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  • date for syria peace talks not finalised

    'Date for Syria peace talks not finalised'

    World | Nov 06, 2013, 11:09 AM IST

    Geneva : The UN and Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, said Tuesday that the tripartite meeting of the UN, Russia and the US failed to set a date for the Syria

  • syrian army recaptures key town

    Syrian army recaptures key town

    World | Nov 02, 2013, 11:52 AM IST

    Damascus : The Syrian army Friday fully recaptured a strategic town in the countryside of the northern province of Aleppo, securing thus the southeastern entrance of Aleppo.In a statement issued Friday, the Syrian Army General

  • chemical weapons inspectors in syria miss deadline

    Chemical weapons inspectors in Syria miss deadline

    World | Oct 29, 2013, 08:40 AM IST

    Beirut : International inspectors overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile have missed an early deadline in a brutally tight schedule after security concerns prevented them from visiting two sites linked to Damascus' chemical

  • un relief efforts stepped up in syria for winter

    UN relief efforts stepped up in Syria for winter

    World | Oct 23, 2013, 09:33 AM IST

    United Nations : The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is delivering more aid across Syria in preparation for winter as the country is witnessing a 30-month conflict, a UN spokesperson said."Among other locations, last week, the

  • syrian unrest 792 900 refugees in lebanon

    Syrian unrest: 792,900 refugees in Lebanon

    World | Oct 14, 2013, 07:53 AM IST

    Beirut : The war in Syria and the influx of  increasing number of refugees have cost Lebanon billions of dollars, according to a World Bank report.Thus Lebanon is going through a phase of financial crisis.In

  • un team prepares for on site inspections in syria

    UN team prepares for on-site inspections in Syria

    World | Oct 05, 2013, 09:40 AM IST

    United Nations : The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is reviewing additional information received from Syria on its chemical weapons stockpiles to conduct on-site inspections, a UN spokesperson said here Friday.The OPCW

  • india russia discuss situation in syria

    India, Russia discuss situation in Syria

    World | Oct 05, 2013, 09:27 AM IST

    Moscow : Indian External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov met here Friday and discussed bilateral ties and the situation in Syria.“We have similar political positions. We respect international laws and

  • china to play constructive role on syria

    China to play constructive role on Syria

    World | Sep 20, 2013, 10:28 AM IST

    Washington: China has stated that it will play a constructive role at the UN over the issue of usage of chemical wepaons in Syria.Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi pledged Thursday that China will play "a

  • assad denies his forces conducted chemical attack

    Assad denies his forces conducted chemical attack

    World | Sep 19, 2013, 09:55 AM IST

    Washington : Syrian President Bashar Assad said a United Nations report finding “clear and convincing evidence” that sarin nerve gas was used in Syria painted an “unrealistic” account, and he denied his government orchestrated the

  • obama authorises military aid to syrian opposition

    Obama authorises military aid to Syrian opposition

    World | Sep 17, 2013, 10:20 AM IST

    Washington: US President Barack Obama Monday released an executive order to officially authorise "non-lethal military aid" to the Syrian opposition in order to prevent the use and proliferation of chemical weapons, Xinhua reported.According to the

  • watch disturbing pics of devastation in syria

    Watch disturbing pics of devastation in Syria

    World | Sep 07, 2013, 06:43 AM IST

    New Delhi: The Syrian unrest has changed the face of  the normally calm country in the last two years. The entire nation has become a battle ground, there is bloodshed in most of the places.With

  • the world set a red line for syria strike obama

    The world set a red line for Syria strike: Obama

    World | Sep 05, 2013, 10:07 AM IST

    Washington: After winning crucial bipartisan support from key congressional leaders, President Barack Obama took his case for a punitive military strike on Syria abroad, saying the world set a red line against using chemical weapons."I

  • france defends proposed punitive action against syria

    France defends proposed punitive action against Syria

    World | Sep 05, 2013, 10:03 AM IST

    Paris: French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault Wednesday justified the Socialists' determination to punish Syrian regime for the alleged chemical attack, saying it would pave the way to end political conflict in that country.Ayrault made the

  • russia accuses us of avoiding direct contacts over syria

    Russia accuses US of avoiding direct contacts over Syria

    World | Sep 05, 2013, 09:26 AM IST

    Moscow: Russian Foreign Ministry Wednesday accused the US of steadily avoiding direct contacts with Moscow over developments involving Syria."Commencing Saturday, Aug 31, the US State Department repeatedly requested phone call with (Russian foreign minister) Sergei

  • u.n. chemical weapons experts leave syria

    U.N. chemical weapons experts leave Syria

    World | Aug 31, 2013, 12:02 PM IST

    Beirut: U.N. chemical weapons experts have left Syria and crossed into neighbouring Lebanon.An Associated Press crew saw the U.N. personnel cross into Lebanon from Syria through the country's Masnaa border crossing early Saturday.The team on

  • un syrian forces killed tortured 256 children

    UN : Syrian Forces Killed, Tortured 256 Children

    World | Nov 29, 2011, 07:56 AM IST

    Beirut, Nov 29: A U.N. investigation concluded Monday that Syrian forces committed crimes against humanity by killing and torturing hundreds of children, including a 2-year-old girl reportedly shot to death so she wouldn't grow up