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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria needs more time needed to end conflict, says Assad

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 03:55pm

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Syria's President Bashar al-Assad vowed in comments broadcast on Wednesday that his forces would win the conflict ravaging Syria but that more time ... within Syria to receive those displaced by the conflict. “Talk of buffer zones firstly is not on the table and secondly it is an unrealistic idea by hostile countries and the enemies of Syria ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1025470/syria-needs-more-time-needed-end-conflict-says-assad
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    More than 100,000 killed in Syrian war, says human rights group

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 06:46pm by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... Associated Press in Beirut More than 100,000 people have been killed since the start of Syria’s conflict over two years ago, an activist group said on Wednesday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has been tracking the death toll in the conflict through a network of activists in Syria, released its death toll at a time when hopes for a negotiated settlement ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1269544/more-100000-killed-syrian-war-says-human-rights-group
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    UN warns of plight of women, children in Syria’s Homs

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 04:33pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut The UN sounded the alarm on Saturday about the plight of women and children in Syria’s Homs, urging all parties in the conflict to enable access to some ... in safety and in dignity”. Homs has suffered some of the worst violence in Syria’s 28-month conflict. This week, government forces overran Khaldiyeh district, one of the rebels’ last bastions ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1294107/un-warns-plight-women-children-syrias-homs
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    UN says Syria conflict a humanitarian catastrophe

    Posted Apr 19th 2013, 09:24am by Reuters at the United Nations

    ... Amos and UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres told the UN. Security Council. It was a rare public briefing of the Security Council on the conflict in Syria, which was called for by Australia, and Amos pleaded for the 15 council members to “take the action necessary to end this brutal conflict.” “The situation in Syria is a humanitarian catastrophe with ordinary people paying ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1218073/un-says-syria-conflict-humanitarian-catastrophe
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    French defence minister urges Syrian power transfer

    Posted Feb 16th 2013, 05:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Dubai

    ... National Council said it refused to accept Assad in any talks on ending Syria’s 23-month conflict, as part of a “framework” it has drawn up for a political solution. China and Russia have blocked ... Agence France-Presse in Dubai French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Saturday called for urgent action to bring about a power transfer in Syria that excludes President Bashar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1151764/french-defence-minister-urges-syrian-power-transfer
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria’s Assad ‘sure of victory’ over rebels

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 03:59pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... on Thursday. “If we in Syria were not sure of victory, we would not have had the will to resist nor been able to persevere in the face of more than two years of aggression,” he said. “I have great ... of the main northern city of Aleppo. The 28-month conflict has killed more than 100,000 people, according to the United Nations, but UN efforts to convene a Russian- and US-backed peace conference ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1293575/syrias-assad-sure-victory-over-rebels
  7. News - World

    Lebanon issues warning after Syria helicopter attack

    Posted Jun 13th 2013, 11:33am by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... attacks from Syria after a helicopter gunship struck an eastern town, ratcheting up tensions amid US-British talks on the conflict. In Washington, Secretary of State John Kerry and his British ... to do more” to save lives in Syria, calling the conflict “the most urgent crisis anywhere in the world today” and a grave regional threat. Kerry insisted the goal of diplomatic efforts ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1259723/lebanon-issues-warning-after-syria-helicopter-attack
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Nine Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped in Syria freed

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 02:47pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... in the kidnapping. The pre-dawn abduction prompted Turkey to urge its citizens to leave the country, and raised new fears about the impact of Syria’s conflict on neighbouring Lebanon. About a week after ... by rebels in Syria last year have been released, with signs that two Turkish pilots whose abduction was linked to their capture may also be freed. “The nine Lebanese held in Syria are on their way ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1335208/nine-lebanese-pilgrims-kidnapped-syria-freed
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    At least 31,000 killed in Syria conflict, says watchdog

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 09:24pm by Agence France-Presse in Beirut

    ... But the tallies do not count the many unidentified victims of the bloody conflict. “Our count excludes hundreds of bodies found in towns and cities across Syria, but whose identities we have been unable ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut Violence across Syria has killed at least 31,022 people, most of them civilians, since the outbreak of an anti-regime revolt in March last year, a monitoring ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1052526/least-31000-killed-syria-conflict-says-watchdog
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria sees deadliest month yet, 6,000 killed

    Posted Apr 02nd 2013, 11:00am by Associated Press in Beirut

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Anti-regime activist group blames increase on heavier shelling and more violent clashes March was the bloodiest month yet in Syria’s two-year-old conflict ... The numbers, while provided by only one group, support the appraisal of the conflict offered by many Syria watchers: The civil war is largely a military stalemate that is destroying the country’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1205372/syrias-sees-deadliest-month-yet-6000-killed

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