Syria http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23300/BF_WIDGET_SRC en Reuters World News Highlights 1800 GMT, Jan 4 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/reuters-world-news-highlights-1800-gmt-jan-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>BEIRUT - <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/syria">Syria</a> on Friday said a car bomb at a crowded petrol station in Damascus on Thursday night was set off by "terrorists", a term it uses for rebels seeking to topple President Bashar al-Assad.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>WASHINGTON - Former U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson said on Friday he and Google executive Eric Schmidt will make a "private humanitarian visit" to North Korea, partly aimed at securing the release of an American detainee there.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/reuters-world-news-highlights-1800-gmt-jan-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bashar al-Assad CDATA Fertile Crescent Iraq Levant Member states of the Arab League Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations Nouri al-Maliki Person Career Quotation Syria Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:15:37 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731160 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrians brush off Assad speech, fighting continues http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/syrians-brush-assad-speech-fighting-continues <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Oliver Holmes</p> <p>BEIRUT, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Syrians said on Monday they<br /> expected only war after a speech by President Bashar al-Assad<br /> that was billed as a peace plan, and fighting resumed in the<br /> capital just a few miles from where he spoke.</p> <p>Hours after Assad addressed cheering loyalists at the<br /> Damascus Opera House on Sunday, clashes raged just a few miles<br /> away near the road to the city's international airport, the<br /> Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/syrians-brush-assad-speech-fighting-continues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Armed Attack Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Bashar al-Assad Entertainment Fertile Crescent Golan Heights Hafez al-Assad Person Career Politics Quotation Syria Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731326 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Stop war in Syria before it becomes "field of ruins" -pope http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-2-stop-war-syria-it-becomes-field-ruins-pope <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Pope makes comments in yearly "state of the world" address</p> <p>* Condemns "terrorist attacks" against Christians in Nigeria</p> <p>* Links global economic crisis to "absolute" profit motive</p> <p> (Adds elements from speech, context)</p> <p>By Philip Pullella</p> <p>VATICAN CITY, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Pope Benedict urged the<br /> world on Monday to end what he called the endless slaughter in<br /> Syria before the entire country becomes a "a field of ruins".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-2-stop-war-syria-it-becomes-field-ruins-pope" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Levant Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Member states of the United Nations Nigeria Person Career Pope Benedict XVI and Islam Quotation Syria War Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731327 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Syrians brush off Assad speech as fighting rages http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-3-syrians-brush-assad-speech-fighting-rages <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Fighting reported near Damascus airport road</p> <p>* Assad's "peace plan" rejected at home and abroad</p> <p>* U.S. troops arrive in Turkey ahead of Patriots</p> <p>By Oliver Holmes and Erika Solomon</p> <p>BEIRUT, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Fighting raged across Syria on<br /> Monday with clashes reported just a few miles from where<br /> President Bashar al-Assad had unveiled a "peace plan" that<br /> Syrians on both sides said would do nothing to end the country's<br /> 21-month-old uprising.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-3-syrians-brush-assad-speech-fighting-rages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Assad family Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Bashar al-Assad Entertainment Hafez al-Assad Indictment International reactions to the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising Person Career Politics Quotation Syria Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 17:21:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731374 at http://www.globalpost.com Syrian refugees in Turkish camp to vote in taste of democracy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/syrian-refugees-turkish-camp-vote-taste-democracy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>ANKARA, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Thousands of Syrians living in a<br /> refugee camp in southern Turkey will hold elections this month<br /> to select camp leaders and an administrative council in an<br /> exercise Turkey said was aimed at introducing democracy to<br /> Syrian citizens.</p> <p>Turkey, which is sheltering tens of thousands of Syrians<br /> fleeing violence in their homeland, is an outspoken critic of<br /> Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who is battling rebels trying<br /> to overthrow his government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/syrian-refugees-turkish-camp-vote-taste-democracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arab diaspora Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Fertile Crescent Forced migration Kilis Middle East Persecution Person Career Politics Quotation Refugee Refugees of the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising Syria Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:53:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731497 at http://www.globalpost.com Reuters World News Highlights at 0415 GMT, Jan 08 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-0415-gmt-jan-08 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Jan 8 (Reuters) - TOP STORIES</p> <p>-----------</p> <p>GUANGZHOU, China - Hundreds of supporters of one of China's<br /> most liberal newspapers demonstrated outside its headquarters on<br /> Monday, backing a strike by journalists against interference by<br /> the provincial propaganda chief.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-highlights-at-0415-gmt-jan-08" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arms Purchase Sale Asia Bashar al-Assad Business Candidate Position CDATA Chuck Hagel Employment Relation Hospitality Human Interest International Republican Institute Law Natural Disaster Nouri al-Maliki Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics Shinzō Abe Syria Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:54:15 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731502 at http://www.globalpost.com Russian banks should beware blacklisted Syria banks -US official http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/russian-banks-should-beware-blacklisted-syria-banks-us-official <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Syria's central bank, state-owned bank cited</p> <p>* Official says US banks may shy away from Russians</p> <p>By Arshad Mohammed</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Major Russian banks should<br /> beware dealing with two blacklisted Syrian financial<br /> institutions, a senior U.S. Treasury official said, saying U.S.<br /> and other banks could shun them as a result.