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Angelina Jolie urges intl. community for more aid in Syria crisis

Angelina Jolie urges intl. community for more aid in Syria crisis

June 19, AP – Jolie, who is UNHCR special envoy for refugee affairs, visited the Jordan-Syria border overnight accompanied by head of UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres. Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie urged the international community to boost aid to Syrian refugees hit by what she called “the worst humanitarian crisis of the 21st […]

June 19, 2013 | By More
President Obama authorized military aid to Syrian rebels

President Obama authorized military aid to Syrian rebels

June 14, AP – President Barack Obama has authorised sending US weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, a US official said after the White House said it has proof the Syrian govt had used chemical weapons against opposition forces fighting to overthrow President Bashar Al Assad. The US decision came as Assad’s surging […]

June 14, 2013 | By More
‘Syrian helicopter attack’ Lebanese villages

‘Syrian helicopter attack’ Lebanese villages

June 12, AP – A Syrian helicopter fired three missiles into Arsal, a Lebanese town whose Sunni residents back the revolt against President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday, according to Lebanese officials. Lebanese security officials say a Syrian military helicopter has fired missiles into a Lebanese border town. It would be the first such attack by […]

June 12, 2013 | By More
Syria rebels take Golan frontier crossing

Syria rebels take Golan frontier crossing

June 6, AP – Syrian rebels fighting troops loyal to the regime of President Bashar Al Assad have taken over the Quneitra crossing on Israel-Syria ceasefire line in the Golan Heights, army radio reported on Thursday, quoting military officials. Associated pres journalist for human rights observers – Khizer hayat reports from the region.

June 6, 2013 | By More
US accuses Syrian regime, assault on Qusair causing “tremendous suffering”

US accuses Syrian regime, assault on Qusair causing “tremendous suffering”

June 6, AP – The United States denounced President Bashar al-Assad’s government on Thursday over its 17-day assault on Qusair, near the Lebanese border. It said Syrian troops owed their success to Hezbollah fighters backed by Iran. The White House has accused the Syrian regime of causing “tremendous suffering” in its successful bid to reclaim […]

June 6, 2013 | By More
Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah vows ‘victory’ against Syrian rebels

Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah vows ‘victory’ against Syrian rebels

May 25, AP – Beirut: “I say to all the honourable people, to the mujahedeen, to the heroes: I have always promised you a victory and now I pledge to you a new one” in Syria, he said at a ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of Israel’s military withdrawal from Lebanon. Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah […]

May 26, 2013 | By More
Deadly blasts kill 43 in Turkish town near Syrian border

Deadly blasts kill 43 in Turkish town near Syrian border

The two explosions, just 15 minutes apart, occurred Saturday just outside the post office and town hall in Reyhanli, a hub for Syrian refugees and rebel activity in Turkey’s Hatay province. At least 43 people were killed in the blasts and around 100 injured, Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said. He added that authorities were still […]

May 12, 2013 | By More