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China hasn’t considered attending “Friends of Syria” meeting

China has not considered attending the second “Friends of Syria” meeting scheduled to convene in Istanbul, Turkey, in April under the current situation, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday. “We think actions taken by the international community with regard … Continue reading

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Annan heads to China after Russia talks; HRW says Assad forces using human shields

International peace envoy Kofi Annan was expected to head to China on Monday after asking Russia to back his mission to end fighting in Syria despite Moscow’s differences with Western and Arab states over who is to blame for the … Continue reading

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Army shells Homs as Annan goes to Russia

Syrian government forces are pounding several neighbourhoods in the central city of Homs, activists say, ahead of a visit by the UN-Arab League peace envoy Kofi Annan to Russia and China.   Activists on Saturday morning reported heavy shelling on … Continue reading

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UN rights council orders extension of Syria probe

GENEVA, Switzerland – The UN Human Rights Council ordered on Friday an extension of a probe into violations in Syria, asking investigators to map out abuses since a deadly crackdown on protests in the country erupted a year ago. The … Continue reading

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UN endorses peace plan for Syria

The UN Security Council Wednesday adopted a presidential statement strongly supporting UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan’s plan to try to end Syria’s year-long unrest. The statement said Syria will face “further steps” if Annan’s six-point peace proposal is rejected. The … Continue reading

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Year of revolt in Syria fails to loosen Assad’s grip

By: Louise Osborne BERLIN — Middle East analysts acknowledge that they underestimated Syrian President Bashar Assad, who remains in power and on the offensive a year after protests against his regime erupted. They say that with continued backing from Russia … Continue reading

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Breaking: Western powers draft new UN council statement on Syria

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS – France will submit to the Security Council on Monday a Western-drafted statement supporting U.N.-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan’s peace efforts in Syria and sending a strong message to Damascus to end violence against protesters, … Continue reading

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Charlotte protesters denounce Syrian government

By: Cleve R. Wootson Jr. More than 100 protesters spent Sunday chanting slogans and holding Syrian flags in uptown Charlotte as they railed against the Syrian government, which has been accused of killing its own people, and international peacekeeping organizations … Continue reading

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Russia strongly backs Annan’s mission in Syria

Russia said Friday it has encouraged the Syrian government to cooperate with Kofi Annan, the envoy charged with trying to help end the violence there, and urged the West to do the same with the Syrian rebels. Moscow and Beijing … Continue reading

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China sending envoy to discuss Syria peace plan

China said Friday it is sending an envoy to Saudi Arabia, Egypt and France to explain its position on Syria, after Beijing called for an end to the year-long conflict in the Middle East country. China unveiled a six-point peace … Continue reading

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