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US imposes sanctions on Hezbollah leaders


September 14th, 2012 - 12:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) The US Thursday slapped fresh sanctions on three leaders of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah for their alleged role in aiding the Syrian government in its crackdown ... 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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Russia dismisses EU sanctions on Syria


July 29th, 2012 - 7:58 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will not participate in the European Union (EU) sanctions against Syria and will not allow the inspection of ships sailing under its flag, an ... Read more...

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Russia denies plans to grant asylum to Assad


July 29th, 2012 - 5:53 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has no plans to provide asylum to embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said."We are not even thinking about it. Those ... Read more...

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Put pressure on Assad: Italy urges nations


July 28th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Rome, July 28 (IANS/AKI) Italy has urged the world community to intensify pressure on embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to prevent further carnage, as his regime began what local media ... Read more...

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Obama warns Syria against using chemical weapons


July 24th, 2012 - 7:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama has warned the Syrian authorities of being held accountable if they decided to use their arsenal of chemical weapons.Syrian ... Read more...

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EU tightens sanctions on Syria


July 23rd, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The 27-member European Union (EU) Monday approved a new set of sanctions against Syria, including a tougher arms embargo, in response to the escalating violence ... Read more...

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Libya jails foreign mercenaries for helping Gaddafi


June 4th, 2012 - 8:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Libyan military court Monday handed long prison terms to a group of Ukrainians, Belarusians and Russians accused of serving as mercenaries for slain leader ... Read more...

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Strengthen ceasefire in Syria: Annan


April 23rd, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, April 22 (IANS) UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan Sunday urged all parities in Syria, especially the government, to work with UN monitors to consolidate the fragile ceasefire in the ... Read more...

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Russian warships to patrol Syrian coast


April 14th, 2012 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian warships will be continuously deployed for patrol duty off the Syrian coast in the Mediterranean, a defence ministry official said Friday."A decision has been ... Read more...

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Syrian president ready for honest effort to solve crisis


March 11th, 2012 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 10 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Saturday stressed that his country was ready to make any honest effort to solve the recent domestic unrest, state-run SANA news agency ... Read more...

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Libyan rebels involved in war crimes: Amnesty


September 14th, 2011 - 4:08 am ICT by IANS
Tripoli, Sep 14 (IANS/AKI) Troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi and the rebels who successfully fought to oust the Libyan leader both share responsibility for war crimes committed during the uprising, ... Read more...

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Fierce fighting keeps Libya on the edge (Lead)


March 7th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 7 (IANS) It was another day of pitched battles in Libya Monday with troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi battling rebels in several places as UN Secretary General Ban ... Read more...

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Fresh fighting breaks out in two Libyan towns


March 7th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 7 (IANS) Heavy fighting broke out in at least two Libyan towns early Monday when troops loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi attempted to wrest control from the ... Read more...

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Gunfire breaks out in Libyan capital


March 6th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 6 (IANS) Sounds of machine-gun fire echoed across the Libyan capital city of Tripoli early Sunday morning, a day after more than 30 people were killed in clashes ... Read more...

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Gaddafi launches air strikes, Egypt PM quits (Roundup)


March 3rd, 2011 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Cairo/Tripoli/Sana'a, March 3 (IANS) The turmoil in the Arab world Thursday saw Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi ordering air strikes on a town held by anti-regime demonstrators even as Egyptian Prime ... Read more...

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Gaddafi troops bomb oil town


March 3rd, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 3 (IANS/AKI) Troops loyal to Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi Thursday bombed the eastern oil-producing town of Brega, a day after it was claimed by opposition fighters.Gaddafi has lost ... Read more...

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