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Iran ready to play constructive role in Geneva talks

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 22 2013, 8:46pm CST

Tehran, Dec 23 (IANS) Iran has expressed its readiness to play a "constructive" role in upcoming Geneva II conference on Syria if it is invited.
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British doctor dies in Syrian detention, says family

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 17 2013, 10:52am CST

London, Dec 17 (IANS) Abbas Khan, a British surgeon imprisoned in Syria for over a year, has died in detention, BBC reported Tuesday.
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Hold chemical weapons users accountable: Ban Ki-moon

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 14 2013, 3:02am CST

United Nations, Dec 14 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for holding accountable those responsible for using chemical weapons in Syria.
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UN team confirms chemical weapons used in Syria

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 12 2013, 8:28pm CST

United Nations, Dec 13 (IANS) The joint team of the UN -- Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) -- concluded Thursday "that chemical weapons have been used in the ongoing conflict" between the parties in Syria.
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Syrian chemical weapons removal programme on track: official

Source: Politics Balla | Dec 4 2013, 9:58pm CST | by IANS

United Nations, Dec 5 (IANS) The head of the joint United Nations and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons team charged with eliminating chemical weapons in Syria said Wednesday that despite obstacles, the programme to remove and destroy chemical agents at sea was on track.
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Geneva II meet on Syria comes under cloud (Roundup)

Source: Politics Balla | Nov 26 2013, 8:42am CST | by IANS

Damascus/Beijing, Nov 26 (IANS) The widely hailed Geneva II peace conference on Syria, scheduled for Jan 22 next year, came under a cloud Tuesday after a key rebel group vowed to boycott it and continue fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
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Funerals of four slain Syrian children held

Source: Politics Balla | Nov 12 2013, 8:26am CST | by IANS

Damascus, Nov 12 (IANS) Funerals were held Tuesday for four schoolchildren, who lost their lives a day earlier when a rebel mortar shell struck their minibus in a Christian-dominated district of Syria's capital Damascus.
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Syria's opposition to participate in Geneva II conference

Source: Politics Balla | Nov 11 2013, 3:04am CST | by IANS

Damascus, Nov 11 (IANS) The Syrian opposition coalition has conditionally agreed to attend the Geneva II conference designed to end the country's bloody conflict, a statement said Monday.
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Mass polio vaccination in Syria, region

Source: Politics Balla | Nov 8 2013, 7:20am CST | by IANS

Geneva, Nov 8 (IANS) A week after the Middle East declared a polio emergency, a large-scale immunisation response in the region is under way.
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Syria's chemical weapons production equipment destroyed

Source: Politics Balla | Oct 31 2013, 5:36am CDT | by IANS

Syria's chemical weapons production equipment destroyed
Damascus, Oct 31 (IANS) The joint mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the UN confirmed Thursday that the Syrian government has completed the functional destruction of critical equipment for all of its declared chemical weapons production facilities, rendering them inoperable.
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