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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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France ready to recognise Syrian opposition as government


August 28th, 2012 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) French President Francois Hollande has called on the Syrian opposition to establish a provisional government and says that France is ready to recognise it."France calls ... Read more...

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Syrian envoy to UAE defects after wife joins rebels


July 25th, 2012 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 25 (IANS/AKI) Syria's ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) defected Wednesday, a day after his wife, the Syrian envoy to Cyprus, announced she was joining the rebels.Abdel ... 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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US breaks Pentagon-Russian arms exporter ties


July 20th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US lawmakers have passed a bill which breaks the relationship between the Pentagon and Russian state-run arms exporter Rosoboronexport.According to the House of Representatives's ... Read more...

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Syrian envoy to Iraq defects


July 13th, 2012 - 10:01 am ICT by IANS
Damascus, July 13 (IANS/AKI) Syria's ambassador to Iraq has defected to the opposition and called on politicians and the military to do the same."I announce that from this moment I ... Read more...

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Britain backs Syria conference plan ‘in principle’


June 15th, 2012 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
London, June 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) British Foreign Secretary William Hague has reiterated that his country welcomes "in principle" the Russian suggestion of an international conference on Syria.Hague, however, warned that ... Read more...

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US denounces civilians’ killings in Syria


June 8th, 2012 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) The White House has denounced the reported killings of civilians in the Qubair village in Syria's Hama province, calling for joint efforts in support of a ... Read more...

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Clinton seeks Russia, China’s help in Syrian crisis


June 7th, 2012 - 8:56 am ICT by IANS
Baku (Azerbaijan), June 7 (IANS) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called on China and Russia to use their influence on Damascus to stop the Syrian bloodshed, RIA Novosti ... 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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UNSC discusses Syria at closed-door meeting


May 31st, 2012 - 2:35 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, May 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council held a closed-door meeting to discuss the situation in Syria following a massacre of more than 100 civilians in the ... 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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India’s foreign policy under threat due to US pressure: CPI-M


March 4th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, March 4 (IANS) Alleging that India's foreign policy was under threat due to US pressure, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Sunday railed against New Delhi's vote for an ... Read more...

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‘Military action against Iran, Syria to violate international laws’


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 2 (IANS) Russia views the decision to carry out military operations against Iran and Syria as a step in violation of international laws, Xinhua reported."None denied a key ... Read more...

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Tunisia ready to grant asylum to Syrian president


February 29th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, Feb 29 (IANS) Tunisia is ready to grant political asylum to embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family if necessary, Tunisia's official TAP news agency reported Wednesday."If the ... Read more...

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Wounded British, French journalists taken out of Syria


February 28th, 2012 - 11:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 28 (IANS) British photographer Paul Conroy and French reporter Edith Bouvier, wounded in an attack in Syria that killed two other journalists last week, have been smuggled ... Read more...

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US imposes new sanctions on Iran


February 17th, 2012 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Thursday extended its sanctions against Iran, the State Department said."Today the United States government took three separate sanctions actions against Iran's primary intelligence ... Read more...

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U.S. Ambassador Ford pulled from Syria due to threats


October 24th, 2011 - 6:34 pm ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. government has decided to pull Ambassador Robert Ford from Syria as a result of 'credible threats' made against him, officials said on Monday morning.Ford, who ... Read more...

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India, Brazil, South Africa push for Security Council expansion


October 18th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 18 (IANS) India, Brazil and South Africa, all of whom are now non-permanent members of the UN Security Council, Tuesday underscored again the urgent need to reform the ... Read more...

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India may seek common ground at IBSA on Af-Pak


October 17th, 2011 - 11:18 pm ICT by IANS
Pretoria, Oct 17 (IANS) Fresh with a victory of sorts over the stand taken on Syria at the UN, India may engage Brazil and South Africa to forge a ... Read more...

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Syria warns nations against recognising rebel council


October 9th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Damascus, Oct 9 (IANS) Syria has threatened countries with "strict measures" if they recognised the "illegitimate" Syrian opposition council, RIA Novosti reported.Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, while addressing a ... 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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Syrian president threatening Israel is media provocation: Russia


October 6th, 2011 - 4:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 6 (IANS) Russia Wednesday blamed media for provoking a recent threat to attack Israel reportedly voiced by Syrian President Bashar al Assad, RIA Novosti reported.The Russian Foreign ... 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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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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US wants India, China to act against Syria


August 12th, 2011 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Stepping up pressure against the Assad regime in Syria, the US has asked India and China, with major investment in Syria's energy sector, to join Washington ... Read more...

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If Syria collapses, a doomsday scenario awaits Middle East: Experts


May 2nd, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Beirut, May 2 (ANI): The potential collapse of the Syrian regime could wreak havoc of a very different kind in the Middle East.There is a view that the fall of the Bashar ... Read more...

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Obama condemns Syrian regime’s “outrageous use” of violence


April 23rd, 2011 - 8:11 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr. 23 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has condemned Syria's "outrageous" use of violence, while accusing the Bashar-al-Assad regime of seeking Iran's help in a brutal month-long crackdown which ... Read more...

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Syria believed Israel was behind sniper killing of President’s security aide: WikiLeaks


December 21st, 2010 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21(ANI): Syria believed that Israelis were "the most obvious suspects" in the assassination of President Bashar al-Assad's top security aide in August 2008, according to a classified US diplomatic cable ... 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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Israeli foreign minister warns Syrian regime


February 5th, 2010 - 4:09 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Feb 5 (DPA) Israeli Foreign minister has warned Syrian president saying that it will topple his regime if Syria attacked Israel. The minister said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad should know that ... Read more...

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Lebanon rejects plea to free generals in Hariri’s murder


August 7th, 2008 - 4:19 am ICT by IANS
DPA Beirut, Aug 7 (DPA) Lebanese judicial authorities Wednesday turned down a request to free four army generals who have been held without charge since August 2005 in connection with the assassination of ... Read more...

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