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UN envoy Annan says Syria efforts failing

Activists says another 50 people have been killed in Syria today, while U.N. envoy Kofi Annan is acknowledging that international efforts to find a political solution to the escalating violence in Syria have failed. Activists in Syria report fierce government … Continue reading

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Leaders agree to watered down version of Annan Syria peace plan

GENEVA –  Major powers meeting in Geneva have adopted a watered down version of special envoy Kofi Annan’s Syria plan that leaves open whether President Bashar Assad can be part of the transition government. Annan said Saturday “it is for … Continue reading

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U.S.-Russia Rift Threatens Syria Talks

A conference called by special envoy Kofi Annan to end the Syria crisis appeared on the brink of failure as it opened Saturday, with the U.S. and Russia still divided over a role for President Bashar al-Assad in a transition … Continue reading

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Analysts Pessimistic About Syria Crisis Talks

On the eve of ministerial talks on Syria, International envoy Kofi Annan says he is optimistic about achieving an acceptable outcome. But, negative comments from Russia and the Syrian government about Annan’s proposed transitional plan for Syria indicate many difficulties … Continue reading

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Clinton, Lavrov hold talks on Syria; Russian diplomat cites agreement ‘on most things’

The top U.S. and Russian diplomats have held talks on Syria ahead of an international conference on Saturday that aims to ease Syrian President Bashar Assad from power. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey … Continue reading

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Syrian Groups Say Bloody Day Left High Toll of Civilians

By: Rob Nordland Syria’s opposition on Friday reported the deadliest 24-hour period so far in the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad and said rebel fighters had seized two Syrian generals, one of them the highest-ranking officer to fall into insurgent … Continue reading

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Syrians defiant as world powers plan talks

International envoy Kofi Annan expressed optimism Friday that the latest talks on the crisis in Syria will yield “an appropriate outcome” despite a failed peace plan and relentless violence in the Middle East nation. Diplomats prepared for a weekend emergency … Continue reading

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Can the Geneva meeting on Syria accomplish anything?

By: Ariel Zirulnick The prospects for the emergency meeting on Syria slated to begin tomorrow looked dim Friday, with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad saying that his country’s war is an “internal issue which has nothing to do with foreign countries.” … Continue reading

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Annan to Convene Meeting on Syria — Minus Iran and Saudi Arabia

By: Nick Cumming-Bruce and Rick Gladstone GENEVA — Kofi Annan, the special Syria representative from the United Nations and the Arab League whose paralyzed peace plan is in danger of collapse, announced in a statement on Wednesday that he was … Continue reading

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Syria Meeting Called by Annan as Clinton Cites ‘Turning Point’

By: Indira A.R. Lakshmanan Kofi Annan, the United Nations special envoy on Syria, called a conference of foreign ministers for June 30 in Geneva, as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton endorsed the event as a potential “turning point.” Annan … Continue reading

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