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Syrian refugees need billion euros

More Syrian refugees step off a bus in Jordan, into uncertainty. The UN has said 30,000 have arrived since the start of this year. Zaatari, the main camp, has been welcoming them every day, but what this means is families … Continue reading

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Syria rebels pessimistic on mediator’s ceasefire plan

Syrian rebels cast doubt on Monday on prospects for a temporary truce aimed at stemming bloodshed in the 19-month-old conflict, saying it was not clear how an informal ceasefire this week could be implemented. International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi, who held … Continue reading

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Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi warning follows Assad meeting

New Syrian peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has held his first talks with President Bashar al-Assad, in Damascus.   He warned after the meeting that the crisis was deteriorating and presented a “threat to the world”, as well as the region … Continue reading

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Editorial: Syria needs a feasible solution

There is no secret that the situation in Syria has reached a level that will require an immediate solution. In lieu of the lack of an international consensus on the steps needed to end the fighting in the country, not … Continue reading

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U.N.-League envoy Brahimi to go to Syria in days

CAIRO, Egypt – Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N.-Arab League mediator on Syria, said on Monday he would make his first visit to Damascus since taking the post in a few days and hoped to meet President Bashar al-Assad. Brahimi, who replaced … Continue reading

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Syria rejects Arab League Assad exit proposal

Syria has rejected a call by the Arab League for President Bashar al-Assad to give up power. “We are sorry that the Arab League has descended to this level concerning a member state of this institution,” foreign ministry spokesman Jihad … Continue reading

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Syria opposition groups back Free Syrian army

Syrian opposition groups have concluded a two-day meeting in Cairo, agreeing in general terms on support for the Free Syrian Army, the dissolution of the ruling Baath Party and the exclusion of Assad or other senior regime figures from a … Continue reading

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Arab League expects action, not words at Syria meeting

CAIRO, Egypt – The head of the Arab League said on Thursday he expected a meeting of the five big powers in Geneva later this month to produce “practical mechanisms”, not words, to resolve the conflict in Syria. Describing the situation … Continue reading

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Arab League urges Russia to end Syria arms sales

By: Thomas Grove MOSCOW, Russia – Russia should halt arms sales to Syria and U.N. sanctions could be needed to force President Bashar al-Assad and rebels fighting to oust him to implement a failing peace plan, a senior Arab League … Continue reading

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U.S. backs Arab League proposal to invoke tough U.N. sanctions against Syria

The United States showed its support for the Arab League proposal calling on the United Nations to invoke tougher sanctions against the Syrian regime. “We hope that all responsible countries will soon join in taking appropriate actions against the Syrian … Continue reading

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