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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China urges restraint on Turkey-Syria border tensions

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 10:03am by Reuters in Shanghai

    ... Reuters in Shanghai China’s Foreign Ministry urged Turkey and Syria to exercise restraint amid mounting border tensions which saw Turkish artillery hit targets inside Syria after a mortar bomb fired from Syrian territory killed five Turkish civilians. “We appeal to all relevant sides including Turkey and Syria to exercise restraint and refrain from taking any action ...

  3. News - China

    China backs ‘transition’ in Syria, opposes intervention

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 03:16pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... Reuters in Beijing China backs a “political transition” in Syria to end worsening bloodshed after 18 months of unrest, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi said on Wednesday while repeating Beijing’s opposition to forceful foreign intervention in the crisis. Yang gave no details of what he meant by a transition in Syria, where the government of President Bashar al-Assad has ...

  4. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, March 10, 2013

    Posted Mar 10th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... native Jordan to face terrorism charges. Reuters   UN peacekeepers freed after Syria capture AMMAN- Twenty-one United Nations peacekeepers captured by Syrian rebels and held for three days ... rebel brigade on Wednesday. Reuters   Nigeria Islamist group kills foreign hostages DUBAI- Nigeria-based Islamist group Ansaru said it had killed seven foreign hostages it seized on February ...

  5. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs, February 12, 2013

    Posted Feb 12th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... to the Middle East and Pakistan, is receiving intensive care treatment in hospital in Manchester. Reuters   Rebels take dam amid calls for Assad to go AMMAN/BEIRUT- Rebels have captured Syria's ... On the Turkish border, nine people were killed when a car arriving from rebel-held territory in northwestern Syria blew up at the Reyhanli crossing. Reuters   Blast in Russian coal mine kills 18 MOSCOW- ...

  6. News - World

    Syria rebukes Erdogan's 'repression'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beirut Syria rebukes Erdogan's 'repression' Syria gleefully turned the tables on Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan over his response to anti-government demonstrations, calling on him to halt the violent repression of peaceful protests or resign. Erdogan, a former ally of Bashar al-Assad, turned against him after the Syrian president sought to crush ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria rebels meet UN Security Council to end Assad support

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 11:43am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... Reuters at the United Nations UN says more than 100,000 killed in Syrian conflict Syrian rebel leaders met with the UN Security Council for the first time on Friday to discuss the country’s two-year war and appealed to Russia to stop its powerful political and military support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government. The 15-member Security Council has been ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US congressional hurdles lifted on arming Syrian rebels

    Posted Jul 23rd 2013, 01:10pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington President Barack Obama will move forward with a plan for the United States to arm the struggling Syrian rebels after some congressional concerns were eased, officials said on Monday. “We believe we are in a position that the administration can move forward,” House of Representatives Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers said. The White House announced ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Israel warns US about Russian arms sale to Syria

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:43pm by Reuters in Washington, United States

    ... Reuters in Washington, United States Israel warned the United States in recent days that Russia plans to sell advanced ground-to-air missile systems to Syria despite Western pressure on Moscow to hold off on such a move, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. The newspaper said US officials had confirmed they were analysing the Israeli reports but would not comment ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Kerry seeks to coordinate aid to Syrian rebels

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 04:57pm by Reuters in Doha

    ... Reuters in Doha Washington wants Western and Arab allies to commit to directing all aid to Syrian rebels through the Western-backed Supreme Military Council, a senior US official said before talks in Qatar on Saturday, to try to reduce the power of jihadi groups. Speaking before US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Doha for the meeting with European and Arab foreign ...




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