Britain's ex-Afghan commander doubts Syria chemical deal

JERUSALEM, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Britain's former commander in Afghanistan expressed doubts about dismantling Syria's chemical weapons and said they could be hidden or moved out of the country.

Tensions divide Syrian opposition group

DAMASCUS, Syria, March 17 (UPI) -- Tensions are dividing Syria's main opposition group over whether to reach out to members of the current regime to form a new government, officials said.

Groups demand release of Syrian activist

LONDON, May 1 (UPI) -- Human Rights Watch called on Syrian authorities to respect the findings of a U.N. panel and release human rights activist Kamal Labwani from detention.

U.S. condemns Syria court decision

WASHINGTON, April 23 (UPI) -- The United States Wednesday condemned a Syrian military court for tacking on three years to the sentence of a political prisoner who insulted Syria's president.

U.S. protests Syrian dissident sentence

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- Syria's decision to sentence a prominent human rights activist has come under attack from the U.S. State Department.

Syria tighten noose on political activists

DAMASCUS, Syria, June 19 (UPI) -- Syria has stepped up a campaign against political activists accusing an opposition figure of contacting the U.S. to incite an attack against Syria.

U.S. concerned over Syrian arrest

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The White House expressed "deep concern" Thursday over the detention of Syrian opposition leader Kamal Labwani.
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