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/russian-banks-should-beware-blacklisted-syria-banks-us-official" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Assad family Asia Banking in the United States Diplomatic Relations Fertile Crescent International reactions to the 2011–2012 Syrian uprising Levant Person Career Quotation Syria Syrian uprising U.S. sanctions against Iran Western Asia Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:02:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731544 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-UN chief 'disappointed' by Assad's speech on Syria crisis http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-un-chief-disappointed-assads-speech-syria-crisis <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p/> <p>UNITED NATIONS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban<br /> Ki-moon voiced disappointment on Monday with Syrian President<br /> Bashar al-Assad's rejection of peace talks in a defiant weekend<br /> speech that anti-government rebels described as a renewed<br /> declaration of war.</p> </p/><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-2-un-chief-disappointed-assads-speech-syria-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Assad family Asia Assad family Bashar al Assad Bashar al-Assad Fertile Crescent Lakhdar Brahimi Middle East Person Career Quotation Syria Syrian uprising War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:02:52 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731553 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-World ignoring Syria's systematic ruin -Jumblatt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/interview-world-ignoring-syrias-systematic-ruin-jumblatt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Lebanese Druze leader blames "indifference or conspiracy"</p> <p>* Jumblatt, former ally of Assad, has turned against him</p> <p>* Urges fellow-Druze in Syria to join revolt</p> <p>By Dominic Evans and Mariam Karouny</p> <p>MUKHTARA, Lebanon, Jan 8 (Reuters) - World powers are<br /> abandoning Syria to be "systematically destroyed" by a civil war<br /> which has already wrecked whole cities in a once-great Arab<br /> nation, Lebanon's Druze leader Walid Jumblatt said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/interview-world-ignoring-syrias-systematic-ruin-jumblatt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Al-Assad family Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Druze Fertile Crescent Hafez al-Assad Human Interest Jumblatt family Middle East Person Attributes Person Career Politics Progressive Socialist Party Quotation Social Issues Syria Walid Jumblatt Walid Jumblatt War Warlords Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:15:12 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731601 at http://www.globalpost.com UK meeting plans for possible post-Assad Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/uk-meeting-plans-possible-post-assad-syria <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Britain will host an international meeting to plan for the period after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's "inevitable" departure, the Foreign Office said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The meeting will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, and delegates will include Syria experts, academics in post-conflict stabilisation, representatives of the Syrian National Coalition (SNC) opposition group and other agencies.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/uk-meeting-plans-possible-post-assad-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Syria War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:15:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731786 at http://www.globalpost.com Winter storm brings devastation to Syria and neighbours http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/winter-storm-brings-devastation-syria-and-neighbours <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Syrians living in ruins, burning chairs and doors</p> <p>* Roads in Lebanon washed away, electricity cut</p> <p>* Worst storm in 20 years - Israel Meteorological Service</p> <p>By Erika Solomon and Oliver Holmes</p> <p>BEIRUT, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The worst winter storm in two decades has hit the eastern Mediterranean this week, bringing destruction and death to Syria and its neighbours who are already dealing with a refugee crisis from the country's civil war.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/winter-storm-brings-devastation-syria-and-neighbours" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Fertile Crescent Social Issues Syria Technology War Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:30:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732132 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Freed Iranians arrive in Damascus after prisoner swap http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-4-freed-iranians-arrive-damascus-after-prisoner-swap-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Iranians freed after 5 months in insurgent hands</p> <p>* More than 2,000 prisoners being released in return</p> <p>* Turkey, Qatar helped broker exchange (Restores Assad's full name, title in 3rd paragraph)</p> <p>By Marwan Makdesi and Ece Toksabay</p> <p>DAMASCUS/ISTANBUL, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Forty-eight Iranians freed by Syrian rebels in exchange for more than 2,000 civilian prisoners held by the Syrian government arrived in central Damascus on Wednesday, a Reuters witness reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-4-freed-iranians-arrive-damascus-after-prisoner-swap-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Politics of Syria Social Issues Syria Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:45:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732163 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria's rebels form their own secret police http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/syrias-rebels-form-their-own-secret-police <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Rebel intelligence unit formally set up in November</p> <p>* Says it will not act like Assad's feared security agencies</p> <p>* Some fear it will pursue own agenda if Assad falls</p> <p>By Mariam Karouny</p> <p>BEIRUT, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Just the mention of the word would send shivers down the spine of Syrians: "mukhabarat", or secret police.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/syrias-rebels-form-their-own-secret-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Politics Social Issues Syria War Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:46:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5732614 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia tells Syrian opposition to seek dialogue with Damascus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/russia-tells-syrian-opposition-seek-dialogue-damascus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MOSCOW, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition should propose its own ideas for dialogue with Damascus in response to those aired by President Bashar al-Assad in a speech a week ago, Russian news agencies quoted Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/russia-tells-syrian-opposition-seek-dialogue-damascus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Politics of Syria Syria Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 17:15:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733860 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Russia tells Syria rebels: seek dialogue with Damascus http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-russia-tells-syria-rebels-seek-dialogue-damascus <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds more quotes, detail)</p> <p>MOSCOW, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The Syrian opposition should make counter-proposals to those President Bashar al-Assad made in a recent speech, to start a dialogue that could end the fighting, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-russia-tells-syria-rebels-seek-dialogue-damascus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Politics of Syria Syria War Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:30:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733876 at http://www.globalpost.com