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  1. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... The Guardian in Damascus Assad West's 'ally' against jihad, minister says Syria is determined to "eliminate" the Sunni extremist group Islamic State, according to a senior minister. He urged Western countries to recognise "new realities" by joining the battle against terrorism and ending their support for rebels trying to overthrow President Bashar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554181/assad-wests-ally-against-islamic-state-jihadists-says-syrian-minister
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    ISIL ‘crucifies eight rival fighters’ in Syria

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:30pm by Reuters

    ... seizing the Iraqi city of Mosul on June 10 and sweeping towards Baghdad. In Syria, ISIL has battled with groups such as the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s official Syrian wing, in the uprising against ... and opposition activists by imposing harsh rulings against dissent, even beheading its opponents, in areas it controls. ISIL follows al-Qaeda’s hard-line ideology but draws its strength from foreign ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543166/isil-crucifies-eight-rival-fighters-syria
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    100,000 victims’ names read in global protest against UN inaction on Syria

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 08:49pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York 100,000 victims' names read in global protest Activists began reading the names of 100,000 people killed in Syria outside UN headquarters, in a modest launch of what they hope will be a global protest. A dozen Syrian- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524687/100000-victims-names-read-global-protest-against-un-inaction-syria
  4. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... in ruins after rebel forces pulled out last month following a devastating two-year siege. At least 162,000 people have been killed in Syria since an uprising against Assad's rule erupted ...

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

    US confirms American carried out Syria suicide bombing

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:01am by AFP

    ... is thought to have been behind a truck bombing against regime forces last Sunday in the northern province of Idlib. He went by the alias Abu Hurayra al-Amriki. Abu Hurayra refers to a companion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1522478/us-confirms-american-carried-out-syria-suicide-bombing
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Chemical weapons inspectors safe after convoy attacked in central Syria

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:10pm by AP

    ... Bashar al-Assad, accusing them of committing "terrorist crimes" against the UN staff and OPCW. After the incident, the OPCW's director general, Ambassador Ahmet Uzumcu, expressed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1520145/chemical-weapons-inspectors-safe-after-convoy-attacked-central-syria
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria air defence force chief killed in combat near Damascus

    Posted May 18th 2014, 08:18pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... have rarely been deployed for air defence. “The regime’s air defence force is to face a possible US attack, but in this war it is using its firepower against the rebels,” said Syrian Observatory for Human Rights director Rami Abdel Rahman. The army’s entire arsenal and forces are deployed in Damascus’s war against rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad, whose regime ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1515005/syria-air-defence-force-chief-killed-combat-near-damascus
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    France asks UN to refer Syrian war to International Criminal Court

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:04pm by Reuters

    ... in Syria to the International Criminal Court for possible prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The 15-member council is due to meet today to discuss the draft submitted on Monday and it could be voted on within days, diplomats said. But Russia- a veto-wielding council member and ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad- has made clear it is against such a move. Russia, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511342/france-asks-un-refer-syrian-war-international-criminal-court
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Human Rights Watch says evidence 'strongly suggests’ Syria regime used chlorine gas

    Posted May 13th 2014, 04:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... CL2 – the symbol for chlorine gas. The group acknowledged it could not “independently confirm” that the chlorine gas cylinders caught on film were packed in the barrel bombs that were dropped ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511235/human-rights-watch-says-evidence-strongly-suggests-syria-regime-used
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian government still using chemical weapons, says French foreign minister

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:34pm by AP

    ... weapons had not been destroyed, and he accused Assad's government of not being fully forthcoming with the West about its continued ability to use toxic chemicals against opponents. He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512155/syrian-government-still-using-chemical-weapons-says-french-foreign

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