead to a change on the ground... takes us no further," Amos told reporters. The United States, France, Britain, Russia and China, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1427859/slow-progress-un-council-meets-russia-china-syria-aid-resolution
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Evacuations, aid delivery resume in Syria’s besieged city of Homs

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 07:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Watch: Chaotic evacuations from besieged Homs Operations to evacuate civilians from besieged parts of Syria’s Homs and deliver aid resumed on Wednesday after being suspended for a day, the provincial governor said. “At 11am, food aid was able to enter the Old City of Homs,” Talal Barazi told reporters. “The vehicles that are taking in the aid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426594/evacuations-aid-delivery-resume-syrias-besieged-city-homs
  6. News - China

    Beijing cool on France’s UN draft on Syrian chemical arms

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 05:28pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China responded coolly yesterday to a French draft resolution at the UN Security Council to control Syria's chemical weapons, saying any decisions must ... court. Alexandre Orlov, Russia's ambassador to France, said: "It's sure there are chemical weapons on both sides. The important thing is to forbid them, put them under ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1308389/beijing-cool-frances-un-draft-syrian-chemical-arms
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria agrees to hand over chemical weapons as France pushes UN ultimatum

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 10:50am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Syria agrees to dismantle such arms under international control; if it reneges, then it could face UN-backed military action to enforce the plan Syria agrees to hand over chemical weapons as France pushes UN ultimatum Momentum to avoid Western missile strikes on Syria intensified yesterday, as President Bashar al-Assad's regime accepted a plan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1307508/assad-warned-washington-repercussions-if-us-forces-attack-syria
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    France backs US on Syria action despite British refusal

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 11:37pm by Reuters

    ... not affect France’s will to act to punish Bashar al-Assad’s government, which it blamed for a chemical attack on civilians. Hollande told the daily Le Monde he still supported taking firm punitive action over an attack he said had caused irreparable harm to the Syrian people, and said he would work closely with France’s allies. Diplomatic sources said that while the British decision could ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1300850/france-backs-us-syria-action-despite-british-refusal
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Western Muslims fighting in Syria using social media to talk about war

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 08:47pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Social media used to recruit, offer insight into war Western Muslims fighting in Syria are using social media to share their experiences and encourage others ... not in combat, and he reports meeting fighters from France, America, Canada, Australia and Finland. "I knew only a tiny bit of Arabic," he assured one questioner worried about not speaking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1376927/western-muslims-fighting-syria-using-social-media-talk-about-war
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian air force accused of using barrel explosives to kill 76 in Aleppo

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 05:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Activists call Aleppo bombing 'unprecedented' as UN says war refugees to swell to 4.1m by 2015 The Syrian air force was yesterday accused of killing 76 people by unleashing barrels packed with explosives on Aleppo, a focal point for fighting between regime and rebel forces. The bombardment, which activists described ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1381952/syrian-air-force-accused-using-barrel-explosives-kill-76-aleppo

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