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'Ex-Arsenal player' not photographed al-Qaeda jihadist in Syria
London, Apr 17 : The masked al-Qaeda fighter in Syria, who was allegedly claimed to be a former player of Premier League Arsenal, has reportedly been identified as a citizen of Portugal.
Rocket attacks in Syria kill 21 civilians
Aleppo, April 17 : At least 21 civilians, including two children, were killed and 80 injured Thursday in rebel shelling in some districts of Aleppo in Syria, a media report said.
Syrian opposition willing to participate in talks
Beijing, April 16 : Visiting Syrian opposition leader Ahmad Jarba said here Wednesday that his organisation is willing to participate in the third round of peace talks of the Geneva II conference, should the Syrian government shows sincerity.
Syria raises gasoline price to ease subsidy burden
Damascus, April 16 : Syria has raised the price of gasoline by 20 percent as part of government-guided austerity measures to cut costly subsidies, the fifth increase in three years.
Lebanon to limit influx of Syrian refugees
Beirut, April 16 : Lebanon cannot bear the burden of more Syrian refugees coming into the country and would work on limiting their number, the interior minister said Tuesday.
UN chief condemns 'routine' torture in Syria detention facilities
Geneva, Apr. 15 : The United Nation's human rights chief has condemned the 'routine' use of torture in detention facilities in Syria.
UN condemns rampant use of torture by Syrian forces
New York, Apr 15 : The United Nations human rights chief on Monday condemned the rampant use of torture, including allegedly of children, in detention facilities across Syria by Government forces and some armed opposition groups.
Syria: UN urges efforts as chemical weapons deadline slips
New York, Apr 15 : Concerned that Syria has missed the 13 April deadline to remove most of its chemical agents, the Joint Mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the United Nations (OPCW-UN) says that it expects "an intensification of efforts" towards meeting the ...
Syria misses deadline for chemical weapons removal
United Nations, April 15 : The international mission in charge of removing chemical weapons in Syria has voiced its concerns that Syria has missed the April 13 deadline, which Damascus pledged to get rid of all its stockpiles of chemical weapons, a UN spokesperson said Monday.
65 percent of Syria's chemical weapons removed: OPCW
Damascus, April 14 : About 65 percent of Syria's chemical weapons have been removed so far, Syria-based joint mission of the UN and the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Monday.
Syrian army recaptures key Christian town
Damascus, April 14 : Syrian solders Monday recaptured a historic Christian town, north of the capital Damascus, the country's official SANA news agency reported.
Syrian rebels, govt accuse each other of new poison gas attack in ...
London, Apr. 13 : Both sides in Syria's bloody civil war have accused each other for a new poison gas attack that reportedly caused 'suffocation and poisoning' of residents.
Morocco dismantles Syria-related terrorist cell
Rabat, April 13 : Moroccan police announced Saturday that it has recently dismantled a terrorist cell that recruits Moroccan combatants for Syria, local media reported.
189,000 kids get anti-polio vaccine in Syria
Damascus, April 13 : A total of 189,000 children, aged below five, have been vaccinated against polio for the past week in the the central province of Homs, as part of a national government campaign in the war-torn country, state media reported.
Syrian rebels accused of using toxic gas
Damascus, April 13 : Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front used toxic gas in the central province of Hama, killing at least two people and causing suffocation to hundred others, official Syrian media said Saturday.
Time running out for destroying Syrian chemical weapons, claims OPCW
London, Apr. 11 : Time is running out for Syria to hand over its chemical weapons stockpile, the international body in charge of their destruction has said.
Syria: UN strongly condemns car bomb attacks in Homs
New York, Apr 11 : Speaking out strongly against Wednesday's deadly car bomb attacks on a busy shopping street in the Syrian city of Homs, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator said such brutality serves to remind us again of the contempt the parties to this conflict show for human life.
51 rebels killed in Syria
Damascus, April 11 : A total of 51 rebels were killed Thursday during an infighting among rival radical rebel groups in east Syria, a media report said citing activists.
Lebanon to draw new policy on Syrians refugees
Beirut, April 11 : Lebanon will issue a new policy to address the high influx of Syrian refugees, social affairs minister Rashid Derbas said Thursday.
UN provides aid to besieged Syrians in eastern Aleppo
New York, Apr 10 : The United Nations refugee agency and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) said on Wednesday it managed to bring humanitarian aid to a besieged neighbourhood in eastern Aleppo, an area that had been cut off from assistance since last June.
25 killed in Syrian twin bombings
Damascus, April 10 : At least 25 people were killed and 107 wounded Wednesday in two car bomb blasts in Syria's Homs province, a local media report said.
Syria: Ban condemns spiralling violence, urges end to conflict
New York, Apr 9 : Amid surging violence across Syria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the killing of an elderly priest in Homs and the ongoing brutality against the civilian population, and urged all Syrians and their outside supporters to put a stop to this conflict, ...
UN renews anti-polio efforts in Middle East
New York, Apr 9 : With the recent discovery of a new case of polio in a six-month-old boy in Iraq, the United Nations and it partners, warning that the crippling virus still poses a threat to children across the Middle East, have re-launched a massive vaccination campaigns in Syria, Iraq and Egypt, ...
UN assists Syrians amidst fears of drought impact
New York, Apr 9 : While noting that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provided assistance to a record 4 million Syrians in March, a new report out on Tuesday highlights that, with only one month left in the rainy season, a potential drought may strain the country's already fragile food ...
World Food Programme warns of drought in Syria
United Nations, April 9 : The World Food Programme (WFP) warned Tuesday that a potential drought would further cripple the already fragile food security situation in Syria, where a record high of 4 million people received assistance from the UN food agency in March.
Gunmen kill Dutch priest in Syria
Damascus, April 7 : A group of unidentified armed men shot dead a Dutch priest in the rebel-held old quarter of Syria's Homs Monday, media reported.
11 killed in mortar attack in Syria
Damascus, April 7 : At least 11 people were killed and 50 others injured Monday when mortar shells slammed into areas of the northwestern Syrian province of Aleppo, media reported.
Over 20 rebels killed, many injured in Syria army attack
Damascus, April 7 : At least 20 rebels were killed by the Syrian army in the northern part of the capital Damascus Monday, media reported.
60 Syrian doctors expelled for treating rebels
Damascus, April 6 : As many as 60 Syrian physicians have been expelled from the country's Doctors Syndicate for treating rebels fighting to topple the Syrian administration, local media reported Sunday.
Two killed in Syria's opera house attack
Damascus, April 6 : At least two people were killed and five others wounded when mortar shells hit the Damascus Opera House Sunday, the state news agency SANA reported.