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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian opposition group yields to pressure, votes to join peace talks

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 10:37pm by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Beirut, Lebanon Opposition group yields, votes to join peace talks During the fractious weekend debates that ended with the main Syrian exile opposition coalition yielding to international pressure by dropping its refusal to hold peace talks with President Bashar al-Assad's government, tensions ran so high that one prominent coalition member slapped ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    US confirms American carried out Syria suicide bombing

    Posted May 31st 2014, 11:01am by AFP

    ... countries. Psaki could not give precise figures of how many Americans may be among them. But The New York Times said about 100 Americans were believed to have travelled to Syria, mainly to join ... as a terrorist group. The Times, citing law-enforcement officials, said he was aged in his 20s, of Middle Eastern descent and from Florida. He is believed to have spent two months in a training camp ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    United Nations Security Council endorses Syria chemical weapons resolution without dissent

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 09:15am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in New York China welcomes passage of resolution on chemical weapons, which does not threaten use of force if President Assad fails to comply with it U.N. council vote ... compliance. At the same time, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon announced long-sought peace talks are tentatively planned for November. The Security Council resolution is a compromise measure finalised ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria poses challenge for Obama's ambassador to UN, Samantha Power

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times As weapons talks loom, the stakes could not be higher for Obama's ambassador or the UN War reporter who must now work for peace Nearly a year before the world woke ... arrives in New York for the UN General Assembly. A woman known for her closeness to the president and the soaring prose of her Pulitzer Prize-winning book on genocide, A Problem From Hell , Power ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... The New York Times in Washington Obama admits to strong disagreements at home and abroad over call for military action in Syria as he prepares to address the American people Divisions ... enough to destabilise the Assad government. The New York Times, Associated Press ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia plays down uproar over Syria arms sales

    Posted May 17th 2013, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... missiles that could take out other nation’s fighter jets. The New York Times separately reported on Friday that Russia had sent Syria a shipment of upgraded Yakhonts anti-ship missiles that would ... powerful S-300 surface-to-air missiles that can take out fighter jets. The New York Times reported on Friday that Russia had also sent the regime a new batch of upgraded Yakhont anti-ship missile ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Philippines seeks increased protection for UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... The New York Times Philippines seeks increased protection for its troops in border zone as Syrian conflict worsens Manila may pull peacekeepers at risk in Golan The future of the United Nations peacekeeping force in the disputed Golan Heights was thrown into further doubt as the Philippines, which provides one-third of the force's soldiers, warned that it might withdraw ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian war refugees fight EU red tape

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 06:24am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Sicily Perilous journey across sea ends in frustration for many Syrians ensnared in European red tape After fleeing war, refugees face new battles for asylum Fifty ... process for residency permits, the first step in building a new life. "We are looking forward to having a room, not a house," she said. "Opening the door, closing the door. Being ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Relief in US as Syrian jihadis free journalist hostage after James Foley’s killing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 12:49pm

    ... after being held for seven months, according to The New York Times. Schrier told the newspaper he escaped through an opening in his cell wall, which he reached by standing on Curtis' back. ... by unspeakable tragedy, we are all relieved and grateful knowing that Theo Curtis is coming home after so much time held in the clutches of [the al-Nusra Front]," US Secretary of State John Kerry ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Agency approves plan to destroy chemical weapons outside Syria

    Posted Nov 17th 2013, 06:38am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Geneva Most of Damascus' chemical arms to be dealt with outside the country; no volunteers yet Plan approved to destroy Syrian arsenal, but where? The international chemical-weapons watchdog agency approved a plan for the elimination of Syria's chemical arms that calls for most of the arsenal to be destroyed outside the country, despite another ...




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