Daily Archives: April 21, 2012

Video: simple and clear message from the residents of Homs to UN observers

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Syria: Homs begs UN team to intervene as violence continues

The UN Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution expanding the number of ceasefire observers in Syria from 30 to 300 and demanding an immediate halt to the escalating violence. The resolution, approved yesterday, gives Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon authority to … Continue reading

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2 UN observers stationed in Syria’s Homs on Saturday: spokesman

The spokesman of the UN advance team of observers said here Saturday that two observers have stationed in the central Homs province so far in order to monitor the implementation of the UN-backed cease-fire in the conflict-torn Syrian province, Xinhua reported. Meeraj … Continue reading

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Needed: Plan B for Syria

The ONLY good news about Syria since the Obama administration’s embrace of an unworkable United Nations peace plan is the hints that it is beginning to consider alternatives. Adopted a month ago by the Security Council, the six-point “Annan plan” … Continue reading

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UN votes to boost Syria mission

UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council unanimously on Saturday adopted a resolution co-sponsored by Pakistan that authorises an initial deployment of up to 300 unarmed military observers to Syria for three months to monitor a fragile week-old ceasefire in … Continue reading

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UN adopts Syria observers move

UNITED NATIONS – The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a Russia-European drafted resolution yesterday that authorises an initial deployment of up to 300 unarmed military observers to Syria for three months to monitor a fragile week-old ceasefire. The vote came … Continue reading

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Video: State Syrian TV caught paying a woman a cash sum in return of effusive praise for the government

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Video: Syria unrest mars UN truce amid mass protests

Syrian soldiers have fired bullets and tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters, activists said, as state media reported a deadly roadside bomb explosion, in the latest violence to defy international efforts to calm the country’s crisis. Protesters on Friday … Continue reading

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UN monitors visit Syria opposition stronghold

By: Karin Laub BEIRUT — Five U.N. truce monitors ventured Saturday into the heart of the Syrian uprising, one of the hardest-hit opposition strongholds, and were thronged by residents clamoring for foreign military help to oust President Bashar Assad. Activists … Continue reading

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U.N. approves measure to expand Syria monitors

The United Nations Security Council on Saturday unanimously approved a measure that allows for an observer mission in Syria to be expanded to 300 unarmed military monitors across the country. The resolution comes just hours after reports that a small … Continue reading

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