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    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 named Sigrid Kaag to lead the UN’s joint mission with the chemical weapons watchdog tasked with eliminating Syria’s arsenal, diplomats said. The UN Security Council, which is set to vote ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria dismisses US, UK chemical weapons claims as lie

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 10:41am by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... published by the Interfax news agency that chemical weapons were used by rebels and originated in Turkey. The Syrian opposition has stepped up pressure by urging the UN Security Council to take ... Syria on Saturday dismissed as a “barefaced lie” US and British claims it may have used chemical weapons, as staunch ally Russia warned against using such fears to intervene militarily ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    US credits Syria’s Assad over chemical arms destruction

    Posted Oct 07th 2013, 11:27am by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus US Secretary of State John Kerry also thanks Russia for cooperation Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could take “credit” for swiftly moving to eliminate his regime’s chemical arms, top US diplomat John Kerry said on Monday, after UN experts began destroying Syria’s missile warheads and aerial bombs. The operation, performed by Syrian personnel ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    US says Russia ‘ignoring facts’ over Syria attack

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 01:07pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... strife. The United Nations permanent Security Council members held new negotiations on Tuesday on the wording of a resolution to back the Russia-US accord. Diplomats said ambassadors discussed ... key nations in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, and three days later, with the top diplomats of the US and Russia, to help resolve the Syria crisis, he said on Tuesday. ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Assad: It will take one year and US$1 billion to destroy chemical weapons

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 10:13am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ...-Russian plan to secure and neutralise his banned weapons in international law. In a confident interview with US network Fox News, Assad insisted that Syria was not gripped by civil war ... assassinations and suicide bombers.” While Assad pursued his media counterattack, the five UN Security Council powers held new talks on a resolution backing the Russia-US plan to destroy the chemical ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    US avoids setting ‘red lines’ after Syria chemical claims

    Posted Aug 22nd 2013, 10:23am by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... escalation” in state-sponsored violence against civilians. “This crisis poses a threat to US national security interests in the region.” Obama has deplored the violence which has killed more than ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Syrian rebels' claims that 1,300 people were massacred in chemical weapons attack sparked new pressure on US The United States refused to set new ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    US confirms Syria has used Scuds against rebels

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 02:52pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus The Syrian regime has fired Scud missiles at rebel forces trying to oust Bashar al-Assad, a US official said Wednesday, after Arab and Western states ... the Syrian opposition and international organisations. They came just a day after US President Barack Obama endorsed the National Coalition, following a similar move by the European Union. ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Chemical watchdog examines Syria weapons details

    Posted Sep 21st 2013, 03:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... of the OPCW rules and regulations, but also a resolution that is firm and strong within the United Nations,” Kerry said. “We will continue to work on that,” said Kerry. The Security Council’s five ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus The world’s chemical weapons watchdog has begun on Saturday to examine details of Syria’s chemical arsenal supplied by the regime, as rebels agreed a truce ...

  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria opposition to boycott international meetings

    Posted Feb 24th 2013, 01:35pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus Syria’s main opposition group said on Saturday that it was pulling out of international talks and demanded world action to stop the slaughter of Syrians, after missiles slammed into the city of Aleppo killing dozens. The Syrian National Coalition decided to boycott talks with world powers after announcing plans to form a government to run ...




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