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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    US-led coalition ramps up strikes against Islamic State in Syria-Turkey border town

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:49am by Associated Press in Mursitpinar, Turkey

    ... special envoy for the coalition, retired Marine General John Allen, and Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg were in Turkey to press the country to join military operations. Turkish officials have said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1613492/us-led-coalition-ramps-strikes-against-islamic-state-syria-turkey-border
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian border town is 'about to fall', warns Turkey

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:17am by Reuters

    ... Turkey would act if there were threats to Turkish soldiers guarding an historic site in Syria that Ankara regards as its territory. But so far Turkey has made no move to get involved ... unable to get in touch with anyone," added Pizzaballa, the guardian of the Catholic Church's sites in the Holy Land. Agence France-Presse ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1611780/syrian-border-town-about-fall-warns-turkey
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's Bashar al-Assad makes rare public appearance for Eid prayers

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by AFP

    ... of the Muslim nation," he said. "But Eid has not entered our homes because the West and its Arab collaborators decided to make our country a battlefield … and implement interests ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1609771/syrias-bashar-al-assad-makes-rare-public-appearance-eid-prayers
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    UN rights chief slams Syria ‘paralysis’ as death toll tops 191,000

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... on Thursday lashing out at the UN Security Council for what she called a lack of resolve in ending crises, Pillay said in a statement the dwindling global interest in Syria was “scandalous”. “I deeply ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579370/un-rights-chief-slams-syria-paralysis-death-toll-tops-191000
  5. 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

    ... possible this safe and incident-free transfer,” Kirby said. “He extends a special thanks to the men and women of the Cape Ray, Naval Forces Europe, and US European Command teams ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545328/transfer-syrian-chemical-weapons-complete-pentagon
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Chemical weapons inspectors safe after convoy attacked in central Syria

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:10pm by AP

    ... for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said its team was travelling to the site of an alleged chlorine gas attack site when the convoy was attacked. The OPCW had sent a team to Damascus to investigate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1520145/chemical-weapons-inspectors-safe-after-convoy-attacked-central-syria
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Human Rights Watch says evidence 'strongly suggests’ Syria regime used chlorine gas

    Posted May 13th 2014, 04:18pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... the chlorine is delivered by barrel bombs dropped from helicopters, which only the government possesses. HRW said video of barrel bomb remnants at the site of the attacks showed canisters with the code ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511235/human-rights-watch-says-evidence-strongly-suggests-syria-regime-used
  8. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and a former secretary of the group's scientific advisory board. "It can mean the Syrian government doesn't have them, ... al-Assad. Meanwhile Italy said the southern port of Gioia Tauro will be the site for the transfer to a US ship of chemical weapons materials from Syria. The first load of materials for poison gas ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1407154/experts-doubt-us-claim-assads-forces-launched-deadly-august-sarin-attack
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's Krak des Chevaliers Crusader fortress charred and battered in war

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by AFP

    ... war Columns are blackened with soot and vaults have crumbled in one of the courtyards of Syria's the Krak des Chevaliers, a Crusader castle that is a Unesco World Heritage Site ... The Krak was inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage Site list in 2006, one of six such Syrian sites. Last year, Unesco decided to add all six to its World Heritage in Danger list, including the Old ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1454912/syrias-krak-des-chevaliers-crusader-fortress-charred-and-battered-war
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Push from Syria’s ‘southern front’ aims to overwhelm Assad regime

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 09:59pm by GDN

    ... the existence of the centre and of reportedly US CIA-run rebel training facilities in northern Jordan. "I have never heard of this," Zuhdi Janbek, director of Jordan's special branch, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1447266/push-syrias-southern-front-aims-overwhelm-assad-regime

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