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Cool Nordic head faces uphill task as Syria UN monitor

OSLO – Robert Mood, the tall, square-jawed and fair-haired Norwegian general heading the Syria cease-fire observer mission, appears the archetypal cool Nordic head who will use an image of impartiality to bridge what he has called an “abyss of suspicion.” … Continue reading

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UN approves Syria monitor mission

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution that authorises an initial deployment of up to 300 unarmed military observers to Syria for three months to monitor a fragile week-old ceasefire in the country’s 13-month old conflict. The Russian … Continue reading

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‘I was threatened with death for doing my job’, says Arab League observer to Syria

ARAB League observers in Syria have been “threatened with death” if they criticise the country’s murderous regime, according to a member of the team who quit last week. Anwar Malek, who decided to leave the country week after complaining of … Continue reading

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