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Analysis: Why Britain could intervene in Syria

By: Con Coughlin The deepening humanitarian crisis on Turkey’s border with Syria, together with fears that the Syrian conflict is threatening to destabilise other parts of the region, are the factors that are driving the Government’s determination to adopt a … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Act in Syria

By: Mark Natz The conflict in Syria now appears to be in stalemate; the Assad regime is unable to repress its opponents, but the Syrian opposition is also unable to overthrow the Assad regime. The conflict, then, rages on with … Continue reading

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Editorial: What Americans would do for Syria

By: Dina Smeltz With the fighting in Syria escalating into Damascus, there is still no consensus among U.N. Security Council members to push for sanctions or military intervention (as they did for Libya). But the results of a new survey … Continue reading

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Polls reveal Turks against military intervention in Syria

Two opinion polls carried out separately by research companies suggest that Turks are strongly opposed to a possible military intervention in Syria by Turkey or the international community. The results of the polls were published in the Star daily on … Continue reading

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Editorial: Syria Creates Handwringing, But No Intervention

The fighting in Syria has been escalating. The U.N. peace effort is in shambles. And there’s no appetite right now for outside military intervention. The Syrian crisis is prompting renewed calls for international action, and there have been plenty of … Continue reading

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UK: Use of force in Syria can’t be ruled out

LONDON — Britain’s foreign secretary says the U.K. won’t rule out the use of an international military intervention in Syria to end the violence there. Hague told lawmakers on Monday that Britain was focused on diplomatic efforts, but would “not … Continue reading

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Is Obama’s re-election delaying action on Syria?

By: Frida Ghitis If Barack Obama could make three wishes, he would probably ask for the crisis in Syria to go away. That would help him receive another wish: Getting reelected as president of the United States. Unfortunately for Obama, and tragically … Continue reading

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Back to the Future of Intervention With Syria

By: Richard Chew Fitting a description as this may be for the current state of Syria, it is in fact the story of an older uprising. Between 1976 and 1982, the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood led a Sunni resistance to Hafez … Continue reading

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Editorial: Balkan lessons for Syria?

By: Aijaz Zaka Syed Syria increasingly resembles Dante’s Inferno with its trapped people desperately crying out for help. The massacre on May 25 in Al Houla of 108 people, including 49 women and 32 children, most of them under 10, … Continue reading

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Russia ‘still opposes Syria intervention’

Russia will continue to oppose attempts by the UN Security Council to sanction military intervention in Syria, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says. Mr Lavrov also repeated calls for an international conference to implement the peace plan drawn up by UN … Continue reading

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