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  1. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... and to support communities hosting refugees. In a clear acknowledgement that Syria and Iraq face a common threat, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki earlier "welcomed" strikes by Syria's ... that "some opposition groups have also attacked, threatened and refused to cooperate with humanitarian workers". In a grim assessment, she said: "Violence and attacks on civilians by all ...

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

    Ships return to dock as Syria chemical deadline missed

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

    ... The US-Russia deal for Syria to surrender more than 1,000 tonnes of chemical agents averted US-led military strikes after a chemical weapons attack on August 21 near Damascus that the United States says ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1393721/ships-return-dock-syria-chemical-deadline-missed
  3. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... with rebels raining mortars on parts of the capital firmly under government control and the air force striking opposition areas. Assad and his British-born wife Asma cast their ballots in central ... of these socalled elections", Nato head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. There was not let-up in the army's attacks on rebel-held areas, with air strikes pounding the towns of Daraya southwest ...

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

    Syria air defence force chief killed in combat near Damascus

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

    ... of Damascus, rebels still hold a number of towns and villages on the outskirts, despite a suffocating blockade and frequent air strikes and shelling. ...

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

    Syria announces presidential election as air strikes kill dozens in Aleppo

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 07:44pm by Reuters

    ... term days after he said his forces were winning the country’s civil war. Dozens of people have been killed in air strikes on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitoring group said ... Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes killed 29 people on Sunday, including women and children, in the southern Al-Ferdous district of Aleppo, a city that was once Syria’s largest and a major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1493686/syria-announces-presidential-election-air-strikes-kill-dozens-aleppo
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian government still using chemical weapons, says French foreign minister

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

    ... the threat of US air strikes last summer, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad agreed to dismantle his chemical weapons programme. Currently, a joint mission by the United Nations and the international ...

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

    Russia to veto Syria aid resolution, denounces draft as foundation for military strikes

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Moscow says Western-Arab draft resolution unacceptable as draft aimed to lay foundations for military strike Russia said on Wednesday it would veto a UN resolution on humanitarian aid access in Syria in its current form, denouncing the draft as an effort to lay a foundation for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Moscow had already ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426462/russia-says-will-veto-syria-aid-resolution-current-form
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    West fears discrepancies in Syria’s reporting of poison gas arsenal

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:39pm by Reuters

    ... also declared support for the OPCW investigation into the chlorine gas attacks. Under threat of US air strikes, Assad agreed with the US and Russia in September to dispose of his chemical ... forces who unleashed the sarin attack, the world's worst chemical strike in 25 years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508482/west-fears-discrepancies-syrias-reporting-poison-gas-arsenal
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Aid workers defy gunfire to evacuate civilians from Syrian city of Homs

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Operation comes a day after shelling and gunfire hit an aid convoy in besieged city Aid workers defy gunfire to evacuate civilian Syrian aid workers evacuated ... supplies to enter. State television said gunfire echoed around rebel-held areas in the city centre as aid workers helped women, children and elderly men leave after being trapped for more than 600 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1424629/aid-workers-defy-gunfire-evacuate-civilians-syrian-city-homs
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    44 people killed in Syria air strike: rescue workers

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 09:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Maaret Al-Numan

    ... Agence France-Presse in Maaret al-Numan At least 44 people were killed in an air strike on Thursday in the rebel-held town of Maaret al-Numan, rescue workers told a journalist at the scene. “We have recovered 44 corpses from under the rubble,” one rescue worker said. A medic had earlier told reporters that at least 20 people were killed and 30 were missing. According ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1064299/44-people-killed-syria-air-strike-rescue-workers

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