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Japanese, Syrian journalists killed in clashes


August 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Two Syrian reporters and a Japanese journalist have been killed in Aleppo during armed clashes between government troops and rebels.Lebanon-based Al-Mayadin TV said Tuesday the ... 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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Pakistan asks citizens not to travel to Syria


July 21st, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 21 (IANS) Pakistan Saturday advised its nationals not to travel to Syria due to the deteriorating security situation in the Middle East country."In view of the deteriorating security ... Read more...

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Western ambassadors unwelcome: Syria


June 5th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 5 (IANS) Syria has said the ambassadors of several Western countries, including the US, Britain, France and Turkey, were "personae non gratae" or unwelcome in the country, a ... Read more...

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UN rights resolution on Syria beyond mandate: Russia


June 3rd, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Human Rights Council resolution on the Houla massacre in Syria goes beyond its mandate and contradicts the May 27 UN Security Council statement, ... Read more...

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Syria on brink of foreign instigated war: Assad


June 3rd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said Sunday that the country faces a "real war" waged by external forcesAddressing parliament in a speech broadcast by Syrian television, ... Read more...

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Anti-government gangs blamed for Syria massacre


June 1st, 2012 - 11:07 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A preliminary investigation has showed that anti-government armed groups had carried out last week's massacre in Syria's Houla town, Syrian authorities said.When the massacre took ... Read more...

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Both Syrian forces, rebels to blame for massacre: Russia


May 29th, 2012 - 3:02 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Both the government forces and rebels were responsible for the recent massacre in the Syrian town of Houla, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said."There can ... Read more...

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UN chief condemns village killings in Syria


May 27th, 2012 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 27 (IANS) UN Secretary-general Ban Ki- moon has strongly condemned an incident of massive killings, involving women and children, which occurred Friday in a Syrian village."The Secretary-general ... Read more...

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UN convoy comes under fire in Syria


May 14th, 2012 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 13 (IANS) A convoy of UN observes in Syria came under fire while touring al-Qusair area near central Homs province Sunday, local media reported.None of the observers were ... Read more...

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Hard times don’t dim Syrians’ love for Indian films


April 30th, 2012 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sweida City (Syria), April 30 (IANS) Standing amidst elegant Corinthian columns dating back to the Roman times against the backdrop of pristine blue skies, Amwaj's mind travels back to ... Read more...

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Amid shaky truce, 2 more UN monitors expected in Syria


April 25th, 2012 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 25 (IANS) As the UN-Arab League envoy voiced concern at the "bleak" situation in Syria, Neeraj Singh, spokesman of the first UN monitoring team in the country, said ... Read more...

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Car bomb rocks Damascus suburb, hits peace deal


April 25th, 2012 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 24 (IANS) As the UN prepares to deploy 300 monitors and the US unveiled new sanctions, a car bomb Tuesday hit a suburb of Damascus, dealing a ... Read more...

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From bullets to ballot, Syria prepares for polls


April 23rd, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 23 (IANS) Amid a shaky truce and presence of UN monitors, Syria is bracing to hold its first multi-party parliamentary elections in five years next month that hopes ... Read more...

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UN monitors should be from neutral countries, like BRICS: Syria


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 22 (IANS) Syria has said it was ready to facilitate UN monitors, but stressed that a majority of them should be from "neutral countries" like BRICS, which also ... Read more...

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Syria welcomes UN monitors, pitches for neutral BRICS


April 22nd, 2012 - 12:46 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 21 (IANS) Minutes after the Security Council approved a resolution expanding the number of UN cease-fire observers, Syria Saturday said it was ready to facilitate the UN monitors, ... Read more...

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Arab Spring in Syria? Picnickers tell a different story


April 21st, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 21 (IANS) It's a sunny weekend afternoon in Damascus, with a freak chill in the air. Thousands of ordinary families have gathered in parks and under the shade ... Read more...

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Syria on brink of civil war: Russia


April 21st, 2012 - 5:36 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syria faces a catastrophic civil war if both sides in the crisis fail to take advantage of the current ceasefire there, Russia's foreign ministry said."A ... Read more...

