Tag Archives: Politics of Syria

13Apr/17

Russia blocks U.N. condemnation of Syria attack

Russia blocks a Western-led effort at the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday (April 12) to condemn last week’s deadly gas attack in Syria. Pascale Davies reports.
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08Dec/16

End game in Aleppo

The Syrian army’s advance in Aleppo slowed Thursday but a victory was still firmly in sight after President Assad vowed that retaking the city would change the course of the war. Deborah Lutterbeck reports. Continue reading

08Dec/16

British spy chief says Islamic State plotting attacks as Russia makes ‘desert’ of Syria

In a rare speech, the head of Britain’s spy network says Islamic State are plotting attacks as Russia makes ‘desert’ of Syria.

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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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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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06Apr/15

Yarmouk in ruins

SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE, (REUTERS) – Broken and barren streets in the Yarmouk refugee camp just outside Damascus.

Amateur video, which can not be independently verified by Reuters, appears to show empty streets of the largely Palestinian enclave.
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