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Hama shelling undermines Syria truce

By: Oliver Holmes and Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Lebanon – The Syrian army killed more than 20 people in Hama on Monday, activists said, shattering a week of relative quiet in the central city visited a day earlier by U.N. monitors laying the … Continue reading

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U.N. approves measure to expand Syria monitors

The United Nations Security Council on Saturday unanimously approved a measure that allows for an observer mission in Syria to be expanded to 300 unarmed military monitors across the country. The resolution comes just hours after reports that a small … Continue reading

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Syrians ask UN monitors in Homs for intervention

By: Bassem Mroue BEIRUT, Lebanon — A group of U.N. cease-fire observers toured a rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs Saturday as residents chanted loudly for a military intervention to protect them from President Bashar Assad’s regime forces. Fighting … Continue reading

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Syria ignores UN ceasefire as pressure grows for sanctions

Syrian troops shelled a rebel-held area of Homs and sent reinforcements to border areas yesterday as the UN accused President Bashar Assad of failing to honour a peace plan which went into effect a week ago. The latest violence came … Continue reading

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Syria failing to honour ceasefire – UN

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says President Bashar al-Assad is not fulfilling his commitment to a ceasefire and has pressed the Security Council to approve an expanded observer mission in Syria. His remarks have come as France also calls for a … Continue reading

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Syrian dissidents struggle to report events on ground to world

By: Serkan Saglam HATAY, Turkey – The fragile cease-fire in Syria appears to have failed; Bashar al-Assad has continued shelling opposition strongholds and civilian areas. Opponents of the Syrian regime, taking refuge in neighboring countries, are struggling to report the … Continue reading

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UN official: No deal yet with Syria on use of air assets

UNITED NATIONS – The deputy head of U.N. peacekeeping told the Security Council on Thursday that the United Nations has yet to reach agreement with Damascus on the use of crucial air assets by an expanded U.N. ceasefire monitoring mission … Continue reading

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Syria-U.N. sign agreement on monitoring mission

By: Marwan Makdesi and Tom Miles DAMASCUS, Syria – Syria and the United Nations signed an agreement on Thursday on the terms of a ceasefire monitoring mission, the Syrian Foreign Ministry said. “This preliminary agreement … aims to facilitate the task of … Continue reading

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As Syria cease-fire wavers, rebels head back to battle in battered sedan, pickups

By: David Enders QUSAYR, Syria – A Western journalist who made a rare visit inside Syria confirmed a breach in the UN cease-fire yesterday, as rebels engaged a military convoy. Rebels here fought the Syrian military yesterday in a breach … Continue reading

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U.N. head says Syria yet to send clear signal on peace

By: Louis Charbonneau and Daniel Flynn UNITED NATIONS – Syria has not fully withdrawn troops and heavy weapons from towns, failing to send a “clear signal” about its commitment to peace, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday, underlining Western fears for the … Continue reading

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