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UN-Arab League envoy briefs Ban on visit to Syria and Middle East region

The Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States on the Syrian crisis, Lakhdar Brahimi, today met with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, to brief him on his recent trip to the Syrian capital, … Continue reading

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Air strikes and car bomb signal bloody end to Syria’s failed truce

President Bashar al-Assad’s fighter jets wreaked destruction across Syria on the last day of a supposed ceasefire yesterday, leaving no doubt that the UN-brokered initiative had failed. Admitting defeat, the UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi lamented that the violence was … Continue reading

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New Syria shell draws Turkish fire after UN warning

Turkey bombarded Syrian army positions afresh on Monday in response to what Turkish officials said was a new shell strike on a border town, just hours after UN chief Ban Ki-moon warned of the dangers. Ban said there was a … Continue reading

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Air strike kills dozens in Syria

Army shelling and air raids killed dozens of civilians including children in Syrian flashpoints on Monday, a watchdog said, while rebels and loyalists fought close-quarter battles in Aleppo’s main souk. In New York, UN chief Ban Ki-moon urged Damascus to … Continue reading

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UN-Arab League envoy briefs Ban on visit to Syria and Middle East region

The Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the League of Arab States on the Syrian crisis, Lakhdar Brahimi, today met with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in New York, to brief him on his recent trip to the Syrian capital, … Continue reading

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Ban: Syria will Top UN General Assembly Agenda

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the Syrian crisis will top the agenda of the General Assembly gathering of world leaders next week. Ban lamented that both sides seem determined to end the conflict by force and said … Continue reading

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UN chief blames human rights abuses on both sides in Syria war

Addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Navi Pillay reiterated that the Syrian government’s actions might amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. “The use of heavy weapons by the government and the shelling of populated areas have … Continue reading

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Ban Ki-moon calls for justice for Syria ‘war crimes’ as U.N. rights council convenes

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for all war criminals in Syria to be brought to justice. “We must ensure that anyone, on any side, who commits war crimes, crimes against humanity or other violations of international human … Continue reading

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Putin Defies West, Maintains Syria Stance

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow is not ready to shift its stance on supporting the Syrian government, and suggested Western nations were using militant groups such as al-Qaida to help drive Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power. Speaking on … Continue reading

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Syria death toll mounts as Ban Ki-Moon criticizes U.N. ‘paralysis’

The United Nations Security Council is experiencing “paralysis” when it comes to taking further action on the conflict in Syria, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday, as activists said more than 200 people were killed across the country. … Continue reading

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