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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Renewed push at UN for Syria resolution followed by peace talks

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 10:58am by Reuters in United Nations

    ... Reuters in United Nations US President Obama called for larger diplomatic effort to end civil war US President Barack Obama appealed to the United Nations on Tuesday to back tough ... gas attack on August 21 that US officials say killed more than 1,400 people. In a bid to ensure Syria fulfills its promise, Obama’s challenge at the United Nations was to persuade world ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1317390/renewed-push-un-syria-resolution-followed-peace-talks
  2. SYRIA

    UN names envoy for Syria chemical weapons

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 04:31pm by Agence France-Presse in United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse in United Nations UN assistant secretary-general Sigrid Kaag to lead the UN’s joint mission with chemical weapons watchdog The head of the United Nations on Sunday ... at the UN Development Program, has served since 2007 as the regional director for the Middle East and North Africa with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Amman. The mission she is set ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1331498/un-names-envoy-syria-chemical-weapons
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1266097/philippines-seeks-increased-protection-un-peacekeepers-golan-heights
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    UN says 3 peacekeepers abducted between Israel-Syria

    Posted May 17th 2013, 09:35am by Associated Press at the United Nations

    ... Associated Press at the United Nations Armed men broke into a UN outpost in a buffer zone separating Israel and Syria and abducted three UN military observers, the UN peacekeeping chief said on Thursday. Herve Ladsous said that the unarmed observers were held for about five hours and released unharmed on Wednesday morning. It was the third abduction of UN peacekeepers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1239598/un-says-3-peacekeepers-abducted-between-israel-syria
  5. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... of President Bashar al-Assad. For a fleeting moment this month, it seemed she had prevailed. Now Power, a former senior aide on the US National Security Council and a former war reporter born ... Diego and a former senior UN adviser on peacekeeping issues. "The stakes could not be higher." At the UN headquarters last week, Power, who turned 43 on Saturday, looked harried as she ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1316256/syria-poses-challenge-obamas-ambassador-un-samantha-power
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    UN seeks fresh Golan troops after Austria pullout

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 10:44am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations The UN force in the Golan Heights was thrown into disarray on Thursday after Austria withdrew its troops and two peacekeepers were injured ... according to diplomats. UN leaders held emergency talks to replace the 377 Austrian troops who make up more than a third of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF), which has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1255377/un-seeks-fresh-golan-troops-after-austria-pullout
  7. News - World - SYRIA

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

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 12:49pm

    ... Curtis, who wrote under the byline Theo Padnos, was held in Syria for almost two years by the al-Nusra Front, until he was released into the custody of the United Nations under circumstances ... release to insist it was determined to find those responsible for Foley's death and pursue the release of other hostages. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said: "So long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580526/american-journalist-held-syria-freed-qatar-exerts-influence-militants
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    UN rights chief slams Syria ‘paralysis’ as death toll tops 191,000

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 06:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva More than 191,000 people have died in Syria, United Nations rights chief Navi Pillay said on Friday, hitting out at “international paralysis” on the nearly three-and-a-half year conflict. Pillay said the death toll of 191,369, recorded between March 2011 when the war broke out and April this year, was nearly double that given a year ago, and was likely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1579370/un-rights-chief-slams-syria-paralysis-death-toll-tops-191000
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    UK ‘close’ to identifying James Foley’s executioner, as reports point to rapper

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 10:54pm by Reuters

    ... released by Islamic State militants last week, the British ambassador to the United States said, as UK media identified a former rap artist as a prime suspect. The masked knifeman shown ... 500 Britons believed to have gone to join the jihadists in Iraq and Syria. Britain's ambassador to the United States, Peter Westmacott, told CNN's State of the Union programme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1580663/uk-close-identifying-james-foleys-executioner-reports-point-rapper
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    New report highlights threat to aircraft from militants in Syria

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 08:48pm by Reuters

    ... in rebel arsenals. Mostly Russian and Chinese in origin, the weapons have been seized by Syrian opposition militias from government forces and smuggled in from nations sympathetic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1577016/new-report-highlights-threat-aircraft-militants-syria

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