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Syrians cautious of U.S. push to overhaul opposition

Members of Syria’s opposition-in-exile bristled Thursday at the Obama administration’s suggestion that Washington will handpick more representative leaders at a crucial conference in Qatar next week. The new U.S. push appears aimed at creating a unified leadership that could work … Continue reading

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Clinton downcast about UN’s Syria divisions

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that sharp divisions remain with Moscow over Syria as she wrapped up an Asia tour in which she also made little headway with China on easing tensions in the South China Sea. … Continue reading

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Rebel gains inevitable but Assad can still seek exit: Clinton

WASHINGTON DC, United States – Syrian rebels are gaining ground and will eventually control swathes of territory, but Syrian President Bashar al-Assad still has time to negotiate an exit, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday. Speaking as if military victory by … Continue reading

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Syria defectors are voting with their feet – Clinton

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday an increasing stream of defectors from the Syrian army, including a Syrian general who had been close to President Bashar al-Assad, showed the situation was shifting in the country. “If people like him, and like … Continue reading

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Clinton joins talks on Syria

WASHINGTON – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will lead a United States delegation to talks on the conflict in Syria being hosted by France this week, a US official confirmed on Tuesday. “The secretary will lead our delegation to the … Continue reading

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World powers to push Russia on Syria solution

The urgency of their task was underscored on Friday as Syrian government forces bombarded the Damascus suburb of Douma with unparalleled ferocity in a desperate attempt by Mr Assad to reclaim full control of his capital city. Later in the … Continue reading

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Clinton, Lavrov hold talks on Syria; Russian diplomat cites agreement ‘on most things’

The top U.S. and Russian diplomats have held talks on Syria ahead of an international conference on Saturday that aims to ease Syrian President Bashar Assad from power. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey … Continue reading

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Syria at the fore as Clinton opens European tour

By: Matthew Lee HELSINKI – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Finland, opening a three-country European tour that could be extended if a proposed international conference on Syria goes ahead this weekend. Clinton arrived in Helsinki early … Continue reading

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Russian helicopters en route to Syria are refurbished, not new

By: Talia Ralph The Russian attack helicopters en route to Syria that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the US was “concerned” about on Tuesday are not new, but rather, were just undergoing routine maintenance, the New York Times reported … Continue reading

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Syria tensions between Washington and Moscow escalate

Tensions between Washington and Moscow over Syria escalated yesterday after it emerged that Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, may have indulged in a “little spin” when she charged earlier this week that Russia was delivering attack helicopters to … Continue reading

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