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Syria: Over 100,000 dead, too little too late?

Syria: Over 100,000 dead, too little too late?

Backbencher August 26, 2013 1

Syrian rebel groups have claimed Assad forces launched a chemical attack on Wednesday 21st August in Eastern Ghouta resulting in more than 1,000 deaths.    Medecins Sans Frontieres says the victims are suffering from symptoms which indicate mass exposure to neurotoxic agent.  Yet the Syrian authorities have

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Syria: Why are Chemical Weapons the game changer?

Syria: Why are Chemical Weapons the game changer?

Alex MacDonald August 22, 2013 14

The Daily Mirror’s Front Page leads with a shocking story of how Syrian children are being gassed and killed by the Assad regime. The photo is graphic, and shows the bodies of nine children

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The UK’s aid in Syira

Backbencher June 10, 2013 2

By Rachel Auld Syria is situated, as most of us know next to some very hostile countries and the crisis in the country has had a knock-on effect in Lebanon and Israel.  A country

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Britain & Syria: No Road To Damascus

Britain & Syria: No Road To Damascus

Lee Jenkins May 22, 2013 0

Britain has few cards to play in Syria, but its playing them well. On Monday Foreign Secretary William Hague addressed the House to reaffirm the British position on the crisis in Syria. By far

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Syria, And Obama’s Self-Inflicted Dilemma

Syria, And Obama’s Self-Inflicted Dilemma

Lee Jenkins May 9, 2013 1

Damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t, Obama has backed himself into a corner over Syria’s chemical weapons The carnage in Syria shows little sign of abating, with reports of a new massacre

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Israel Attacks Syria, Region Awaits Response

Israel Attacks Syria, Region Awaits Response

Backbencher May 5, 2013 0

Israeli forces hit targets within Syria. Damascus calls the violation a declaration of war. For the second time in two days elements of the Israeli Air Force have struck targets close to the Syrian

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World Affairs Round Up: 21/3/13

World Affairs Round Up: 21/3/13

Lee Jenkins March 21, 2013 0

Your 90 Second World News Round Up With the exception of 19 abstentions, Cypriot MP’s on Tuesday voted unanimously to reject a bail out package that would have released 10 billion euros in funds

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Sponsor A Dictator

Sponsor A Dictator

Lee Jenkins March 7, 2013 0

An urgent appeal from the Disadvantaged Dictators Benevolent Fund. Times are tough for all us, but the dictators of the world are finding things particularly difficult. Sanctions, rebellions and a bad press are pushing

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Foreign Affairs News Roundup 17/01/13

Foreign Affairs News Roundup 17/01/13

Lee Jenkins January 17, 2013 0

Forces of the French Republic took part in two days of bombing in support of government forces trying to regain control of Mali. The North of the country has been under the sway of

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Syria’s civil war has parallels to Spain’s: It is not another Bosnia

Syria’s civil war has parallels to Spain’s: It is not another Bosnia

Jon Stanley January 6, 2013 5

  A rare TV address from Bashar Al-Assad shows the lion can still roar and there is no imminent end to the conflict in Syria.  It is unclear, however, whether rebels will break through

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