Daily Archives: January 31, 2012

Russia, China oppose ‘forced regime change” in Syria

By: Sui-Lee Wee (Reuters) – China and Russia have reiterated their opposition to the use of force to resolve the crisis in Syria, where escalating violence has killed thousands of civilians who oppose President Bashar al-Assad. Arab and Western states … Continue reading

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Clinton: U.N. action in Syria won’t be military

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Vowing to avoid “another Libya,” the U.S. and its allies challenged Russia on Tuesday to overcome its opposition to a U.N. draft resolution demanding that Syrian President Bashar Assad yield power and end the violence that … Continue reading

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Arab, Western nations push for U.N. action on Syria crisis

By: Paul Richter and Patrick J. McDonnell Reporting from the United Nations and Beirut— A high-powered gathering of Arab and Western diplomats pressed Russia and other allies of Syria to support U.N. Security Council action aimed at ushering Syrian President … Continue reading

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U.S. seeks to budge Russia on Syria bloodbath

By: Anita Snow UNITED NATIONS – Vowing to avoid “another Libya,” the United States and its allies challenged Russia on Tuesday to overcome its opposition to a U.N. draft resolution demanding that Syrian President Bashar Assad yield power and end the … Continue reading

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As Syria Wobbles Under Pressure, Iran Feels the Weight of an Alliance

By: Rick Gladstone As antigovernment forces in Syria’s violent uprising have increased the pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to step down, Iran, his main Middle East supporter, also finds itself under siege, undermining a once-powerful partnership and longtime American foe. … Continue reading

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Diplomatic showdown at UN over Syria

Syrian government forces fought running street battles near Damascus, ousting rebels from their strongholds, as a dramatic diplomatic showdown took place Tuesday at the United Nations. There, Arab and Western states joined political forces against Russia, which is threatening to … Continue reading

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France to UN: Break ‘scandalous silence’ on Syria

United Nations - Foreign Minister Alain Juppe on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to end its ‘scandalous silence’ over bloodshed in Syria by supporting a resolution calling on President Bashar al-Assad to quit. “We are gathered here today to end … Continue reading

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Hague plea to UN over Syria unrest

Foreign Secretary William Hague has called on the United Nations to support moves led by the Arab League to bring a peaceful resolution to unrest in Syria. Mr Hague made an impassioned plea at the UN Security Council in New … Continue reading

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U.N. Council urged to act fast on Syria, Assad forces push back

By: Louis Charbonneau and Khaled Yacoub Oweis UNITED NATIONS / AMMAN – Arab and Western states urged the U.N. Security Council to act swiftly on a resolution calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step aside as his forces reasserted … Continue reading

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Clinton urges U.N. action on Syria violence

By Anita Snow UNITED NATIONS — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told the Security Council on Tuesday that U.N. action to end the violence in Syria would be different from the NATO-led efforts in Libya that resulted in the … Continue reading

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