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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    United States, China agree on need for binding Syria resolution, says official

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York 'US, China agree on Syria resolution' The United States and China are in strong agreement on the need for the 15-member UN Security Council to quickly adopt a mandatory and binding resolution on eradicating Syria's chemical weapons arsenal, a senior US official said yesterday. US Secretary of State John Kerry met Foreign Minister Wang Yi for about ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria applies to join UN poison gas ban as Kerry, Lavrov meet

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva Talks begin on weapons elimination Syria applied on Thursday to sign up to the global ban on chemical weapons, as US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed a Russian plan under which Damascus would give up its arsenal of poison gas. The United Nations said it had received Syria’s application to join the Chemical ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia, US work on deal to disarm Syria of chemical weapons

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 10:44am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva and Beirut US Secretary of State John Kerry flew into Geneva on Thursday to hear Russia’s plans to disarm Syria of its chemical weapons and avert US-led military strikes, an initiative that has transformed diplomacy in the two-and-a-half year old civil war. Kerry would insist any deal must force Syria to take rapid steps to show it is serious about abandoning its ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria chemical weapons attack killed 1,429, says Kerry

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 02:17am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US Secretary of State says world cannot let Assad get away with chemical attack US Secretary of State John Kerry made clear on Friday that the United States would punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the “brutal and flagrant” chemical weapons attack that it says killed more than 1,400 people in Damascus last week. Kerry said it was essential ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Putin refuses to be swayed by Obama over need for military action on Syria

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 07:59pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in St Petersburg Poison gas attack issue overshadows summit as US president is pressured by Russia and the UN Obama's defiance causes split at G20 Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin failed yesterday to end their bitter dispute over US plans for military action in Syria, as half of the G20 called for a "strong" response to a chemical weapons ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Putin ‘does not rule out’ approving Syria strike with evidence Assad used poison gas

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 07:36pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia did not rule out approving a military operation in Syria if clear evidence showed Damascus had carried out chemical weapons attacks, but said any attack would be illegal without UN support. In an interview with AP and Russia’s First Channel, released the day before a G20 leaders’ meeting in St Petersburg, Putin said he ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    France backs US on Syria action despite British refusal

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 11:37pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Paris Hollande says punitive action must be taken over gas attack President Francois Hollande said a British parliamentary vote against taking military action in Syria would not affect France’s will to act to punish Bashar al-Assad’s government, which it blamed for a chemical attack on civilians. Hollande told the daily Le Monde he still supported taking firm punitive ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    UN says chemical weapons inspectors to visit three Syrian sites

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 03:49am by Reuters

    ... Reuters at the United Nations Syria has agreed to allow UN inspectors to visit three sites to investigate accusations of chemical weapons use during the country’s 2-year-old civil war, the United Nations said on Wednesday. The head of a UN chemical weapons investigation team, Ake Sellstrom, and the head of the UN Office of Disarmament Affairs, Angela Kane, visited Damascus last ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Daughter defends US woman killed in Syria

    Posted Jun 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Flint, Michigan Slain US woman 'not a terrorist' The daughter of a 33-year-old American woman who converted to Islam and was killed in fighting in Syria last week insisted her mother was "not a terrorist", although the dead woman's father said he had expressed concerns about her to the FBI. Syrian state media said Nicole Mansfield, a single ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Inspectors arrive in Syria to oversee destruction of chemical weapons

    Posted Oct 01st 2013, 10:44am by Reuters, AP

    ... to the United Nations said Moualem's comment was "as disingenuous as it is offensive". Reuters, Associated Press ...




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