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U.N. says Syria encouraged by Russia, China veto

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis and Louis Charbonneau The U.N. human rights chief accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of launching an “indiscriminate attack” on civilians to end pro-democracy protests and said he had been emboldened by the failure of the Security … Continue reading

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World powers’ bickering fans flames in Syria

Diplomatic wrangling at the Security Council has emboldened the Syrian campaign against opposition strongholds, the U.N. human rights chief charged Monday, as security forces continued their bombardment on the central city of Homs. “The failure of the Security Council to … Continue reading

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China, Russia undecided on Arab plan for Syria

By: Eunice Yoon BEIJING – China and Russia declined to say Monday whether they would support an Arab League initiative calling for the U.N. Security Council to back a joint U.N.-Arab peacekeeping force for Syria. The proposed joint mission, which … Continue reading

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West stays off Syria warpath despite worsening violence

BRUSSELS — Despite the escalating violence in Syria, Western powers refuse to unleash a Libya-type operation against a regime backed by a much bigger army and powerful allies. In Washington, Paris, London and NATO headquarters, leaders have sharpened their tone … Continue reading

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Avoiding the Syria trap

Given the continued carnage in Syria, and given Russian and Chinese obstruction of a plan to have Syrian President Bashar Assad step aside, the Arab League, Western nations and the United Nations secretary-general are scrambling to identify other measures to … Continue reading

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In Syria, intensified attacks make it hard to help wounded

By: Elizabeth A. Kennedy BEIRUT — Between blasts of rockets and mortar fire, Syrians used loudspeakers to call for blood donations and medical supplies Thursday in the city of Homs, where a weeklong government offensive has created a humanitarian crisis. … Continue reading

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Syria: Homs under ‘heaviest’ shelling yet

Paul Wood, in Homs: “People don’t think anybody’s coming to help, and they don’t know what to do”   Advertisement The Syrian city of Homs has come under renewed bombardment for the fifth day running – the heaviest so far, … Continue reading

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Video: Assad Running out of Friends, but China, Russia Still Among Allies

As violence continued Tuesday in Homs, Syria, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov visited with top Syrian leaders in Damascus. Ray Suarez discusses Syria’s ongoing bloodshed and President Assad’s remaining allies with Rania Abouzeid of Time Magazine.

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Video: Syrian kids burn Chinese toys protesting their veto of killing

These Syrian children are shown burning toys made in China. When asked why they are burning the Chinese toys the child responds: “Because Bashar Al-Assad and China have burned our childhood.”

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China Weighs Sending Envoys to Syria

By: Brian Spegele China said it is considering dispatching envoys to Syria to press for an end to violence there, as Beijing faces international criticism for blocking a United Nations Security Council resolution that targeted the Syrian government. Foreign Ministry … Continue reading

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