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UN must refer Syria war crimes to ICC, says Amnesty

The UN Security Council must refer war crimes committed by both sides in Syria’s two-year conflict to the International Criminal Court, Amnesty International said on Thursday.

Thursday, 14 March, 2013, 3:12pm

Briefs, March 11, 2013

Kenya's press called for reconciliation between the winners and losers in the country's presidential election, as calm prevailed a day after the results were declared, in striking contrast to the aftermath of the 2007 polls.

11 Mar 2013 - 6:10am

Briefs, March 10, 2013

Radical Muslim cleric Abu Qatada was arrested in London for breaching his bail terms, days before the British government begins an appeal against a court decision blocking his deportation to Jordan. 

10 Mar 2013 - 7:31am

UN group seized on Syrian Golan set to be freed

A group of 21 Filipino UN peacekeepers seized by Syrian rebels on the Golan are expected to be freed on Saturday during a two-hour truce between the insurgents and government forces, a watchdog said.

9 Mar 2013 - 8:48pm

Syria jets pound city captured by rebels

Syrian fighter jets on Thursday pounded Raqa, a day after rebels took full control of the northern city, a watchdog said, raising concern for the fate of loyalists who surrendered.

7 Mar 2013 - 5:51pm

Syrian soldiers ambushed after crossing into Iraq, 49 dead

Unidentified armed men on Monday ambushed a convoy carrying Syrian soldiers who had crossed into Iraq from the site of weekend fighting, killing 42 Syrians and seven Iraqis, security officers said.

5 Mar 2013 - 12:27am

Britain seeks to arm Syrian terrorists, President Assad says

Britain has been pushing to lift a ban on the sale of arms to Syria's rebels, but at a meeting last month European Union foreign ministers ruled that only "non-lethal" aid and "technical assistance" could be given to the opposition.

4 Mar 2013 - 5:27am

Syria says ‘ready’ for talks with rebels

The Syrian government said on Monday it was “ready” for talks with rebels as the opposition overturned its planned boycott of a conference to consider the “next steps” in ending the deadly two-year conflict.

As diplomatic efforts to end the conflict kicked into high gear, President Bashar al-Assad’s foreign minister said the authorities in Damascus were ready to talk to armed rebels.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Syria army using missiles to advance on Aleppo

The Syrian army’s use of surface-to-surface missiles on Aleppo is part of a bid to advance on the northern city, swathes of which have fallen into rebel hands since mid-last year, a watchdog said Saturday.

23 Feb 2013 - 8:28pm

French defence minister urges Syrian power transfer

French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Saturday called for urgent action to bring about a power transfer in Syria that excludes President Bashar al-Assad.

16 Feb 2013 - 5:49pm