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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

    ... 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 ... Agence France-Presse in Washington White House asks US Congress to approve US$500 million to train and arm fighters Obama seeks funds for Syria rebels The White House has asked lawmakers ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    US-led coalition ramps up strikes against Islamic State in Syria-Turkey border town

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:49am by Associated Press in Mursitpinar, Turkey

    ... and to Nato nations,” Stoltenberg said. “So it is important that the whole international community stays united in this long-term effort.” Cavusoglu said Turkey is prepared to play a bigger part once ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian border town is 'about to fall', warns Turkey

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:17am by Reuters

    ... in Istanbul. Clashes also took place in Ankara, with several police injured. In Geneva, angry Kurds held a protest at the United Nations, while in Brussels they invaded the European Parliament. ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's Bashar al-Assad makes rare public appearance for Eid prayers

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by AFP

    ... of the Muslim nation," he said. "But Eid has not entered our homes because the West and its Arab collaborators decided to make our country a battlefield … and implement interests ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Credibility of the world and Congress on the line over Syria, Barack Obama says

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... National Coalition said. With Obama in Europe, his national security aides were at the Capitol to argue for Congress' authority for limited strikes. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee ... credibility is not on the line," Obama said after arriving in Sweden for a two-day visit. "The international community's credibility is on the line and America and Congress ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Obama officials step up lobbying of Congress members over Syria strike

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Washington Administration seeks to persuade growing scepticism in Congress of need for a military strike against Bashar al-Assad's government Lobbying intensifies on Syria strike The White House yesterday launched a big push to rally members of Congress and the American public behind US President Barack Obama's plan for a military strike ...

  7. 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 ... to give up their weapons, but they refused. Meanwhile, talks were under way to release the Fijian hostages, according to the Pacific nation's prime minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, who said ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

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

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 12:49pm

    ... 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 ... release to insist it was determined to find those responsible for Foley's death and pursue the release of other hostages. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said: "So long ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    New report highlights threat to aircraft from militants in Syria

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:48pm by Reuters

    ... in rebel arsenals. Mostly Russian and Chinese in origin, the weapons have been seized by Syrian opposition militias from government forces and smuggled in from nations sympathetic ...




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