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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria announces presidential election as air strikes kill dozens in Aleppo

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 07:44pm by Reuters

    ... term days after he said his forces were winning the country’s civil war. Dozens of people have been killed in air strikes on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitoring group said ... Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes killed 29 people on Sunday, including women and children, in the southern Al-Ferdous district of Aleppo, a city that was once Syria’s largest and a major ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1493686/syria-announces-presidential-election-air-strikes-kill-dozens-aleppo
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Barack Obama seeks US$500 million from Congress to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:07pm by AFP

    ... and to support communities hosting refugees. In a clear acknowledgement that Syria and Iraq face a common threat, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki earlier "welcomed" strikes by Syria's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541552/obama-seeks-us500-million-congress-train-equip-syrian-rebels
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    US may use drones on extremists to stop Syria becoming terror haven

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... on Syrian extremists The CIA is secretly targeting Islamic extremists in Syria for possible lethal drone strikes as part of a contingency plan to protect the US and its allies in the event the turmoil there worsens, current and former US officials say. President Barack Obama has not authorised drone missile strikes in Syria, and none are under consideration. But the CIA effort, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1192398/us-may-use-drones-extremists-stop-syria-becoming-terror-haven
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad certain of crushing win in Syria's controversial presidential vote

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:39pm by AFP

    ... with rebels raining mortars on parts of the capital firmly under government control and the air force striking opposition areas. Assad and his British-born wife Asma cast their ballots in central ... of these socalled elections", Nato head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. There was not let-up in the army's attacks on rebel-held areas, with air strikes pounding the towns of Daraya southwest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524438/assad-certain-crushing-win-syrias-controversial-presidential-vote
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia to veto Syria aid resolution, denounces draft as foundation for military strikes

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Moscow says Western-Arab draft resolution unacceptable as draft aimed to lay foundations for military strike Russia said on Wednesday it would veto a UN resolution on humanitarian aid access in Syria in its current form, denouncing the draft as an effort to lay a foundation for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Moscow had already ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426462/russia-says-will-veto-syria-aid-resolution-current-form
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    West fears discrepancies in Syria’s reporting of poison gas arsenal

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:39pm by Reuters

    ... also declared support for the OPCW investigation into the chlorine gas attacks. Under threat of US air strikes, Assad agreed with the US and Russia in September to dispose of his chemical ... forces who unleashed the sarin attack, the world's worst chemical strike in 25 years. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508482/west-fears-discrepancies-syrias-reporting-poison-gas-arsenal
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria air defence force chief killed in combat near Damascus

    Posted May 18th 2014, 08:18pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... of Damascus, rebels still hold a number of towns and villages on the outskirts, despite a suffocating blockade and frequent air strikes and shelling. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1515005/syria-air-defence-force-chief-killed-combat-near-damascus
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian government still using chemical weapons, says French foreign minister

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:34pm by AP

    ... the threat of US air strikes last summer, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad agreed to dismantle his chemical weapons programme. Currently, a joint mission by the United Nations and the international ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512155/syrian-government-still-using-chemical-weapons-says-french-foreign
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    US and Russia to urge UN to set Syria peace talks in November

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 02:44pm by Reuters in Nusa Dua

    ... beginning and we should welcome a good beginning,” he added. Kerry and Lavrov met at a resort on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit in Bali, Indonesia, where they signed an agreement on nuclear ... and then privately where they discussed ways to end Syria’s civil war and upcoming talks with Iran on ending a dispute over its nuclear weapons program. Kerry characterised his meeting with Lavrov as “one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1326394/us-and-russia-urge-un-set-syria-peace-talks-november
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Don't go it alone in attack against Syria, China tells US

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AP, AFP, Reuters

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Beijing opposes military action and says political resolution the only way to solve Syrian crisis China urges US not to strike alone China yesterday urged the US not to take unilateral action against Syria in response to last month's chemical weapons attack against civilians. This comes as nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and other ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1302109/dont-go-it-alone-attack-against-syria-china-tells-us

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