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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 in the most crucial phase of an internationally backed disarmament programme...
    Saudi Arabia to give Lebanese army $3bn
    Saudi Arabia to give Lebanese army $3bn
    Saudi Arabia is giving the Lebanese army $3-billion in aid, Lebanon's President Michel Suleiman
    Anticipated strike on Syria sends rebels into hiding
    Anticipated strike on Syria sends rebels into hiding
    The United States said on Friday it was planning a limited response to punish Syria's President Bashar al-Assad for a "brutal and...
    Explosion kills 12 in Aleppo
    Explosion kills 12 in Aleppo
    State television showed the collapsed side of a building and rubble spilling into nearby streets on Friday. A crowd sifted through the wreckage as...
    Blast hits Damascus as Turkey sends troops to Syrian border
    Blast hits Damascus as Turkey sends troops to Syrian border
    There was a loud explosion and a column of black smoke rose over Damascus, an Assad stronghold that until the last few days had seemed largely beyond...
    Smell of death lingers at Syrian massacre village
    Smell of death lingers at Syrian massacre village
    The smell of burnt flesh hung in the air and body parts lay scattered around the deserted Syrian hamlet of Mazraat al-Qubeir on Friday, UN monitors...
    Syrian violence continues unabated
    Syrian violence continues unabated
    Syria told UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan it had begun pulling troops out of several cities on Thursday in line with a peace plan accepted by...
    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, as the country...
    New February deadline for Syrian Constitution
    New February deadline for Syrian Constitution
    Syria's president, fighting an 11-month-old uprising against his rule, has ordered a referendum on a draft Constitution on February 26 that limits...
    Residents flee during Syrian army bombardments
    Residents flee during Syrian army bombardments
    Syrian government forces attacked opponents of President Bashar al-Assad on several fronts on Tuesday, sending residents fleeing from one town near...
    Syrian forces target Homs after league suggestion
    Syrian forces target Homs after league suggestion
    Syrian forces bombarded districts of Homs and attacked other cities on Monday after Arab states pledged support for the opposition battling...
    Syria's rebels warn of increased attacks on al-Assad forces
    Syria's rebels warn of increased attacks on al-Assad forces
    The commander of Syria's armed rebels has threatened to step up attacks on President Bashar al-Assad's forces, saying he was frustrated with Arab...