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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    UN accuses Islamic State, Syrian government of committing war crimes

    Posted Aug 27th 2014, 07:05pm by Reuters

    ... and whippings, UN investigators said yesterday. Syria's government and IS insurgents are both committing war crimes and crimes against humanity in their war against each other, the investigators said. Government forces had dropped barrel bombs on civilian areas, including some believed to contain the chemical agent chlorine in eight incidents in April, and had committed other war crimes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1581221/un-accuses-islamic-state-mass-atrocities-jihadist-held-syria
  2. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian regime steps up barrel bomb air strikes, says rights group

    Posted Nov 03rd 2014, 04:31am by AFP

    ... which documents casualties and strikes, relying on a broad network of activists and doctors across the war-torn country, said at least 232 civilians have been killed in regime air strikes, ... demanding that all sides in Syria's war end attacks against civilians, with a specific mention of the use of barrel bombs. The government denies using barrel bombs, and says it only targets ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1630697/syrian-regime-steps-barrel-bomb-air-strikes-says-rights-group
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    France asks UN to refer Syrian war to International Criminal Court

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:04pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York France asks UN to refer Syrian war crimes to court France circulated a draft resolution to UN Security Council members that seeks to refer the three-year-old civil war in Syria to the International Criminal Court for possible prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The 15-member council is due to meet today to discuss the draft submitted on Monday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1511342/france-asks-un-refer-syrian-war-international-criminal-court
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Iraqi Kurds agree reinforcements in fight against Islamic State for embattled Kobane

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:53am by Agence France-Presse in Arbil, Iraq

    ... a gunman who shot and fatally wounded a soldier guarding a nearby war memorial ran inside and was subsequently shot dead by police. There was no immediate indication of his motive, but Canada had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1622756/iraqi-kurds-agree-reinforcements-fight-against-islamic-state-embattled
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's Bashar al-Assad makes rare public appearance for Eid prayers

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by AFP

    ... to protect our country from a great conspiracy that targets its role and presence and resilience," Afyouni said. "We pledge to keep the country from being turned into a war zone, torn apart ... Assad in March 2011. Demonstrations spiralled into a vicious civil war. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1609771/syrias-bashar-al-assad-makes-rare-public-appearance-eid-prayers
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Islamic State jihadists take heavy losses in battle for Kobane on Syria-Turkey border

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 08:34pm by Agence France-Presse in Mursitpinar

    ... unite the efforts of the region and the world to help Iraq in its war against the terrorist group,” his office said. Although it has not been part of the US-led coalition, Tehran has been a key ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620019/islamic-state-jihadists-take-heavy-losses-battle-kobane-syria-turkey
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    US-led coalition ramps up strikes against Islamic State in Syria-Turkey border town

    Posted Oct 10th 2014, 10:49am by Associated Press in Mursitpinar, Turkey

    ... in Ankara and requested anonymity. The fight for Kobani has brought Syria’s civil war yet again to Turkey’s doorstep, and for weeks the US and its allies have pressed Ankara to take a more robust ... Turkey. Responding to the criticism, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said it was unrealistic to expect Turkey to launch a ground war against Islamic State on its own. Cavusoglu spoke ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1613492/us-led-coalition-ramps-strikes-against-islamic-state-syria-turkey-border
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria's Krak des Chevaliers Crusader fortress charred and battered in war

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 05:53am by AFP

    ... war Columns are blackened with soot and vaults have crumbled in one of the courtyards of Syria's the Krak des Chevaliers, a Crusader castle that is a Unesco World Heritage Site and a victim of the country's three-year civil war. The army seized the medieval fortress on Thursday after fierce fighting in the village of Al-Hosn in central Syria, routing rebels who captured ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1454912/syrias-krak-des-chevaliers-crusader-fortress-charred-and-battered-war
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria army using starvation as ‘weapon of war’, say Amnesty

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 07:24pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut The Syrian army has been using starvation as a “weapon of war” in its siege of the Yarmuk Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus, Amnesty ... year and access to food and medicine cut. The document, entitled “Squeezing the life out of Yarmuk: War crimes against besieged civilians,” said 128 of the deaths were caused by starvation. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1445479/syria-army-using-starvation-weapon-war-say-amnesty
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian border town is 'about to fall', warns Turkey

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 04:17am by Reuters

    ... jihadis in Syria have seized a priest and 20 other Christians in the latest abduction by militants in the war-torn country, the Franciscan Order said yesterday. A statement from the order's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1611780/syrian-border-town-about-fall-warns-turkey

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