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  1. News - China

    French minister to visit Beijing over Syria

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 09:57am

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Syria will be under discussion in Beijing on Sunday as the French foreign minister seeks diplomatic support for his country's stance on the confilict French foreign minister Laurent Fabius will visit China to discuss Syria on Sunday, his ministry said, amid ongoing diplomatic efforts to end the crisis in the war-torn country. On his way back ...

  2. News - China

    China backs Russian plan for Syria chemical weapons

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 03:59pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China on Tuesday backed a Russian plan to head off threatened punitive US air strikes on Syria by destroying the regime’s chemical weapons. “We welcome ... in Syria, solving the Syria issue politically and safeguarding peace and stability of Syria and the region, the international community should give positive consideration to it,” he added. Officials ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria applies to join UN poison gas ban as Kerry, Lavrov meet

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva Talks begin on weapons elimination Syria applied on Thursday to sign up to the global ban on chemical weapons, as US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed a Russian plan under which Damascus would give up its arsenal of poison gas. The United Nations said it had received Syria’s application to join the Chemical ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Obama officials step up lobbying of Congress members over Syria strike

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

    ... 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 against Syria. The US says the government of Syrian President Bassar al-Assad used chemical weapons in an attack on August 21 near Damascus that killed 1,429 people, including more than 400 ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... Reuters in Geneva and Beirut US Secretary of State John Kerry flew into Geneva on Thursday to hear Russia’s plans to disarm Syria of its chemical weapons and avert US-led military strikes, an initiative that has transformed diplomacy in the two-and-a-half year old civil war. Kerry would insist any deal must force Syria to take rapid steps to show it is serious about abandoning its ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria agrees to hand over chemical weapons as France pushes UN ultimatum

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 10:50am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Moscow Syria agrees to dismantle such arms under international control; if it reneges, then it could face UN-backed military action to enforce the plan Syria agrees to hand over chemical weapons as France pushes UN ultimatum Momentum to avoid Western missile strikes on Syria intensified yesterday, as President Bashar al-Assad's regime accepted a plan ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Disposal of Syria’s chemical weapons fraught with difficulties

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Russia's proposal to place Syria's chemical weapons under international control would be troublesome to enact given it would require time and total co-operation from a secretive regime fighting for survival. Experts say the idea floated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday and accepted by Syria yesterday under which Syria's arsenal would be destroyed under ...

  8. News - World

    Obama wins backing for Syria strike from congressional leaders

    Posted Sep 04th 2013, 03:10pm by Reuters

    ... a political settlement to the Syria conflict, including a review of all forms of assistance to the rebels fighting to oust Assad. Secretary of State John Kerry initially told the committee he would ... France said foreign ministers of some of the G20 member states would convene on the sidelines of the meeting to discuss Syria. The conflict has divided the Middle East on sectarian lines, ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    How Kerry’s ‘off-the-cuff’ remark to Syria took off

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington How an 'off-the-cuff' remark took off At first it seemed like just another of John Kerry's musings - Syria could stop threatened US ... assured that there was "no serious proposal" to address Syria's chemical weapons stock on the table. But while Kerry was still in mid-flight, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Hollande under fire from all sides for Syria stance

    Posted Sep 10th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Paris Hollande under fire from all sides for Syria stance A French satirical television show this week portrayed President Francois Hollande left holding US President ... the United States in backing a retaliatory strike against Syria would give him new stature on the global stage, the last week has been a sharp shock. Public opinion is running strongly against him; ...




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