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The Red Cross has expressed alarm over Qusair

The Red Cross has expressed alarm over Qusair

The Red Cross has expressed alarm over the situation in the besieged Syrian town of Qusair, and has appealed for immediate access to deliver aid.     Thousands of civilians are believed to be trapped in the town, which lies close to the border with Lebanon. The...

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EU to relax banking sanctions and oil selling to help FSA

EU to relax banking sanctions and oil selling to help FSA

   European   banks   will be able to open branches and accounts in   Syria   for use by the opposition, European Union governments decided on Friday, relaxing economic sanctions to help  Free Syrian Army  fighting al-Assad regime....

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Syria medics treat hundreds of rebels for 'symptoms of chemical exposure'

Syria medics treat hundreds of rebels for 'symptoms of chemical exposure'

Medics working in six rebel-held districts near Damascus have treated several hundred fighters for symptoms of chemical exposure since March, a detailed investigation has found, adding fresh impetus to claims the Syrian regime has resorted to the banned weapons. A reporter from the French...

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Rockets fired from Syria hit eastern Lebanon

Rockets fired from Syria hit eastern Lebanon

 More than a dozen rockets and mortar rounds fired from  Syria  struck eastern  Lebanon  Saturday,  security officials  said, as tensions rise in the two countries' borderlands where Hezbollah militants are playing a bigger role in  Syria 's civil war....

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Ban Ki-moon issues urgent appeal to Syria

Ban Ki-moon issues urgent appeal to Syria

As fighting in Qusayr rages, Ban Ki-moon issues urgent appeal to Syria to protect civilians.   New York, 1 June 2013 - Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on the situation in Qusayr, Syria   The Secretary-General is...

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Is Pakistan fighting in Syria

Is Pakistan fighting in Syria

 Around 1,000  members of the Pakistani Taliban have been killed in clashes near the Syrian capital city of Damascus, according to Press TV, the Iranian English news channel.   ''It's an exaggeration to amount of Jihaddist in Syria'' Activist said to...

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Hezbollah recruits Egyptian militants in Syria's war

Hezbollah recruits Egyptian militants in Syria's war

 Eqtsad correspondent in Homs reported presence of Egyptian militants who are fighting with Hezbollah-Shi'ite militia backed by Iran. ''It's stunning'' Pro-regime citizen from al-Zahraa-An Alawite neighborhood- ''That's right, we like the Egyptian accent but I never imagined to see...

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UNHCR alarmed by state  of Al-Qusayr refugees

UNHCR alarmed by state of Al-Qusayr refugees

Thousands of people who have fled the besieged Syrian town of Al-Qusayr are in dire need of aid, the UN's refugee agency said Friday, as its tally for Syrians who have escaped their war-torn nation topped 1.6 million .   UNHCR spokesperson Dan McNorton...

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Armed Conflict in Syria.. U.S. and International Response

Armed Conflict in Syria.. U.S. and International Response

  Zaman-Alwasl, exclusively,  summarized for Its readers an important and detailed study on the Syrian conflict prepared by the Congressional Research Service last month. The newspaper will publish the study in series of articles.   ''The...

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Syrian forces kill American, British citizen accused of fighting alongside rebels

Syrian forces kill American, British citizen accused of fighting alongside rebels

      Syrian state-run television reported Thursday that forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad killed three Westerners, including an American woman and a British citizen, who it claims were fighting with the rebels and were found with weapons . Syrian...

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No qualified Syrians trained by Moscow to use the S-300s

No qualified Syrians trained by Moscow to use the S-300s

A Russian defence ministry source has told Reuters he knew of no qualified Syrians trained by Moscow to use the S- 300 s, putting the completion of the anti-aircraft system in Syria at "six to 12 months from now ".   He added that the Israelis "likely have...

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Military Council demands half seats of National Coalition

Military Council demands half seats of National Coalition

In a sudden demand, the Supreme Council for the Leadership of the Syrian Revolution asked the half of the coalition seats in reply to the fragile status of coalition and the weakness they had showed in representing the revolution inside Syria and in the international side. Another reason is...

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Urgent appeal for relief efforts in Qusair

Urgent appeal for relief efforts in Qusair

The Syrian National Coalition issued today an “urgent appeal for relief efforts” for over 1,000 injured civilians in Qusair, the western city that has been the site of fierce fighting between government troops plus Hezbollah, and opposition forces. Reuters has been speaking to Malek...

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Coalition Statement on Geneva II Conference

Coalition Statement on Geneva II Conference

 The Syrian Coalition welcomes international efforts to find a political solution to the suffering Syrians have endured for over two years via a Statement on Geneva II Conference in May 29, 2013 from their base in Istanbul. Moreover, the Syrian Coalition wants to...

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First shipment of Russian missiles- S300- has arrived, says Assad-Live

First shipment of Russian missiles- S300- has arrived, says Assad-Live

The first shipment of Russian anti-aircraft missiles has arrived in Syria, Bashar al-Assad has said, according to Lebanese TV.   The Al-Manar TV channel owned by the Shia militant group Hezbollah, which has joined the fighting Syrian people on Assad’s side, said it...

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Al-Moallem: ASSAD WILL REMAIN PRESIDENT UNTIL 2014

Al-Moallem: ASSAD WILL REMAIN PRESIDENT UNTIL 2014

  Syria's foreign minister laid out a hard line Wednesday, saying Bashar Assad will remain president at least until elections in 2014 and might seek another term, conditions that will make it difficult for the opposition to agree to U.N.-sponsored talks on ending the civil war. Any deal...

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Israel Strongly Warns Russia Against Giving Syria Missiles

Israel Strongly Warns Russia Against Giving Syria Missiles

 Israel's Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon Tuesday signaled that his military is prepared to strike shipments of advanced Russian weapons to Syria, in a rare implied threat to Moscow. Yaalon issued his warning shortly after a top Russian official said his government reserves the right to...

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Russian arms 'to deter foreign intervention in Syria'

Russian arms 'to deter foreign intervention in Syria'

Russia says it will go ahead with deliveries of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, and that the arms will help deter foreign intervention. Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said the missiles were a "stabilising factor" that could dissuade "some hotheads" from entering the conflict....

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