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  1. News - World

    Syria hands over chemical weapons inventory on time, says watchdog

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 08:00pm by Agence France-Presse at The Hague

    ... Agence France-Presse at The Hague Syria has completed the handover of an inventory of its chemical arsenal by a Saturday deadline as part of a deal that headed off military strikes, ... not carried over into negotiations on the wording of a UN Security Council resolution to back it up. The Council’s five permanent members -- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States -- ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Chemical watchdog examines Syria weapons details

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 03:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus The world’s chemical weapons watchdog has begun on Saturday to examine details of Syria’s chemical arsenal supplied by the regime, as rebels agreed a truce ... permanent members -- the United States, China, Russia, France and Britain -- have been wrangling over the text of the resolution since Monday in a bid to find common ground. Russia, a key ally ...

  4. News - World

    Graphic videos of Syria victims surface as White House presses case for strike

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 08:04pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse The Obama administration has shown graphic videos of Syrians in the aftermath of a chemical attack to a select group of senators in closed-door briefings to make the case that a limited military attack on the country is justified. A US congressional panel posted videos of Syrian victims Saturday, many of them children, as the White House presses its case ...

  5. News - World - DEFENCE

    US says fighter jets, missiles will stay in Jordan after joint exercises

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 12:48pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The Pentagon confirmed on Saturday that F-16 fighter jets and Patriot missile interceptors will remain in Jordan after the end of a joint military exercise this month. “Secretary [Chuck] Hagel has approved a request from the Kingdom of Jordan for a detachment of F-16s and Patriot Missiles to remain in Jordan following the conclusion ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria dismisses US, UK chemical weapons claims as lie

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 10:41am by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Syria on Saturday dismissed as a “barefaced lie” US and British claims it may have used chemical weapons, as staunch ally Russia warned against using such fears to intervene militarily in the strife-torn country. “First of all, I want to confirm that stat ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA CONFLICT

    Assad says 'bullying' Britain wants to arm terrorists in Syria

    Posted Mar 03rd 2013, 11:14am by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has accused the British government of wanting to arm “terrorists” in his country, in a rare interview with a UK newspaper. “How can we expect them to make the violence less while they want to send military supplies to the ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria opposition to boycott international meetings

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 01:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Syria’s main opposition group said on Saturday that it was pulling out of international talks and demanded world action to stop the slaughter of Syrians, after missiles slammed into the city of Aleppo killing dozens. The Syrian National Coalition decided to boycott talks with world powers after announcing plans to form a government to run ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria rebels on offensive as UN rights chief calls for action

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 02:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Rebels have heightened their offensive in northern Syria, attacking Aleppo airport and two airbases, as the UN rights chief urged international action against President Bashar al-Assad. Regime troops on Saturday fended off fierce rebel onslaughts around A ...

  10. News - World - RUSSIA

    Russia 'has not, will not' change Syria stance

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 08:37pm by Agence France-Presse in Moscow

    ... Russia said on Friday that it had not changed and would not change its controversial stance on Syria, after a top Russian diplomat said the defeat of the Syrian regime was possible. In a bid to play down claims of a sudden about-turn in Russian policy, th ...




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