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UN Syria report ‘inconclusive’ need more evidence in chemical weapons probe

UN Syria report ‘inconclusive’ need more evidence in chemical weapons probe

June 4, AP – UN human rights investigators presented the conclusions of their four-month long Syrian chemical weapons probe on Tuesday in Geneva. The group found evidence of the internationally-banned weapons used during the Syrian civil war in recent months. However, it could not conclude with certainty whether the perpetrators acted on behalf of the […]

June 4, 2013 | By More
Assad confident in victory’ in Syrian civil war

Assad confident in victory’ in Syrian civil war

May 31, BEIRUT (AP) — Assad also told the Lebanese TV station Al-Manar that Russia has fulfilled some of its weapons contracts recently, but he was vague on whether this included advanced S-300 air defense systems. The comments were in line with a forceful and confident message the regime has been sending in recent days, […]

May 31, 2013 | By More
Israel’s Defense minister warns Russia against arming Syria

Israel’s Defense minister warns Russia against arming Syria

JERUSALEM (AP) —Israel has been pressing Moscow not to go through with a promised delivery of advanced S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Damascus. Israel fears the missiles could slip into the hands of hostile groups like Hezbollah. Israel’s defense minister is signaling that his military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria. […]

May 28, 2013 | By More
Syrian troops gain more ground around Qusair, a TV reporter killed

Syrian troops gain more ground around Qusair, a TV reporter killed

May 28, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The fighting raged as European Union foreign ministers met in Brussels to try to bridge divisions over easing an arms embargo, a step that would allow weapons shipments to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad. Syrian troops gained ground Monday in a nine-day offensive against a key rebel-held town, […]

May 28, 2013 | By More
Members of SNC, Arab League draft new peace proposals ahead of Geneva 2

Members of SNC, Arab League draft new peace proposals ahead of Geneva 2

May 24, AP – Two separate committees of Middle Eastern leaders convened on Thursday, seeking to outline their official positions and proposals ahead of the Geneva 2 conference.   Members of the Arab League and the Syrian National Coalition have drafted new proposals aimed at ending the Syrian civil war. Their plans come in anticipation […]

May 24, 2013 | By More
Russia, Britain planning new push to end Syria war

Russia, Britain planning new push to end Syria war

May 11, AP – The U.S. and Russia this week agreed to try to convene an international conference this month to come to a political solution to end the two-year Syrian civil war, but gave no indication how they would convince President Bashar Assad into talks with the rebels seeking to overthrow him. British Prime […]

May 11, 2013 | By More