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Oliver Holmes

Oliver Holmes

    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...
    UK opposes Syria intervention as US considers actions
    UK opposes Syria intervention as US considers actions
    The announcement of the decision on Thursday dealt a setback to US-led efforts to punish Damascus over the alleged use of chemical weapons against...
    Syria warns US against military action
    Syria warns US against military action
    President Bashar al-Assad's closest ally Iran also said Washington should not cross the "red line" on Syria, where doctors accused...
    US fuels Russian fear of Syria no-fly zone
    US fuels Russian fear of Syria no-fly zone
    Washington, which has long called for President Bashar al-Assad to step down, pledged military support to Syrian rebels this week, citing what it...
    Syria and Iran condemn US plan to aid rebels
    Syria and Iran condemn US plan to aid rebels
    In an television interview with the Sunday Times shown in London late on Saturday, Assad said Britain's involvement in the Syria...
    Syrian forces clash in key town
    Syrian forces clash in key town
    As refugees flooded across Syria's borders and UN officials said they had heard banks in Damascus had run out of cash, Russia's envoy to...
    Syrian rebels kill 25 pro-Assad militiamen
    Syrian rebels kill 25 pro-Assad militiamen
    The violence, which followed a day of bloodshed across Syria in which 125 deaths were reported, is further evidence of a slide towards sectarian-tinged civil war in a country where majority Sunni Muslims are spearheading an anti-Assad revolt....
    Deadly bombs in Syria's Idlib target security
    Deadly bombs in Syria's Idlib target security
    Nine people including Syrian military personnel were killed and 100 wounded on Monday in bomb blasts near security service buildings in Idlib,...
    Syrian cities bombarded as truce deadline nears
    Syrian cities bombarded as truce deadline nears
    Opposition activists accused Syrian troops of shelling two cities on Tuesday in a campaign to weaken forces fighting President Bashar al-Assad's...
    Syria accepts rough peace plan, says Annan
    Syria accepts rough peace plan, says Annan
    Syria has accepted a ceasefire and peace plan drawn up by UN and Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan, his spokesperson said on Tuesday, even as...
    Rights group accuses opposition of torture in Syria
    Rights group accuses opposition of torture in Syria
    Armed opposition groups in Syria have kidnapped, tortured and executed members of the security forces and supporters of President Bashar al-Assad,...
    Ambush results in death of several Syrian soldiers
    Ambush results in death of several Syrian soldiers
    Syrian army defectors killed at least 10 soldiers in an ambush in the northern town of Idlib on Tuesday, a rights activist said, with international...