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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Barack Obama seeks US$500 million from Congress to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:07pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington White House asks US Congress to approve US$500 million to train and arm fighters Obama seeks funds for Syria rebels The White House has asked lawmakers ... funding would serve "vetted elements of the Syrian armed opposition to help defend the Syrian people, stabilise areas under opposition control, facilitate the provision of essential services, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541552/obama-seeks-us500-million-congress-train-equip-syrian-rebels
  2. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... is a renewed push to provide Syria's badly divided and often ineffectual moderate, secular rebel groups with additional funds, upgraded weapons and intelligence support. The initiative, ... launch by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) of what they termed a spring offensive in the south of the nation. The offensive began days after they received new US weapons funding that may eventually ...

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

    ... year- 4,110 a day. Syria's neighbours are poorly equipped to deal with the influx, and humanitarian agencies face huge funding shortfalls.   Every two minutes: Eight children inside Syria ...

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

    Obama says US is considering new pressure on Syria’s Assad

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 02:06pm by Reuters in Rancho Mirage, California

    ... been providing US$660 million a year. While announcing his desire to lock in another five-year agreement, Obama did not say what funding level he would urge Congress to back. Frustrated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1428395/obama-says-us-considering-new-pressure-syrias-assad
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Captagon: the amphetamine fuelling Syria's civil war

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 11:05pm by GDN

    ... but almost unknown elsewhere- generated revenues of millions of dollars inside the country last year, some of which was almost certainly used to fund weapons, while combatants on both sides ... as saying this was likely. A former US Treasury official, Matthew Levitt, pointed out that the Iranian-funded, Lebanon-based militant group Hezbollah, which is robustly backing Syria's Assad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1405712/captagon-amphetamine-fuelling-syrias-civil-war
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    US warns Assad he must step aside to foster peace in Syria

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 10:40pm by Reuters

    ... President Bashar al-Assad of funding and even ceding territory to extremists in order to fuel fears of militant groups, Kerry said "nobody is going to be fooled." "They can bluster, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1407841/us-warns-assad-he-must-step-aside-foster-peace-syria
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Putin ‘does not rule out’ approving Syria strike with evidence Assad used poison gas

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 07:36pm by Reuters

    ... against a sovereign state. Any other approaches, means, to justify the use of force against an independent and sovereign state, are inadmissible,” he said, adding it would amount to aggression. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1303355/putin-does-not-rule-out-approving-syria-strike-evidence-assad-used-poison
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    France backs US on Syria action despite British refusal

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 11:37pm by Reuters

    ... told the newspaper. Each country is sovereign to participate or not in an operation. That is valid for Britain as it is for France Asked if France could take action without Britain, he replied: “Yes. Each country is sovereign to participate or not in an operation. That is valid for Britain as it is for France.” France, the former colonial power in Syria, has backed the opposition ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1300850/france-backs-us-syria-action-despite-british-refusal
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Deal for destruction of Syria chemical weapons difficult to implement, experts say

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 02:37pm

    ... is charged with implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention, which Syria asked to join amid growing calls for military action against Damascus. “The Executive Council has sovereign decision-making, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1310328/deal-destruction-syria-chemical-weapons-difficult-implement-experts-say
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    UN to vaccinate 10.5 million children in Middle East against polio

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 06:22am by NYT

    ... by the conflict's chaos and politics. The WHO, working with the UN Children's Fund and other aid groups, has organised a plan to administer repeated oral doses of polio vaccine in concentric ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1340632/un-vaccinate-105-million-children-middle-east-against-polio

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