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New footage shows Syrian opposition using U.S. made weapons

New footage shows Syrian opposition using U.S. made weapons

ALEPPO, Syria, April 16 (UPI) -- A video taken by one of the opposition groups in Syria shows rebels using U.S. manufactured rockets in their fight against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
Aileen Graef
Syrian opposition urges U.S. action after Aleppo 'genocide'

Syrian opposition urges U.S. action after Aleppo 'genocide'

ALEPPO, Syria, April 15 (UPI) -- The head of the Syrian National Coalition has asked the U.S. and other nations to take action to stop the "genocide" after bombings in Aleppo.
Aileen Graef
Syria's Assad says war is turning in his favor

Syria's Assad says war is turning in his favor

DAMASCUS, Syria, April 14 (UPI) -- Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said recent development indicate the government is winning the three-year civil war against rebels in his country.
Ed Adamczyk

OPCW: Syrian disarmament near half-way point

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 20 (UPI) -- Nearly half of the declared chemical weapons in Syria have been removed from the country, a U.N. monitoring mission said Thursday.
Expelling Syrian diplomats overdue, U.S. lawmakers say

Expelling Syrian diplomats overdue, U.S. lawmakers say

WASHINGTON, March 19 (UPI) -- A decision from the U.S. State Department to expel Syrian diplomats from the country was long overdue, members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said.
State Department orders immediate closure of Syrian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

State Department orders immediate closure of Syrian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

March 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of State announced Tuesday that it has ordered Syria to close its embassy in Washington and its consulates in Michigan and Texas.
JC Finley
EU sanctions Syrian President Assad's sister

EU sanctions Syrian President Assad's sister

LUXEMBOURG, March 13 (UPI) -- The General Court of the European Union ruled Thursday the Syrian president's sister, Bushra al-Assad, will be sanctioned for her ties to top regime officials.
U.N. marks 3rd anniversary of Syrian conflict, calls for revitalization of peace talks

U.N. marks 3rd anniversary of Syrian conflict, calls for revitalization of peace talks

March 12 (UPI) -- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recognized the third anniversary of the start of the Syrian conflict on Wednesday.
JC Finley
Putin still a contender for Nobel Peace Prize

Putin still a contender for Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Norway, March 6 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin is still a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize despite the recent situation in Ukraine's Crimea region.
Aileen Graef
US slams Syrian regime for punitive actions against Geneva II opposition delegates

US slams Syrian regime for punitive actions against Geneva II opposition delegates

WASHINGTONFeb. 26 (UPI) -- The State Department condemned punitive actions taken by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime against Geneva II opposition delegates.
JC Finley
Al-Qaida attempts to rein in Syrian splinter group

Al-Qaida attempts to rein in Syrian splinter group

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Al-Nusra Front, an al-Qaida affiliate operating in Syria and Lebanon, issued an ultimatum to a splinter group to cease its activities.
JC Finley
US and UN criticize Syrian regime for slow progress at peace talks

US and UN criticize Syrian regime for slow progress at peace talks

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- The UN Geneva II mediator and the U.S. Secretary of State lamented the lack of progress at the conclusion of the second round of Syrian peace talks.
JC Finley
Syrian opposition presents post-war plan

Syrian opposition presents post-war plan

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- The Syrian opposition presented their plans for a political transition into a post-war Syria to mediator Lakhdar Brahimi and the Syrian government delegation.
Aileen Graef
Syria misses another deadline for chemical weapons destruction

Syria misses another deadline for chemical weapons destruction

ALEPPO, Syria, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The Syrian government missed the critical target date of Feb. 5 to remove all of their chemical weapons from the country for destruction.
Aileen Graef
U.N. report says Syrian children subjected to horrific treatment

U.N. report says Syrian children subjected to horrific treatment

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Since the civil war in Syria began, children have been subjected to abuse, ranging from blocked access to school and aid to sexual violence, a U.N. report said.
Secretary Kerry condemns use of barrel bombs against Aleppo

Secretary Kerry condemns use of barrel bombs against Aleppo

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry condemned the Syrian regime's use of barrel bombs against Aleppo in a press statement Tuesday.
JC Finley
Syrian opposition leader meets with Russian foreign minister

Syrian opposition leader meets with Russian foreign minister

MOSCOW, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Syrian Coalition President Ahmad al-Jarba met Monday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Moscow to discuss the Geneva II peace talks.
JC Finley
Syrian opposition leader met with US, German delegations at Munich Security Conference

Syrian opposition leader met with US, German delegations at Munich Security Conference

DAMASCUS, Syria, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Opposition Syrian Coalition President Ahmad al-Jarba commented on his meetings with German and U.S. delegations at the Munich Security Conference.
JC Finley
The Obama administration defends foreign policy in Syria

The Obama administration defends foreign policy in Syria

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The Obama administration defended its foreign policy in Syria after claims by Republicans that Secretary of State John Kerry admitted the policy was failing.
Aileen Graef
Kerry implies the military card is back on the table for Syria

Kerry implies the military card is back on the table for Syria

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The United States Friday raised the threat of possible military action against Syria if the removal of Syria's chemical weapons does not speed up.
Syrian delegation grounded by Athens International Airport en route to Geneva II

Syrian delegation grounded by Athens International Airport en route to Geneva II

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A plane transporting the Syrian regime's delegation to Switzerland for the Geneva II peace talks was grounded Tuesday when Athens International Airport refused to refuel the private jet, an incident the Greek Foreign Ministry says was a mistake.
JC Finley
Syrian opposition agrees to attend Geneva peace talks

Syrian opposition agrees to attend Geneva peace talks

Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The Syrian National Coalition, the main opposition group opposed to the government of President Bashar al-Assad, announced Saturday that it will attend the January 22 Geneva II peace talks.
JC Finley

Beirut bomber identified as militant linked to al-Qaida

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Lebanese authorities said the suspect in a car bombing last week was a known terrorist who had recently been fighting in Syria.
Saudi royal slams U.S. Middle East policies

Saudi royal slams U.S. Middle East policies

Dec. 16 (UPI) --Saudi Arabian Prince Turki al-Faisal, former intelligence chief and former ambassador to Washington as well as the brother of current Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal, strongly criticized U.S. policy in the Middle East during an interview with the Wall Street Journal.
JC Finley
Turkey closes border with Syria

Turkey closes border with Syria

Dec. 12 (UPI) --Turkey has closed its border crossings with Syria, citing concerns about fighting within Syria between opposition groups.
JC Finley
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