Tag Archives: Levant

19Sep/15

U.S. says Assad must go, timing down to negotiation

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has to step down but the timing of his departure had to be decided through negotiation. Kerry is in London for talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

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04Sep/15

UK’s Cameron bows to pressure to take more Syrian refugees

Britain will take in “thousands more” Syrian refugees, Prime Minister David Cameron says, changing his stance after an outpouring of emotion over the image of a dead Syrian toddler on a Turkish beach put him under pressure to act.

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27Feb/15

“Tragedy” of Islamic State museum destruction is security threat, UNESCO says

UNESCO’s Director-General says that the destruction by Islamist militants of a priceless collection of statues and sculptures in northern Iraq is a “tragedy” with security repercussions in the region.

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23Feb/15

Missing British schoolgirls not radicalised at school says principle

Principle of the school attended by three missing British schoolgirls believed to be heading to Syria says they were not radicalised at the academy.
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22Feb/15

Turkish army active on Syria border after it evacuates troops guarding mausoleum

Turkish military vehicles are seen on the move in a town on the border with Syria as Ankara announces a successful mission to evacuate Turkish soldiers guarding a mausoleum in Syria.

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21Feb/15

British police launch appeal to find ‘Syria-bound’ schoolgirls

British police launch an appeal to trace three London schoolgirls who are believed to be making their way to Syria, having flown to Turkey earlier this week.

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10Feb/15

White House confirms death of hostage Kayla Mueller, but cannot say how she died

White House says, regardless of what caused the death of hostage Kayla Mueller, Islamic State is held responsible.
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