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  • Sep 19, 2014
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Syrian Civil War

World watchdog scrutinises Syria chemical arms data

The world’s chemical weapons watchdog poured over an inventory of Syria’s arsenal on the weekend ahead of an expected UN vote on how to secure and neutralise the lethal arms.

Sunday, 22 September, 2013, 5:06pm

British security council unanimously backs action on Syria

Britain’s National Security Council unanimously backed action against Syria in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday, a day after he set out the case for a targeted military strike.

29 Aug 2013 - 12:38am 1 comment

Israel calls up reserve troops as crowds queue for gas masks

Israel ordered a special call-up of reserve troops yesterday as nervous citizens lined up at gas-mask distribution centres, preparing for possible hostilities with Syria.

29 Aug 2013 - 1:53am

Veneer of normality as Damascus spared worst of the war

Even in the capital of a country torn apart by civil war and facing the imminent prospect of US strikes, Syrians have to find some way to enjoy themselves on a hot summer weekend.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:40am

New York Times site victim of Syrian hackers

Media companies including The New York Times, Twitter and The Huffington Post lost control of some of their websites on Tuesday after hackers supporting the Syrian government breached the Australian internet company that manages their addresses.

29 Aug 2013 - 7:54am

US ‘to hit Syria with cruise missiles’

Tomahawk cruise missiles are likely to be launched at night against hundreds of Syrian targets, including some of President Bashar al-Assad's elite military units, if the US and allies launch a military strike in retaliation for the use of chemical weapons.

29 Aug 2013 - 11:15am 11 comments

West seeks global backing for strike on Syria

The US and its allies are looking beyond the divided UN Security Council to legitimise military action against Syria, trying to build a cohesive rationale for a strike and win broad international backing.

29 Aug 2013 - 2:38am

US forces preparing to strike Syria and punish government

US forces are readying to strike Syria, though the West insists its goal is not regime change but to punish President Bashar al-Assad’s government for unleashing chemical warfare on civilians.

28 Aug 2013 - 9:33pm

Britain drafts military plans for Syria, recalls parliament

Prime Minister David Cameron recalled parliament to debate Britain’s response to a suspected chemical weapons attack in Syria, after his spokesman said plans were being drawn up for possible military action.

28 Aug 2013 - 1:35am

Obama weighs impact of air attack on Syria

Western powers could attack Syria within days, envoys from the United States and its allies have told rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad, sources who attended the meeting said yesterday.

28 Aug 2013 - 2:02am