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‘Syria crisis poses threat to world’

International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi warned after meeting President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday that the worsening conflict in Syria threatens both the region and the world at large. Russia, a strong ally of Syria, insisted it was not “clinging” to … Continue reading

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Another heavy blow to Assad: Tlass has defected

A high-profile general close to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his family have defected, dealing his embattled regime another blow, a source close to the government said on Friday. “General Munaf Tlass defected three days ago, and he appears to … Continue reading

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Scores killed in Syria ahead of Annan visit

More than 70 people were killed across Syria, monitors said, as tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets and tanks were deployed in the country’s second largest city. The latest flare-up of violence came as Kofi Annan, the … Continue reading

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Iran propping up Syria’s dwindling cash reserves

Syria’s president is quickly spending through his cash reserves as sanctions choke off many sources of funding, but the regime is getting help from Iran in bolstering finances, CNN has learned. In Jordan, the government is accepting the reality that … Continue reading

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Obama says ‘tyranny no match for liberty,’ sees possible peaceful outcome on Iran

President Barack Obama hailed the demise of Libya’s Muammar Qaddafi and warned Syria’s Bashar al-Assad that his regime’s days were numbered as he vowed enduring U.S. support for the ideals of the Arab Spring and hinted that a peaceful resolution … Continue reading

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