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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Western leaders hail Syrian rebels' decision to attend peace talks

    Posted Jan 19th 2014, 10:44pm by AFP

    ... West hails rebels' move on talks Western leaders have hailed a decision by Syria's opposition to attend an international peace conference this week alongside representatives ... his powers COALITION LEADER AHMAD JARBA US Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the "courageous" decision by the National Coalition to attend the conference, describing ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    TV reporter shot dead by sniper in Syria hailed as 'martyr'

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus TV reporter killed by sniper hailed as 'martyr' Follow @SCMP_News A reporter for Syrian state television has been killed while covering an army assault on the rebel stronghold of Qusayr. "The ministry of information... announces that colleague Yara Abbas has been added to the ranks of the martyrs, killed by terrorists near Dabaa ...

  3. 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

    ... Christian-Armenian town of Kassab. Assad’s family hails from Latakia, the scene of a fierce 11-day battle in which rebel groups including the al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front have made significant gains. So far, ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian opposition disappointed by Obama's decision to seek approval for military strike

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... outside the White House. Protesters in London hailed Thursday's UK parliament vote against British participation as a victory. A crowd of more than 1,000 protesters, carrying Syrian flags ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria peace conference set for January

    Posted Nov 25th 2013, 08:49pm by AFP

    ... be unforgivable not to seize this opportunity to bring an end to the suffering and destruction it has caused,” he said. Ban hailed efforts by the United States and Russia, and UN and Arab League mediator ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    United Nations Security Council endorses Syria chemical weapons resolution without dissent

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 09:15am by NYT

    ... US Secretary of State John Kerry warned the 15-member council after the vote sealing a US-Russian agreement. Kerry also hailed the resolution. "The Security Council has shown that when ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    United States and Russia agree plan for Syria to give up chemical weapons

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 07:52pm by AFP

    ... hailed yesterday's accord as an "excellent" agreement "whose significance is hard to overestimate". The accord was greeted with dismay by the Syrian opposition coalition, ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad’s forces bombard rebel districts after US-Russia arms deal

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 09:22pm

    ... Assad’s key sponsor Iran hailed a US retreat from “extremist behaviour” and welcomed its “rationality”. Israel, worried that US leniency toward Assad may encourage Tehran to develop nuclear arms, ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria opposition unites, elects cleric as new leader

    Posted Nov 12th 2012, 04:11am by Agence France-Presse in Doha

    ... regime. Former Syrian Prime Minister Riad Hijab who defected in August hailed the agreement as “an advanced step towards toppling the regime.” Khatib had served in the past as the imam ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria rebels free Iranians in major prisoner swap

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 06:27pm by AFP

    ... lobbying ally Assad. Iranian television hailed the freeing of the 48 Iranian “pilgrims”, maintaining Tehran’s description of them as innocent visitors to Syria snatched as they visited a Shiite ...



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