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Iranian parliamentary delegation in Syria for talks


August 26th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 25 (IANS) A delegation from Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission arrived in the Syrian capital on a two-day visit Saturday for talks with top Syrian ... Read more...

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Indians in Syria asked to leave (Lead)


July 24th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With violence in Syria escalating by the day, India Tuesday asked its nationals and families of the staff of the Indian mission in Damascus to ... Read more...

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India asks its citizens, mission staff to leave Syria


July 24th, 2012 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 24 (IANS) With violence in Syria escalating by the day, India Tuesday said it has asked the staff of its embassy in Damascus and its other citizens ... 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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Top Syrian military defector contacts opposition


July 13th, 2012 - 4:00 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A top general who recently defected from the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria has established contacts with the opposition, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.Brig. ... Read more...

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Assad mystery lover to get PhD from British varsity


July 8th, 2012 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 8 (IANS) A Syrian woman, said to be the mystery lover of embattled President Bashar al-Assad, will soon get a doctorate from a top university in Britain, according ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks releases 2.4 mn e-mails on Syria


July 5th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks said Thursday it has begun publishing more than 2.4 million e-mails from Syrian officials, government ministries and companies between August 2006 and ... Read more...

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Russia urges Syria, Turkey against clash


June 27th, 2012 - 7:56 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The downing of a Turkish jet by Syrian forces should not be considered a provocation or allowed to further destabilise the situation in the region, ... Read more...

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Indians advised to avoid travelling to Syria


May 29th, 2012 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) With the violence in Syria escalating and two Indians killed on the Syria-Iraq border, the Indian government Tuesday issued a travel advisory asking Indians to ... Read more...

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US slaps sanctions on Syrian defence minister


March 31st, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 30 (IANS) The US Treasury Department announced Friday that it had slapped sanctions on the Syrian defence minister and two senior military officials.In a statement, the ... 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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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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Syrian president warns against foreign intervention


September 18th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Sep 18 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Sunday warned that foreign intervention would alienate countries in the region and further the danger of extremism.Assad made the remarks during a ... Read more...

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Syria seeks India’s support against ‘Western propaganda’


August 2nd, 2011 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IANS) As more Syrian officials face the European Union sanctions amid intensifying violence in that country, Syria has urged India, chair of the UN Security ... Read more...

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Syrian President faces indictment by International Criminal Court


April 25th, 2011 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Damascus, Apr 25 (ANI): The International Criminal Court could indict Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for causing the deaths of 120 anti-government protesters.According to The Telegraph, an influential body of international judges and ... Read more...

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Syria was shocked at top Hezbollah operative’s assassination two yrs back: Wikileaks


December 8th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Damascus, Dec 8 (ANI): US diplomatic cables exposed by Wikileaks have shown that Syrian officials of President Bashar al-Assad's regime were shocked at the assassination of a senior Hezbollah operative in Damascus ... Read more...

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Obama to fulfill promise of visiting Muslim nation soon


March 8th, 2009 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Ankara (Turkey) Mar. 8 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that President Obama will fulfill his promise of visiting a Muslim nation within 100 days of joining the ... Read more...

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US says talks with Syria ‘constructive’


March 8th, 2009 - 1:59 am ICT by IANS
Damascus/Washington, March 8 (DPA) Senior US officials met with Syrian counterparts in Damascus Saturday for the highest level talks between the two countries in years, as part of US President Barack Obama's ... Read more...

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Lebanon on high alert ahead of Hariri tribunal hearing


February 28th, 2009 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Feb 28 (DPA) Lebanon's Internal Security Forces (ISF) Director General Ashraf Rifi said Saturday all active units were on highest alert as the Special Tribunal for Lebanon that will try suspects ... Read more...

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Syria-Iran talks focus on Iran’s nuclear issue


July 18th, 2008 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS
DPA Damascus, July 18 (DPA) Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem said Thursday after talks with Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki in Damascus that brainstorming over Iran's nuclear issue will continue. "Participation of US envoy ... Read more...

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Syrian-Iranian relations ‘very good’: diplomat


June 18th, 2008 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS
DPA Damascus, June 17 (DPA) The Iranian Ambassador to Syria, Sayyed Ahmed Moussavi, said Tuesday that Iranian-Syrian relations are good and he stressed that the Iranian revolution is called the "Islamic revolution, not ... Read more...

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US extends sanctions on Syria


May 8th, 2008 - 7:42 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Washington, May 8 (Xinhua) US President George W. Bush has signed an executive order extending for the fourth time sanctions on Syria for another year. "I took these actions to deal with ... 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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Failing 48-hour deadline, PPP decides to approach UN on its own for BB killing probe


January 13th, 2008 - 7:11 pm ICT by admin
Larkana, Jan 13 (ANI): Failing the 48-hour deadline given by the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) to President Pervez Musharraf regime to allow a UN probe into Benazir Bhuttos assassination, the PPP has ... Read more...

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