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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria announces presidential election as air strikes kill dozens in Aleppo

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

    ... term days after he said his forces were winning the country’s civil war. Dozens of people have been killed in air strikes on the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitoring group said ... Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes killed 29 people on Sunday, including women and children, in the southern Al-Ferdous district of Aleppo, a city that was once Syria’s largest and a major ...

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

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

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

    ... Reuters in Moscow Moscow says Western-Arab draft resolution unacceptable as draft aimed to lay foundations for military strike Russia said on Wednesday it would veto a UN resolution on humanitarian aid access in Syria in its current form, denouncing the draft as an effort to lay a foundation for military strikes against President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Moscow had already ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1426462/russia-says-will-veto-syria-aid-resolution-current-form
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Israeli air strike hits Russian missile shipment in Syrian port of Latakia

    Posted Nov 01st 2013, 06:22pm by AP

    ... the RIA Novosti news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying. An Obama administration official confirmed the Israeli air strike but provided no details. Another security ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1345431/israel-bombs-syria-envoy-presses-peace-talks-bid
  4. News - China - SYRIA

    Xi Jinping warns Barack Obama not to launch strike against Syria

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng, Reuters, AFP

    ... Teddy Ng and Agencies in St Petersburg Xi tells Obama a political solution is only option and urges a 'second thought' before any strike China warns US military force will not solve crisis President Xi Jinping yesterday told his US counterpart Barack Obama not to resort to military strikes to tackle the crisis in Syria. Xi's remarks, made at a meeting between ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1305246/xi-jinping-warns-barack-obama-not-launch-strike-against-syria
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria’s Assad criticises US on strike threat in interview with China TV

    Posted Sep 23rd 2013, 05:11pm by Reuters in Beijing

    ... mandate, if Assad reneges on a US-Russia deal to put Syria’s chemical arms stockpiles under international control. Russia and the United States brokered the deal to avert US military strikes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1316031/syrias-assad-criticises-us-strike-threat-interview-china-tv
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Obama officials step up lobbying of Congress members over Syria strike

    Posted Sep 09th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Washington Administration seeks to persuade growing scepticism in Congress of need for a military strike against Bashar al-Assad's government Lobbying intensifies on Syria strike The White House yesterday launched a big push to rally members of Congress and the American public behind US President Barack Obama's plan for a military strike ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1306399/obama-officials-step-lobbying-congress-members-over-syria-strike
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Obama admits to deep divisions at home and abroad over Syria strike

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... deepen over U.S. strike US President Barack Obama yesterday acknowledged deep divisions at home and abroad over his call for military action in Syria- and conceded the possibility he will fail to sway the American public. He refused to say whether he would act without passage of congressional authorisation for a strike in response to the use of chemical weapons. Setting the stage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1305154/obama-admits-deep-divisions-home-and-abroad-over-syria-strike
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    John McCain supports 'limited' US strike on Syria, but wants more arms for rebels

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... 'limited' U.S. strike The White House's aggressive push for congressional approval of an attack on Syria appeared to have won the tentative support of one of President Barack Obama's most hawkish Republican critics, Senator John McCain, who said he supported a "limited" strike if the president did more to arm the Syrian opposition. After an hour-long meeting at the White ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1302762/john-mccain-supports-limited-us-strike-syria-wants-more-arms-rebels
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Obama back-tracks with decision to seek congressional support for Syria strike

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 09:42am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Washington After a week of pro-strike rhetoric, Obama stunned senior aides by deciding to wait for congressional support for military action Obama's turmoil ... military confrontation in the Middle East, perhaps with Iran. If he made the decision to strike Syria without Congress now, he said, would he get Congress when he really needed it? "He ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1300997/shock-move-obama-puts-syria-strike-hold
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria rebels voice disdain for Obama after climbdown on strike

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 07:47pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Aleppo Rebels say world does not care about Syria Rebel fighters have expressed disdain for US President Barack Obama after he backed away from striking over alleged chemical weapons attacks, saying the world does not care about Syria. Leaders of two rebel brigades in the northern city of Aleppo, speaking to AFP after agreeing to join forces, also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1310410/syria-rebels-voice-disdain-obama-after-climbdown-strike

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