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Annan says Syria promises to respect ceasefire

United Nations-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan said on Wednesday the Syrian government had assured him it will respect a ceasefire with rebel forces, less than 24 hours before a deadline to suspend hostilities. “I have received government assurances they will … Continue reading

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Syria opposition urges UN unity if ceasefire fails

By: Stephanie Nebehay If Syria fails to respect a ceasefire, the world should unite against President Bashar al-Assad, using an arms embargo and other sanctions to force him to end the violence, the main opposition group said on Wednesday, hours before a … Continue reading

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Syrians, under bombardment, mock “ceasefire”

By: Oliver Holmes and Douglas Hamilton BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian troops pummeled opposition neighborhoods in the city of Homs with heavy mortars on Wednesday after peace envoy Kofi Annan said Damascus had again promised to respect a ceasefire due to take … Continue reading

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UN urged to push for Syria ceasefire

Kofi Annan has urged the UN Security Council to help prevent the collapse of his efforts to end Syria’s year-long unrest, after Damascus ignored a deadline to withdraw troops and stop shelling towns. “Every effort must be made to achieve … Continue reading

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Syria defies cease-fire; peace hopes fade

BEIRUT, Lebanon - Syrian troops defied a U.N.-brokered cease-fire plan Tuesday, launching fresh attacks on rebellious areas, but special envoy Kofi Annan said there was still time to salvage a truce that he described as the only chance for peace. More … Continue reading

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Syria increasingly isolated after UN hears it broke promise of ceasefire

By: Richard Spencer President Bashar al-Assad of Syria faces a renewed threat of international action after peace negotiator Kofi Annan said yesterday that the regime had broken its promises to embrace a ceasefire. Mr Annan, the former United Nations secretary-general, who has tried to broker an … Continue reading

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China calls on Syria to honour ceasefire commitment

BEIJING, China – China on Monday urged Syria to honour its ceasefire commitment, after Damascus said it wanted guarantees from armed rebels before it pulled back its troops from protest hubs. Under a peace deal brokered by former UN chief … Continue reading

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Syria ceasefire plan in disarray as violence spills into Turkey

By: Ian Black Kofi Annan’s Syria plan near certain to fail as troops fire into Turkey and Bashar al-Assad demands rebels disarm first International efforts to resolve the bloody crisis in Syria are mired in disarray and uncertainty in the face of … Continue reading

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Syria: Violence increases before ceasefire

The Syrian military appears to have ignored a United Nations-brokered ceasefire as it increases its attacks. NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin reports.

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Thousands demonstrate in Syria as violence rages before ceasefire deadline

Tens of thousands of Syrians demanding an end to the regime took to the streets on Friday under fire from government forces, who pressed their campaign to pound rebel cities into submission, activists said. As many as 34 people were … Continue reading

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