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Editorial: Sectarian alignments over Syria raise regional tensions

By: Abdullah Al Shayji A year and a half after the outbreak of the most remarkable transformational movements in the Arab world, mainly in its republics, it is time to make an assessment of the progress so far and the … Continue reading

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Chinese, Syrian foreign ministers meet in Beijing

By: Christopher Bodeen BEIJING, China – Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said Wednesday that his country was observing the cease-fire plan laid out by special envoy Kofi Annan, despite the regime’s continued assaults on rebel-held areas. In a meeting in … Continue reading

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‘Tighten the noose’ around Syria, says David Cameron

David Cameron urged Russia and China today to join the world in “tightening the noose” around the Syrian regime after a key deadline passed. The Prime Minister said Bashar Assad’s “deliberate flouting” of the latest peace plan showed that further … 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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Exclusive: Iran helps Syria ship oil to China: sources

By: Jessica Donati Iran is helping its ally Syria defy Western sanctions by providing a vessel to ship Syrian oil to a state-run company in China, potentially giving the government of President Bashar al-Assad a financial boost worth an estimated … Continue reading

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Russia and China will not attend gathering of Friends of Syria

Russia and China, backers of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in the UN Security Council, have made it clear that they will not attend a key Syria gathering in İstanbul this weekend. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevic on Tuesday … Continue reading

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World press urges Syria to honour peace plan

There was unbridled enthusiasm in the Chinese press following Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s apparent acceptance of the peace plan proposed by the UN and Arab League envoy, Kofi Annan. There was also a warm welcome for it in Russia. Commentators … Continue reading

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Annan in Beijing for talks on ending Syria crisis

BEIJING – Kofi Annan, the United Nations and Arab League envoy to Syria, was in Beijing on Tuesday to seek China’s backing for his plan for a negotiated end to the bloody conflict in Syria. Annan arrived after meeting with … Continue reading

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Syria unrest: Kofi Annan arrives in China for talks

The UN and Arab League envoy, Kofi Annan, has arrived in Beijing to seek support for his initiative to end the violence in Syria. Speaking in Moscow before leaving, he said the crisis could not be allowed to “drag on”, … Continue reading

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Annan woos China to end Syria impasse

BEIJING, China – International envoy Kofi Annan has just won backing from Russia for his Syrian mediation efforts but still faces tough questions from China, which opposes interference in the restive nation. Annan, the UN-Arab League envoy on Syria, is … Continue reading

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