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EU to host third Brussels conference on supporting future of #Syria and the region

EU to host third Brussels conference on supporting future of #Syria and the region

| October 2, 2018

The European Union will organize a third Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region in the last week of March 2019. This was announced on Wednesday (25 September) by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini during a high-level ministerial meeting on the Syria crisis, hosted by the EU in the margins of the 73rd UN General Assembly in New […]

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Can a new wave of #Syria refugees towards EU through #Albania be controlled?

Can a new wave of #Syria refugees towards EU through #Albania be controlled?

| June 1, 2018

Concern has been voiced at the number of the illegal migrants arriving in Albania, in particular from Syria and Pakistan, writes Martin Banks. Latest figures show this has increased 14 times in the period of January-May 2018 compared with the same period last year. The rise in the number of incoming refugees in Albania was […]

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Russia’s #Putin begins new presidential term, keeps #Medvedev as PM

Russia’s #Putin begins new presidential term, keeps #Medvedev as PM

| May 8, 2018

President Vladimir Putin stuck with his long-serving prime minister in his first act after being sworn in for a new term on Monday (7 May), signalling that he would keep faith with a policy direction that has brought Russia into conflict with the West, write Denis Pinchuk and Darya Korsunskaya. Standing in the ornately-decorated Andreyevsky […]

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May: Do not doubt our resolve to prevent normalization of #ChemicalWeapons

May: Do not doubt our resolve to prevent normalization of #ChemicalWeapons

| April 20, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May said Britain was determined to prevent the use of chemical weapons becoming normalized, responding to questions in parliament about her decision to authorize air strikes against Syria, writes Elizabeth Piper. Asked whether she could order new strikes if chemical weapons were found to have been used in the future, May said: […]

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#OPCW: Chemical weapons inspectors not yet allowed access to #Douma – UK delegation

#OPCW: Chemical weapons inspectors not yet allowed access to #Douma – UK delegation

| April 18, 2018

Inspectors have not yet been granted access to sites in Douma, Syria, the British delegation to the Organization for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has said, citing the agency’s director general, writes Toby Sterling. The inspectors arrived on Saturday (14 April) to examine whether chemical weapons were used at Douma on 7 April, and […]

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EU threatens new #Syria sanctions but no clear #Russia target

EU threatens new #Syria sanctions but no clear #Russia target

| April 18, 2018

European Union foreign ministers threatened on Monday (16 April) new sanctions on Syria over what the West says were chemical attacks on its own people, but held off from joining expected new US punitive measures against Russia, write Robin Emmott and Gabriela Baczynska. After Britain and France joined the United States in missile salvoes meant […]

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Plenary opening: Parliament’s political leaders condemn use of #ChemicalWeapons in #Syria

Plenary opening: Parliament’s political leaders condemn use of #ChemicalWeapons in #Syria

| April 17, 2018

President Tajani reiterated that the use of chemical weapons is a red line that cannot be crossed with impunity, at the opening of the session in Strasbourg. “Today,” said the President, “Parliament must make it loud and clear that the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable and represents a red line that cannot be crossed […]

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