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News Syria » Events: Merkel calls for European response to Syria, takes flak from opposition

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Publication date: Saturday 24 February 2018

"What we see at the moment, the terrible events in Syria, the fight of a regime not against terrorists, but against its own people, the killing of children, the destruction of hospitals, all this is a massacre which has to be condemned," Merkel told the ...

News Syria » Events: Syrian revolutionary who is now a U of T grad student speaks at UN Human Rights Council event

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Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

U of T master's student Noura Al-Jizawi with her three-month-old baby Naya (photo by Noreen Ahmed-Ullah) Five months ago, Noura Al-Jizawi was a Syrian revolutionary turned master's student at the University of Toronto. Seven months pregnant at the time, U ...

News Syria » Events: SYRIA: No Good Choices

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Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Secretary of State Tillerson’s January 17th speech in California on ‘The Way Forward in Syria’ laid out a new and more coherent direction for U.S. policy regarding the conflict in Syria. The speech attempted to tie together divergent and even ...

News Syria » Events: In unprecedented event, Israeli F-16 fighter jet shot down at Syria border

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Publication date: Saturday 10 February 2018

Israeli F-16 jets dispatched to Syria border after Iranian drone launched from Syria breaches Israeli airspace • Anti-aircraft missile hits Israeli jet as it returns from raid on Iranian targets in Syria, both pilots eject • Diplomat: Tension has abated.

News Syria » Events: Timeline of events in Syrian city of Raqqa, once IS capital

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Publication date: uesday 17 October 2017

March — Protests break out in different parts of Syria demanding democratic reforms following Arab Spring protests in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Libya and Bahrain that removed some Arab leaders who had been in power for decades. November — President Bashar ...

News Syria » Events: Timeline: Here are the key events in the Syria conflict since March 2011

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Publication date: uesday 15 March 2016

As Syrians mark the fifth anniversary of the uprising against President Bashar Assad, here are some of the key events in the conflict ... April 2011: Security forces raid a sit-in in Syria’s third-largest city, Homs, where thousands of people tried ...

News Syria » Events: Syria events emphasize need for research, UT experts say

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Publication date: hursday 06 April 2017

The Syrian government's use of chemical weapons in attacks on its own people is raising questions in the research community about the need to counteract such activity, according to two experts at the University of Tennessee. “The potential use of nerve ...

News Syria » Events: Russia, US talk as Syria events "accelerate on the ground"

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Publication date: Wednesday 05 December 2012

BEIRUT/DUBLIN (Reuters) - The two superpowers divided by Syria’s civil war met head to head on Thursday, with signs emerging that Russia might curb its support for President Bashar al-Assad and Washington saying events were gathering speed on the ground.

News Syria » Events: US Airstrikes In Syria: Timeline Of Events That Led Obama To Target Islamic State

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Publication date: onday 22 September 2014

The U.S. and a coalition of five allied Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday against Islamic State group targets in Syria, Pentagon officials said. The bombings marked the first military action in war-torn Syria since President Barack Obama announced ...

News Syria » Events: 'This is a major world event': The Syrian war is now fueling a 'global cold war'

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Publication date: Wednesday 30 September 2015

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow on May 21. One day after launching a campaign of airstrikes in Syria, Russia announced that it was considering going into Iraq.