Daily Archives: June 1, 2012

Arab League requests U.N. action against Syria

By: Marwa Awad The head of the Arab League has asked the U.N. Security Council to boost the size of a U.N. mission in Syria and give it expanded powers to protect people following a surge in violence there, according to … Continue reading

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U.N. rights body condemns Syria over Houla massacre

BEIRUT, Lebanon – The U.N.’s top human rights body voted overwhelmingly Friday to condemn Syria over the slaughter of more than 100 civilians last week, but Damascus appeared impervious to the crescendo of global condemnation following a string of horrific … Continue reading

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Syria conflict: Russia’s Vladimir Putin stands firm

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has resisted diplomatic pressure from Western nations to support tougher action against Syria’s government. Mr Putin, an ally of Syria, called for more time to be given to the peace plan of envoy Kofi Annan. The … Continue reading

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Germany, Russia agree on ‘political solution’ for Syria; Assad forces fire on protesters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that she and Russian President Vladimir Putin both favored a political solution in Syria, as death toll from the violent crackdown on Syrian protesters continued to rise. “The latest massacre in Houla showed … Continue reading

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Obama nixes French-Saudi plan to finish Assad by bombing his palace

US President Obama recently vetoed a detailed Franco-Saudi plan for ending President Bashar Assad’s rule by means of a massive air strike against his palace that would at one fell swoop wipe him, his family and top leadership circle out, … Continue reading

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Editorial: Invade Syria? A Video Game Tested That.

By: Michael Peck We’ve seen this script before. A cruel regime slaughtering civilians. Youtube clips of weeping mothers and dead children. Hesitant calls for humanitarian intervention by the Western powers. Much dithering while the body count climbs, and then more … Continue reading

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U.N. rights body condemns Syria for massacre; U.S. says Russian arms strengthen Assad

The United Nations Human Rights Council condemned Syria on Friday for the massacre in al-Houla and called for a U.N. investigation to identify the perpetrators and gather evidence for possible criminal prosecution, as Washington expressed “serious concerns” over Russia’s supply … Continue reading

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U.S. publishes satellite images of Syria

A U.S. government website on Friday published what it said was photographic evidence of mass graves and attacks on civilian areas by Syrian government forces. The website, operated by a bureau of the State Department, published a series of overhead … Continue reading

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UN rights body condemns Syria over massacre

The U.N.’s top human rights body voted overwhelmingly Friday to condemn Syria over the slaughter of more than 100 civilians last week, but Damascus appeared impervious to the crescendo of global condemnation following a string of horrific massacres. Syria’s most … Continue reading

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Arab League requests UN action against Syria

The head of the Arab League has asked the U.N. Security Council to boost the size of a U.N. mission in Syria and give it expanded powers to protect people following a surge in violence there, according to a letter … Continue reading

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