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Austria announces withdrawal of its UN Peacekeepers from Golan

Austria announces withdrawal of its UN Peacekeepers from Golan

June 6, AP VIENNA (AP) — Chancellor Werner Fayman and Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger say in a statement that “the development … has shown that further waiting can no longer be justified.” Rebels briefly overran a border position near the destroyed city of Kuneitra early Thursday before Syrian government troops retook it. The peacekeepers receive […]

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Amid disunity, EU announces Lifting of Syrian arms embargo

Amid disunity, EU announces Lifting of Syrian arms embargo

May 28, AP – The deal announced after several hours of wrangling between the EU’s foreign ministers at a meeting in Brussels late on Monday will see the 27-member bloc’s embargo on arming Syrian rebels expire at the end of this month. At the same time though, they agreed to maintain a package of sanctions […]

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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, […]

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Syrian opposition alliance urges rebel fighters to join key battle

Syrian opposition alliance urges rebel fighters to join key battle

May 22, BEIRUT (AP) — The appeal came as Syrian government forces battled for the fourth straight day trying to wrest control of the western town of Qusair from the rebels. The town lies along a strategic land corridor linking the capital, Damascus, with the Mediterranean coast, the heartland of Assad’s Alawite sect. Syria’s main […]

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UAE slams Iran for its direct interference in the internal issues of Bahrain

UAE slams Iran for its direct interference in the internal issues of Bahrain

May 20, AP – Addressing a joint Press conference, UAE Foreign Minister Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, along with his Australian counterpart Bob Carr, said Iran had no right to interfere in GCC regional affairs. The UAE on Sunday condemned Iran for its interference in Bahrain’s domestic issues, accusing Tehran of trying to distract […]

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Heavy clashes between Syrian rebels, troops at 3 military air bases

Heavy clashes between Syrian rebels, troops at 3 military air bases

BEIRUT (AP) — Rebels, who have been trying to capture the air fields for months, broke into the sprawling Abu Zuhour air base in northwestern Idlib province and Kweiras base in the Aleppo province on Saturday. Fighting raged inside the two facilities Sunday. Syrian rebels seeking to topple President Bashar Assad fought intense battles with […]

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Syrian chemical weapons use not up to UN standard

Syrian chemical weapons use not up to UN standard

April 27, AP – Weapons inspectors will only determine whether banned chemical agents were used in the two-year-old conflict if they are able to access sites and take soil, blood, urine or tissue samples and examine them in certified laboratories, according to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), which works with the […]

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