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Assad’s sister flees Syria : Report


September 19th, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's sister has fled the country along with her children to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Al Arabiya reported Wednesday citing an ... Read more...

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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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Assad must go: EU foreign ministers


September 9th, 2012 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Nicosia (Cyprus), Sep 9 (IANS) Foreign ministers of countries in the European Union (EU), who met for a two-day meeting in Cyprus, demanded the resignation of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, ... Read more...

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West’s Syria policy could backfire: Putin


September 7th, 2012 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Sep 7 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned Western powers that their "dangerous" stance on the Syria crisis could come back to haunt them."Today, some want to ... Read more...

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Iran stresses support to Syria


August 27th, 2012 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, Aug 27 (IANS) Iran's national security chief has said his country stands against any foreign intervention in Syria, and that the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran will aim ... Read more...

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Syrian rebels set free one of 11 Lebanese pilgrims


August 26th, 2012 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
Beirut, Aug 26 (IANS) One of 11 Lebanese pilgrims kidnapped by armed men in Syria since May has been set free, officials said.Hussein Ali Omar, who was just freed, touched ... Read more...

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India, US discuss Syria, Iran, UN reforms


August 22nd, 2012 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the escalating crisis in Syria, India and the US Wednesday discussed the impasse in the violence-torn West Asian country and ... Read more...

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India, US discuss Syria, Iran


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) Against the backdrop of the escalating crisis in Syria, India and the US Wednesday shared their views on ending the impasse in the ... Read more...

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Syrian vice president defects: Rebels


August 18th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) One of two deputies of embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has defected and fled the country for Jordan, an opposition spokesman said Saturday.Vice President Farouq ... Read more...

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Anti-Assad protesters attack Russian embassy in London


August 17th, 2012 - 9:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad pelted the Russian embassy in London with stones overnight, causing significant damage to the building, the embassy said in ... Read more...

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Assad regime on verge of collapse: Syrian ex-PM


August 15th, 2012 - 6:54 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has lost control of two-thirds of the country and is on the verge of collapse, former Syrian prime ... Read more...

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Assad appoints former health minister as PM


August 9th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has appointed former health minister Wael al-Halqi to the post of prime minister.Halqi was appointed following the defection of the ... Read more...

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India listens in on Iran conference on Syria


August 9th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India has taken part in a ministerial conference convened by Iran, Damascus' staunchest ally, that seeks to push an "indigenous solution" to the Syrian crisis.Rajiv ... 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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US playing blame game over Annan resignation: Iran


August 3rd, 2012 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Aug 3 (IANS) Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi Friday criticised the US for playing the blame game over the resignation of UN and Arab League special envoy to ... Read more...

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Assad’s father-in-law gives advice on covering up violence


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) British resident Fawas Akhras, a cardiologist by profession and the father-in-law of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has been giving advice to the leader on how to ... Read more...

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US says it is trying to force Assad to step down


August 1st, 2012 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US is continuing its efforts to make Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad resign, according to US State Department spokesperson Patrick Ventrell."The situation is grave, and ... Read more...

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Russian, Western differences on Syria exaggerated: Medvedev


July 31st, 2012 - 8:13 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) There is less difference between the Russian and Western stances on the Syrian crisis than is perceived because both Moscow and its Western partners ... 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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Russia hits out at West’s ‘chilling’ stance on Syria


July 25th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Wednesday accused Western powers of encouraging terrorism over their refusal to condemn the suicide bombing that killed Syria's defence minister last week."In other words, ... Read more...

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Turkey closes borders with Syria


July 25th, 2012 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Ankara, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Turkish government is closing all its checkpoints on the Syrian border, Customs and Trade Minister Hayati Yazici said Wednesday."All checkpoints along the Syrian border ... Read more...

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No impunity for Al-Assad : France


July 25th, 2012 - 9:13 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 25 (IANS) France has said despite the Arab League making proposal of safe exit for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad, it would not earn him an impunity, Xinhua reported.... Read more...

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Iraq moves against transiting arms to Syria: US


July 24th, 2012 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 24 (IANS) The US has said that Iraq has moved to prevent its territory from being used for transiting weapons to Syria.State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said the ... 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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Arab League offers safe exit if Assad resigns


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 23 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Arab League Monday called on embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to swiftly cede power in exchange for a "safe exit" for him and his ... Read more...

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Assad’s wife not in Russia: Syrian envoy


July 19th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS) Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad Thursday denied reports that Asma al-Asaad, wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has arrived in Moscow."This is absolutely wrong information. ... Read more...

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Putin, Obama did not discuss refuge for Assad: Official


July 19th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 19 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The possibility of Moscow providing asylum for embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was not discussed during a conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and ... Read more...

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Syria situation ’spinning out of control’ : US


July 19th, 2012 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 18 (IANS) Stating that the situation in Syria was fast "spinning out of control", US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta Wednesday called for more international pressure on Damascus, Xinhua ... Read more...

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No Arab spring in Syria, only cross-border terror: Envoy


July 11th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) There was no Arab Spring or revolution in Syria but only "planned and sponsored terror", the country's envoy to India said Tuesday.Talking to women reporters ... Read more...

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Chavez attacks Hillary for ‘threatening’ Russia, China


July 10th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has criticised US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who he claimed threatened Russia and China while speaking at a Friends of ... Read more...

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China terms its criticism by Clinton over Syria unacceptable


July 8th, 2012 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 8 (IANS)Beijing has described US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's criticism of China at the latest Friends of Syria meeting as "unacceptable", Xinhua reported.On Friday, Clinton criticised China ... Read more...

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Russia, China must pay for supporting Assad: Clinton


July 6th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia and China should be told that they will pay a price for their support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, US Secretary of State Hillary ... Read more...

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Russia warns West of ‘big war’ in Syria


July 6th, 2012 - 12:08 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Moscow lashed out Thursday at the Western position on Syria, saying it could aggravate the situation to the point of war."Their (Western) position is most ... Read more...

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Bodies of Turkish pilots killed in Syria shooting found


July 5th, 2012 - 5:40 am ICT by IANS
Istanbul, July 4 (IANS) The Turkish military authorities said Wednesday that they have found bodies of the two pilots of the fighter jet shot down by Syria nearly two weeks ... Read more...

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