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EU expands sanctions on Syria

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:10

European Union foreign ministers agreed Tuesday to expand sanctions on Syria over the government`s "violent repression" of its civilian population.

EU expands sanctions on Syria

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 17:10

European Union foreign ministers agreed Tuesday to expand sanctions on Syria over the government`s "violent repression" of its civilian population.

Swedish-Lebanese bomb suspect killed in police raid

Last Updated: Sunday, July 20, 2014, 13:46

A Lebanese-Swedish man wanted in connection with a June hotel bombing was killed on Sunday by a grenade he was handling as police moved to arrest him, a security official said.

Bashar al-Assad appoints new Syrian vice president

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 20:49

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Saturday appointed Najah Attar as the new vice president, media reported.

Jihadists kill 270 in anti-regime raid on Syria gas field: NGO

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 18:05

Jihadists have killed 270 Syrian regime fighters, civilian security guards and staff since seizing a gas field in Homs province, most of whom were executed, a monitoring group said Saturday.

Syria`s Assad to be sworn in, set out plans for new term

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 16:13

President Bashar al-Assad will be sworn in and set out his plans for a new seven-year term, state media reported, after his victory in an election that affirmed his grip on power more than three years into Syria`s civil war.

Terror suspect arrested at UK airport

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 21:54

British anti-terror police have arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of terrorism offences as he attempted to board a flight to Turkey, which is a common route from the UK to war-torn Syria.

Syria`s Western-backed opposition elects new president

Last Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014, 01:28

Syria`s Western-backed opposition, the National Coalition, elected Hadi al-Bahra, chief negotiator at the Geneva peace talks, as its new president on Wednesday after a three-day meeting in Istanbul.

Experts in talks with Syria over chemical weapons

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 06:50

The head of the international effort to rid Syria of its chemical weapons has said the next step is investigating possible discrepancies in Syria`s declaration of its stockpile, as well as the destruction of its production facilities.

UK had plan to train and equip 100,000 Syrian rebels

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 05:15

Britain had planned to train and equip a 100,000-strong rebel army to defeat Syrian President Bashar al-Assad before it was deemed to be too risky, BBC Newsnight reported on Thursday.

Barack Obama asks US Congress for $500 mn to train, equip Syrian rebels

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 11:28

With the conflicts in Syria and Iraq becoming increasingly intertwined against the same Sunni extremist group, President Barack Obama moved on Thursday to ratchet up US efforts to strengthen more moderate Syrian rebels.

Palestinian president says Syria election helps to end war

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 19:02

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas said in a letter to Bashar al-Assad that his election as Syrian president will help to end the country`s three-year war, Damascus said on Wednesday.