Tag Archives: Syrian Civil War

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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08Dec/15

Blocking Muslim refugees supports terrorism – U.N.’s Guterres

Countries rejecting Syrian refugees because they are muslim are fuelling Islamic State and other militant groups, the U.N. says.

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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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02Dec/15

Erdogan says no one can “slander” Turkey over Islamic State oil claims

No one can ‘slander’ Turkey by accusing it of buying oil from Islamic State, says Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan, adding that he would resign if such allegations are proven to be true.
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29Nov/15

Highlights of world events from October and November 2015

World events during October and November include a disaster at a Romanian nightclub which saw tens of thousands protest on the streets, simultaneous attacks at several locations in Paris and the re-taking of the Iraqi town of Sinjar from Islamic State.
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28Nov/15

UK protesters march against possible Syria strikes

Thousands protest in London against the prospect of British air strikes in Syria after Prime Minister David Cameron calls for lawmakers to back military intervention against Islamic State. Jillian Kitchener reports. Continue reading

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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24Nov/15

Turkey shoots down Russian warplane

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin says the downing of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border is a “stab in the back carried out by the accomplices of terrorists”. Turkey says it had warned the aircraft repeatedly that it was violating Turkish air space although Moscow says the plane was flying over Syria. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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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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18Oct/15

Bishops urge UK’s Cameron to take in more Syrian refugees

UK Bishops write to British Prime Minister, David Cameron urging him to increase the number of Syrian refugees the country will take in to at least 50,000, saying the UK must do more to help. The UK Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon MP defends Cameron’s position on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show.

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