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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    US confirms American carried out Syria suicide bombing

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

    ... as a terrorist group. The Times, citing law-enforcement officials, said he was aged in his 20s, of Middle Eastern descent and from Florida. He is believed to have spent two months in a training camp ...

  2. 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

    ... with exposure to chlorine”. “Syria’s apparent use of chlorine gas as a weapon – not to mention targeting of civilians – is a plain violation of international law,” said HRW deputy Middle East and North ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi apologises to Syrian people as he steps down

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:46pm by Reuters

    ... in the face of "impossible odds, a Syrian nation, Middle Eastern region and wider international community that have been hopelessly divided in their approaches to ending the conflict". ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria peace talks face major obstacles as fallout spreads across Middle East

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 11:35am by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse in United Nations The January 22 start of landmark Syria peace talks in Geneva will be difficult to keep as the war worsens and fallout spreads across the Middle East, analysts said. “At long last and for the first time, the Syrian government and opposition will meet at the negotiating table instead of the battlefield,” said UN leader Ban Ki-moon as he announced ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    UN to vaccinate 10.5 million children in Middle East against polio

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 06:22am by NYT

    ... million young children in the Middle East would get polio vaccinations over the next several weeks. The WHO has spent 25 years trying to eradicate polio. In recent years its presence had narrowed ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    LA gang members claim they have joined Assad’s forces in Syria

    Posted Mar 04th 2014, 10:47pm by WASHPOST

    ... … Front line, homie ALLEGED GANG MEMBER WINO "In Middle East, homie, in Syria, still gangbanging," says Creeper, in comments typical of the 21/2-minute video. The video, posted on the Middle East Media Research Institute's website, www.memritv.org is subtitled and contains strong profanity. The video could not be independently verified. The Middle East Media Research ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's Krak des Chevaliers Crusader fortress charred and battered in war

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by AFP

    ... of medieval fortresses from the times of the Crusaders, according to Unesco, the United Nations cultural organisation. Like other Crusader castles in the Middle East, it sits on top of a hill ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria misses another deadline for surrender of its chemical weapons

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 09:26pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Beirut, Lebanon Yet another chemical weapons deadline missed Syria claims it remains committed to destroying its chemical weapons arsenal by the middle of this year despite missing another deadline. The delay is being blamed on the war with anti-regime militants and flouts an agreement brokered last September to avert an United States' air strike, mooted after ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Bashar al-Assad sees no reason not to stand again for the Syrian presidency

    Posted Jan 20th 2014, 11:28pm by AFP

    ... of the consequences if his government lost the war. "Should Syria lose this battle, that would mean the spread of chaos throughout the Middle East," he said. He rejected any distinction between ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Captagon: the amphetamine fuelling Syria's civil war

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 11:05pm by GDN

    ... of illegal drugs. Separate investigations by the news agency Reuters and Time magazine have found that the growing trade in Syrian-made Captagon- an amphetamine widely consumed in the Middle East ...




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