Daily Archives: June 7, 2012

Annan tells U.S. Security Council Syria crisis will soon ‘spiral out of control’

International mediator Kofi Annan warned the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that the Syria crisis will soon spiral out of control and called for “substantial pressure” on Damascus and consequences for undermining his peace plan, diplomats said. Annan briefed the … Continue reading

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Syria Bars Observers From Alleged Massacre Site, UN Says

By: Donna Abu-Nasr and Nicole Gaouette United Nations monitors said they were blocked by Syria’s army as they sought to reach a village in Hama province to verify reports of a massacre in which the opposition says at least 78 … Continue reading

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Syria: ‘Torture of the worst kind’

By: Lucky Gold Ivan Simnovic, Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations for Human Rights, says the Syrian government has reached the “threshold” of committing war crimes: “They are widespread and committed in a systematic manner,” said Simnovic. Speaking Thursday to … Continue reading

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UN official: Syria aims heavy weapons at UN staff

By: Edith M. Lederer A senior U.N. official says U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council that U.N. patrols in Syria are being deliberately targeted with heavy weapons and armor-piercing ammunition. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity because … Continue reading

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Syria peace plan not working, U.N. envoy Kofi Annan says

By: Patrick J. McDonnell BEIRUT, Lebanon — Employing his gloomiest assessment to date, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan acknowledged Thursday that his six-point peace plan was not working and warned that Syria was headed down a path of “brutal … Continue reading

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U.N. says Syria civil war “imminent,” West urges sanctions

By: Louis Charbonneau and Andrew Quinn UNITED NATIONS – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned the Security Council on Thursday that a full-blown civil war in Syria was “imminent,” while international mediator Kofi Annan said it was time to step up … Continue reading

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After new Syria massacre, U.N. urges ‘substantial pressure’ on Assad

By: Colum Lynch, Liz Sly and Joby Warrick UNITED NATIONS — With Syria lurching closer to sectarian warfare, world leaders on Thursday sought to apply new pressure on a government that they said showed no sign of honoring cease-fire agreements … Continue reading

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U.N. monitors shot at on way to investigate attack in Syria

By: Zeina Karam and Edith M. Lederer BEIRUT — Unarmed U.N. monitors came under fire Thursday, as they tried to reach the scene of the latest mass killing in Syria, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. Activists accused government forces of … Continue reading

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Assad regime has lost humanity

By: Martin Chulov The Syrian regime has “lost its fundamental humanity” and no longer has any legitimacy, Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, said on Thursday as he described a massacre of around 90 villagers as “shocking and sickening” and … Continue reading

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Video: CNN – Gruesome video shows horrors in Syria

CNN’s Arwa Damon talks about the violence in Syria and shows a gruesome video of one massacre’s aftermath.

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