Tag Archives: Bashar al-Assad

12Feb/16
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry

World powers announce ceasefire for Syria

World powers have announced a plan for humanitarian aid and a nationwide ceasefire for Syria, but officials warn the future for the conflict-ridden country remains cloudy. Nathan Frandino has more.
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12Jan/16

“Severely malnourished” children in besieged Madaya eating grass to survive, U.N. says

Severely malnourished children in Madaya are eating grass and leaves to survive, the U.N. says after aid convoy reaches the besieged Syrian town for first time in months.
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15Dec/15
A pushcart vendor’s desperate act galvanizes the Arab world

Five years since spark that started ‘Arab Spring’

It was five years ago that a vegetable-seller in Tunisia set himself alight, igniting weeks of demonstrations that led to the unseating of long-time ruler Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali – and setting off a chain of uprisings across the region.

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07Dec/15
Leytonstone station

Amateur video shows arrest of knife attacker at east London metro station

Amateur video captures the moment when police arrested a knife attacker at an east London metro station.

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02Dec/15

British parliament votes to bomb Islamic State in Syria

British lawmakers vote in favour of a government motion to extend airstrikes against Islamic State to include Syria.

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26Nov/15

Britain’s Cameron says time to start bombing militants in Syria

It is time for Britain to start air strikes on Syria, Prime Minister David Cameron tells the House of Commons. Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn fears lessons haven’t been learnt from previous Western intervention in the Middle East.

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15Nov/15

Kerry says he has been told Assad means to enter real negotiation

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he has been told Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad means to enter real negotiations to resolve Syrian crisis.

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30Sep/15

Syrian opposition head says Russia intervening to prolong Assad

The head of the Syrian opposition, Khaled Khoja, says Russian airstrikes only killed civilians and are only in the country to support the Assad regime.

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30Sep/15

Lavrov: “Don’t listen to Pentagon about Russian strikes”

Questioned whether Russian air strikes had hit Islamic State positions in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says “don’t listen to Pentagon about the Russian strikes.”

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30Sep/15

Ash Carter: Russian air strikes in Syria probably not in Islamic State areas

(DVIDS) – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says it appears Russian air strikes in Syria were in areas where there probably are no Islamic State forces.
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