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No alternative to political solution in Syria: Russia


September 21st, 2012 - 7:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS) Russia sees no alternative to a political solution towards ending the crisis in Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov has said.During a meeting with Syrian ... Read more...

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31 killed in Syrian bombings (Lead, Changing dateline)


September 10th, 2012 - 7:40 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 10 (IANS) At least 31 people were killed Sunday in two separate bombings that marked an intensification of violence in the unrest-torn Syria, Xinhua reported.The day started with ... Read more...

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Syrian official denies sabotage of drinking water


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 9 (IANS) The governor of Syria's Aleppo province has denied media reports that said drinking water has been cut off in the region nor has it been poisoned, ... Read more...

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23 bodies found near Damascus


September 7th, 2012 - 6:12 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 7 (IANS/AKI) At least 23 bodies of victims of a suspected mass execution have been found near the Syrian capital, Al Jazeera reported.The bodies were found in the ... Read more...

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115 killed in Syria: Report


September 6th, 2012 - 7:56 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 6 (IANS/AKI) An anti-government organisation has claimed the Syrian military Wednesday killed at least 115 people in a massacre in Aleppo province.The Syrian Local Coordination Committees, an umbrella ... Read more...

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Police guarding Lebanese envoy’s house in Syria killed


September 5th, 2012 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Armed men abducted and "brutally killed" two Syrian policemen guarding the residence of the Lebanese ambassador to Damascus, according to Lebanese newspaper As Safir.The police officers ... Read more...

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August deadliest month in Syria; 5,000 killed


September 5th, 2012 - 1:49 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 5 (IANS/AKI) Around 5,000 people died in Syria's civil war in August, making it the deadliest month since violence started 18 months ago, according to opposition activist groups.The ... Read more...

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Russia slams Syrian opposition over civilian airports attack threat


September 4th, 2012 - 8:47 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 4 (IANS) Russia has strongly condemned the alleged threat by an armed Syrian opposition on attacking civilian airports in Syria, saying such actions were no different from ... Read more...

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Five Killed, many injured in Syria blast


September 4th, 2012 - 3:21 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Sep 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least five people were killed and about 30 injured in a car bomb blast in the Jaramana neighbourhood of Damascus, reported Al-Mayadeen TV Monday.Until ... Read more...

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15 killed in Syria car bombing


September 2nd, 2012 - 9:14 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 2 (IANS) At least 15 people were killed in Syria Saturday when a booby-trapped car exploded at a restive suburb of Damascus in the evening, Xinhua reported.It was ... Read more...

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Syria releases 225 detainees


September 1st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 1 (IANS) The Syrian government Saturday released a total of 225 detainees who were arrested during the 18-month-old unrest but were not involved in acts of homicide acts, ... Read more...

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Nearly 230,000 Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries: UN


September 1st, 2012 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Sep 1 (IANS) The number of registered Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey has reached nearly 230,000, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)."In Turkey, the ... Read more...

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Syrian military chopper shot down


August 28th, 2012 - 8:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Free Syrian Army rebel group has claimed it had shot down a government-operated military helicopter near Damascus.The rebels posted a video on YouTube of ... Read more...

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Iran stresses support to Syria


August 27th, 2012 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 27 (IANS) Iran's national security chief has said his country stands against any foreign intervention in Syria, and that the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran will aim ... Read more...

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Syrian TV denies intelligence chief’s murder


August 27th, 2012 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A pro-government Syrian TV channel, al-Dunya, has denied media reports that said Jamil Hassan, head of Syria's air force intelligence, had been assassinated.Citing Syrian opposition ... Read more...

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Number of Syria refugees rises to 200,000: UN


August 26th, 2012 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The number of refugees fleeing Syria for neighbouring nations has risen "well above" 200,000 as the violence intensifies, the UN refugee agency has said."There has ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Hungarians released in Syria


August 26th, 2012 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
Budapest, Aug 26 (IANS) Three Hungarian nationals kidnapped in Syria earlier this month have been released, Hungarian officials said.Janos Hajdu, head of the country's Terrorism Aversion Center, said all three ... Read more...

