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  1. 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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel extends thanks to Denmark, Italy and the US navy for the safe transfer of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile The transfer of Syrian chemical weapons from a Danish container ship to a US vessel was completed on Wednesday in an Italian port, the Pentagon said in a statement. The disposal process marks ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian war refugees fight EU red tape

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:24am by NYT

    ... and an emergency number in Italy. Captain Roberto Mangione shouted for everyone to stay calm as he positioned his coastguard ship alongside the listing trawler. The Syrians, pale and beleaguered, started ... in the south, living illegally in Italy, hiding from the police, as they tried to sneak past border guards and travel north to apply for asylum. Europe's broader policies on migration and asylum ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Experts doubt US claim Assad's forces launched deadly August sarin attack

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 11:04pm by NYT

    ... al-Assad. Meanwhile Italy said the southern port of Gioia Tauro will be the site for the transfer to a US ship of chemical weapons materials from Syria. The first load of materials for poison gas and nerve agents are aboard a Danish ship, and Italy has agreed to serve as the transfer port to the US cargo vessel Cape Ray for eventual destruction at sea. ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    European response to Syrian refugees ‘pitiful’, says Amnesty

    Posted Dec 13th 2013, 03:20pm by Agence France-Presse in London

    ... places offered, 10,000 have been pledged by Germany. France has offered 500 places and Spain 30. Eighteen EU member states – including the UK and Italy – have pledged no places, said ... given by Awad, a 17-year-old from Damascus, whose boat loaded with around 400 asylum seekers sank in the Mediterranean while on its way to Italy. Awad, whose mother died in the accident, escaped ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Ships return to dock as Syria chemical deadline missed

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 10:37am by Agence France-Presse in Nicosia

    ... Weapons Under an internationally agreed plan, the chemicals will be taken to a port in Italy where they are to be transported to a US Navy ship specially fitted with equipment to destroy ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Nations agree on no role for Assad in future Syrian government

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:07am by AFP

    ... told reporters. "We believe that the state of war will simply lead to the implosion of the state of Syria." The London talks grouped Britain, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Loyal US ally Albania asked to destroy Syria's chemical weapons

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 10:30pm by NYT

    ... on … waste, is a tough sell BESAR LIKMETA, ALBANIAN JOURNALIST But after years of importing non-hazardous waste from richer neighbours such as Italy- a scheme that produced thousands of jobs and millions ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Foreign ministers vow to help 'balance' Syrian war

    Posted Jun 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... "secret decisions about practical measures to change the situation on the ground in Syria". Ministers from Britain, Egypt, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Kerry seeks to coordinate aid to Syrian rebels

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 04:57pm by Reuters in Doha

    ... that make up a pro-rebel alliance- France, Germany, Egypt, Italy, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Britain and the United States. “The goal of the meeting is to be very ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's Farouk al-Sharaa says neither Damascus nor rebels can win civil war

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of regular shelling, residents say. Meanwhile, an Italian and two other people were kidnapped near Syria's main port city of Latakia, Italy's Foreign Ministry said. It would not provide any ...




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