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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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Twin blasts kill 12 at Syria funeral


August 29th, 2012 - 4:33 am ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Twin blasts during a funeral killed at least 12 people and injured 48 in a predominantly Christian suburb of Syrian capital Damascus, Syria's state TV ... Read more...

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Gunmen kill two in Syrian capital


August 26th, 2012 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 26 (IANS) Unidentified armed groups fired multiple mortar shells in Damascus Sunday, killing two people and injuring others, Xinhua reported, citing pro-government media.The mortar shells were fired ... 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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China, Russia to make joint efforts for Syria


May 11th, 2012 - 8:04 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 11 (IANS) China and Russia have pledged to make joint efforts to seek a political solution to the ongoing Syrian turbulence as the two countries' foreign ministers held ... 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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Where Jesus’ language Aramaic lives on in Syrian village


April 22nd, 2012 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Malula (Syria), April 22 (IANS) Far from the sounds of gunfire and civil conflict that embroil Syria lurks an oasis of faith and miracles in this tiny village perched ... Read more...

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Finland embassy staff leaves Syria


March 20th, 2012 - 8:08 am ICT by IANS
Helsinki, March 20 (IANS) The Finnish embassy staff in Syrian capital Damascus has left the country due to the "weakened security situation", the foreign ministry said in a statement.The embassy ... Read more...

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Italy recalls embassy staff from Syria


March 15th, 2012 - 12:50 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 14 (IANS) Italy announced Wednesday that it was suspending all activities at its embassy in Syrian capital Damascus and has recalled its diplomatic staff.In a statement, the Italian ... 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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China sends special envoy to Syria


March 7th, 2012 - 5:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) China has sent a special envoy to Syria to discuss and find out a solution to the political crisis in the country, Xinhua reported.Li Huaxin, after ... Read more...

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Indians advised to avoid Syria travel


January 7th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) A day after a massive suicide bombing in Damascus killed 26 people, India Saturday issued a travel advisory asking Indians to avoid non-essential travel to ... Read more...

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Morocco,UAE embassies in Syria attacked


November 17th, 2011 - 7:37 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Nov 17 (IANS) Embassies of Morocco and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Syrian capital Damascus were attacked by pro-government protesters Wednesday, Al-Jazeera TV reported.The embassies' buildings were pelted ... Read more...

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Six killed in firing on protesters in Syria


June 25th, 2011 - 4:52 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 25 (IANS) At least six people were killed Friday in Syria as thousands of anti-government protesters took to streets in cities demanding freedom and reforms, Xinhua reported.Armed groups ... Read more...

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Syria seeks strategic energy, IT partnership with India


June 12th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Syria has invited Indian companies to set up joint ventures and forge strategic partnerships, especially in the fields of energy and information technology, as the two countries ... Read more...

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Hamas chief wants dialogue with the US


June 26th, 2009 - 1:03 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, June 25 (DPA) Khalid Meshaal, chief of the executive of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, Thursday said his group was prepared to have a "direct dialogue without conditions" with the ... Read more...

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No truce without lifting of siege on Gaza: Hamas


February 7th, 2009 - 3:56 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Feb 7 (DPA) The Palestinian group Hamas will not accept any long-term truce with Israel if it does not include lifting the siege on the Gaza Strip, Khaled Meshaal, the group's ... Read more...

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Hamas ready for talks with Obama Administration


November 8th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 8 (ANI): Khaled Meshaal, the leader of Hamas, has picked up on Barack Obamas offer to talk to Americas enemies, and said he is ready to talk to the ... Read more...

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Car bomb blast kills 17 in Syria (Lead)


September 27th, 2008 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 27 (DPA) At least 17 people were killed and more than a dozen injured when a car bomb exploded in Syrian capital Damascus Saturday, national news agency SANA reported.The bomb ... Read more...

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Car bomb blast kills 17 in Syria


September 27th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 27 (DPA) At least 17 civilians were killed in a car bomb blast in the Syrian capital Damascus Saturday, national news agency SANA reported.Fourteen other people were injured when the ... Read more...

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17 killed in Lebanese bus explosion (Lead)


August 13th, 2008 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Beirut, Aug 13 (Xinhua) At least 17 people, including 10 army soldiers, were killed and some 40 wounded in an explosion in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli Wednesday, LBC TV reported. The ... Read more...

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Saddam clan chief killed, five civilians wounded in Iraq


June 10th, 2008 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
DPA Baghdad, June 10 (DPA) The head of the clan of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was killed Tuesday, while another five civilians were wounded in separate incidents in Iraq, police sources ... Read more...

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Iran, Syria to jointly probe killing of Lebanese militant


February 16th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by admin
Tehran, Feb 16 (IANS) Iran and Syria are to set up a joint fact-finding team to probe the assassination of Lebanon's senior Hezbollah commander Imad Mughniyah, a senior Iranian official has said. ... Read more...

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Israel issues global terror warning amid Hezbollah threat


February 15th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Jerusalem, Feb 15 (Xinhua) The Israeli Counter Terrorism Bureau has issued a worldwide travel advisory, warning Israelis against possible abduction attempts abroad in the wake of the assassination of Hezbollah commander Imad ... Read more...

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