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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    'Ice is breaking' in Syria talks, says UN mediator

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 10:50am by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva The ice is slowly breaking in peace talks between Syria’s warring sides, UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Wednesday, warning though that no substantive results were expected during this round. “The ice is breaking, slowly, but it is breaking,” Brahimi told reporters after a fifth day of talks in Geneva, which both sides described as “positive.” ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Transfer of Syrian chemical weapons complete: Pentagon

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:43am by Agence France-Presse in Washington and Reuters in Slaviansk

    ... secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby. “Cape Ray departed the Italian port of Gioia Tauro this afternoon for international waters in the Mediterranean Sea, where neutralisation operations will soon ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian government still using chemical weapons, says French foreign minister

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

    ... chemical weapons watchdog says that 92 per cent of Syria's stockpile has been shipped out of the country to be destroyed at sea. But Fabius said that Syrian facilities that produce chemical ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebels in Homs sign deal with military to give up most of stronghold city

    Posted May 04th 2014, 06:45am by AFP, GUARDIAN, AP, Reuters

    ... regaining control of the country," said Ayham Kamel of the Eurasia Group in London. A government seizure of Homs would be "the icing on the cake for [President Bashar al-] Assad", ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria conflict death toll reaches 150,344, human rights group says

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 09:47am by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... they’ve captured a border crossing with Turkey and a tiny slice of the coast that gives them access to the Mediterranean Sea. In addition to Kassab, al-Jarba also toured Latakia’s rebel-held ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria signs oil exploration deal with Russian firm

    Posted Dec 26th 2013, 02:45pm by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Allies pen agreement on exploration for oil in coastal areas of the Mediterranean sea Syria’s state news agency says the country’s oil ministry has signed a deal with Russian oil and gas company Soyuzneftegaz to explore in the Mediterranean Sea. SANA’s report on Wednesday did not say where the deal was signed, though it said the exploration will take place off ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Kerry asks Russia to pressure Syria on faster chemical arms removal

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 10:12am by Reuters

    ... that just 4 per cent of Syria’s deadliest chemical agents had been shipped out of the country for destruction at sea. Under a deal agreed by Russia and the United States after a sarin gas attack ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Experts doubt US claim Assad's forces launched deadly August sarin attack

    Posted Jan 16th 2014, 11:04pm by NYT

    ... and nerve agents are aboard a Danish ship, and Italy has agreed to serve as the transfer port to the US cargo vessel Cape Ray for eventual destruction at sea. ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian war refugees fight EU red tape

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:24am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Sicily Perilous journey across sea ends in frustration for many Syrians ensnared in European red tape After fleeing war, refugees face new battles for asylum Fifty ... coastguard rescue ship drew closer, the small boat came fully into view. Adrift at sea, the boat heaved with about 150 Syrians fleeing war. Smugglers had left them alone with a satellite phone ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria calls for money, vehicles to move chemical weapons

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 11:00pm by AP

    ... and Denmark have offered merchant ships to help transport chemicals and the US will provide a ship on which the most toxic chemicals can be destroyed at sea. Some three dozen private companies have ...




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