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Syria presidential candidates 'to register from Monday'
Candidates for Syria's presidential election can begin registering on April 21, when the date for the vote will be announced, a government source told AFP on Thursday. "On Monday April 21, the Council of the People (parliament) will meet to open registration for presidential candidates and set a date for the election," the source said. Syria's government has insisted it will go ahead with ...(4/17/2014 11:24:20 AM)
Syria most dangerous country for journalists
Syria is the world's most dangerous country for journalists a US-based watchdog said Wednesday as it published its annual impunity index tracking unsolved killings of reporters. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists reported a "rising number of targeted killings" of reporters in Syria as a recent threat to journalists operating in the war-torn country. "With unprecedented numbers ...(4/16/2014 6:21:26 PM)
Syria at 'critical moment', China tells opposition chief
Syria has reached a "critical moment" as the world awaits news of fresh peace talks, China's foreign minister told the warring nation's opposition leader Ahmad Jarba in Beijing Wednesday. Wang Yi was speaking at the start of four days of talks with a delegation led by the head of the Syrian National Coalition, as Beijing attempts to portray a neutral stance in the three-year conflict.(4/16/2014 12:01:22 PM)
Syria death son is 'a martyr' - dad
The father of a British teenager killed in Syria has described him as a "martyr" as he revealed he tried to convince him not to fight in the war-torn country.(4/18/2014 8:50:36 AM)
Syria troops retake Christian town of Maalula
Maalula (Syria) (AFP) - Syrian troops retook the ancient Christian town of Maalula from rebels Monday, a day after President Bashar al-Assad said the three-year old civil war was turning in his favour. During the operation, Al-Manar television, the broadcaster of Assad's close Lebanese ally Hezbollah, said three of its staffers were killed. "The army has taken full control of Maalula and ...(4/14/2014 7:59:27 PM)
Syria foreign fighters look to Western preachers
Foreign fighters in Syria are looking to Western-based spiritual authorities acting as "cheerleaders" on social media, according to a British-based research body.(4/17/2014 5:46:11 PM)
Syria submits more ‘detailed’ list of chemical weapons
BEIRUT: Syria has submitted a “more specific” list of its chemical weapons to the global regulator overseeing the destruction of its stockpile after discrepancies were reported ...(4/17/2014 9:10:04 PM)
Syria submits 'more specific list' of chemical weapons
Johannesburg, Apr. 18 (ANI): Syria has submitted a 'more specific' list of its chemical weapons stockpile to the global regulator overseeing their destruction. The move comes after inspectors on the ground reported discrepancies in the number, officials said. The officials said the original list had been based on estimates, not exact amounts of toxic agents found in storage and production ...(4/18/2014 2:26:33 AM)
Syria may agree to prisoner swaps before Geneva peace talks
Foreign minister also says he has asked Russia to help with 'security arrangements' in largely rebel-held Aleppo Syria has signalled it is prepared to agree prisoner exchanges before the long-awaited Geneva II peace conference and the first face-to-face meeting between the government and rebels seeking to overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. Walid al-Moualem, Syria's foreign minister, also ...(4/16/2014 11:00:20 PM)
Syria Crisis: British Teen, Abdullah Deghayes, Dies In Conflict
The 18-year-old nephew of a former Guantanamo detainee has been killed in conflict in Syria. Abdullah Deghayes, of Brighton, East Sussex, died earlier this month although the circumstances of his death are not clear. The teenager is the nephew of Omar Deghayes who was held by the United States as an enemy combatant at Guantanamo Bay detention camp between 2002 and 2007 after he was arrested in ...(4/18/2014 5:03:02 AM)
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