Daily Archives: May 28, 2012

Annan calls for peace as new Syria killings reported

As activists reported a fresh bombardment in the central city of Hama, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan called on the Syrian government and “everyone with a gun” to stop the violence that left more than a 100 dead in … Continue reading

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China condemns “cruel killings” in Syria’s Houla

BEJING, China – China on Monday condemned the “cruel killings” of civilians in the Syrian town of Houla, while insisting that peace mediator Kofi Annan’s efforts remained the most viable way to end the violence in Syria. The comments from the … Continue reading

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Pressure for action on Syria mounts as massacre mars Annan plan

The brutal killing of 110 people, including dozens of children in a Syrian village, is set to increase international pressure on Syria and pave the way for louder calls for action against President Bashar al-Assad’s administration as a UN peace … Continue reading

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Syria After the Massacre

By: Patrick Cockburn Parts of Syria are convulsed by civil war, while in other areas life continues almost as normal. At the same moment as more than 30 children had their throats cut and dozens of civilians were killed by … Continue reading

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Carr downbeat on Syria peace plan

Foreign Minister Bob Carr has played down any prospect of the United Nations preventing further bloodshed in Syria. President Bashar al-Assad’s forces continue to be blamed for the massacre of more than 100 civilians, including 32 children, during an artillery … Continue reading

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Video: UN condemns Syria over Houla massacre

The United Nations Security Council has condemned Syria’s government over Friday’s killings in Houla. It said its use of tanks and shells was a violation of international law. But it didn’t directly blame the government for the deaths of more … Continue reading

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