| Latest News, Videos and Live Video

Wednesday April 23rd 2014

Syria News Latest Real-Time Updates

Syria latest news updated in real-time by RSS feeds.

Syria – Google News

Google News

3 charged with sending chemical equipment to Syria – Yahoo News


3 charged with sending chemical equipment to Syria
Yahoo News
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (AP) — U.S. prosecutors have charged a Pennsylvania man and two foreign citizens with conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare detection devices and laboratory equipment to Syria, authorities said in a case that was …
Pa. man accused of conspiring in illegal exports to SyriaPatriot-News

all 79 news articles »

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 6:32 pm

Diplomatic Efforts on Syria Have Failed, UN Chiefs Say – New York Times


thejournal.ie

Diplomatic Efforts on Syria Have Failed, UN Chiefs Say
New York Times
GENEVA — Two months after the United Nations Security Council ordered Syria's warring parties to allow access for humanitarian aid to civilians, the heads of five United Nations agencies warned on Wednesday that diplomacy had failed and that the …
Syria's 'lost generation' might be largest displacement since WWIIWashington Post (blog)
'Enough, we said, enough': UN humanitarian agencies call for end to Syria conflictthejournal.ie
UN says $6.5b Syria aid appeals largely ignoredgulfnews.com
UN News Centre -Arutz Sheva -TrustLaw (blog)
all 72 news articles »

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 3:22 pm

Bashar al-Assad’s Deadly Loophole in Syria Deal – ABC News (blog)


ABC News (blog)

Bashar al-Assad's Deadly Loophole in Syria Deal
ABC News (blog)
The Obama administration's top accomplishment on Syria — a deal in which President Bashar al-Assad would surrender his chemical weapons — risks being undermined by substantial, potentially deadly loopholes in the agreement. Secretary of State John …
Chemical weapons removal from Syria nearly completeLos Angeles Times
Syria conflict: West criticises Assad election planBBC News
Syria sets June election date as Assad claims 'turning point' in conflictThe Guardian
New York Times -CNN -Reuters UK
all 1,231 news articles »

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 1:59 pm

Maher Abdul-Hafiz Hajjar Registers As First Presidential Candidate For Syria … – Huffington Post


Maher Abdul-Hafiz Hajjar Registers As First Presidential Candidate For Syria
Huffington Post
In this photo taken on Tuesday March 11, 2014 and released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian lawmakers gather during a session to vote for a new election law, at the Syrian parliament in Damascus, Syria. (AP Photo/SANA). DAMASCUS …

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 12:47 pm

Syria election: first candidate steps forward to take on Assad – Telegraph.co.uk


Telegraph.co.uk

Syria election: first candidate steps forward to take on Assad
Telegraph.co.uk
A Syrian lawmaker has registered as the first-ever challenger for the presidency in an upcoming election expected to return incumbent Bashar al-Assad to power. Parliament Speaker Mohammad Laham announced the candidacy of lawmaker Maher …
Syria lawmaker becomes first presidential challengerThe Daily Star
First candidate for Syria's presidential election steps forwardReuters
Syria MP first presidential challengerSBS
MiamiHerald.com
all 118 news articles »

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 11:14 am

Claims of Chlorine-Filled Bombs Overshadow Progress by Syria on Chemical … – New York Times


Claims of Chlorine-Filled Bombs Overshadow Progress by Syria on Chemical
New York Times
Nearly 90 percent of the chemicals in Syria's arsenal have now been exported and only a few shipments remain, international monitors reported Tuesday, but the progress was overshadowed by growing concerns that the Syrian military may be dropping …

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 4:28 am

France to stop citizens joining Syria war – Aljazeera.com


Aljazeera.com

France to stop citizens joining Syria war
Aljazeera.com
… to their home country. France, which has been a staunch opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, estimates the number of its nationals directly involved in the Syrian conflict is about 500, Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said in a radio
French president's advisor resigns: A new blow for François HollandeFRANCE 24
France clamps down on radicalisation of would-be Syria jihadisThe Guardian
Hollande vows to fight Syria jihadistsgulfnews.com
Wall Street Journal -RFI
all 199 news articles »

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 4:02 am

Homs Emerges as Turning Point in Shaping Syria’s Future – New York Times


Homs Emerges as Turning Point in Shaping Syria's Future
New York Times
For both sides, Homs, a central Syrian crossroads city with a diverse prewar population of one million, is crucial to the future. The government hopes it will be a showcase of rebuilding and reconciliation. The exile opposition coalition, condemning

and more »

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 1:28 am

German rapper-turned-jihadist reported dead in Syria – Al-Arabiya


Al-Arabiya

German rapper-turned-jihadist reported dead in Syria
Al-Arabiya
A German former rapper who joined jihadists fighting in Syria has been killed in a suicide bombing carried out by rival fighters, jihadist sources and a monitor said Tuesday. Denis Mamadou Cuspert, who rapped under the name Deso Dogg but took on the …
German rapper turned Islamist militant killed in Syria suicide attackThe National

all 19 news articles »

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 1:17 am

Turkey Was Inept, Not Evil, in Syria – New York Times


Arutz Sheva

Turkey Was Inept, Not Evil, in Syria
New York Times
The real nightmare has been Syria. Turkey emerged early on as a key supporter of the opposition there but couldn't realize its dream of a democratic and pro-Turkish Syria. What Mr. Erdogan got instead was more than 700,000 refugees and constant threats …
Turkey Sends 300 Troops into SyriaArutz Sheva
Turkey Cooks the Books in SyriaThe American Conservative
Erdogan confirms 'aid' to Turkish military post inside SyriaHurriyet Daily News
Cihan News Agency
all 359 news articles »

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 10:28 am

Syria – Yahoo News Search Results

Syria Chlorine Attack Reports Raise Questions About Loopholes

While Syria has pledged to rid itself of chemical weapons by the end of this week, an alleged chlorine attack has raised questions about what chemical tricks Bashar Assad might still have up his sleeve.The U.S.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 5:14 pm

Syria's Foreign Fighters Use Social Media As Recruitment Tool

A new video posted on YouTube claims to show a British jihadist in Syria touring a militant base and unveiling the austere living conditions of extremist fighters there.“We wanted to show you the basic living of the brothers in this base,” says the man in the video with a distinct English accent.

