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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    UN rights chief slams Syria ‘paralysis’ as death toll tops 191,000

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva More than 191,000 people have died in Syria, United Nations rights chief Navi Pillay said on Friday, hitting out at “international paralysis” on the nearly three-and-a-half year conflict. Pillay said the death toll of 191,369, recorded between March 2011 when the war broke out and April this year, was nearly double that given a year ago, and was likely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579370/un-rights-chief-slams-syria-paralysis-death-toll-tops-191000
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Barack Obama seeks US$500 million from Congress to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:07pm by AFP

    ... million in 2011 to 10.8 million, jumping 1.5 million in just the last six months. But she said government policies had held up food aid for one million people in May, and just half of June's aid was dispatched. "Four years into this war, we are unable to sustainably reach nearly half of those identified as being in the direst need," Amos said. Associated Press ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541552/obama-seeks-us500-million-congress-train-equip-syrian-rebels
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Half a million wounded in Syria’s war: ICRC

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 07:31pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Millions remain displaced and tens of thousands detained, ICRC said Half a million people across war-hit Syria have been wounded, many of them lacking access ... Barth said in a statement. “At least half a million people have been wounded across the country and millions remain displaced and tens of thousands detained,” he said. “The wounded are often ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1388388/half-million-wounded-syrias-war-icrc
  4. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... in March 2011, and nearly half the population have fled their homes. None of the voters questioned said they had voted for Assad's opponents. Nadia Hazim said she would "vote ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524438/assad-certain-crushing-win-syrias-controversial-presidential-vote
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebels in Homs sign deal with military to give up most of stronghold city

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:45am by AFP, GUARDIAN, AP, Reuters

    ... said Charles Lister, a visiting fellow at Brookings Doha Centre. Still, large swathes of the country are beyond government control and the violence has forced nearly half the population to flee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1503705/syrian-rebels-homs-sign-deal-military-give-most-stronghold-city
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Dozens killed in Syria bloodshed as watchdog probes chlorine attacks

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... “The rocket fell about half an hour after the bombing on the same area, where there was a crowd of people” trying to help those wounded in the blast, he said. The attack was one ... half of Syria’s residents have fled their homes, and the country’s electoral commission says those who left the country “illegally” will not be allowed to vote. Electoral rules also prevent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1500194/dozens-killed-syria-bloodshed-watchdog-probes-chlorine-attacks
  7. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... Half of them have been displaced by the conflict in Syria since it broke out in March 2011. ...

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

    UN finally backs resolution calling for aid convoys to be granted access across war-torn Syria

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:37am by AFP

    ... with an estimated half of all Syrians urgently awaiting immediate help. But Moscow and Beijing, two of the five permanent Security Council members, did not do so this time, sending a strong message ... of the resolution in the absence of automatic sanctions should Damascus refuse to let aid convoys have access to all areas, including those hit hardest. "Half the country's people need urgent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1433816/un-finally-backs-resolution-calling-aid-convoys-be-granted-access-across
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Mediator Lakhdar Brahimi apologises for lack of progress in Syria talks

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:26am by Reuters

    ... talks. The final session lasted just half an hour. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1428715/mediator-lakhdar-brahimi-apologises-lack-progress-syria-talks
  10. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... Syrians, or nearly half the country's population, needed help. Amos has repeatedly expressed frustration that violence and red tape have slowed humanitarian aid deliveries to a trickle. Last ...

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

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