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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Relief in US as Syrian jihadis free journalist hostage after James Foley’s killing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 12:49pm

    ... release to insist it was determined to find those responsible for Foley's death and pursue the release of other hostages. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said: "So long as any American is held captive, the United States government will do everything in our power to bring them home safely." Curtis has written for the New Republic and in 2011 wrote a book ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580526/american-journalist-held-syria-freed-qatar-exerts-influence-militants
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    ISIL ‘crucifies eight rival fighters’ in Syria

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:30pm by Reuters

    ... the Observatory said, a term ISIL uses to refer to rival combatants whom it accuses of being controlled by Western powers. ISIL also crucified another man in the province in al-Bab town near the Turkish ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543166/isil-crucifies-eight-rival-fighters-syria
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Three years after revolt to topple him began, Assad retains grip on power

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:54am by WASHPOST

    ... grip on power stronger than ever Three years into the revolt against his rule, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is in a stronger position than ever before to quell the rebellion against his rule by Syrians who rose up to challenge his hold on power, first with peaceful protests and later with arms. Aided by the steadfast support of his allies and the deepening disarray of his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1449582/three-years-after-revolt-topple-him-began-assad-retains-grip-power
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad certain of crushing win in Syria's controversial presidential vote

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:39pm by AFP

    ... of abortive negotiations. The exiled opposition has made Assad's departure from power a precondition for any negotiated settlement and his re-election for a new seven-year term is likely to scupper any hope of getting them back to the negotiating table any time soon. "Dictators are not elected, they hold power by force and fear- the only motivations that Syrians have to show up ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524438/assad-certain-crushing-win-syrias-controversial-presidential-vote
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    100,000 victims’ names read in global protest against UN inaction on Syria

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 08:49pm by AFP

    ... which have vetoed four resolutions on Syria, and Western powers have paralysed Security Council efforts to find a solution to the conflict. Activists said they chose the location so the Security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524687/100000-victims-names-read-global-protest-against-un-inaction-syria
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi apologises to Syrian people as he steps down

    Posted May 14th 2014, 08:46pm by Reuters

    ... powers have backed opposing sides in the civil war that has so far killed at least 150,000 people, with Russia and Iran supporting President Bashar al-Assad and Western powers and Gulf Arab ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1512152/un-mediator-lakhdar-brahimi-apologises-syrian-people-he-steps-down
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    West fears discrepancies in Syria’s reporting of poison gas arsenal

    Posted May 09th 2014, 09:39pm by Reuters

    ... ambassador Samantha Power, French ambassador Gerard Araud and British envoy Peter Wilson condemned recent chlorine gas attacks, which the West blames on Assad's forces. The three Western envoys ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1508482/west-fears-discrepancies-syrias-reporting-poison-gas-arsenal
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria announces presidential election as air strikes kill dozens in Aleppo

    Posted Apr 21st 2014, 07:44pm by Reuters

    ... A further five died in barrel bomb attacks in the village of Tlajabin, it added. Western powers have condemned the use of barrel bombs as a war crime, but they continue to fall nearly every day ... is due by July, though the international powers that back Assad’s opponents have described plans to hold it as a “parody of democracy”. Assad has not said whether he will stand in the election, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1493686/syria-announces-presidential-election-air-strikes-kill-dozens-aleppo
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Dozens killed in Syria bloodshed as watchdog probes chlorine attacks

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 09:22pm by AFP

    ... for presidential polls next month expected to return President Bashar al-Assad to power despite the civil war, which has left vast swathes of the country out of his control. On Tuesday morning, a barrage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1500194/dozens-killed-syria-bloodshed-watchdog-probes-chlorine-attacks
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria poses challenge for Obama's ambassador to UN, Samantha Power

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... up to images of Syrians dying in a chemical weapons attack, Samantha Power was quietly pushing US President Barack Obama for a military strike to stop the "grotesque tactics" of President Bashar al-Assad. For a fleeting moment this month, it seemed she had prevailed. Now Power, a former senior aide on the US National Security Council and a former war reporter born ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1316256/syria-poses-challenge-obamas-ambassador-un-samantha-power

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