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  1. News - World - SYRIA

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

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington White House asks US Congress to approve US$500 million to train and arm fighters Obama seeks funds for Syria rebels The White House has asked lawmakers ... weeks by President Barack Obama's administration, and months of pressure from lawmakers including Senator John McCain, the White House said Thursday it intended to "ramp up US support ...

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

    Pro-Assad forces kill 175 rebel fighters in ambush south of Damascus

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 01:40am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Beirut Pro-Assad forces kill 175 rebels in ambush Syrian army troops killed 175 rebels in an ambush yesterday south of Damascus, state media reported, a major attack targeting mostly al-Qaeda-linked fighters as part of a government effort to secure the capital. The dawn attack by President Bashar al-Assad's forces in the opposition-held area of eastern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1435972/pro-assad-forces-kill-175-rebel-fighters-ambush-south-damascus
  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Internet videos show Syrian rebel forces using US anti-tank missiles

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 09:43pm by Reuters

    ... "With US-made anti-tank missiles now seen in the hands of three groups in the north and south of Syria, it is safe to say this is important," said Charles Lister, of the Brookings ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1484413/internet-videos-show-syrian-rebel-forces-using-us-anti-tank-missiles
  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Three years after revolt to topple him began, Assad retains grip on power

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 05:54am by WASHPOST

    ... of new weapons sufficient to make a difference to the balance of power on the ground, said Jeffrey White, defence analyst at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The chances ... to pacify enough of the country to sustain his hold on power and claim victory, White said. "The possibility of the regime winning in a real sense is there," he said. "Unless ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1449582/three-years-after-revolt-topple-him-began-assad-retains-grip-power
  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Push from Syria’s ‘southern front’ aims to overwhelm Assad regime

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 09:59pm by GDN

    ... launch by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) of what they termed a spring offensive in the south of the nation. The offensive began days after they received new US weapons funding that may eventually ... had given approval in January for more cash for light weapons intended for the secular opposition in the south. The new US funding supposedly augments a fresh push by Arabian Gulf states ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1447266/push-syrias-southern-front-aims-overwhelm-assad-regime
  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Kerry asks Russia to pressure Syria on faster chemical arms removal

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 10:12am by Reuters

    ... in the U.N. Security Council by Russia and China, which have so far refused to back such measures against President Bashar al-Assad. Parallel to Kerry’s meeting with Lavrov, the White House said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1418348/kerry-asks-russia-pressure-syria-faster-chemical-arms-removal
  7. News - World - SYRIA

    White House says it knew about McCain's Syria trip

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Republican senator meets rebel leaders, raising question of US involvement in conflict White House 'knew about McCain's Syria trip' The Obama ... opponents. "We were aware, of course, that Senator McCain was going to make this trip," White House spokesman Jay Carney said. "And we look forward to speaking with Senator McCain upon ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1249120/white-house-says-it-knew-about-mccains-syria-trip
  8. News - World - SYRIA

    UN spotlights trauma of Syrian refugee children

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 03:44pm by AFP

    ... back over the last 20 years, the Syria refugee crisis for us is unparalleled since the Rwanda crisis,” Turk said, referring to the 1994 genocide in the African nation. He pointed out ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1368673/un-spotlights-trauma-syrian-refugee-children
  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Syrian war refugees fight EU red tape

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

    ... in the south, living illegally in Italy, hiding from the police, as they tried to sneak past border guards and travel north to apply for asylum. Europe's broader policies on migration and asylum ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1369839/syrian-war-refugees-fight-eu-red-tape
  10. News - World - SYRIA

    US warns Syria against using chemical weapons

    Posted Dec 05th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Washington White House discusses 'military options' amid fears regime may be preparing biological weapons for use against rebel forces in conflict US warns Syria on chemical arms The White House and its allies are weighing military options to secure Syria's chemical and biological weapons, after intelligence reports showed the Syrian regime may ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1097598/us-warns-syria-against-using-chemical-weapons

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