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UK police charge 2nd man with taking Western journalists hostage in Syria

By: Associated Press LONDON — British police said Thursday a second man has been charged with kidnapping two Western journalists in Syria. Jubayer Chowdhury, 24, was arrested by counterterrorism officers at London’s Heathrow Airport on Monday after arriving on a … Continue reading

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Analysis: Why Britain could intervene in Syria

By: Con Coughlin The deepening humanitarian crisis on Turkey’s border with Syria, together with fears that the Syrian conflict is threatening to destabilise other parts of the region, are the factors that are driving the Government’s determination to adopt a … Continue reading

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Assad’s speedy exit needed for Syria to form new govt: France, UK

The need for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to speedily exit power has been highlighted by France and Britain on Thursday, with the European leaders saying the embattled regime needs to make way for a new government to be formed by … Continue reading

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George Galloway paid £80k for joining ‘pro-Syria’ TV channel

THE Respect MP George Galloway has joined an Arabic TV station that is allegedly funded by Iran and Syria. Galloway is set to earn almost £80,000 a year from his latest broadcasting venture, reports The Times. Galloway, who once described … Continue reading

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PM Ramadan messsage remembers Syria

David Cameron used the start of Ramadan to highlight the suffering of Syrians today as the civil war continued to rage. The holy month of sunrise-to-sunset fasting begins today and the Prime Minister seized the chance to remind the country … Continue reading

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Britain, France to counter Russia with draft Syria resolution

By: Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS – Britain and France are prepared to counter Russia with their own draft resolution on the U.N. monitoring mission in Syria after the U.N. Security Council is briefed by international envoy Kofi Annan on Wednesday, diplomats said. … Continue reading

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British businessman accused of insuring oil tankers “involved in undermining sanctions against Syria”

By: Colin Freeman David Skinner, 47, who runs an insurance firm from the tax haven of Liechtenstein, apparently provided cover for two Iranian-owned tankers involved in transporting crude oil from Syria, according to insurance certificates seen by The Sunday Telegraph. The … Continue reading

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Syria-bound Russian cargo ship turning back, British diplomat says

A Russian cargo ship reported to be carrying arms to Syria is turning back, Britain’s top diplomat said Tuesday. “I am pleased that the ship that was reported to be carrying arms to Syria has turned back apparently towards Russia,” … Continue reading

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Britain: Time running out for Annan’s Syria peace plan

By: Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau Britain’s U.N. envoy said on Thursday time was running out for international mediator Kofi Annan’s plan to bring peace to Syria and that the U.N. Security Council needs to take “much tougher action” to … Continue reading

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William Hague: we cannot rule out military action on Syria

By: Lizzy Davies The situation in Syria is “now so grave, so serious and so rapidly deteriorating” that no option for future international action can be ruled out, William Hague warned as he prepared to hold talks with opposition groups … Continue reading

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