Syria Crisis

  • Chinese hackers spied on Europeans before G20 meeting: Researcher 13-12-2013 07:38 AM

    Chinese hackers eavesdropped on the computers of five European foreign ministries before last September's G20 Summit, which was dominated by the Syrian crisis, according to research by computer security firm FireEye Inc The hackers infiltrated the ministries' computer networks by sending emails to staff containing tainted files with titles such...
  • Syria crisis: A generation in peril 20-10-2013 04:21 PM

    More than two million people have fled their homeland since civil war broke out in Syria more than two years ago. ...
  • UNSC adopts resolution on Syria, demands elimination of chemical arms 28-09-2013 07:29 AM

    The UN Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday that demands the eradication of Syria's chemical weapons but does not threaten automatic punitive action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government if it does not comply. The unanimous vote by the 15-member Security Council ended weeks of intense diplomacy between Russia...
  • Western envoys say countries agreed on UNSC resolution on Syria, Russia denies it 26-09-2013 08:53 AM

    Envoys from the United States, Russia, France, China and Britain have come to an agreement on the core of a UN Security Council resolution to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons, three Western diplomats said on Wednesday, but Russia denied such an accord had been reached and insisted work was...
  • Syria discloses some details of its chemical arsenal to arms watchdog, more to come 21-09-2013 08:05 AM

    Syria gave details of some of its chemical weapons to a UN-backed arms watchdog at The Hague on Friday but needs to fill in gaps by next week to launch a rapid disarmament operation that may avert US air strikes. At the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the...
  • Want us to dispose chemical weapons? Pay $1 billion dollar and take it: Bashar al-Assad 19-09-2013 08:31 AM

    President Bashar al-Assad said on Wednesday it would cost about $1 billion to get rid of Syria's chemical weapons under a US-Russian deal reached last week. In an interview on the Fox News television channel, Assad said his government would dispose of its chemical weapons arsenal and it would take...
  • Obama says Syria deal must be 'verifiable and enforceable' 14-09-2013 08:19 AM

    President Barack Obama said on Friday he hopes talks on a plan to destroy Syria's chemical weapons are successful, but said he will insist any deal is "verifiable and enforceable." Obama made his comments after meeting in the Oval Office of the White House with Kuwait's emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad...
  • Syria ready to abandon chemical weapons 'because of Russia, not US threats' 13-09-2013 09:35 AM

    Syria's President Bashar al-Assad said he would only finalise plans to abandon his chemical arsenal when the United States stopped threatening to attack him, in an interview broadcast on Thursday. Syria applied on Thursday to sign up to the global treaty on chemical weapons, a major first step in a...
  • Syria vows to give up chemical weapons, Obama cautious about deal 11-09-2013 10:13 AM

    Syria accepted a Russian proposal on Tuesday to give up chemical weapons but US President Barack Obama said it was too early to tell if the initiative would succeed and he vowed to keep military forces at the ready to strike if diplomacy fails. In a televised address to Americans,...
  • Obama may halt military strike after Syria claims it's ready to dispose chemical weapons 10-09-2013 08:59 AM

    In a rapid and remarkable chain of events, Syria welcomed the idea of turning over all of its chemical weapons for destruction on Monday, and President Barack Obama, though expressing deep skepticism, declared it a "potentially a significant breakthrough" that could head off the threats of US air strikes that...
  • US uses Syrian videos showing use of chemical weapons to make case for military action 09-09-2013 08:58 AM

    The Obama administration is distributing videos showing a chemical weapons attack in Syria to help convince Americans and Congress that a military intervention against the Syrian government is necessary, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday. Speaking at a news conference in Paris, Kerry said the videos make clear...
  • Where G20 members stand on US military action against Syria 07-09-2013 11:31 AM

    President Barack Obama had mixed results as he lobbied members of the G20 leading world economies to bolster international support for a military response to the Syrian government's alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians. Here is where members of the G20 stand on intervention in Syria: AUSTRALIA Called, in...
  • Obama seeks world leaders' support for military strike on Syria 06-09-2013 08:39 AM

    President Barack Obama pressed fellow world leaders on Thursday to support a US-led strike on Syria, but he ran into opposition from Russia, China and even the European Union - which condemned the deadly recent chemical weapons attack in Bashar Assad's country but declared it too soon for military action....
  • The Last Word: Are there real grounds for action against Syria? 05-09-2013 09:30 PM

    The Western powers are pushing for air strikes in Syria after 1500 people were killed in the chemical attacks in the country in August. The questions are now being raised about the real grounds behind the strikes in Syria. ...
  • Strikes on Syria will be limited and won't lead to bigger war: France to India 05-09-2013 08:50 PM

