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  1. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... in the video spoke English with a London accent, and security services have launched a major attempt to find out who he is by analysing the video and seeking to identify him from among the estimated ... that investigators were looking at several British jihadi thought to be in the Raqqa area of Syria. One is Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a former rapper from London. He is the son of Abdel Abdul Bary, an Egyptian ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... team crosschecked 318,910 killings reported to five different sources, including the Syrian government and London-based monitoring group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. After excluding ...

  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

    ... president yet once again and that's what we're protesting." The names were being shared between, and read out by activists staging similar events in New York, London, Toronto, ...

  4. 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

    ... regaining control of the country," said Ayham Kamel of the Eurasia Group in London. A government seizure of Homs would be "the icing on the cake for [President Bashar al-] Assad", ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Internet videos show Syrian rebel forces using US anti-tank missiles

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London First images appear on the internet of anti-tank missiles in action, but Washington stays silent US weapons used by rebel forces Videos have appeared on the internet showing Syrian rebels using what appear to be US anti-tank rockets, the first significant American-built armaments in the country's civil war. They would signal a further widening ...

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    Kerry meeting with Syrian opposition in London

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 06:33pm by Associated Press in London

    ... Associated Press in London US Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Syrian opposition leaders and Russia’s top diplomat a day after saying the US could soon step up aid to rebels ... Minister Sergey Lavrov. Kerry is in London for a G8 foreign ministers’ meeting on Wednesday and Thursday. He arrived from the Middle East, where he held three days of talks with Israeli ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria torture photos lead to calls for war crimes charges

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 11:09pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Images of dead detainees show 'industrial-scale' brutality of the Assad regime, say prosecutors Torture photos lead to calls for war crimes trial ... experts commissioned by a London legal firm representing Qatar with about 55,000 digital images of 11,000 dead detainees since the start of the uprising in Syria in 2011. The images were on memory ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    European response to Syrian refugees ‘pitiful’, says Amnesty

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in London EU has only offered around 12,000 places to Syrian refugees as part of UN goal of securing 30,000 places, says Amnesty European leaders should “hang ... the London-based charity. Amnesty claims that the low chance of being granted asylum is forcing refugees to risk their life by undertaking dangerous boat and land crossings. The report contains an account ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Nations agree on no role for Assad in future Syrian government

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in London Nations agree on no role for Assad in government Western and Arab powers agreed with Syrian opposition leaders yesterday that President Bashar al-Assad should be excluded from any future government, but urged the rebels to take part in a peace conference in Geneva. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said after a meeting in London ...

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    Syrian opposition agrees to participate in Geneva peace talks

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 02:22pm by Reuters

    ... talks and the discussions in London at the end of October, should form the basis for further discussions. On Monday, the coalition’s statement said there must be a guarantee that relief agencies ...




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