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Erika Solomon

Erika Solomon

    Syria ships out first batch of chemical materials
    Syria ships out first batch of chemical materials
    Syria has started moving chemical weapons materials out of the country as part of the disarmament programme, which has faced technical problems.
    Saudi Arabia to give Lebanese army $3bn
    Saudi Arabia to give Lebanese army $3bn
    Lebanese President Michel Suleiman has indicated that the grant is likely to be spent partly on weapons from France as a counterweight to Hezbollah.
    Anticipated strike on Syria sends rebels into hiding
    Anticipated strike on Syria sends rebels into hiding
    An expected US-led strike on Syria has not only put government forces on alert, it has also alarmed Islamist rebels - who worry they too are targets.
    Explosion kills 12 in Aleppo
    Explosion kills 12 in Aleppo
    Twelve people were killed when an explosion rocked a government-held district of the disputed Syrian city of Aleppo, a monitoring group said.
    Blast hits Damascus as Turkey sends troops to Syrian border
    Blast hits Damascus as Turkey sends troops to Syrian border
    Rebel forces have attacked Damascus while Turkey deployed anti-aircraft rocket launchers to the Syrian border, building pressure on Bashar al-Assad.
    Smell of death lingers at Syrian massacre village
    Smell of death lingers at Syrian massacre village
    UN monitors say the smell of burnt flesh hung in the air and body parts lay scattered around the deserted Syrian hamlet of Mazraat al-Qubeir.
    Syrian violence continues unabated
    Syrian violence continues unabated
    Syria has told Arab League envoy Kofi Annan that it has begun pulling troops in line with a peace plan accepted by President Bashar al-Assad.
    Death toll mounts as Syria holds referendum
    Death toll mounts as Syria holds referendum
    The Syrian government kept up its onslaught on Homs and other towns, with at least 100 killed according to human rights campaigners.
    New February deadline for Syrian Constitution
    New February deadline for Syrian Constitution
    Syria will hold a referendum on a draft Constitution on February 26 that limits the presidency to two seven-year terms and allows multiple parties.
    Residents flee during Syrian army bombardments
    Residents flee during Syrian army bombardments
    Syrian government forces have attacked President Bashar al-Assad opponents on several fronts, sending residents fleeing from a town near the capital.
    Syrian forces target Homs after league suggestion
    Syrian forces target Homs after league suggestion
    Syrian forces have bombarded districts of Homs and struck other cities after Arab states pledged support for the opposition battling Bashar al-Assad.