Posted on 23 April 2014 | 4:28 am

Syria's chemical weapons wild card: chlorine gas

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT (Reuters) – Chlorine gas attacks in Syria this month, if proven, expose a major loophole in an international deal to remove chemical weapons from the war-torn country and suggest chemical warfare could persist after the removal operation has finished. President Bashar al-Assad agreed with the United States and Russia to dispose of his chemical weapons – an arsenal that …

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 7:52 pm

Syria chemical disarmament gathers pace as new claims emerge

The chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday that Syria has handed over 86.5 percent of its arsenal as new claims emerged of an attack on a rebel bastion this month using an industrial chemical. Under the terms of a US- and Russian-brokered deal which averted the threat of US military action last year, Syria faces a June 30 deadline to destroy its chemical stockpiles. The West blamed President …

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 7:46 pm

Syria chemical handover at 86.5 percent

Syria has handed over 86.5 percent of its chemical weapons, the global chemical watchdog said on Tuesday, amid new claims that Damascus may have launched attacks with an industrial chemical earlier this month. The latest update comes five days before a self-imposed cut-off of April 27, by which Damascus aimed to have its stockpile removed from Syrian soil, ahead of a June 30 deadline to destroy …

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 5:46 pm

Syria calls June 3 presidential election

Syria has announced it will hold a June 3 presidential election, expected to return Bashar al-Assad to office, as fresh claims emerged of his regime's use of chemical weapons. Syria's first presidential election — after constitutional amendments scrapped a referendum system — is to go ahead despite violence which has killed 150,000 people since March 2011.

Posted on 22 April 2014 | 4:26 am

Syria elections set for June 3 amid civil war

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria called a presidential election for June 3, aiming to give President Bashar Assad a veneer of electoral legitimacy in the midst of a civil war that has killed more than 150,000 people and driven a third of the population from their homes.

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 6:25 pm

Syria opposition rejects presidential poll 'farce'

Syria's opposition condemned Monday's announcement of a June 3 presidential election expected to keep Bashar al-Assad in power despite tens of thousands of deaths in an anti-regime revolt since 2011. "The Assad regime's announcement today that a 'presidential election' would be held in June should be treated as a farce and be rejected by the international community," said the office of …

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 5:18 pm

Syria to hold presidential election on June 3

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria announced Monday that presidential elections will be held June 3, setting the stage for President Bashar Assad to win a new, seven-year term in the midst of a civil war that has torn apart the country and makes it impossible for millions to vote. The opposition dismissed the election as a farce.

Posted on 21 April 2014 | 3:49 pm

Syria's Assad pays Easter visit to old Christian town

Maalula (Syria) (AFP) – Syria's President Bashar al-Assad paid an Easter Sunday visit to a historic Christian town newly recaptured from jihadist-backed rebels as opposition fighters counter-attacked his forces in a key battleground city. The surprise visit to Maalula, just north of Damascus, came as Pope Francis said in his Easter message that it was time for warring parties to "boldly …

Posted on 20 April 2014 | 7:18 pm

Syria news

Syria election: first candidate steps forward to take on Assad

Maher Abdel Hafiz Hajjar has filed his candidacy, becoming the first-ever challenger for presidency






Posted on 23 April 2014 | 11:11 am

Boy dies as Syrian regime carries out ‘gas attack’ on rebels

Child killed after latest chemical weapons attack carried out by Assad regime






Posted on 22 April 2014 | 8:56 pm

Boy dies as Syrian regime carried out gas attack on rebels

Syria gas attacks raise fears Assad regime is continuing to rely on chemical weapons against rebels despite UN disarmament






Posted on 22 April 2014 | 8:56 pm

Syria announces election in June

Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3, a vote President Bashar al-Assad is likely to contest as his nation sinks deeper into a bloody civil war






Posted on 21 April 2014 | 11:38 am

British teenager posts Facebook photo of brother’s body after Syria battle death

Jaffar Deghayes’ Facebook profile photograph was replaced by a photograph of his dead brother, Abdullah. It has now attracted 50 “likes”






Posted on 21 April 2014 | 10:02 am

UN warns residents of Syrian district starving as food shipments cease

Starvation on the rise in Yarmouk as food supplies from the UN stopped by Syrian blockade






Posted on 20 April 2014 | 4:03 pm

Syria: Bashar al-Assad ‘launching chemical weapons attacks with chlorine’

Syria’s Bashar al-Assad continues to launch chemical attacks, Western officials believe, using lethal chlorine gas first used during the First World War






Posted on 20 April 2014 | 3:01 pm

British extremist in Syria says ‘this is no five-star Jihad’

Video uploaded to YouTube by jihadist group shows living conditions of fighters in Syria






Posted on 20 April 2014 | 2:54 pm

Archbishop of Canterbury: ‘Mary continues to weep across the world’

The Archbishop of Canterbury has highlighted the hardship of people suffering from conflict around the world in his Easter sermon






Posted on 20 April 2014 | 2:33 pm

Beirut’s Syrian beggar boys

A sad glimpse into the lives of young Syrian refugees forced to sell chewing gum and roses on the streets of Beirut, Lebanon






Posted on 20 April 2014 | 6:30 am