    France's Ambassador Francois Richier met with Senior MEA officials on Tuesday to convince India of the need to launch punitive strikes on Syria. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Suhasini Haidar, he said the strikes will be limited and will not lead to a bigger war. ...
  • US resolution on Syria strike passes first hurdle 05-09-2013 09:50 AM

    US President Barack Obama's effort to win legislative backing for military strikes against Syria passed its first hurdle on Wednesday when a Senate committee voted in favour, but the narrow margin of victory showed the depth of US caution. In a possible sign of internal unrest in Syrian President Bashar...
  • Syria dispute set to overshadow G20 talks on economy 05-09-2013 09:23 AM

    A potential showdown over Syria between US President Barack Obama and Russia's Vladimir Putin could overshadow a meeting of world leaders on Thursday on how to revive the global economy. At a summit which Putin is hosting in a tsarist palace outside St. Petersburg, the Group of 20 developed and...
  • Obama wins backing for strike on Syria from key figures in US Congress 04-09-2013 02:35 PM

    President Barack Obama won the backing of key figures in the US Congress, including Republicans, in his call for limited US strikes on Syria to punish President Bashar al-Assad for his suspected use of chemical weapons against civilians. Leaders of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee said they reached an...
  • Russian President warns West against taking action in Syria without UNSC backing 04-09-2013 10:46 AM

    President Vladimir Putin warned the West against taking one-sided action in Syria but also said Russia "doesn't exclude" supporting a UN resolution on punitive military strikes if it is proved that Damascus used poison gas on its own people. In a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press and Russia's state...
  • What would a war on Syria mean for India and the World? 04-09-2013 12:08 AM

    Israel's joint missile test in the Mediterraneam Sea raised fear of an attack on Syria. The world was spooked after Russia on Tuesday detected the launch of two ballistic "objects". The Indian markets plunged 650 points and the rupee breached 68 marks against the US dollar following the reports. ...
  • Syria crisis: Ballistic objects detected in Mediterranean 03-09-2013 11:20 PM

    Reuters on Tuesday quoted sources in the Israel defence ministry saying "Israel may have conducted a missile test jointly with the US." ...
  • Markets, rupee crash due to fears over syria 03-09-2013 05:40 PM

    The sensex on Tuesday plunged almost 670 points to close at 18,234. The rupee too breached 68 to the dollar after a 3 day rally. ...
  • Syrian intervention: No desirable outcomes 29-08-2013 03:26 PM

    It would be easy to forget that Syria was among the first countries to flare up in the Arab Spring. In March 2011, street protests over the detention of schoolboys in Darraa grew so quickly, that most predicted Assad would go quicker than Gaddafi or Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh...
  • Watch: Father, son reunite after chemical attack in Syria 29-08-2013 11:33 AM

    An amateur video shows the reunion of a man with his son several days after the alleged chemical attack in Damascus in Syria took place. ...
  • UNSC fails to agree on military action against Syria 29-08-2013 10:30 AM

    The five permanent members of the Security Council have failed to reach consensus on military action against Syrian regime. ...
  • Gold at all-time high of Rs 34,500 per 10 grams on weak rupee 28-08-2013 11:32 AM

    Gold prices zoomed to a record high of Rs 34,500 per 10 gram with a biggest ever single day surge of Rs 2,500 in opening trade in bullion market on Wednesday amid the rupee hitting historic low of 68.75 a dollar. The current upsurge surpassed its record price of Rs...
  • Syria: US, European powers signal intervention in the war-torn country 28-08-2013 11:12 AM

    In the aftermath of the alleged chemical attack in Syria, the United States and other European powers have signalled intervention in the war-torn country. ...
  • Syria allows UN to inspect chemical attack sites; US questions credibility 26-08-2013 10:55 AM

    Days after an alleged chemical attack left over thousands of people dead in Syria, the government has agreed to allow United Nations officials to inspect the site of the attack on Monday. However, the White House has now said that the offer has come too late for it to be...
  • Syria: Over 1000 killed in alleged gas attacks, US demands probe 22-08-2013 08:49 AM

    Over 1000 people on Wednesday gassed to death near Damascus in Syria. Reports say the attacks were part of an attempt to drive out rebel forces opposing President Bashar al-Assad. ...
  • Syria gas kills hundreds, UN Security Council calls for emergency meeting 22-08-2013 08:49 AM

    Syria's opposition accused government forces of gassing hundreds of people on Wednesday by firing rockets that released deadly fumes over rebel-held Damascus suburbs, killing men, women and children as they slept. With the death toll estimated between 500 and 1,300, what would be the world's most lethal chemical weapons attack...