Daily Archives: June 19, 2012

Image: Kafranbel – The Charger and the Charged

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Syrian activists announce new leadership

By: Ruth Sherlock Plagued by infighting, splits and an inability to develop a strong and coherent strategy the Istanbul-based Syrian National Council, formed largely of Syrians in exile has overwhelmingly failed to capture the support of the Syrian ’street’. Instead the driving … Continue reading

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Portraits of conflict: Can an image stop the bloodshed?

By: Kristie Lu Stout For weeks now, I’ve been warning viewers about the video I’m about to show them. They are horrific images from the conflict in Syria — images of blood-stained walls, butchered children and dead babies. On air, I … Continue reading

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Obama and Putin call for end to violence in Syria

By: Patrick Wintour Barack Obama and Russia’s president Vladimir Putin completed a bilateral meeting on the margins of the G20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, on Monday with an agreement that there should be a cessation of hostilities in Syria, … Continue reading

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Russian effort to send helicopters to Syria hits snag

By: Ariel Zirulnick The Russian helicopters bound for Syria – and at the center of a US-Russia diplomatic dispute – might not make it to Syria after all. Standard Club, a British ship insurer, terminated insurance coverage of the Russian … Continue reading

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Security Council to huddle over Syria

The head of the failing U.N. observer mission to Syria is planning to brief the Security Council on Tuesday as diplomats intensify their efforts to end the country’s widespread discord. Maj. Gen. Robert Mood of Norway, head of the U.N. … Continue reading

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Syria-bound Russian cargo ship turning back, British diplomat says

A Russian cargo ship reported to be carrying arms to Syria is turning back, Britain’s top diplomat said Tuesday. “I am pleased that the ship that was reported to be carrying arms to Syria has turned back apparently towards Russia,” … Continue reading

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Editorial: Syria Creates Handwringing, But No Intervention

The fighting in Syria has been escalating. The U.N. peace effort is in shambles. And there’s no appetite right now for outside military intervention. The Syrian crisis is prompting renewed calls for international action, and there have been plenty of … Continue reading

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UN Members Differ on Conditions for Withdrawing Syria Observers

U.N. diplomats say Syria’s increasing violence is forcing them to consider an early end to the country’s U.N. observer mission, which suspended patrols on Saturday to keep its unarmed staff out of danger. Officials and experts say the 47 nations … Continue reading

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Russian ship believed bound for Syria turns back with cargo of helicopters

Britian’s foreign secretary said yesterday that a ship that was believed to be carrying military helicopters to Syria appeared to have turned back after its insurer removed its coverage. William Hague told British politicians late yesterday that the MV Alaed … Continue reading

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