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Gas pipeline blown up in Syria


March 24th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 24 (IANS) A gas pipeline was blasted in a Syrian province Saturday, leading to leakage of about 700,000 cubic metres, reports said."An armed terrorist group" blasted a gas ... Read more...

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Significant devastation in Syria’s Homs: UN official


March 9th, 2012 - 4:43 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 9 (IANS) Visiting UN under-secretary general for humanitarian affairs, Valerie Amos, has said the devastation in Syria's Homs city was "significant" and that she was "struck" by what ... Read more...

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French PM congratulates Putin


March 6th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 6 (IANS) French Prime Minister Francois Fillon Tuesday congratulated Vladimir Putin on his victory in the Russian presidential election.In a telephone conversation, Fillon thanked Putin for Russia's efforts ... Read more...

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Syrian President al-Assad signs draft constitution


February 28th, 2012 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Tuesday signed a draft constitution that was approved a day earlier by nearly 90 percent of voters, the state-run SANA news ... Read more...

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‘Syrian conflict may become long and bloody’


February 25th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 24 (IANS/WAM) The continuation of the current violence in Syria is alarming and raises a great level of concern that it may become a long and bloody ... Read more...

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Pope calls for end to Syria violence


February 13th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Feb 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Benedict XVI Sunday launched a fresh appeal to the Syrian authorities, urging them to address the demands of protesters and put an end ... Read more...

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US closes embassy in Syria


February 7th, 2012 - 3:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Monday closed its embassy in Syria and pulled out its staff, including ambassador Robert Ford, over security concerns, the State Department said."The US ... Read more...

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Protesters storm Syrian consulate in Istanbul


February 6th, 2012 - 3:42 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, Feb 6 (IANS) About 400 protesters threw objects and tried to storm the Syrian consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul Sunday, Xinhua reported.The demonstrators chanted slogans against Syrian ... Read more...

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Human Rights Watch hails India vote on Syria


February 5th, 2012 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 4 (IANS) Human Rights Watch Sunday hailed India's vote against Syria in the UN, saying New Delhi had "seen through Assad's lies"."By supporting the UN resolution, India ... Read more...

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Obama urges Syrian president to stop killings


February 5th, 2012 - 9:05 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 5 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to stop the killings in the country and step aside for a democratic transition ... Read more...

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11 killed in Syria bus attack


January 23rd, 2012 - 3:33 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Jan 23 (IANS) At least 11 people were killed Sunday when armed groups attacked a bus in Syria, Xinhua reported.The bus was transporting 14 passengers, including military personnel, when ... Read more...

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Syria ’surprised’ by Qatar’s call to send Arab troops into the country


January 17th, 2012 - 10:59 pm ICT by BNO News
DAMASCUS (BNO NEWS) -- The Syrian government on Tuesday said it was surprised to learn that the Emir of Qatar has voiced his support for Arab troops to be send into Syria ... Read more...

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44 Syrians killed in ‘Friday of freedom’ rallies


May 21st, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 21 (IANS) At least 44 Syrians were killed in Friday's anti-government protests, an Al-Jazeera TV report quoted the national organisation for human rights as saying Saturday, Xinhua reported.Most ... Read more...

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Over 3,000 protesters rally in Syria


May 14th, 2011 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
Syria, May 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Over 3,000 protesters took to the streets in Syria Friday, despite two days of violent crackdowns on demonstrators, local media said.Syrian interior ministry said ... Read more...

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Syria introduces new reforms with 10,000 jobs


May 13th, 2011 - 5:23 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, May 13 (IANS) Reflecting its determination to push forward reforms, Syria introduced a new package of reforms while the government troops ended its mission in the central province of ... Read more...

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25 Iraqis killed in Syria bus accident


April 22nd, 2011 - 6:09 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 22 (IANS) At least 25 Iraqi nationals were killed and 20 were wounded when the bus in they were travelling collided with two trucks on a highway in ... Read more...

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19 Syrians killed in protests


April 9th, 2011 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, April 9 (IANS) At least 19 Syrians were killed and 75 were wounded amid anti-government protests, state-run SANA news agency reported.The casualties in Friday's protests in Daraa town, 100 ... Read more...

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