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Video: Inside the World of a Monitor in Syria

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Gulf countries pull support for Arab League’s Syria mission

The Arab League was in disarray last night after a coalition of Gulf nations withdrew their support for its beleaguered Syria observer mission and endorsed a United Nations solution. Members of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC), a regional body that … Continue reading

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Moscow’s ties with Syria grow stronger

By: Charles Clover As Bashar al-Assad, Syria’s president, becomes more isolated by the day, Russia, one of his country’s most robust foreign allies, seems to be strengthening its attachment to him. A Russian aircraft carrier docked this month in the … Continue reading

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Syria approves Arab observer mission one-month extension

DAMASCUS, Jan 24 (KUNA) — The Syrian government said Tuesday it approved the one-month extension of the Arab League observer mission, in line with a request by the Cairo-based pan-Arab organization. Foreign minister Waleed Al-Muallem sent a letter to Arab … Continue reading

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Gulf Arabs quit Syria mission

Urge world pressure; regime slams ‘plotters’ Saudi Arabia’s Gulf allies joined Riyadh yesterday in pulling out of an Arab League monitoring team to Syria, risking the collapse of a mission whose presence has not halted violence in a 10-month-old revolt … Continue reading

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Arab League seeks meeting with UN chief on Syria

The Arab League has formally requested a meeting with UN chief Ban Ki-moon to discuss its plan for resolving the Syria crisis and ask for the Security Council’s support, a senior League official said Tuesday. The request was made jointly … Continue reading

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Syria tells Arab League to head for U.N. “or the moon”

By: Alistair Lyon Gulf Arab states withdrew their observers from Syria on Tuesday after it rejected an Arab League peace plan stipulating that President Bashar al-Assad surrender power, and the group’s chief called for U.N. help in ending Syria’s bloody upheaval. Syrian … Continue reading

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How the Arab League Can Save Syria

Step one: get its observers out of Syria The Arab League observer mission to Syria–sent under an agreement with the Syrian government to withdraw forces from the cities, release all political prisoners and allow monitors and journalists free movement throughout … Continue reading

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Fears of escalating violence in divided city of Homs as Syria rejects Arab League plan

By: Liz Sly It was lunchtime on Monday in this frightened, divided city and the streets were emptying fast. As gunfire crackled ominously in the air, merchants pulled down their shutters, soldiers peered nervously over sandbagged positions and people scurried … Continue reading

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Timeline – Crackdown on protests in Syria

Following is a timeline of events in Syria since protests began: March 16, 2011 – Security forces break up gathering of 150 protesters in Damascus square holding pictures of imprisoned relatives. April 19 – Government passes bill lifting 48 years … Continue reading

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