Syrian uprising http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24135/all en 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 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 5731553 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-US, Russia talks on Syria end without breakthrough http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-5-us-russia-talks-syria-end-without-breakthrough <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>* Envoy Brahimi holds talks with U.S. and Russian officials</p> <p>* Agree that transitional governing body would have full powers</p> <p>* Brahimi to brief Security Council later this month</p> <p>By Stephanie Nebehay</p> <p>GENEVA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi and envoys from Russia and the United States - backers of opposing sides in Syria's civil war - failed to make a breakthrough in talks on Friday seeking a political solution to the conflict.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-5-us-russia-talks-syria-end-without-breakthrough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Middle East Politics Syrian uprising War Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:15:20 +0000 5733099 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Syrian forces kill dozens in bombardments -opposition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-2-syrian-forces-kill-dozens-bombardments-opposition <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>* Heaviest campaign against rebels since they neared capital</p> <p>* Russia tells rebels to seek dialogue to stop fighting</p> <p>* Assad's troops remain entrenched in central Damascus</p> <p>By Khaled Yacoub Oweis</p> <p>AMMAN, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Government forces killed at least 36 people, 14 of them children, in a bombardment of rebel-held areas on the outskirts of Damascus on Sunday, Syrian opposition activists said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-2-syrian-forces-kill-dozens-bombardments-opposition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Social Issues Syria Syrian uprising War Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 01:15:35 +0000 5733958 at http://www.globalpost.com Air strike near Damascus kills 20 - opposition activists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/air-strike-near-damascus-kills-20-opposition-activists <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>BEIRUT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - An air strike on a rebel-held town southwest of the Syrian capital Damascus killed 20 people on Monday, resident opposition activists said.</p> <p>An activist living in Moadamiyeh, who asked not to be named, said the dead were members of two families and included women and children. Activist video footage showed images of the limp body of a boy being pulled out from broken concrete, his back covered in dust and his front in blood.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/air-strike-near-damascus-kills-20-opposition-activists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Syrian uprising Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 09:15:16 +0000 5734041 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Raid by Assad forces kills 106 people in Homs -report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-pro-assad-forces-kill-106-city-homs-observatory <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>* Monitoring group says whole families killed</p> <p>* Calls for UN investigation</p> <p>* Activists say raid was reprisal against civilians</p> <p>By Oliver Holmes</p> <p>BEIRUT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - More than 100 people were shot, stabbed and possibly burned to death in the Syrian city of Homs this week, in what a monitoring group said was a massacre by the army or militia loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-pro-assad-forces-kill-106-city-homs-observatory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Assad family Bashar al-Assad Disaster Social Issues Syrian uprising Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:30:24 +0000 5735481 at http://www.globalpost.com CORRECTED-WRAPUP 1-Massacre of over 100 reported in Syria's Homs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/wrapup-1-massacre-over-100-reported-syrias-homs <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>(Changes date of Houla massacre from May 2011 to May 2012, paragraph 17)</p> <p>* Clashes and bombardments in most cities</p> <p>* Group says whole families killed in Homs massacre</p> <p>* Activists say raid was reprisal against civilians</p> <p>By Oliver Holmes</p> <p>BEIRUT, Jan 17 (Reuters) - More than 100 people were shot, stabbed or possibly burned to death by government forces in the Syrian city of Homs, a monitoring group said on Thursday, and fierce fighting raged across the country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/wrapup-1-massacre-over-100-reported-syrias-homs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Politics of Syria Syrian uprising War Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:15:48 +0000 5735673 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Syrian opposition fails to form transitional government http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-syrian-opposition-postpones-forming-government <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>* Opposition chief seeking Qatar financial aid</p> <p>* Rebels distrust Western motives</p> <p>* Islamists a growing fighting force on the ground (Adds details)</p> <p>By Khaled Yacoub Oweis</p> <p>ISTANBUL, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Syrian opposition leaders said on Monday they had failed to agree on a transitional government to run rebel-held areas, dealing a fresh blow to their efforts to present a credible alternative to President Bashar al-Assad's rule.