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Russian plane carrying military personnel crashed all 92 on board dead

Russian plane carrying military personnel crashed all 92 on board dead

A Russian military plane crashed Sunday in the Black Sea as it made its way to Syria with 92 people onboard, including more than 60 Red Army Choir members heading to celebrate the New Year with troops. Local news agencies, citing the defence ministry, said the Tu-154 plane had crashed shortly after take-off at 5:40 […]

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Syrian Foreign Minister: Assad will remain president until 2014

Syrian Foreign Minister: Assad will remain president until 2014

May 30, BEIRUT (AP) — Any deal reached in such talks would have to be put to a referendum, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem added in a TV interview, introducing a new condition that could complicate efforts by the U.S. and Russia to bring both sides together at an international conference in Geneva, possibly next month. […]

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Assad: transition talks are internal matter US has no right to interfere in his country’s politics

Assad: transition talks are internal matter US has no right to interfere in his country’s politics

May 19, AP – BEIRUT — In the capital Damascus, a car bomb killed at least three people and wounded five, according to Syrian state TV. It said bomb experts dismantled other explosives in the area. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an activist group, said eight people were killed, including four members of […]

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Syria capable of facing Israel: Assad

Syria capable of facing Israel: Assad

May 8, AP – Assad spoke after a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, who paid an unexpected visit to Damascus. In his first response to Israel’s weekend airstrikes, President Bashar Assad said that Syria is capable of facing Israel, but stopped short of threatening retaliation for the strikes near Damascus. “We are […]

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Syria’s Assad in a rare public appearance visits Damascus power station

Syria’s Assad in a rare public appearance visits Damascus power station

May 1, AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Footage of the visit broadcast on state television showed Assad chatting casually with a group of employees, two days after his prime minister narrowly escaped assassination by an explosion and a day after another major bombing in the capital took the lives of at least 14. Syrian President Bashar […]

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Has Syria really used Sarin gas? British premier ramps up pressure on Assad

Has Syria really used Sarin gas? British premier ramps up pressure on Assad

April 26, AP – British Prime Minister David Cameron has spoken of “war crimes” to describe the unverified use of chemical weapons by Syria. What are the implications of that term? Sashank Joshi: First of all, it’s to convey the severity of the situation, to show that this is beyond simply the shelling of neighborhoods, or […]

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