Thursday, November 22, 2012

Syria civil war

  • Turkey requests NATO air defense missiles over Syria civil war concerns

    BRUSSELS - Turkey's government requested the deployment of NATO's Patriot surface-to-air missiles Wednesday to bolster its defenses along its border with Syria and prevent a spillover of the civil war in that nation, officials said. NATO doesn't want ...

  • Death Toll of Syria Civil War Goes over 40000

    At least 40,000 persons have perished since the March 2011 start of unrest against the regime of President Bashar Al-Assad in Syriar.

  • Syrian Civil War Spillover Draws Israeli Fire

    Israel shelled Syrian fighters after gunfire from their civil war spilled over to the Israel-controlled Golan Heights, the military said Sunday, as the conflict appeared to inch closer to the Jewish state.

  • Civil War Next Door: Syrian Conflict Tests Neighbor Turkey

    MARGARET WARNER: Nestled up against the border with Syria, Ceylanpinar, Turkey has an all-too-up-close view of the civil war next door, as fighting rages in its Syrian twin city of Ras al-Ayn. For days last week, on the Syrian side, President Bashar ...

  • Rebels say a Syrian airstrike hits near Aleppo hospital

    The 20-month civil war has claimed more than 42,000 lives, according to the latest tally from the opposition Center for Documentation of Violations in Syria. The group counts 3,133 government soldiers among the dead. And the bloodletting has since ...

  • Syrian civil war may drag on inconclusively

    France, Syria's former colonial ruler, has done the same, and other Western countries may follow suit (although probably not the United States).

  • Syrians running out of ways to escape

    The spread of Syria's civil war has made it increasingly difficult for civilians to escape the conflict, and many are afraid to seek medical care, the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Thursday.

  • Syria Civil War: Britain Recognises New Anti-Assad Coalition

    Addressing the House of Commons in London, Foreign Secretary William Hague said the UK will support the National Coalition of the Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces in its opposition to Assad during Syria's ongoing civil war. "Her Majesty's ...

  • AP Photos: Syria's civil war batters economy in farming village near Turkish ...

    ATMEH, Syria - The civil war raging through Syria has battered much of the country's economy, making life harder for impoverished Syrians who struggled even before the fighting broke out. The struggles are stark even in places that have been spared ...

  • MacKay calls on Russia to exert influence to end civil war in Syria

    HALIFAX -- Defence Minister Peter MacKay called on Russia on Sunday to exert influence to end the Syrian civil war, accusing Russia of standing on the sidelines while Syria is "coming apart at the seams.

  • Syrian civil war crosses border

    In a sign of the danger that Syria's 20-month civil war is spreading across its borders, Israeli forces said Monday they fired "direct hits" on Syrian artillery in response to a mortar strike into the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. Shooting across the ...

  • Israel drawn into Syrian civil war for first time, fires warning shots after ...

    JERUSALEM - Israel was drawn into the Syrian civil war for the first time on Sunday, firing warning shots into the neighbouring country after a stray mortar shell fired from Syrian territory hit an Israeli military post.

  • A Look at Atrocities in Syria's Civil War

    International human rights groups say the vast majority of atrocities in Syria's civil war have been committed by the regime, but violations by those fighting to topple President Bashar Assad are on the rise as rebels gain more territory and a ...

  • A Precarious Balancing Act: Lebanon and the Syrian Conflict

    Beirut/Brussels | 22 Nov 2012. Syria's civil war is spilling beyond its borders and threatening Lebanon's stability.

  • Syrian civil war presents difficult choices for US

    But the nation clearly does not want another war, and the military options are limited. Yet inaction could be dangerous too. The Syrian civil war will continue to heat up - as it has done for more than year - until it possibly boils over and burns ...

  • Red Cross Says It Can't Cope With Syria Civil War

    Syria's civil war has been in a downward spiral since summer that makes it impossible for the Red Cross to cope with some of the country's humanitarian needs, the Red Cross president said Thursday.

  • For Syrians Enduring the Harsh Conditions of War, Turkey Acts as Lifeline

    JEFFREY BROWN: And we turn to another deadly conflict in the Middle East, the Syrian civil war. According to one activist group, the battle between government forces and rebels has claimed the lives of more than 37,000 people.

  • Syrian opposition groups reach initial agreement

    The SNC has been under pressure by the United States and Arab nations, primarily Qatar, to unite with various other opposition groups in Syria's civil war. The agreement, signed at a meeting in Doha, Qatar, stated a goal of a crackdown on the Syrian ...

  • 'Death toll in Syrian civil war closing in on 40000 mark', says opposition group

    Washington, Nov. 16 (ANI): The opposition group in Syria has said that the death toll in country has hit nearly 40,000 as the civil war in the nation continues. Homs and Damascus are the deadliest places in Syria, according to an opposition group that ...

  • Syria: Spillover into Iraq?

    Writing on his blog "Syria Comment," Joshua Landis contends that "Iraq is seeing much more spillover from Syria than Lebanon." His premise is that "already in response to the growing civil war in Syria, Iraqi violence has spiked and al-Qaida is ...

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