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  1. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... bombarded. The colonel said the army took the rebels by surprise on Thursday and seized the Krak after an operation that lasted about 12 hours. The Krak ranks as one of the best preserved examples ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia backs Syria in condemning closure of embassies in US

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 09:56pm by Reuters

    ... condemned the action as a violation of international diplomatic conventions in a statement carried by Syrian state television. [The US] has torpedoed the fundamental legal principle of consular work ... "torpedoed the fundamental legal principle of consular work by involving honorary consulates in political matters". US State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki rejected Syria's charge, ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... said. None of the Western or Arab states that have intelligence and military staff working at the centre, the Military Operations Command, had publicly acknowledged it, but the centre's ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Homs evacuations resume as Syria peace talks falter

    Posted Feb 13th 2014, 12:27pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... bring the total number of people given safe passage out since Friday to more than 1,400. They came hours after 190 food parcels and 4,700 kilograms of flour were taken into the besieged rebel ... prevented from heading to the destinations of their choice, and had been stripped of their standard issue identity cards. The evacuations have also been marred by violence in violation ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Mediator Lakhdar Brahimi apologises for lack of progress in Syria talks

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

    ... talks. The final session lasted just half an hour. ...

  6. 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

    ... applying more pressure to the Assad regime and we are going to be continuing to work with all the parties concerned to try to move forward on a diplomatic solution,” Obama said. Obama did ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia to veto Syria aid resolution, denounces draft as foundation for military strikes

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:31pm by Reuters

    ... told reporters that Russian UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told the council Moscow was prepared to work on some kind of resolution on aid access, but not the present draft. Russian Foreign ... that at present the international community must work together to relieve the humanitarian situation and should create favourable conditions for the conflicting sides to conduct dialogue and negotiation,” ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Aid workers defy gunfire to evacuate civilians from Syrian city of Homs

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:47am by AP

    ... traded accusations of responsibility for attacks which stranded a joint UN/Syrian Red Crescent team in central Old Homs for several hours after dark on Saturday. The convoy was targeted just ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia, US work on deal to disarm Syria of chemical weapons

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 10:44am by Reuters

    ... of Bashar al-Assad to make a complete, public declaration of its chemical weapons stockpiles quickly as a prelude to allowing them to be inspected and neutralised. This week’s eleventh-hour Russian ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia says Syria to ship more chemical weapons, attend talks

    Posted Feb 04th 2014, 06:56pm by Reuters

    ... that it is shielding the Syrian leader. Lavrov, who had long been seeking to bring Jarba to Moscow for talks, said Russia is working with all sides to aid the search for a solution and has been throughout ...




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