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Probe opens after Italian reporter goes missing in Syria

May 3 2013, 9:32pm CDT | by

Rome, May 4 (IANS/AKI) Prosecutors in Rome have opened a kidnapping and anti-terrorism investigation after Italian journalist Domenico Quirico disappeared in war-torn Syria.

Rome, May 4 (IANS/AKI) Prosecutors in Rome have opened a kidnapping and anti-terrorism investigation after Italian journalist Domenico Quirico disappeared in war-torn Syria. Quirico, a correspondent…

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Russia says chance of foreign intervention in Syria growing

Source: Reuters Mobile  |   May 6 2013, 5:44am CDT

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UN inquiry finds evidence that rebel forces have used chemical weapons in Syria

Source: The Independent  |   May 6 2013, 5:41am CDT

A United Nations inquiry into human rights abuses in Syria has found evidence to suggest that rebel forces may have used chemical weapons, its lead investigator has revealed. Carla Del Ponte, a member of the UN independent commission …

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“So if there is activity, then it is only against Hezbollah and not against the Syrian regime … In that context you must see the fact that Israel doesn’t officially admit to its operations, and that the prime minister left yesterday for China and (there is) the feeling of business as usual.”


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Russia, China Concerned About Israeli Airstrikes in Syria

Source: Voice of America  |   May 6 2013, 5:30am CDT

Russia and China have joined U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in expressing concern about what intelligence officials say were Israeli airstrikes Sunday against military targets outside Syria’s capital. China’s …

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China urges restraint in Syria after Israel strikes

Source: Ynetnews  |   May 6 2013, 4:58am CDT

Beijing says opposes use of military force as PM Netanyahu embarks on 5-day visit in China. Russia says ‘concerned’ over Israeli strikes in Syria China issued veiled criticism of Israel on Monday as its pr …

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Left Parties Condemn Israeli Air Strike on Syria

Source: Outlook India  |   May 6 2013, 4:44am CDT

Left parties today condemned the “unprovoked Israeli aggression” on Syria, with the CPI(M) asking the Indian government to condemn the attack. Maintaining that the “unprovoked Israeli aggression” was the second attack against Syria wit …

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Syria: Attack is ‘Declaration of War’

Source: CNN  |   May 6 2013, 4:29am CDT

Syria says an attack by Israel over the weekend is a “declaration of war.” Syria is accusing Israel of firing rockets that hit a military research center. Israel hasn’t confirmed or denied the attack. Now Iran is threatening Israel over it. It’s belie …

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Brief: Syria responds to Israeli airstrikes

Source: Daily Titan  |   May 6 2013, 4:23am CDT

After two Israeli-executed airstrikes on Syria in the past 48 hours, Israel has hurried to strengthen rocket defenses along its northern border Sunday, according to USA Today. Israel’s increased involvement in the S …

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Kerry’s Visit To Russia A Chance To Talk Syria, Mend Fences

Source: Georgia Public Broadcasting  |   May 6 2013, 4:17am CDT

Secretary of State John Kerry sets off for what he calls “a long overdue” trip to Russia on Monday, and Syria is likely to top the agenda. But U.S.-Russian relations are frosty these days. The U.S. is imposing targeted sanctions on Russia …

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Air strikes not in support of Syria rebels: Israel

Source: Canoe  |   May 6 2013, 3:31am CDT

JERUSALEM – Israel sought to persuade Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that its recent air strikes around Damascus did not aim to weaken him in the face of a more than two-year-old rebellion. Officials say Israel is relu …

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Oil Rises on U.S. Jobs Data, Syria Conflict

Source: Wall Street Journal  |   May 6 2013, 3:29am CDT

By Eric Yep Crude-oil futures are higher in Asian trade Monday on concerns about the escalating conflict in Syria and positive economic data in the U.S. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, light, sweet crude for deliv …

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Syria issues veiled threat on Israel

Source: The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette  |   May 6 2013, 2:26am CDT

BEIRUT – The Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad warned Sunday that a series of powerful Israeli airstrikes near the Syrian capital opened the door to all the options, underscoring the possibility that Syrias ci …

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Iran condemns Israel as Syria claims attack

Source: KCRA Sacramento  |   May 6 2013, 2:18am CDT

Iran has no doubt Syria will deal a “crushing response” to Israel and the Shiite regime stands ready to train its ally’s soldiers, officials in Tehran have said. The remarks, delivered by various Iranian officials and reported in st …

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Probe opens after Italian reporter goes missing in Syria

May 3 2013, 9:32pm CDT | by

Rome, May 4 (IANS/AKI) Prosecutors in Rome have opened a kidnapping and anti-terrorism investigation after Italian journalist Domenico Quirico disappeared in war-torn Syria.

Rome, May 4 (IANS/AKI) Prosecutors in Rome have opened a kidnapping and anti-terrorism investigation after Italian journalist Domenico Quirico disappeared in war-torn Syria.

Quirico, a correspondent for Turin’s la Stampa newspaper and an experienced war reporter, entered Syria April 6 to cover the civil war and the paper has not heard from him since April 9.

In a statement Friday on World Press Freedom Day, an European Union official expressed “disquiet” over the fate of the 62-year-old Quirico.

“This year, we signal our disquiet over Domenico Quirico, who vanished in Syria more than 20 days ago,” said European Commission spokesman Olivier Bailly.

“We express our solidarity to him, his family and to the newsdesk of La Stampa.”

La Stampa ran an eight-page special on Quirico in its Friday edition.

Quirico has reported on conflicts in Sudan, Uganda and Libya and on the Arab spring uprisings, and had been known to disappear for a few days at a time in the past, but never for this long.

Four Italian journalists were kidnapped in Syria in April, but were released after more than a week in captivity.

Syria is the most dangerous country in the world for journalists, 28 of whom were killed there in 2012 and seven so far this year, according to the Committee for the Protection of Journalists watchdog.

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