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Assad regime’s barbaric acts

There is something almost snake-like and mesmeric about the regime of Bashar Assad, the way in which it has continued to both seemingly accept and then defy anguished calls for peace, from its own people and from the Arab world. … Continue reading

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Arab League backs UN peace plan on Syria

Arab leaders are calling for a UN peace plan on Syria to be implemented in its entirety and straight away, after the Arab League met in Baghdad. The six-point plan, drawn up by Kofi Annan, includes withdrawing troops from heavily-populated … Continue reading

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Video: Syria crisis tops Arab League summit in Iraq

Arab League leaders meeting in Iraq have called on the Syrian government to implement a UN-backed peace plan “immediately and completely”, as they met for a summit in the capital Baghdad. Nine heads of state and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon … Continue reading

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Syrian violence ignores peace diplomacy

By: Erika Solomon and Douglas Hamilton Beirut – Syrian forces bombarded cities and towns in southern and northern Syria on Wednesday and stormed villages, forcing thousands to flee after President Bashar al-Assad accepted a peace plan calling for the army … Continue reading

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Two Syrian Colonels Killed in Attack

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Gunmen struck Thursday in the heart of Syria’s largest city and a stronghold of support for President Bashar al-Assad, killing two army colonels at a downtown roundabout in an attack that state media blamed on terrorists. Separately, … Continue reading

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Arab summit to push Syria peace plan, violence persists

By: Mariam Karouny and Suadad al-Salhy BAGHDAD, Iraq – Fighting between Syrian security forces and rebels killed at least 15 people on Thursday as Arab leaders gathered at a summit in Baghdad to press Damascus for rapid implementation of a … Continue reading

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Arab League backs Annan Syria plan

Arab League foreign ministers meeting in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, have agreed on a draft resolution on Syria, which calls for action on a UN-backed peace plan formulated by former UN chief Kofi Annan. Speaking at the summit on Wednesday, … Continue reading

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Arabs want end to attacks, Syria rejects initiatives

Arab countries, divided over how to stop Syria’s bloodshed, plan to call for the Syrian regime to halt its attacks on civilians, let in humanitarian groups and free detainees, according to recommendations Wednesday by foreign ministers preparing for a summit … Continue reading

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Arab ministers to call on Syria to halt violence

BAGHDAD — Foreign ministers of the 22-member Arab League meeting in Baghdad will ask their heads of state to urge the Syrian regime to halt its crackdown on civilians and allow humanitarian groups into the country. A draft of the … Continue reading

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Syria says will reject any Arab League summit initiative

By: Marwan Makdesi DAMASCUS – Damascus will reject any initiative made at an Arab League summit relating to the violence in Syria, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, adding it would only deal with Arab countries individually. Syria was … Continue reading

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