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A month after ‘cease-fire,’ where does Syria stand?

By: Tim Lister It’s been a month since the “cease-fire” was due to come into effect in Syria as the first step in a U.N.-backed peace plan, with a team of U.N. monitors on the ground to observe the progress. … Continue reading

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U.N. Envoy Says Syria Continues to Violate Cease-Fire

By: Neil MacFarquhar BEIRUT, Lebanon — Offering a gloomy assessment of the nearly month-old cease-fire in Syria, Kofi Annan, its main architect, said Tuesday that despite some decrease in military assaults, continuing “serious violations” could undermine the full peace plan. … Continue reading

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White House acknowledges cease-fire in Syria not working, says time to try another tactic

WASHINGTON – It may be time for the world to acknowledge that a cease-fire is not holding in Syria, and that it is time to try another approach to stop the violence, the White House said Thursday. “If the regime’s … Continue reading

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UN military observers arriving in Syria

UN officials said they hope the arrival of a team of unarmed military observers to Syria helps bring the yearlong crisis to an end after a week in which fresh outbreaks of violence threatened to shatter a 2-week-old cease-fire. Several … Continue reading

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US discussing next steps in Syria if truce fails: Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that the United States is “hoping for the best” but is discussing next steps with other powers if the ceasefire in Syria collapses. “Much of Syria is quieter … We know the … Continue reading

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Syria cease-fire violations reported, including killings

As the U.N. Security Council debates a resolution to send 30 monitors to Syria, shelling and gunfire and other truce violations are reported. At least eight people were killed, activists say. BEIRUT — Two days into a fragile truce, and … Continue reading

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Ceasefire in Syria comes into effect despite skepticism

A ceasefire in Syria came into effect at 6:00 am (0300 GMT) in line with an ultimatum set by U.N./Arab League envoy Kofi Annan aimed at ending violence that has killed thousands over more than a year. Syria has pledged … Continue reading

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Activists say Syria’s uprising hotspots quiet after truce deadline

BEIRUT – Opposition activists said Syria’s uprising hotspots were quiet after a deadline for a U.N.-brokered truce passed at dawn Thursday, hours after President Bashar Assad’s regime promised special peace envoy Kofi Annan it would halt fighting. It was the … Continue reading

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Syrian Cease-Fire Unravels Amid Alleged Regime Violations

By: Nayla Razzouk and Zaid Sabah Abd Alhamid The United Nations effort to end the violence in Syria unraveled as the regime differed with envoy Kofi Annan over terms of a cease-fire and opposition groups reported 59 more people killed. President Bashar … Continue reading

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Syrian rebels refuse to give guarantees to regime

By: Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue BEIRUT, Lebanon — A U.N.-brokered peace deal forSyria appeared to collapse Sunday as the government made a new demand that its opponents provide “written guarantees” to lay down their weapons before regime forces withdraw from cities, … Continue reading

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