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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Relief in US as Syrian jihadis free journalist hostage after James Foley’s killing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 12:49pm

    ... Associated Press in Washington Days after one American reporter's beheading, militants in Syria free another, prompting gratitude from John Kerry The United States has found something of a reprieve from the killing of an American journalist with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaeda-linked group in Syria. Peter Theo ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad to make rare speech as US deploys missiles near Syria

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 02:28pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Syria’s embattled President Bashar al-Assad is to make a rare speech on Sunday as violence rages in a civil war the UN says has killed more than 60,000 ... which is in the throes of a deadly 21-month civil war. “President Bashar al-Assad will deliver a speech on Sunday morning on the latest developments in Syria and the region,” Syria’s official ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    US fears for life of woman aid worker held by Islamic State in Syria

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:14am by AP

    ... against all people they consider heretics or infidels that it has been disowned by al-Qaeda’s leaders. President Barack Obama said in a speech in North Carolina on Tuesday that “America does ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Besieged by Syrian rebels, Filipino UN peacekeepers vow to fight

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:42pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Manila Syrian rebels urge besieged 'blue helmets' on Golan to lay down their arms after capturing Fijians Filipino members of a UN peacekeeping force besieged by Syrian rebels on the Golan Heights were ready to use "deadly force" to defend themselves, their commander in Manila said yesterday. Talks were under way to free a separate ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... But the Syrian army has its priorities and we shall decide what to do next." The Free Syrian Army, backed by the US, Britain, EU, Turkey and the Gulf states, insists it is the only group capable ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Free Syrian Army sacks chief and appoints replacement

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

    ... Reuters in Amman The Western- and Arab-backed Syrian Free Army (FSA) has sacked its leader and replaced him with a more experienced field commander as part of a revamp of moderate forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad, opposition sources said on Monday. A statement by the FSA’s Supreme Military Council said it replaced General Selim Idriss, who had served in the Corps ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad certain of crushing win in Syria's controversial presidential vote

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:39pm by AFP

    ... have both dubbed it a "farce". The vote "does not fulfil international standards for free, fair and transparent elections and I am sure no [Nato] ally will recognise the outcome ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Push from Syria’s ‘southern front’ aims to overwhelm Assad regime

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 09:59pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Reports suggest that the US and Arab states are switching focus and offering intelligence and military hardware to the Free Syrian Army Southern push aims to overwhelm Assad ... launch by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) of what they termed a spring offensive in the south of the nation. The offensive began days after they received new US weapons funding that may eventually ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria says UN envoy can only succeed if rebels lose outside support

    Posted Sep 03rd 2012, 08:09pm by Reuters in Beirut

    ... Reuters in Beirut Syria said on Monday new UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi could only make headway if outside countries ceased helping rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad and instead declared support for a UN-backed peace plan. Brahimi, a vet ...




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