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Annan asks for UN Security Council support after Syria accepts ceasefire deadline

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has asked the UN Security Council for support in implementing an April 10 deadline for Syria to partially implement his peace plan, with a full ceasefire within 48 hours thereafter, envoys said on Monday. Mr. … Continue reading

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Annan: Syria to pull back troops by April 10

UNITED NATIONS – International envoy Kofi Annan said Syria informed him its military will complete withdrawal of troops and heavy weapons from populated areas by April 10, according to United Nations diplomats briefed on the plan. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice … Continue reading

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Annan says Syria agrees to April 10 peace deadline

By: Louis Charbonneau Kofi Annan asked the U.N. Security Council to back an April 10 deadline for partial implementation of his peace plan for Syria, telling its members that Syria had agreed to the date, diplomats said on Monday. The U.N.-Arab … Continue reading

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Syria “friends” warn Assad time is short to end bloodshed

By: Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Lebanon – Western and Arab nations warned President Bashar al-Assad not to delay adopting a plan to end a year of bloodshed in Syria and called on peace envoy Kofi Annan to set a timetable for … Continue reading

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Syria says it won’t be first to lay down arms

By: Zeina Karam BEIRUT — Syria rejected international envoy Kofi Annan’s call for the regime to halt violence first just days after the government agreed to a cease-fire plan. A senior official declared victory over the opposition. It was the … Continue reading

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Assad wants foreign powers to stop backing rebels

By: Dominic Evans President Bashar al-Assad said on Thursday Syria would spare no effort to ensure the success of international envoy Kofi Annan’s peace mission but warned it would not work without securing an end to foreign funding and arming of rebels … Continue reading

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Threat of Force Would Work

By: Michael Weiss Unfortunately, there are few “further steps” the United Nations Security Council can take at this point if it continues on a path of negotiating with a regime that, since the issuance of the Presidential Statement on March … Continue reading

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Medvedev: Annan’s mission is Syria’s last chance

MOSCOW, Russia – Russian President Dmitry Medvedev told the UN and Arab League envoy to Syria on Sunday that his mission may be the final opportunity for Syria to avoid “a protracted bloody civil war” and promised Russia’s full support. … Continue reading

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Arab summit to push Syria peace plan, violence persists

By: Mariam Karouny and Suadad al-Salhy BAGHDAD, Iraq – Fighting between Syrian security forces and rebels killed at least 15 people on Thursday as Arab leaders gathered at a summit in Baghdad to press Damascus for rapid implementation of a … Continue reading

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Nations watching Syria after it accepts peace plan

Key diplomats, including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said Tuesday that the Syrian government’s acceptance of a plan to forge peace and end violence must be more than lip service. “Given (President Bashar) al-Assad’s history of overpromising and underdelivering, … Continue reading

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