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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

    ... have come to a standstill while Russia and the United States struggle to reach an agreement that would be acceptable to both, diplomats say. A leader who slaughtered his citizens and gassed ... Lebanon’s capacity of assimilation, exceeding one fourth of Lebanon’s population.” Obama announced the United States would provide an additional $339 million in humanitarian aid to ease the Syrian ...

    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

    United States increases pressure to allow aid into 'starving' Homs

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 11:19pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Geneva Damascussayswomen and children can leave besieged city and that it will let in humanitarian assistance by arrangement with the UN Push to agree on aid for Homs The United States yesterday demanded that Syria allow aid into the "starving" city of Homs, as talks aimed at ending three years of civil war hit more trouble over the future of President Bashar ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1415339/united-states-increases-pressure-allow-aid-starving-homs
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    United States, China agree on need for binding Syria resolution, says official

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York 'US, China agree on Syria resolution' The United States and China are in strong agreement on the need for the 15-member UN Security Council to quickly adopt ... to act quickly and for OPCW (Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons) to similarly act quickly," the official said. Envoys from the United States, Russia, France, China ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1318658/united-states-china-agree-need-binding-syria-resolution-says-official
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    United States and Russia agree plan for Syria to give up chemical weapons

    Posted Sep 14th 2013, 07:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva President Assad given one week to provide details of chemical weapons US, Russia agree plan for Syria's weapons The United States and Russia yesterday ... with the accord. Obama said that if the regime of Assad did not live up to the deal, "the United States remains prepared to act". Kerry said the steps agreed to yesterday would be encapsulated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1309888/united-states-and-russia-agree-plan-syria-give-chemical-weapons
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian rebel group Dawud Brigade defects to Islamic State

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:41pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Gaziantep, Turkey Syrian rebel group defects to Islamic State A Syrian rebel brigade defected to Islamic State this week, a sign that the extremist group continues ... in Syria's Idlib province, arrived on Sunday in Raqqa, a city in northeastern Syria that Islamic State has made its main headquarters for more than a year. The defecting rebels moved in a convoy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550554/syrian-rebel-group-dawud-brigade-defects-islamic-state
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    Barack Obama seeks US$500 million from Congress to train, equip Syrian rebels

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 01:07pm by AFP

    ... air force on the Syrian side of the Al-Qaim border crossing, controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters. The jihadist group is also known as Isis. The proposed US ... ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said during a reception at the Russian mission. The proposal was part of the US$65.8 billion overseas contingency operations request to Congress ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541552/obama-seeks-us500-million-congress-train-equip-syrian-rebels
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    ISIL ‘crucifies eight rival fighters’ in Syria

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 09:30pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beirut Eight rebel fighters have been crucified in Syria by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) because they were considered too moderate, a monitoring group said ... when the local leader of the rival Nusra Front pledged allegiance to them. ISIL, which wants to create a severe Islamic state that straddles international borders, controls much of Syria’s ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1543166/isil-crucifies-eight-rival-fighters-syria
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    United Nations Security Council endorses Syria chemical weapons resolution without dissent

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

    ... on Thursday night by the five permanent members- Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States. It is aimed at coercing the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad to comply ... Lavrov and the UN secretary general said on Friday night that they hoped a conference could convene by mid-November. Russia and the United States have differed over participation by Iran, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1319793/un-votes-eliminate-syrias-chemical-weapons
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad certain of crushing win in Syria's controversial presidential vote

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:39pm by AFP

    ... of Damascus and Douma to its northeast, and fighting flaring east of the capital, activists said. The United Nations says the poll will only complicate efforts to relaunch peace talks after two rounds ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1524438/assad-certain-crushing-win-syrias-controversial-presidential-vote

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