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Russia to push Syria peace plan at UNSC


September 9th, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will push the UN Security Council this month to endorse a Syria peace plan brokered in Geneva, Russia's foreign minister has said."We stressed at ... 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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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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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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EU to slap new sanctions on Syria


July 20th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, July 20 (IANS) The European Union (EU) is all set to impose more sanctions against Syria, said an EU foreign affairs official Friday.It has so far approved 16 rounds ... Read more...

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Still time to avoid civil war in Syria, says Hollande


July 14th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, July 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French President Francois Hollande has said there is still time to find a political solution to the Syrian crisis and avoid a civil war in the ... Read more...

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Amnesty finds evidence of state-sponsored abuse in Syria


June 15th, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS/AKI) Human rights group Amnesty International has said it has collected evidence of state-sponsored rights abuses in Syria. In its 70-page report titled "Deadly Reprisals", the Britain-based ... Read more...

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US calls for tougher sanctions on Syria


June 6th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 6 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner Wednesday called for tougher sanctions against Syria to hasten political change in that Middle East country.Addressing the second meeting of the ... Read more...

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Russia’s Syria policy could lead to civil war: Clinton


June 1st, 2012 - 6:11 am ICT by IANS
Copenhagen, June 1 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned Russia that its refusal to sanction UN action against Syria could see the outbreak of a civil war ... Read more...

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EU to introduce new sanctions on Syria


February 6th, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Feb 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The European Union may introduce a new package of sanctions against Syria, Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders has said."Belgium will actively contribute to this process ... Read more...

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Syria releases over 900 protesters


December 1st, 2011 - 6:18 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Dec 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities Wednesday freed 912 protesters arrested during the ongoing unrest in the country, the country's official news agency Sana said.Those freed do "not have ... Read more...

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Arab League adopts sanctions against Syria


November 28th, 2011 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Nov 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Arab League Sunday approved sanctions against Syria in the latest bid to dissuade the Bashar Assad regime from its crackdown on dissent.There has been ... Read more...

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US warns of implications of UN veto on Syria


October 6th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 6 (IANS) Upset over the Russian and Chinese vetoes of a UN Security Council resolution threatening sanctions against Syria, the United States has said nations would have to ... Read more...

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India abstains from UNSC vote on Syria


October 5th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 5 (IANS) India has abstained from voting on a UN Security Council resolution threatening sanctions against Syria, which was blocked by Russia and China using ... Read more...

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Russia, China veto UN resolution on Syria


October 5th, 2011 - 7:22 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and China have used their veto right and blocked a draft UN resolution that threatened sanctions against Syria if President Bashar Assad's ... Read more...

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Obama urges UN to impose sanctions against Syria


September 22nd, 2011 - 3:46 am ICT by IANS
New York, Sep 22 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US President Barack Obama Wednesday called on the UN Security Council to impose sanctions against Syria over its crackdown on opposition protesters."Now is ... Read more...

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Russia favours more time for Assad for reforms


August 20th, 2011 - 1:25 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 19 (IANS) Russia has declined to endorse calls by the US and European Union member states asking Syrian President Bashar Al Assad to step down, favouring more time ... Read more...

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US, Britain and Saudi Arabia call for immediate end to Syrian crackdown


August 14th, 2011 - 3:58 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON (BNO NEWS) -- United States President Barack Obama on Saturday discussed the situation in Syria with Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah and British Prime Minister David Cameron, and all three called for ... Read more...

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U.S. government sanctions three Syrian companies


August 10th, 2011 - 11:00 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. government on Wednesday announced new sanctions against Syria by including the country's largest commercial bank and the country's biggest mobile phone company.The U.S. Treasury Department ... Read more...

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Russia opposes Libya-style UN action on Syria(Lead)


June 20th, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 20 (IANS) Moscow will veto any UN Security Council that will seek to slap Libya-type sanctions against Syria, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said, reports RIA Novosti.The US, France ... Read more...

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US imposes sanctions against Syria’s intelligence service, officials


April 30th, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Damascus, Apr 30 (ANI): The United States has imposed sanctions on the assets of Syria's intelligence service and its director, Ali Mamluk, amid a massive uprising against the regime.The Washington Post ... Read more...

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US exploring new sanctions against Syria


April 26th, 2011 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 26 (ANI): The White House said on Monday it was exploring new sanctions against Syria - mostly involving the assets of top officials around President Bashar al-Assad.Obama administration officials speaking ... Read more...

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US sends warship towards Lebanon


February 29th, 2008 - 6:30 pm ICT by admin
DPA Washington, Feb 29 (DPA) The US has sent a warship towards waters off the Lebanese coast in a show of support for stability in the region, US officials have said. The USS ... Read more...

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