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Syria

New UN resolution unlikely to change Russia and China’s minds on Syria
A week after vetoes from Russia and China put an end to a UN resolution on Syria its supporters are coming back with another draft.

11.02.2012 20:07

Up in arms: ‘Iraqi Jihadists and weapons flow to Syria’
Jihadists are flocking to Syria from neighboring Iraq and weaponry is being sent across the border to support anti-Assad movement in the country, Iraqi Deputy Interior Minister Adnan al-Assadi has announced.

11.02.2012 20:06

‘Foreign military presence in Syria raises ghost of Libya’
Russian lawmakers declared their unanimous support for Moscow's official position on Syria, which one Duma member says may have been infiltrated by foreign military.

10.02.2012 10:26

15,000 elite Iranian special-ops 'head' to Syria
The regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria is expecting up to 15,000 Iranian troops to help maintain order in the country’s provinces, a Chinese newspaper reports. Iran has yet to confirm or deny the news.

10.02.2012 09:41

Telling good guns from bad – Just ask Uncle Sam
Amid fresh rebel atrocities, US criticism is ringing of arms sales to Syria are ringing hollow as weapons Washington sells to Authoritarian Gulf regimes fall within reach of the Free Syrian Army.

10.02.2012 06:57

British, Qatari troops already waging secret war in Syria?
British and Qatari troops are directing rebel ammunition deliveries and tactics in the bloody battle for Homs, according to an Israeli website known for links to intelligence sources.

09.02.2012 10:25

Deaths in Syria: Counting them (politically) correctly
High casualty numbers in Syria are reported daily by the media, even though a blackout makes them unverifiable. Things became murkier after a human rights site, which enjoyed frequent citations, split in two and began giving conflicting reports.

09.02.2012 08:10

‘Syrian opposition cannot agree on anything’
The West continues to put more pressure on Syrian leader Bashar Assad to step aside and shows its support to the opposition. But who are the opposition and could they handle Syria?

09.02.2012 07:05

UN, Arab League to get stronger observer mandate in Syria
The Arab League and UN are considering a joint mission to Syria. It must be stronger in numbers and equipment, and the mandate different. President Assad agreed to resume the mission during the Russian foreign minister’s visit to the embattled state.

09.02.2012 06:07

UN resolution would have brought no peace to Syria – Medvedev
President Medvedev has clarified the reasons behind Moscow’s veto on the UN resolution on Syria for the prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

08.02.2012 20:48

Syrian opposition getting 'daily shipments' of arms
With recent reports of fierce fighting in Homs, many wonder where the opposition is getting so many arms from. No wonder, argues Professor Ibrahim Alloush, as “weaponry is being smuggled into Syria in large quantities from all over the place.”

08.02.2012 19:44

‘Stop acting like an elephant in a china shop’ – Putin
Speaking out against foreign intervention in internal conflicts, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says people should be able to determine their own futures freely.

08.02.2012 15:55

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