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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    UN accuses Islamic State, Syrian government of committing war crimes

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 07:05pm by Reuters

    ... are placed on public display, often on crucifixes, for up to three days, serving as a warning to local residents." Deaths in custody in Syrian jails were on the rise and forensic analysis ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

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

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 12:49pm

    ... by Associated Press and dated July 18, 2014, Curtis sits cross-legged on a floor with his hands bound and appears to read from a sheet placed in front of him on the floor. Addressing the US and European ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Damascus enjoys relative calm this Ramadan as missiles subside

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 04:51am by AFP

    ... Damascenes can try to enjoy Ramadan, even though clashes still take place on the edges of the city. They can indulge in the pleasures of cafe society, linger late into the night, despite the violence ...

  4. 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

    ... attacks using chlorine gas have taken place, and Syrian state television acknowledged one such attack in Kafr Zita but blamed it on the jihadist al-Nusra Front. However, opposition activists say ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria announces presidential election as air strikes kill dozens in Aleppo

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

    ... said requests for nomination would be accepted until May 1. Voting for Syrians outside the country would take place at Syrian embassies on May 28, he said. Assad said in mid-April ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Freed French journalists tell of mock executions, beatings in Syria hostage ordeal

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:02pm by AFP

    ... placing guns on his temple or forehead. The journalists were regularly moved around, and Henin counted about 10 locations, in war zones and sometimes near the front line. To pass the time, Elias ...

  7. News - China - SYRIA

    Syria at ‘critical moment’, China tells opposition chief

    Posted Apr 17th 2014, 10:31am by Agence France-Presse in Beijing

    ... of negotiations following two abortive rounds of peace talks in Switzerland. “This is the first time for us to visit China and we have placed our hope on it,” Jarba told Wang. More than 150,000 people ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    UN chief to push ahead with Syria peace talks after negotiations end

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 09:18pm by AP

    ... spokesman Martin Nesirky said. "It should not really surprise anyone... that the parties have found it difficult to find a common voice. This is a process, not a single event taking place in one or two meetings... this is going to take a long time  UN spokesman Martin Nesirky "This is a process, not a single event taking place in one or two meetings... this is going to take ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Mediator Lakhdar Brahimi apologises for lack of progress in Syria talks

    Posted Feb 16th 2014, 05:26am by Reuters

    ... on an agenda for the next round when it does take place", Brahimi said. Opposition National Coalition spokesman Louay Safi said there was "nothing positive" to take from the week-long ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Homs evacuations resume as Syria peace talks falter

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 12:27pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... this chance won’t come again,” Erksoussi said. But Barazi said that with the relief operation due to end on Wednesday, a meeting was to take place to discuss the possibility of prolonging the truce ...




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