Asia Observer

ISIS executes British aid worker David Haines; Cameron vows justice

Report By Greg Botelho, CNN

(CNN) -- British aid worker David Haines has been executed by ISIS militants, according to a video posted Saturday to a website associated with the group, making him the third Western captive to be killed by the Islamist extremist group in recent weeks.

The ISIS vid


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Save Syrias bombed buildings from the Unesco ruin fetishists

The cultural tragedy that is the bombing of Syria's ancient monuments would be compounded if they are not rebuilt. By Simon Jenkins, The Guardian


I doubt if there are many "monuments men" in Syria just now. George Clooney is not filming on the streets of D


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US and Russian co-operation holds key to hopes of progress over Syria

Obduracy and absence means suffering of ordinary people likely to continue as sides in brutal conflict meet for Geneva II talks. International efforts to bring peace to Syria after almost three years of war get under way in Switzerland on Wednesday with near-zero expectations of a political


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Syria's president says his departure is not up for discussion at Geneva talks

Bashar al-Assad, Syria's president, has indicated that he has no intention of stepping down and insists his departure will not be up for discussion at this week's long-awaited peace talks, which are designed to find a way out of the country's bloody crisis.



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Syria chemical weapons claims UN to hold emergency meeting

Security council to meet later on Wednesday in response to claims that hundreds of people have been killed in attacks
by Ian Black, Haroon Siddique, Theguardian.com


The UN Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting after claims by Syrian opposition groups


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