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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    US fears for life of woman aid worker held by Islamic State in Syria

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 10:14am by AP

    ... not forget” and vowed justice for Foley’s murder. In its annual report last November, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists estimated at least 30 journalists have been kidnapped or have ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Deadly explosion rocks Turkey-Syria border crossing

    Posted May 16th 2014, 01:24am by AP

    ... children. The Local Coordination Committees, another activist group, said a car bomb at the border crossing killed and wounded "many" people. In Turkey, a government official said 48 ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Mediator Lakhdar Brahimi apologises for lack of progress in Syria talks

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

    ... of Homs had raised hopes that had not been satisfied at the Geneva talks, involving opposition groups and representatives of President Bashar al-Assad. The head of the International Committee ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... of supplies. UN bodies and the International Committee of the Red Cross have said they are on standby with aid but are waiting for approval to move in. Syrian government forces meanwhile dropped barrel ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Half a million wounded in Syria’s war: ICRC

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 07:31pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Millions remain displaced and tens of thousands detained, ICRC said Half a million people across war-hit Syria have been wounded, many of them lacking access to basic healthcare and treatment, the International Committee for the Red Cross said on Sunday. Millions have also been displaced inside Syria and tens of thousands detained, ICRC chief Magne ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian opposition agrees to participate in Geneva peace talks

    Posted Nov 11th 2013, 02:22pm by Reuters

    ... talks with treason. With this resistance in mind, Monday’s statement said that a committee had been assigned to continue talks with revolution forces inside and outside Syria to explain its ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    US Senate limits Obama's Syria plan before crucial debate

    Posted Sep 06th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Senate limits Obama's Syria plan before debate The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a resolution authorising limited US military intervention in Syria, setting the stage for a contentious debate in the full Senate next week on the use of force. The committee voted 10-7 in favour of a compromise resolution that sets a 60-day limit on any ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria chemical weapons monitors awarded Nobel Peace Prize

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... this to the fore. The entire international community has been made aware of our work." Nobel Peace Prize committee head Thorbjoern Jagland said the award was a reminder to nations such as the US ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Credibility of the world and Congress on the line over Syria, Barack Obama says

    Posted Sep 05th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... National Coalition said. With Obama in Europe, his national security aides were at the Capitol to argue for Congress' authority for limited strikes. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee could vote on authorising the use of force as early as today, the first in a series of votes as the president's request makes its way through Senate and House committees before coming ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Obama's 'wordy' resolution on Syria short on details

    Posted Sep 03rd 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... support for military strikes in Syria. Secretary of State John Kerry and Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will testify to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in what will be one of the most high-profile political set pieces in Washington in weeks. Kerry, who used to run the committee and Hagel, a Republican who emerged as a fierce critic of former president George W. Bush's Iraq ...




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