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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad: It will take one year and US$1 billion to destroy chemical weapons

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 10:13am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Syria president has agreed to hand over deadly arsenal Defiant strongman Bashar Al-Assad promised on Wednesday he would surrender Syria’s chemical ... plan to secure and neutralise his banned weapons in international law. In a confident interview with US network Fox News, Assad insisted that Syria was not gripped by civil war ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Chemical watchdog examines Syria weapons details

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 03:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus The world’s chemical weapons watchdog has begun on Saturday to examine details of Syria’s chemical arsenal supplied by the regime, as rebels agreed a truce with jihadists in a key border town. China urged a quick implementation of a landmark US-Russian deal to destroy Syria’s chemical stockpile, as the Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    New report highlights threat to aircraft from militants in Syria

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

    ... after the US Federal Aviation Administration issued a notice on Monday to US airlines banning all flights in Syrian airspace. The agency said armed extremists were "known to be equipped ... systems" (Manpads), which are dangerous to planes flying at lower altitudes or ones taking off or landing. The new report estimated that several hundred anti-aircraft missile systems were already ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    US says Russia ‘ignoring facts’ over Syria attack

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 01:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... foreign minister in Damascus, according to the official SANA news agency. Yet, this position is a direct a reversal of Lavrov’s remarks on Sunday, in which he specifically suggested any breach ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The United States on Tuesday accused Russia of ignoring the facts surrounding a poison gas attack in Syria, highlighting tensions between the West ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    US avoids setting ‘red lines’ after Syria chemical claims

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 10:23am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Syrian rebels' claims that 1,300 people were massacred in chemical weapons attack sparked new pressure on US The United States refused to set new ... that President Bashar al-Assad’s forces massacred 1,300 people in a chemical weapons attack near Damascus sparked new pressure for action on Capitol Hill. But the top US military officer, General Martin ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria dismisses US, UK chemical weapons claims as lie

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 10:41am by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... accusations to what he said were “qualitative changes on the battlefields” to the advantage of regime forces, RIA Novosti news agency reported. On Friday he said at a news conference in comments published by the Interfax news agency that chemical weapons were used by rebels and originated in Turkey. The Syrian opposition has stepped up pressure by urging the UN Security Council to take ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria ballistic missiles killing hundreds including children, watchdog says

    Posted Aug 05th 2013, 03:43pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Ballistic missiles used by the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad are killing many civilians, including children, an international rights group said ... have what the group described as a wide-area effect, and when used in populated areas cannot distinguish between civilian and military targets. The New York-based watchdog said “military ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    US confirms Syria has used Scuds against rebels

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 02:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... and other top ranking officials escaped unharmed, state television reported. Other bombings in the capital killed four people and wounded another 26, the observatory and news agency SANA reported. ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus The Syrian regime has fired Scud missiles at rebel forces trying to oust Bashar al-Assad, a US official said Wednesday, after Arab and Western states ...

  9. News - Asia - SYRIA

    Australian grandfather in tears at Syria photo of seven-year-old boy with severed head

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 10:43am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Image of Sydney-raised son of fugitive Australian Islamic State fighter, posing with rotting head of a soldier, has sparked outrage The grandfather of a boy ... countries,” she said. In brief opening remarks at the annual Australia-US Ministerial Consultations (Ausmin), Kerry agreed that “we do face new challenges”, pointing to foreign fighters who “learn ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Outrage over image of Australian boy with Syrian soldier’s severed head

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 11:02pm by AP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Australian man who fled to Syria with children taunts authorities with photographs of conflict Outrage over image of boy with soldier's severed head ... posing with three boys. Security agencies believe they are his children. All are holding guns and stand in front of the flag of the Islamic State militants that have seized swathes of territory ...




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