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  1. News - China - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Strike against Assad would also deter North Korea, US tells China

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, WU NAN

    ... Teddy Ng and Wu Nan Strike would also deter North Korea, US says The US called on China to support military action against Syria yesterday, saying the move was crucial to deter North Korea ... manner, and working hard to push for a political solution to the Syrian issue," Hong said. US President Barack Obama is soliciting support both at home and abroad for a military strike ...

  2. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Russia’s Putin to meet Turkey’s Erdogan for Syria talks

    Posted Dec 03rd 2012, 12:00pm by Agence France-Presse in Istanbul

    ... in October when Turkey intercepted a Syrian plane en route from Moscow to Damascus on suspicion that it had military cargo, drawing an angry response from Russia. Ankara said the cargo contained military equipment destined for the Syrian defence ministry. Moscow insisted it was dual-purpose radar equipment which was not banned by international conventions. Turkey, once an ally ...

  3. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Helicopter clipped tail of passenger jet

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 04:18pm by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... Associated Press in Beirut A Syrian military helicopter clipped the tail of a Syrian passenger jet with 200 people aboard in mid-air on Thursday, but the larger aircraft landed safely ... passengers were harmed,” the report said. The helicopter crashed southeast of Douma, a Damascus suburb that has witnessed repeated military crackdowns to purge fighters seeking to topple Assad. ...

  4. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Obama warns Assad on chemical weapons

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 09:04am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... political and military headway. “Facts on the ground indicate very clearly now that the Syrian opposition is gaining, politically and militarily. Every day they are gaining something,” Arabi said. ... Rights said. The monitoring group, which relies on a network of activists and medics in civilian and military hospitals, said 86 people – including 32 civilians, 32 rebels and 22 troops – were ...

  5. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Dozens killed as triple car bombs hit Syria's Aleppo

    Posted Oct 03rd 2012, 04:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi readied a fresh bid to end the bloodshed. Two car bombs exploded in quick succession around Aleppo’s Saadallah al-Jabiri Square near a military officers’ club and a hotel. A third bomb went off soon afterwards at the nearby Bab Jnein district at an entrance to the Old City, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a military source said. “A medical source ...

  6. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Syrian army, rebels set to fight to bitter end, says UN chief

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 03:11pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... body may offer a new strategy for peace. “Unfortunately both sides, government and opposition forces, seem to be determined to see the end by military means,” said Ban, speaking 18 months into the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule. “I think military means will not bring an answer,” he told reporters. He went on to call for “political dialogue reflecting the genuine ...

  7. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    US slams Syria for 'depraved' shelling of Turkish town

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 09:50am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... military action on its behalf. “The Assad regime has inflicted unconscionable suffering on its own people,” said National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor. “All responsible nations must make ... sending radios and other non-lethal equipment to Syria’s rebel forces but has expressed reluctance over any military intervention. Canada joined in the condemnation of Syria, with Foreign Minister ...

  8. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Children killed in Syria as violence rages: NGO

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 05:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... between the army and rebels overnight near a military headquarters in western Aleppo province, the Observatory said. In the capital, pre-dawn battles erupted in the eastern neighbourhood ...

  9. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Syria rebels kill 18 soldiers, fighting rages near Aleppo airport

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 07:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Aleppo

    ... Agence France-Presse in Aleppo Syrian rebels killed at least 18 soldiers in a car bomb and ground attack on a military position in Idlib province on Wednesday, as fighting also raged ... around five kilometres from the city’s airport, which remained fully operational, the Observatory said. Over the past several weeks, rebels have taken to attacking military airfields ...

  10. News - World - SYRIAN CRISIS

    Syria’s Aleppo pounded as civilian refuge ‘targeted’

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 05:15pm by Agence France-Presse in Aleppo

    ... hovering over the area. One man was killed in the northwestern province of Idlib, the Observatory said, as fierce clashes broke out in Idlib city between the rebels and military backed by aircraft. ...



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