US: No Plans for No-fly Zone over Syria

1 Washington, Aug 15.- US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced today that the United States has no plans for imposing a no-fly zone over Syria, and criticized the Iranian support to Damascus' government. In a pres conference at Pentagon, Panetta referred to the White House's position over the international call made by Syrian anti-government groups to impose a no-fly zone

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Syrian Minister of Defense Among Victims in Damascus Attack

1 Damascus, Jul 18.- General Daoud Rajha, Syrian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, died today in a terrorist attack against National Security headquarters, which also critically injured other participants in a meeting at that facility. The attack was staged around mid-day when a meeting of ministers and representatives of chiefs of Syrian security entities was taking place. In

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Armed Groups Feed Violence in Syria

0 Damascus, Jun 9. – Violencia in Syria heighten today despite its authorities express will to dialogue with the opposition that also rejects foreign intervention. The armed bands supported from overseas keep attacking militaries and civilians to foment instability and project an image of chaos to justify Western plans to intrude Syria which is their final and true goal, reported

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Syria will Reject Arab League Initiative in his Absence

0 Damascus, Mar 29. – Syria, which welcomed the plan presented by UN envoy Kofi Annan, warned on Thursday, however, that it will reject any initiative proposed or adopted by the Arab League in its absence during the summit being held in Baghdad, Iraq. The spokesman for the Syrian Foreign Minister, Jihad Maqdisi, said participants in the regional meeting in

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Annan Leaves Syria Optimistic, Warns on Greater Challenges

3 Damascus, Mar 12. – After a second meeting with President Bashar al-Assad, UN special envoy Kofi Annan left Syria for Qatar, but he warned about the difficulties to reach an agreement between the government and the opposition outside the country. Annan and his accompanying delegation were received again on Sunday night by Al-Assad to discuss the details of his

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Wikileaks Reveals that NATO Troops Operate inside Syria

1 Damascus, Mar 9. – Recent revelations by Wikileaks on the presence of NATO troops in Syria coincide with rumors in journalistic and academic circles here about the alleged arrests of British and French agents in the city of Homs. An information in the newspaper Islam Times and quoted by Cham Press assured that U.S. and NATO secret troops operate

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Judge, Attorney General Assassinated in Syria

0 Damascus, February 20. – Gunmen assassinated Nidal Ghazal, the attorney general in the province of Idleb, and Judge Mohammad Ziyadeh, who was accompanying him, local media reported on Monday. USA Spies on Syria with Drones The terrorist attack, in which the driver was shot to death as well, occurred when the magistrates were on their way to their offices

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Syria Reaffirms Bonds of Friendship with Cuba

0 Damascus, Dec 9. – Syria will continue strengthening its bonds of friendship and cooperation with Cuba, a country it admires for its positions of principle, strength and human solidarity, affirmed Deputy Foreign Minister Faysal Mekdad. In an interview granted to Prensa Latina, the diplomat recalled that Syria and Cuba have always joined efforts and supported mutually at international forums,

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Damascus Condemns U.S. Anti-Syrian Stance

0 Damascus, Nov 11. – Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallen condemned a statement by the U.S. department of State urging Arab Countries to join the political and economic boycott against Syria. In a letter addressed to Secretary General of the Arab League (AL) Nabil al-Arabi, al-Moallen warns that such interference infringes the statutes of the AL Charter and the nature

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