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Syria’s war: Everything you need to know about how we got here

October 11, 2015 9:37 PM0 comments
Syria’s war: Everything you need to know about how we got here

  SYRIA – It began with the arrests of a handful of children in 2011. Since then it’s exploded into the biggest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. Syria’s civil war has left more than 300,000 people dead and forced 10.6 million — nearly half the population — out […]

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Syrian Government Forces Launch Wide-Ranging Offensive

October 8, 2015 11:30 AM0 comments
Syrian Government Forces Launch Wide-Ranging Offensive

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria’s chief-of-staff on Thursday declared a wide-ranging ground offensive by government forces, a day after Russian airstrikes and cruise missiles launched from the Caspian Sea backed Damascus’ multipronged advance into two Syrian provinces. In a rare televised speech, Gen. Ali Ayoub said the Russian strikes have facilitated […]

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UN Security Council demanding aid access in Syria

September 30, 2013 5:17 PM1 comment
UN Security Council demanding aid access in Syria

UNITED NATIONS — The president of the U.N. Security Council said Monday that many members are pressing to follow up on last week’s resolution to eliminate Syria’s chemical weapons with a demand that the government allow immediate access for desperately needed humanitarian aid. Australian Ambassador and council president Gary Quinlan […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports OPCW Reviewing Syria’s Chemical Weapons Inventory As U.S., Russia Try To Determine Next Steps

September 21, 2013 2:41 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports OPCW Reviewing Syria’s Chemical Weapons Inventory As U.S., Russia Try To Determine Next Steps

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Technical experts at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons were reviewing Saturday a further disclosure from Syria about its chemical weapons program. A day earlier, the body that polices the global treaty outlawing chemical weapons said it had received a preliminary submission from Syria. […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports French President Francois Hollande Hasn’t Ruled Out ‘Military Option’ Against Syria

September 15, 2013 12:37 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports French President Francois Hollande Hasn’t Ruled Out ‘Military Option’ Against Syria

PARIS — French President Francois Hollande hasn’t ruled out the “military option” against Syria, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flies to Paris for talks Monday on how to rid Syria of its chemical weapons stockpile. In a televised address Sunday night, Hollande said: “The military option must remain; […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Markets drift after mixed US retail sales data

September 14, 2013 9:56 AM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Markets drift after mixed US retail sales data

LONDON — A mixed set of U.S. retail sales data did little to alter the cautious mood in markets Friday as investors geared up for next week’s crucial meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve. Ongoing uncertainty over Syria also kept a lid on sentiment. Though retail sales in August rose […]

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eMedisWorld.comReports John Kerry Rejects Bashar Assad’s 30-Day Deadline For Submitting Chemical Weapons Data

September 13, 2013 10:11 AM0 comments
eMedisWorld.comReports John Kerry Rejects Bashar Assad’s 30-Day Deadline For Submitting Chemical Weapons Data

GENEVA – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rejected Syrian President Bashar Assad’s 30-day deadline for submitting chemical weapons data, saying words are not enough. Kerry and his team began two days of meetings with their counterparts in Russia on Thursday. “This is not a game,” Kerry said. “It has […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Russia Says UN Resolution Proposal ‘Unacceptable’

September 10, 2013 12:49 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Russia Says UN Resolution Proposal ‘Unacceptable’

MOSCOW – Russia told France on Tuesday that a proposal to adopt a U.N. Security Council resolution holding the Syrian government responsible for the possible use of chemical weapons was unacceptable. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told his French counterpart that Moscow would propose a U.N. draft declaration supporting its […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Syria Accepts Russian Proposal To Surrender Chemical Weapons, Foreign Minister Says

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Syria Accepts Russian Proposal To Surrender Chemical Weapons, Foreign Minister Says

The Associated Press reports Syria’s Foreign Minister has said his country has accepted a Russian proposal to relinquish control of its chemical arms stores: On Monday, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem stated that his country welcomed the Russian proposal, which called for Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control […]

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eMediaWorld.com Reports Obama Sees Potential Breakthrough In Syria Chemical Weapons Idea, But Remains Skeptical

September 9, 2013 6:49 PM0 comments
eMediaWorld.com Reports Obama Sees Potential Breakthrough In Syria Chemical Weapons Idea, But Remains Skeptical

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a proposal to put Syria’s chemical weapons under international control to avoid U.S. military strikes could be a potential breakthrough. Obama told NBC News in an interview Monday that he remains skeptical that Syria will follow through and turn over its stockpile, so he’s […]

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