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France to push for arming Syria’s opposition coalition

France’s foreign minister has said he will discuss supplying arms to the Syrian opposition coalition with European partners.   The government plans to push for a relaxation of the EU arms embargo to Syria to enable “defensive arms” to reach … Continue reading

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Terrifying tales of Syrian revolt fuel London play

By: Venetia Rainey and Li-mei Hoang Harrowing first-person accounts of life and violent death from Syrians during their now 16-month-old uprising provide the dialogue for a new play, which opened in London this week. Based on hundreds of hours of … Continue reading

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As Syria burns, Assad’s British-born wife goes on £270,000 online shopping spree and imports chandeliers, rugs, sofas, tables and ELEVEN ottomans from London

By: Abul Taher Asma al-Assad, 36, placed the order with exclusive London store DN Designs in the King’s Road, Chelsea, West London Among the 130 items were 11 ottomans costing over £20,000, a dining room table priced at almost £10,000 and a … Continue reading

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Syria’s Olympics chief denied visa for London Games

The head of the Syrian Olympic Committee, General Mowaffak Joumaa, has been refused a visa to travel to London for the Games, the BBC has learned. It is understood the application has been refused because of his links to President … Continue reading

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Syria’s Olympic official says athletes will compete at London Games despite ban threats

DAMASCUS, Syria — The president of the Syrian Olympic Committee says nine athletes from the war-torn country have qualified for the London Olympics and will compete “despite all pressures, media war and threats to ban them.” Gen. Mowaffak Joumaa says … Continue reading

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Memorial service in London for journalist Marie Colvin murdered in Syria

By: Martha Linden Leading figures from the worlds of media, politics, and the arts gathered to pay emotional tribute to “bravest of the brave” war correspondent Marie Colvin. Singer Cerys Matthews performed two songs including the Bob Dylan classic Blowin’ … Continue reading

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Syria to send 10 athletes to London Olympics

DAMASCUS, Syria — The president of the Syrian Olympic Committee says the war-torn country will send 20 sports officials and 10 athletes to the London Games. Gen. Mowaffak Joumaa says 10 Syrian athletes have either qualified or received wild-card invitations … Continue reading

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Britain considers games ban for Syria Olympic head

By: Robb Harris LONDON, United Kingdom – The British government warned Syria’s Olympic leader on Wednesday that he could be banned from attending the London Games because of his close ties with President Bashar Assad. Syrian national Olympic committee head … Continue reading

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Olympics-Syrians don’t want to take part in London Games-Saroot

LONDON, United Kingdom – Abdelbasset Saroot, the former Syria international goalkeeper, said on Tuesday his country’s athletes do not want to compete in this year’s London Olympics because “they don’t want to play for a flag that they have no … Continue reading

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Paul Conroy supports Syria protesters

A war photographer injured in Syria has shown his support for the country’s rebel opposition at a protest outside the Syrian embassy in London. Sunday Times reporter Paul Conroy, 47, from Totnes in Devon, was badly injured and his reporter … Continue reading

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