Daily Archives: October 29, 2012

Syria fighting rages on last day of ineffectual cease-fire

Syrian government shelling of areas held by opposition forces and a car bomb in a suburb considered loyal to President Bashar Assad killed and injured dozens of people Monday, activists and state news media said. The fighting came on what … Continue reading

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Air strikes and car bomb signal bloody end to Syria’s failed truce

President Bashar al-Assad’s fighter jets wreaked destruction across Syria on the last day of a supposed ceasefire yesterday, leaving no doubt that the UN-brokered initiative had failed. Admitting defeat, the UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi lamented that the violence was … Continue reading

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Editorial: Syria’s civil war: The killing fields

IS IT because America and Europe have tired of their own wars that they have started to turn their back on other people’s? The number of dead in Syria has passed 30,000. Some days over 250 bodies are added to … Continue reading

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UN-Arab League Envoy Regrets That Syria Truce Crumbled

International envoy Lakhdar Brahimi expressed regret Monday at the failure of a four-day truce in Syria that he had arranged between President Bashar Assad’s government and rebel forces. Brahimi also said after talks with Russian Foreign MinisterSergei Lavrovin Moscow that there was no immediate plan … Continue reading

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Over 400 dead in Syria during Eid Al Adha

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon confirmed Monday the failure of the truce of Eid al Adha, which ends Monday in Syria where a suicide car bomb killed at least 10 in Damascus and neighborhoods are bombed by government aircraft. … Continue reading

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Brahimi ‘implicitly’ acknowledges failure of his mission in Syria

By: Anna Malpas Syria’s conflict is going from bad to worse, the UN-Arab League peace envoy said Monday after key talks in Moscow on finding a solution, expressing disappointment that his four-day truce plan had failed. “I have said and … Continue reading

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UN chief voices disappointment at lack of Syria ceasefire

 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon voiced deep disappointment on Monday that the call for a ceasefire in Syria has not been respected, stressing that more bloodshed will not resolve the crisis. “I am deeply disappointed that the parties failed to respect the call … Continue reading

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Syria truce collapse shows limits of diplomacy

BEIRUT — Syria’s air force fired missiles and dropped barrel bombs on rebel strongholds while opposition fighters attacked regime positions Sunday, flouting a U.N.-backed cease-fire that was supposed to quiet fighting over a long holiday weekend but never took hold. … Continue reading

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Video: Syria car blast kills 10

Ten people in Damascus are killed by a car bomb as reports of fresh shelling hit the capital on the last day of the failed ceasefire over the Eid al-Adha holiday. Jessica Gray reports.

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Official: Iraq Searches Syria-Bound Iranian Plane

By: Sameer N. Yacoub Iraqi authorities forced an Iranian cargo plane heading to Syria to land for inspection in Baghdad to ensure it was not carrying weapons, an Iraqi official said Sunday. It was the second such forced landing this … Continue reading

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