Daily Archives: March 16, 2012

Russia strongly backs Annan’s mission in Syria

Russia said Friday it has encouraged the Syrian government to cooperate with Kofi Annan, the envoy charged with trying to help end the violence there, and urged the West to do the same with the Syrian rebels. Moscow and Beijing … Continue reading

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UN-Arab League Envoy Receives Response From Syria

The Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria has received a response from the Syrian authorities on issues he raised when he visited the country to help find a peaceful solution to … Continue reading

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Turkey may create buffer zone, recall envoy in Syria, PM says

Turkey has said it is considering setting up a “security” or “buffer zone” along its border with Syria and may withdraw its ambassador to Damascus after Turkish citizens inside the neighboring country return home. “We are making assessments including the … Continue reading

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Syria Tracker: Where to find more information and stats on Syria

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Cartoon: Happy Bashar and the Deathly Hallows Part 3

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Gulf states close embassies in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria – Four countries in the Arab Gulf region closed their embassies in Damascus Friday to pressure Syrian President Bashar Assad to step aside, officials said. Kuwait, Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar joined Saudi Arabia and Bahrain … Continue reading

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Annan wants international observers in Syria by Sunday

The envoy of the UN and the Arab League to Syria, Kofi Annan “decided to send a mission to Damascus, “by next week” to discuss the terms of a compliance mechanism and international observation, “he announced today his spokesman, Ahmad … Continue reading

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Annan urges UN to unite on Syria; Damascus vows cooperation

Beirut – UN-Arab League peace envoy Kofi Annan called on the Security Council to unite to end violence in Syria, where 41 people were killed in government crackdowns upon opponents Friday. ‘The stronger and more unified your message, the better … Continue reading

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UN team to join humanitarian mission in Syria

The UN has said it will participate in a humanitarian mission in Syria this weekend to assess the situation there. Its team will be part of a delegation led by the Syrian government, which will also include staff from the … Continue reading

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Annan warns of Syria escalation, says talks continue

Kofi Annan, joint special envoy on Syria for the United Nations and the Arab League, said on Friday the situation in the country needed to be handled “very, very carefully” to avoid an escalation that would destabilise the region. “Yes, … Continue reading

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