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Britain, France and Germany expel Syrian diplomats as the international community increases pressure on Assad regime

Britain has ordered the expulsion of three Syrian diplomats today as countries around the world demonstrated a united front against the brutal Assad regime following the massacre at Houla. The Syrian chargé d’affaires Ghassan Dhalla was summoned to the Foreign … Continue reading

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Military intervention in Syria cannot be ruled out – France

Military intervention to end the crisis in Syria cannot be ruled out if it is backed by the United Nations Security Council, French President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday. “It is not possible to allow Bashar al-Assad’s regime to massacre … Continue reading

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Syria’s leaders must answer for ‘murderous folly’

Syria’s leaders will have to answer for their “murderous folly”, the French president’s office said Monday, a day after the UN Security Council condemned the slaughter of civilians there. “The Houla massacre and the events of the these last days … Continue reading

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France demands action on Syria peace plan

PARIS, France – France called for immediate implementation of Kofi Annan’s peace plan for Syria on Saturday and said it would summon a meeting of the Friends of Syria group after activists said 90 people were killed in Syrian shelling. … Continue reading

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France says Syrian ceasefire failing

France has said the ceasefire in Syria is not working and has suggested military action may be the next step needed to stop the violence there. French foreign minister Alain Juppe said the UN-backed peace plan has been ‘strongly compromised’ … Continue reading

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French FM raises prospect of military action in Syria as deaths mount

An explosion ripped through a building in Syria’s central city of Hama on Wednesday, killing at least 54 people and wounding dozens more, Local Coordinating Committees (LCC) in Syria said, in a bloody violation of a shaky ceasefire in the … Continue reading

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France warns Syria that force is next option

France threatened last night to demand international intervention against President Bashar al-Assad if a peace plan failed to stop the violence in Syria. Alain Juppe, the French foreign minister, said he was giving the peace plan put forward by Kofi Annan, the United Nationsenvoy — which … Continue reading

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More deaths in Syria as France calls for action

Violence in Syria has claimed the lives of at least another 30 people as France says the UN Security Council may need to consider approving military action with the current peace plan looking increasingly likely to fail. French foreign minister … Continue reading

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Syria violence rages, France tells U.N. to hurry

By: Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Lebanon – Syrian forces shot dead four civilians on a bus on Wednesday and fighting raged near Damascus, dissidents said, as international pressure built on President Bashar al-Assad to honor U.N.-backed ceasefire pledges to order his … Continue reading

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France says Syria faces civil war if UN plan fails

France’s Foreign Affairs minister Alain Juppe (R) welcomes Turkey’s Foreign Affairs minister Ahmet Davutoglu prior to talks on the Syria crisis. France warned on Thursday that Syria is on course for civil war, calling for a more robust UN mission … Continue reading

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