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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Renewed push at UN for Syria resolution followed by peace talks

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 10:58am by Reuters in United Nations

    ... Reuters in United Nations US President Obama called for larger diplomatic effort to end civil war US President Barack Obama appealed to the United Nations on Tuesday to back tough ... gas attack on August 21 that US officials say killed more than 1,400 people. In a bid to ensure Syria fulfills its promise, Obama’s challenge at the United Nations was to persuade world ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1317390/renewed-push-un-syria-resolution-followed-peace-talks
  2. SYRIA

    UN names envoy for Syria chemical weapons

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 04:31pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse in United Nations UN assistant secretary-general Sigrid Kaag to lead the UN’s joint mission with chemical weapons watchdog The head of the United Nations on Sunday ... at the UN Development Program, has served since 2007 as the regional director for the Middle East and North Africa with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Amman. The mission she is set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1331498/un-names-envoy-syria-chemical-weapons
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Besieged by Syrian rebels, Filipino UN peacekeepers vow to fight

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 05:42pm by AFP

    ... group of 43 peacekeepers from Fiji who have been taken hostage by the antiDamascus fighters, officials said. The United Nations Security Council "strongly condemned" the assaults ... release of all the detained United Nations peacekeepers" and urged countries with influence to help. Manila called for the "immediate release" of the Fijian troops ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581786/syria-refugees-top-three-million-rebels-un-face-after-kidnappings
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    UK ‘close’ to identifying James Foley’s executioner, as reports point to rapper

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:54pm by Reuters

    ... released by Islamic State militants last week, the British ambassador to the United States said, as UK media identified a former rap artist as a prime suspect. The masked knifeman shown ... 500 Britons believed to have gone to join the jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Britain's ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott, told CNN's State of the Union programme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580663/uk-close-identifying-james-foleys-executioner-reports-point-rapper
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Relief in US as Syrian jihadis free journalist hostage after James Foley’s killing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 12:49pm

    ... Associated Press in Washington Days after one American reporter's beheading, militants in Syria free another, prompting gratitude from John Kerry The United States has found something ... Curtis, who wrote under the byline Theo Padnos, was held in Syria for almost two years by the al-Nusra Front, until he was released into the custody of the United Nations under circumstances ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580526/american-journalist-held-syria-freed-qatar-exerts-influence-militants
  6. 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
  7. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... with it to foment fighting between rival rebel units and present himself as a secular bulwark against al-Qaeda and jihadi fanaticism. "I know the rumours," Mekdad said. "But to those who ...

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

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

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

    ... ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said during a reception at the Russian mission. The proposal was part of the US$65.8 billion overseas contingency operations request to Congress ...

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

    Rising number of Americans fighting in Syria worries FBI

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:45am by WASHPOST

    ... concern to US law enforcement and intelligence officials, said FBI Director James Comey. Comey said the FBI is worried that the Americans who have joined extremist groups allied with al-Qaeda in Syria will return to the United States to carry out terrorist attacks. Comey declined to give a precise figure for Americans believed to be involved in the Syrian struggle but said the numbers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1503703/rising-number-americans-fighting-syria-worries-fbi
  10. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... of Damascus and Douma to its northeast, and fighting flaring east of the capital, activists said. The United Nations says the poll will only complicate efforts to relaunch peace talks after two rounds ...

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

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