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/update-1-syrian-opposition-postpones-forming-government" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Middle East Politics Social Issues Syrian uprising Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:30:22 +0000 5737109 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 3-Syrian civil war devastates farming, U.N. says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/wrapup-1-syrian-civil-war-devastates-farming-un-says <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 3 wounded in Turkey; Patriots; Saudi comments)</p> <p>* Fuel and food shortages worsen hardship</p> <p>* Rebels destroy minorities' religious sites - HRW</p> <p>* Russia says no peace unless opposition talks to Assad</p> <p>By Catherine Hornby and Alexander Dziadosz</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130123/wrapup-1-syrian-civil-war-devastates-farming-un-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Disaster Middle East Politics Politics of Syria Social Issues Syria Syrian uprising War Thomson Reuters Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:45:29 +0000 5738347 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Syrian troops and militia push to take Sunni Homs areas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-syrian-troops-and-militia-push-take-sunni-homs-areas <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>* 15,000 civilians trapped in Homs districts - opposition</p> <p>* Eight killed in car bomb near Israel frontier</p> <p>* Assad's mother and sister in Emirates - U.S. Ambassador to Syria</p> <p>By Khaled Yacoub Oweis</p> <p>AMMAN, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The Syrian army has stepped up an offensive on opposition Sunni Muslim strongholds in the central city of Homs, bringing in ground forces and loyalist militia to try to secure a major road junction, opposition sources said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-syrian-troops-and-militia-push-take-sunni-homs-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Fertile Crescent Social Issues Syrian uprising War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 13:45:27 +0000 5739347 at http://www.globalpost.com Opposition leader says could hold talks outside Syria http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/opposition-leader-says-could-hold-talks-outside-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>* Alkhatib ready for talks in Cairo, Tunis or Istanbul</p> <p>* Demands release of prisoners, replacement of documents</p> <p>* Officials have offered national dialogue in Damascus</p> <p>* Some Assad foes distance selves from Alkhatib comments</p> <p>BEIRUT, Jan 30 (Reuters) - The head of Syria's main opposition coalition, Mouaz Alkhatib, said on Wednesday he was ready to hold talks with representatives of President Bashar al-Assad outside Syria if authorities released tens of thousands of detainees.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/opposition-leader-says-could-hold-talks-outside-syria" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Syria Syrian uprising Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 15:00:21 +0000 5741535 at http://www.globalpost.com Fierce clashes kill 47 in Syria's Idlib: NGO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/fierce-clashes-kill-47-syrias-idlib-ngo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Fierce clashes have killed at least 21 rebel fighters and 26 regime troops in less than two days in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib, a watchdog said on Thursday.</p> <p>"Army troops and rebel fighters loyal to Al-Nusra Front, Ahrar al-Sham and the Dawud brigade are fighting fierce battles" at two checkpoints seized by rebels on Wednesday, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.</p> <p>"The fighting has killed at least 21 rebels, including 12 (non-Syrian) Arab fighters, among them an Al-Nusra Front commander," said the Britain-based monitoring group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/fierce-clashes-kill-47-syrias-idlib-ngo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Free Syrian Army Syrian uprising AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 17:30:31 +0000 5741950 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain struggles in push to ease Syria arms embargo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/britain-struggles-push-ease-syria-arms-embargo <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>BRUSSELS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Britain's call to amend a European Union embargo on arms sales to Syria to help opponents of President Bashar al-Assad met opposition on Thursday when EU governments warned it could allow weapons to end up in the wrong hands.</p> <p>A package of EU sanctions against Syria comes up for renewal at the start of March, and Britain, backed among others by France, has said EU rules should be eased to allow some equipment to be sent to the rebels.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130131/britain-struggles-push-ease-syria-arms-embargo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia European Union Fertile Crescent Syrian uprising Thomson Reuters Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:16:16 +0000 5742128 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria mediator will not return to Damascus, guarded on talks http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/syria-mediator-will-not-return-damascus-guarded-talks <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>International Syria mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said Thursday he has no plan to return to Damascus and gave a guarded response to an offer by an opposition leader for talks with government figures.</p> <p>"It is worthy of note," Brahimi said of a statement by Syrian National Council leader Moaz al-Khatib that he was "ready for direct discussions" outside of Syria.</p> <p>But the UN-Arab League envoy said the reaction of the government and other opposition figures would be crucial.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/syria-mediator-will-not-return-damascus-guarded-talks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Lakhdar Brahimi Middle East Syrian uprising Technology AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:15:04 +0000 5742176 at http://www.globalpost.com Syria opposition says talks must focus on Assad departure http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/syria-opposition-says-talks-must-focus-assad-departure <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The opposition Syrian National Coalition said on Thursday that any talks on the country's political future must be about the departure of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.</p> <p>A day after SNC chief Moaz al-Khatib expressed openness to discussion with members of the regime, the political commission issued a statement reaffirming the group's charter that "any negotiation or dialogue must be about the departure of the regime and its pillars."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/syria-opposition-says-talks-must-focus-assad-departure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Bashar al-Assad Syria Syrian uprising AFP Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:15:40 +0000 5742182 at http://www.globalpost.com