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Arabs urge protection of civilians in Syria as U.N. says Assad breaking ceasefire

The Arab League said on Thursday it will call on the U.N. Security Council to take action to protect civilians in Syria, as U.N. leader Ban Ki-moon announced that the regime in Damascus was “in contravention” of an agreed peace … Continue reading

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Syrian regime fights on, but is running out of money

By: Tom A. Peter The United Nations peace plan for Syria, created by special envoy Kofi Annan, appears to be coming apart amid reports of renewed fighting throughout the war-ravaged country. The plan called for an end to violence, but … Continue reading

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Video: Arab ministers meet in Doha over Syria

Arab leaders meeting in Qatar have urged Syria to cooperate with a peace mission by allowing free access to United Nations monitors on the ground. UN-Arab league envoy Kofi Annan says a six day old truce is not holding up. … Continue reading

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Sanctions on Syria having desired effect, says Juppé

International sanctions aimed at the Syrian government have cut its financial reserves in half and pressure must be maintained on Damascus to stop its bloody crackdown on opponents despite a shaky five-day ceasefire, French foreign minister Alain Juppé said yesterday. … Continue reading

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Violence in Syria kills 77, threatens UN mission

At least 77 people were killed in Syria on Tuesday, activists said, with continued violence threatening the future of the United Nations observer mission overseeing a fragile peace plan, dpa reported. “This is the highest death toll since the April … Continue reading

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‘Friends of Syria’ meet in Paris to coordinate various sanctions measures on Assad regime

Paris – Diplomats and finance ministry officials from the Arab world, the West and elsewhere are meeting to coordinate sanction measures taken against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s repressive regime. The Arab League and the European Union are among more than … Continue reading

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Annan to head to Doha to attend Arab League meeting on Syria as U.S. eyes next steps

U.N. and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan will travel to Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday to take part in an Arab League meeting to discuss the latest developments in Syria, as the U.S. said it is discussing next steps with other … Continue reading

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Syria plan has 3pc chance of success: Emir

A UN-Arab League peace plan for Syria has only a three percent chance of working, the Emir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani said on a visit to Rome yesterday, as a UN-backed ceasefire was marred by ongoing … Continue reading

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Syria: UN monitoring chief ‘optimistic’ despite shelling of Homs

The leader of the UN monitoring mission in Syria declared himself “optimistic” over the chances for peace on Monday despite video evidence showing an intense bombardment of rebellious cities by regime forces. A separate United Nations report, based on evidence … Continue reading

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Syria violence casts doubt on U.N. observer mission – U.S

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Sporadic violence across Syria in violation of a shaky 4-day-old truce cast doubt over U.N. plans to expand a small observer mission charged with overseeing an end to 13 months of conflict, the U.S. envoy to … Continue reading

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