• Sat 87°F / 52°F
Home » Posts tagged with » crackdown (Page 3)

Russia Says Its Being Blackmailed into Supporting Sanctions Against Syria

Russia Says Its Being Blackmailed into Supporting Sanctions Against Syria

ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — Russia reiterated its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime on Monday by accusing the West of blackmail in trying to get Moscow to support tougher sanctions against Damascus.Over the past fe…

Report: Syria Moving Portion of Chemical Weapons Stockpile

Report: Syria Moving Portion of Chemical Weapons Stockpile

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DAMASCUS, Syria) — For reasons still unknown, Syria has begun shifting a portion of its chemical weapons stockpile, U.S. officials tell The Wall Street Journal.The report says stockpiles of deadly cyanide, mustard gas and sarin …

Syrian Ambassador to Iraq Defects

Syrian Ambassador to Iraq Defects

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(BAGHDAD) — Numerous members of the Syrian military, including several top generals, have defected in the wake of their country’s 16-month violent anti-government uprising, but President Bashar al-Assad suffered a dip…

Russian Warships Headed for Maneuvers Near Syria

Russian Warships Headed for Maneuvers Near Syria

Stocktrek Images/Thinkstock (file photo)(MOSCOW) — Russia took another step to position itself as a broker in the ongoing Syrian crisis on Tuesday by sending a fleet of navy ships into the Mediterranean Sea for maneuvers.  The naval group include…

Kofi Annan Has ‘Constructive’ Talk with Syrian President on Violence

Kofi Annan Has ‘Constructive’ Talk with Syrian President on Violence

Jason Kempin/FilmMagic(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Just days after admitting his six-point peace plan for Syria had failed, United Nations special emissary Kofi Annan says he had a very “candid and constructive” discussion with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad…

McCain Blasts White House’s Inaction over Syria

McCain Blasts White House’s Inaction over Syria

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — More than 14,000 people have died since the uprising in Syria began over a year ago, and Arizona Sen. John McCain wonders how many more lives will be lost before the U.S. takes action.During an appearance Sunday …

Hillary Clinton Builds Pressure on Russia, China to End Syrian Support

Hillary Clinton Builds Pressure on Russia, China to End Syrian Support

Win McNamee/Getty Images(PARIS) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on countries around the world on Friday to demand that Russia and China end their support of Bashar al-Assad’s government in Syria.”I ask you to reach out to Russia and China …

Dozens of Syrian Soldiers Defect

Dozens of Syrian Soldiers Defect

Alessio Romenzi/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The 16-month conflict between the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebel forces shows no signs of ending anytime soon, but 85 members of Syria’s military have apparently had e…

Expectations Tempered for Geneva Summit on Syria

Expectations Tempered for Geneva Summit on Syria

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — There are low expectations for a summit scheduled on Saturday in Geneva of world powers to discuss the crisis in Syria, even after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expressed optimism that a peace plan offered …

Turkey Moves Defensive Artillery to Syrian Border

Turkey Moves Defensive Artillery to Syrian Border

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ANKARA, Turkey) — Still reeling over the shoot-down of one of its war jets last week, Turkey has since deployed anti-aircraft batteries on its border with Syria.While such action suggests Ankara is preparing for an armed conflic…

Hillary Clinton Attending Summit in Geneva on Syria Crisis

Hillary Clinton Attending Summit in Geneva on Syria Crisis

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Members of world powers will meet in Geneva on Saturday to try and find a resolution to the 16-month conflict in Syria that shows no signs yet of abating.Saying she’s planning to attend the summit, Secretary of…

New Government, Same Violence in Syria

New Government, Same Violence in Syria

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — A new government in Syria doesn’t neccesarily mean much has changed there.Violence still rages throughout the country as an activist group with ties to the opposition reported more than 130 deaths on Satu…

Syrian Fighter Pilot Defects, Asks for Asylum in Jordan

Syrian Fighter Pilot Defects, Asks for Asylum in Jordan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CAIRO) — A Syrian fighter pilot has defected and requested political asylum in neighboring Jordan.The colonel was flying a training mission in southern Syria in a MiG-21 Thursday morning when he went missing.  Syria’s state…

Activist Compares Syrian Violence to Somalia and Afghanistan

Activist Compares Syrian Violence to Somalia and Afghanistan

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A leading Syrian activist believes his country is perilously close to becoming “the new Somalia or the new Afghanistan” where lawlessness pervades amid a low-grade civil war involving government troops and rebel…

Russian Cargo Ship Bringing Weapons to Syria Turns Back

Russian Cargo Ship Bringing Weapons to Syria Turns Back

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Russian cargo vessel that was reported to be bringing arms to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s military for its continued crackdown on rebel forces is heading back home.British Foreign Secretary William Hague mad…

As Syria Conflict Rages On, Hillary Clinton’s Rhetoric Intensifies

As Syria Conflict Rages On, Hillary Clinton’s Rhetoric Intensifies

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — From calling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a reformer to saying he must go and criticizing Russia directly for its support of the Syrian regime, 16 months of comments from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on t…

Hillary Clinton Charges Russia of Supplying Syria with Attack Helicopters

Hillary Clinton Charges Russia of Supplying Syria with Attack Helicopters

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration has accused Moscow of providing attack helicopters to Syria to battle opponents of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.In a fiery denouncement, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told …

As Syrian Violence Goes On, Russia Warns of Civil War

As Syrian Violence Goes On, Russia Warns of Civil War

JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The besieged Syrian city of Homs was bombarded by heavy government artillery on Sunday, just a day after an activist group charged President Bashar al-Assad’s forces with killing nearly 100 people across …

New Massacre in Syria Pushes UN to the Edge

New Massacre in Syria Pushes UN to the Edge

Jason Kempin/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) — Responding to reports of another large-scale massacre of civilians in Syria, United Nations special emissary Kofi Annan told the Security Council Thursday that action must be taken quickly to stop President Bashar al…

Geithner Calls on World Community to Hit Syria with Harsher Sanctions

Geithner Calls on World Community to Hit Syria with Harsher Sanctions

The White House/Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — A top White House official warned Syria on Wednesday that failure to end 15 months of violence will result in extreme economic penalties for the government of President Bashar al-Assad.Speaking at a meeting of …

Advertise With Us

Would you like to advertise on East Idaho News? Fill out this form to contact a representative.
  • Full and Last
  • The name of your company, business or brand.