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Suspected N.Korea missile parts seized en route to Syria in May

A shipment of graphite cylinders usable in a missile program and suspected to have come from North Korea was found in May aboard a Chinese ship en route to Syria in what appears to have been a violation of U.N. … Continue reading

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Syria government indicates accepts holiday truce

The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has indicated to Russia that it will accept U.N.-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi’s proposal for a Muslim holiday ceasefire in Syria, Moscow’s U.N. envoy said on Wednesday. “We have had indications that they (Syria’s … Continue reading

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UN mulls Syria peacekeeping plan

The United Nations is planning for a peacekeeping force in Syria should a ceasefire in that country take hold and pending a Security Council mandate, the UN peacekeeping chief has said. “I would confirm that, of course, we are giving … Continue reading

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Gunmen, soldiers fight in Lebanon in spillover from Syria

At least seven people were killed and dozens wounded in gunbattles in the Lebanese capital Beirut and coastal Tripoli on Monday in further unrest linked to the conflict in neighboring Syria, security and hospital sources said. The clashes have heightened … Continue reading

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Syria seizes opposition members after China trip

By: Oliver Holmes Security forces seized three members of Syria’s government-sanctioned opposition shortly after they returned from an official trip to China, a spokesman for the group said on Friday. Five other members of the National Coordination Body (NCB) were … Continue reading

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Chemical weapons ‘excuse for US to intervene in Syria’

Chinese state media have accused US President Barack Obama of planning to use Syria’s chemical weapons as an excuse for intervening militarily. The state news agency, Xinhua, was responding to a warning from Mr Obama that Syria would be crossing … Continue reading

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In twist, Chinese company keeps Syria on Internet

By: Jaikumar Vijayan In a somewhat ironic turn of events, a telecom company based in China, a country famous for Internet censorship, has become the primary means of Internet access for people looking to get information out of war-torn Syria. … Continue reading

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Chinese telecoms company keeps Syria connected to the Internet, research firm says

A firm that tracks the pathways of the Internet says a Chinese company is keeping war-torn Syria connected to the Internet as other telecommunications companies withdraw. The Syrian government ultimately controls Internet connection to the outside world but it’s a … Continue reading

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AP Interview: UN Envoy Brahimi seeks unified voice from Security Council on Syria

PARIS, France — The new U.N. special envoy to Syria admits he faces a difficult job trying to broker peace in Syria and says his first task is overcoming divisions within the Security Council that stymied the efforts of his … Continue reading

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China silent on Syria as violence, diplomacy grows

BEIJING –  The Chinese government has kept silent about the crisis in Syria following the latest escalation of violence there and intensified diplomatic efforts. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pressed President Hu Jintao on an urgent need for action to stop … Continue reading

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