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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Evidence of deadly Syria chemical attack ‘undeniable’, says US

    Posted Aug 27th 2013, 04:23am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US Secretary of State condemns the use of chemical weapons on civilians in Syria as a "moral obscenity" US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday ... action. Obama, who withdrew troops from Iraq and is winding down the conflict in Afghanistan, has been reluctant to intervene in two and a half years of civil war in Syria. A Reuters/Ipsos poll ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    West seeks global backing for strike on Syria

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 09:39pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beirut But US and allies are on a collision course with China and Russia over action after gas attack The US and its allies are looking beyond the divided UN Security Council ... that regime in a matter of days." Additional reporting by Reuters, Agence France-Presse ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    UN meets after Syria chemical attacks ‘kill hundreds’

    Posted Aug 21st 2013, 05:22pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Amman UN Security Council calls an emergency meeting after Syrian opposition claim as many as 1,300 people are killed in gas attacks on the outskirts of Damascus Syria’s ... by freelance photographers supplied to Reuters, showed scores of bodies –some of them small children – laid on the floor of a clinic with no visible signs of injuries. Some showed people with foam ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Britain drafts military plans for Syria, recalls parliament

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:54am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in London Prime Minister David Cameron recalled parliament to debate Britain’s response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, after his spokesman said plans were being drawn up for possible military action. Cameron’s decision sets the stage for a tough parliamentary debate on Thursday that will culminate in a vote, the outcome of which remains uncertain. ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    UN inspectors reach Syria gas victims, despite coming under fire

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 08:21pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beirut UN chemical weapons experts interviewed and took blood samples on Monday from victims of last week’s apparent poison gas attack in a rebel-held suburb of Syria’s capital, after the inspectors themselves survived sniper fire that hit their convoy. Military chiefs from the United States and its European and Middle Eastern allies met in Jordan for what could ...

  6. News - World - MIDDLE EAST

    Israel launches strikes in Lebanon after rocket attack

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 11:28am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jerusalem Israel's air force yesterday bombed a militant base in Lebanon used by allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and radical Islamists in retaliation for a rare cross-border rocket salvo a day earlier. There were no reported casualties in the Israeli raid near the Rashidiyi Palestinian refugee camp between Sidon and Beirut, or the rocket strike on Thursday ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Obama cautions against US action over Syria gas attack

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beirut US president shies away from military action over gas attack, even though one year earlier he called chemical weapons use a 'red line' Obama cautions against Syria role US President Barack Obama called the apparent gassing of hundreds of Syrian civilians a "big event of grave concern" but stressed yesterday he was in no rush to embroil ...

  8. News - World

    US senators move to block help for Syrian rebels

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Four US senators have introduced legislation that would bar President Barack Obama from providing military aid to Syria's rebels, saying the administration had provided too little information about what they saw as a risky intervention. The bill woul ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    British security council unanimously backs action on Syria

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:16am by Reuters and Agence France-Presse

    ... Reuters in London, Amman and Agence France-Presse in The Hague Ban says UN inspectors need ‘four days’ in Syria Britain’s National Security Council unanimously backed action against Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday, a day after he set out the case for a targeted military strike. “The NSC (National Security Council) ...




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