Daily Archives: April 16, 2012

German shipping company says no arms on Syria-bound vessel

A German shipping company ordered its vessel Atlantic Cruiser to turn its transponder back on Monday after the ship suspected of smuggling Iranian arms to Syria switched off the tracking system because its crew feared attack, the firm said on … Continue reading

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Syria plan has 3pc chance of success: Emir

A UN-Arab League peace plan for Syria has only a three percent chance of working, the Emir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani said on a visit to Rome yesterday, as a UN-backed ceasefire was marred by ongoing … Continue reading

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News Wrap: 6 U.N. Observers Arrive in Syria to Monitor Cease-Fire

Watch News Wrap: U.N. Observers Arrive in Syria on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour. In other news Monday, an advance team of six U.N. observers arrived in Syria overnight to monitor a fading cease-fire. The Syrian army shelled several … Continue reading

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US discussing next steps in Syria if truce fails: Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that the United States is “hoping for the best” but is discussing next steps with other powers if the ceasefire in Syria collapses. “Much of Syria is quieter … We know the … Continue reading

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Syria must allow observers full access, U.N. chief declares

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that the Syrian government is responsible for guaranteeing U.N. observers full freedom of movement to monitor the country’s tenuous cease-fire, which activists say appeared to be unraveling as regime forces pounded the opposition stronghold of … Continue reading

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Institute for the Study of War: Understanding Syria’s Political Opposition

Institute for the Study of War: Understanding Syria’s Political Opposition

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Syria: UN monitoring chief ‘optimistic’ despite shelling of Homs

The leader of the UN monitoring mission in Syria declared himself “optimistic” over the chances for peace on Monday despite video evidence showing an intense bombardment of rebellious cities by regime forces. A separate United Nations report, based on evidence … Continue reading

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Syria violence casts doubt on U.N. observer mission – U.S

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Sporadic violence across Syria in violation of a shaky 4-day-old truce cast doubt over U.N. plans to expand a small observer mission charged with overseeing an end to 13 months of conflict, the U.S. envoy to … Continue reading

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Advance team of UN observers arrives in Syria to report on cessation of violence

16 April 2012 – The first group of six United Nations unarmed monitors tasked by the Security Council to report on the implementation of a full cessation of armed violence in Syria has arrived in the capital, Damascus, and began … Continue reading

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Annan Plan ‘Last Chance’ for Syria – Opposition Figure

UN and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan’s plan is the last chance to normalize the political situation in Syria and the country’s authorities should not miss it, Professor Aref Dalila, head of Syria’s internal opposition, told RIA Novosti in an … Continue reading

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