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Chinese UN military observers return from Syria


August 26th, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 25 (IANS) The last four Chinese UN military observers finished their mission in Syria and returned to Beijing Saturday.The observers were among the last UN military observers in ... Read more...

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Syria awaits next step’s details from UN: deputy FM


August 24th, 2012 - 12:26 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 23 (IANS) Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad said Thursday that his country is expecting news from the UN secretariat about the next step's details after the expiry ... Read more...

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Syrian government planning talks with opposition : Russia


August 22nd, 2012 - 5:45 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 22 (IANS) The Syrian government is preparing for an immediate political dialogue with the opposition, according to Russian Foreign Ministry.During his talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ... Read more...

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Russia denies sending chemical weapons to Syria


August 21st, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria has no Russia-made chemical weapons stockpile, a Russian official said Tuesday.Col. Vladimir Mandych, deputy director of the Federal Agency for Safe Storage and ... Read more...

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UN observers leave Syria


August 20th, 2012 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 20 (IANS) A total of 23 international observers under the UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) Monday headed to Lebanese capital Beirut as their mission officially expired Sunday, ... Read more...

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UN observers start leaving Syria


August 19th, 2012 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 19 (IANS) Members of the UN Supervision Mission to Syria (UNSMIS) Sunday started leaving the unrest-hit country, Xinhua reported.As their mission officially was set to expire Sunday midnight, ... Read more...

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Assad offers Eid prayers


August 19th, 2012 - 7:40 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 19 (IANS) Syrian state TV Sunday aired live footage of embattled President Bashar al-Assad performing special prayers on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, in a rare public appearance in ... Read more...

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Syrian vice president defects: Rebels


August 18th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One of two deputies of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has defected and fled the country for Jordan, an opposition spokesman said Saturday.Vice President Farouq ... Read more...

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UN to open Liaison office in Syria


August 17th, 2012 - 1:15 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN will open a liaison office in Damascus after its observer mission in the war-torn Syria expires Sunday, said France's UN envoy Gerard ... Read more...

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Car bomb blast near UN hotel in Syria


August 15th, 2012 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) At least three people were injured when a car bomb went off Wednesday near a hotel in Damascus used by the UN monitoring mission in ... Read more...

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Assad regime on verge of collapse: Syrian ex-PM


August 15th, 2012 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost control of two-thirds of the country and is on the verge of collapse, former Syrian prime ... Read more...

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Terrorist leader killed in Syria


August 13th, 2012 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities have killed one of the ringleaders of the Al-Nusra Front terrorist group that has been active since the beginning of the uprising in ... Read more...

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CIA ’secret army’ seeks to destroy Syria: Report


August 9th, 2012 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 9 (IANS) An American author and historian says a "secret army" of US spy agency CIA has the goal of destroying the Syrian state, Iran's Press TV reported ... Read more...

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Iran rejects foreign intervention in Syria


August 8th, 2012 - 4:51 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 8 (IANS) Iran has dismissed the idea of foreign intervention in violence-ridden Syria, Xinhua reported.On Tuesday, the visiting secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Saeed Jalili, stressed ... Read more...

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UN observer mission pulls out of Syria’s Aleppo


August 8th, 2012 - 12:01 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 7 (IANS) The UN Supervision Mission in Syria (UNSMIS) has temporarily relocated its teams from the restive northern province of Aleppo due to the deteriorating security situation, Xinhua ... Read more...

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Iran summons Swiss envoy over abductions in Syria


August 7th, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 7 (IANS) The Iranian foreign ministry Tuesday summoned the Swiss charge d'affaires in the country to protest the abduction of Iranian pilgrims in Syria, Press TV reported.The Swiss ... Read more...

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Syrian troops kill 25 insurgents in Aleppo


August 7th, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 7 (IANS) The Syrian troops killed 25 insurgents who attacked a power plant in Aleppo province, Xinhua reported.According to the state TV, the assailants attacked the station with ... Read more...

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Syrian troops kill 40 insurgents


August 4th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 3 (IANS) At least 40 insurgents have been killed in the Syrian province of Homs and many others injured, a pro-government radio report said Friday.According to the ... Read more...

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