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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hundreds protest over Syrian conflict in New York’s Times Square

    Posted Aug 30th 2013, 10:13am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York Hundreds of people protested at New York’s Times Square on Thursday over possible US plans to strike Syria’s regime which it believes to be behind a deadly ... Manhattan Square. “US, Nato, hands off Syria,” chanted hundreds of protesters, weaving through thousands of tourists, some carrying pictures of Assad, and some just declaring themselves against ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad’s forces bombard rebel districts after US-Russia arms deal

    Posted Sep 15th 2013, 09:22pm

    ... of his weaponry in the past. Its concern, it says, is to prevent Assad’s Western and Arab enemies from imposing their will on Syria. And Moscow, like Assad, highlights the role of al Qaeda-linked ... in the event of Syria’s failure to comply, Western leaders said only the credible prospect of being bombed had persuaded Assad to agree to give up weaponry which he had long denied ever having, let ...

  3. 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

    ... Reuters in Moscow Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia did not rule out approving a military operation in Syria if clear evidence showed Damascus had carried out chemical weapons ... points since the end of the cold war over numerous issues including violence in Syria, where Russia has been President Bashar al-Assad’s most powerful protector. Putin’s comments appeared ...

  4. News - World

    UN rejects suggestion it’s pulling out of Syria to allow strikes

    Posted Sep 01st 2013, 08:25am by Reuters

    ... Reuters at United Nations The United Nations on Saturday vehemently rejected suggestions that it was somehow stepping aside to allow US air strikes on Syria over an alleged chemical attack, saying its humanitarian work in the conflict-ravaged nation would continue. “I have seen all kinds of reporting suggesting that the departure of the chemical weapons team somehow opens ...

  5. News - China

    Beijing cool on France’s UN draft on Syrian chemical arms

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 05:28pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing China responded coolly yesterday to a French draft resolution at the UN Security Council to control Syria's chemical weapons, saying any decisions must be based on consensus and promote a peaceful resolution. The draft demands that Syria make a complete declaration of its chemical weapons programme within 15 days and immediately open all related ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA: ANALYSIS

    Defeat for Cameron over Syria spells humiliation and isolation

    Posted Aug 31st 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... action on Syria, a defeat which dealt a severe blow to the "special relationship" with the United States. By just 13 votes, lawmakers threw out an anodyne motion urging an international ... is likely to bear most responsibility for the result. He reportedly encouraged Barack Obama to pledge action over Syria. But now the US president is left to pursue a military option without his ...

  7. News - China

    China ‘gravely concerned’ about military attack on Syria

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 06:32pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beijing Beijing was “gravely concerned” about the prospect of “unilateral military actions” against Syria, it said on Monday, adding no measures should be taken ... for a political solution to the Syrian crisis. Over the course of the conflict it has joined with fellow UN Security Council member Russia in blocking resolutions supported by Washington and its allies. ...

  8. News - World

    Graphic videos of Syria victims surface as White House presses case for strike

    Posted Sep 08th 2013, 08:04pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse The Obama administration has shown graphic videos of Syrians in the aftermath of a chemical attack to a select group of senators in closed-door briefings to make the case that a limited military attack on the country is justified. A U ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    France backs US on Syria action despite British refusal

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

    ... Reuters in Paris Hollande says punitive action must be taken over gas attack President Francois Hollande said a British parliamentary vote against taking military action in Syria would ... “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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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