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  • Sep 15, 2014
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Syrian conflict

Syria peace talks in doubt over opposition rifts

Syrian peace talks could be held on November 23, but not without “credible opposition” participation, top diplomats said on Sunday, as a truck bomb in central Syria killed more than 30 people.

Sunday, 20 October, 2013, 6:41pm

UN names envoy for Syria chemical weapons

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.

14 Oct 2013 - 9:04pm

Experts mull plans for Syrian war crimes tribunal

When the guns fall silent in Syria and the killing eventually stops, a key part of helping a traumatised people rebuild and heal will be bringing to justice those behind years of shocking brutality.

14 Oct 2013 - 9:03pm

US and Russia to urge UN to set Syria peace talks in November

The United States and Russia have agreed to press the United Nations to set a date for a Syria peace conference sometime in the second week of November, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday after talks with his Russian counterpart.

8 Oct 2013 - 11:38am

US credits Syria’s Assad over chemical arms destruction

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.

7 Oct 2013 - 1:10pm 2 comments

International mission begins destroying Syrian chemical weapons

Experts yesterday began the process of destroying Syria's chemical weapons arsenal under the terms of a UN resolution that will see Damascus relinquish its banned weapons, an official said.

7 Oct 2013 - 3:51am

Inspectors arrive in Syria to oversee destruction of chemical weapons

Twenty inspectors from a Netherlands-based chemical weapons watchdog crossed into Syria from Lebanon on their way to Damascus to begin their complex mission of finding, dismantling and ultimately destroying an estimated 1,000-ton chemical arsenal.

2 Oct 2013 - 5:06am

Airstrike kills 12 in Syria high school, says NGO

An airstrike on a high school in a rebel-held city of northern Syria killed 12 people, most of them pupils, on Sunday, a monitoring group said.

“The Syrian air force bombed a technical high school in the city of Raqa, killing 12 people, most of them children under 18, and wounding many other people, some of them seriously,” the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

30 Sep 2013 - 7:54pm 1 comment

Renewed push at UN for Syria resolution followed by peace talks

US President Barack Obama appealed to the United Nations on Tuesday to back tough consequences for Syria if it refuses to give up chemical weapons and urged Russia and Iran to end their support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

25 Sep 2013 - 11:02am

Syria’s Assad criticises US on strike threat in interview with China TV

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad criticised the United States for threatening to attack Syria over its chemical weapons programme, saying it was finding “excuses for war”, China’s state television said on Monday.

23 Sep 2013 - 8:21pm 1 comment