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Syrian crisis should not have military solution: UN chief


September 21st, 2012 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The solution to the Syrian crisis should not be military, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said."Government and opposition forces seem to be determined to ... Read more...

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Syrian opposition hopes Russia helps end conflict


September 6th, 2012 - 5:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia could put pressure on the Syrian authorities to help resolve the conflict in the country, a Syrian opposition leader said.Fathi Jamous, leader of the ... 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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Russia disagrees with West on Syrian crisis solutions: Lavrov


September 1st, 2012 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 1 (IANS) Though everyone wants to see a Syria free of turmoil, Russia and Western countries have different views on how to solve the prolonged crisis, Russian Foreign ... 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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Russia calls for political dialogue in Syria


August 25th, 2012 - 6:59 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 25 (IANS) Moscow has called for a political dialogue between the Syrian government and the opposition, and it supports a peaceful settlement of the prolonged crisis in the ... 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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48 Iranian pilgrims abducted in Syria


August 4th, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 4 (IANS) At least 48 Shia Muslim pilgrims from Iran were Saturday abducted in the Syrian capital by militants while they were on their way to the Damascus ... Read more...

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US blames Russia, China for Annan mission failure


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The resignation of UN and Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan highlights the failure of Russia and China to back strong action against Bashar ... Read more...

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Syria’s use of chemical weapons unacceptable: Pentagon


July 25th, 2012 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A possible use of chemical weapons by the Syrian authorities either against the opposition or someone else is "intolerable" and "unacceptable", Pentagon Press Secretary ... Read more...

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Russia reminds Syria of 1925 chemical weapons ban


July 25th, 2012 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow expects Syrian authorities to strictly comply with their country's obligations under the ban on chemical weapons, the Russian Foreign Ministry has said in a ... 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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Russia slams West over Syria allegations


July 20th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Friday hit out at Western powers over what it said was an "unacceptable" attempt to blame Moscow for worsening violence in Syria."Attempts by certain ... Read more...

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Syria’s Assad not ready to stand down


July 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities Friday denied reports that said President Bashar al-Assad was preparing to leave office "in an orderly way".A statement on Syrian state television said ... Read more...

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Russia, China veto UNSC draft resolution on Syria


July 19th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 19 (IANS) Russia and China, two permanent members of the UN Security Council, Thursday wielded their veto power over a Western-proposed draft resolution on Syria, Xinhua reported.The ... Read more...

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UN Syria resolution unacceptable: Russia


July 13th, 2012 - 6:52 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia has objected to a draft resolution on Syria submitted to the UN Security Council by a number of Western nations, since it may lead ... Read more...

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Russia, China vote against UN resolution on Syria


July 7th, 2012 - 5:35 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, July 7 (IANS) Russia, China and Cuba voted against the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution Friday which unilaterally condemned the Syrian government. However, India, Philippines and Uganda ... Read more...

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Syria fires at another Turkish jet


June 26th, 2012 - 10:27 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Having downed a Turkish military jet last week, Syrian forces have fired at another jet looking for the first plane's wreckage, according to Al-Arabiya ... Read more...

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Turkish military plane crashes in Mediterranean


June 22nd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, June 22 (IANS) A Turkish military plane that went missing Friday was found to have crashed in the Mediterranean Sea, in Syrian territorial waters, Xinhua reported.The warplane carrying two ... Read more...

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US team visits Moscow over Syria crisis


June 8th, 2012 - 10:44 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US State Department officials Friday met Russian foreign ministry officials in Moscow to try to take a common position on the escalating crisis in Syria."A ... 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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UN Human Rights Council to discuss Syria


May 31st, 2012 - 11:05 am ICT by IANS
Geneva, May 31 (IANS) The UN Human Rights Council will hold a special session here Friday on the situation and the recent killings in Syria, Xinhua reported.Over 100 people were ... Read more...

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Four nations expel Syrian envoys


May 29th, 2012 - 11:51 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Australia, Britain, France, and Germany Tuesday announced the expulsion of Syrian ambassadors from their countries over last weekend's massacre in Syria's Houla town which the ... 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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UNSC calls emergency meet on Syria massacre


May 28th, 2012 - 3:54 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council has called an emergency meeting to discuss the massacre in Syria's Houla town that left over 100 people dead, many ... Read more...

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UNSC ‘tired, unfit for purpose’: Amnesty


May 24th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council is suffering from a failure of leadership and looks "tired, out of step and increasingly unfit for purpose", human rights organisation ... Read more...

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Lebanon halts ship carrying arms for Syria rebels


April 29th, 2012 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Lebanese Navy has intercepted a Sierra Leone-registered ship carrying arms and ammunition reportedly destined for Syrian rebels, Al Jazeera reported.The ship's crew were detained ... Read more...

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Terrorist infiltration attempt foiled in Syria


April 28th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 28 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Syrian military Saturday fought back an infiltration attempt by an armed group north of the port of Lattakia, the SANA news agency reported.Syrian servicemen ... Read more...

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European group calls for UNSC arms embargo on Syria


April 27th, 2012 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Strasbourg, April 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Thursday called on the UN Security Council to impose an arms embargo on Syria."The Syrian people ... Read more...

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Russia urges Syria to call off troops


April 3rd, 2012 - 3:06 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian authorities should "make the first step" towards restoring peace in the country by pulling troops and tanks out of rebellious cities and towns, Russian ... 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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Syria finds bodies of three slain foreign journalists


March 2nd, 2012 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, March 2 (IANS) Syrian authorities have found the bodies of the three slain foreign journalists, who were killed a week earlier in restive Baba Amr neighbourhood in Homs province, ... Read more...

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UNSC calls on Syria to allow humanitarian access


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:33 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 2 (IANS) UN Security Council has called on the Syrian authorities to allow "immediate, full and unimpeded" humanitarian access.The Security Council called upon the Syrian authorities to ... Read more...

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UN resolution on Syria shows ‘unilateral’ approaches : Russia


March 2nd, 2012 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 2 (IANS) The newly adopted UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution on Syria reflected some countries' intentions to promote unilateral approaches to the Syrian crisis, according to the ... Read more...

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UN Human Rights Council to discuss Syria Tuesday


February 27th, 2012 - 11:24 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Feb 27 (IANS) The United Nations' Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will hold an urgent debate on Syria Tuesday.Addressing the 19th session of the UNHRC, its president Laura Dupuy Lasserre ... Read more...

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