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Video: U.N.’s Mood returns to Syria

General Robert Mood, head of the U.N. observer mission in Syria, returns to the country following meetings during which world powers agreed a transition government must be set up. Lindsey Parietti reports. Source: Reuters

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Russia Says ‘Extremely Necessary’ UN Resumes Syria Mission

By: Marina Sysoyeva It is “extremely necessary” to resume the United Nations observer mission in Syria on condition of its full safety there, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on its website today. The resumption of the mission’s work requires “corresponding measures” from … Continue reading

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Caught in Syrian crossfire, U.N. monitors handed over

By: Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Jordan – Six ceasefire monitors, who were caught overnight in the crossfire of Syria’s civil conflict, were handed back to their U.N. colleagues on Wednesday by rebels fighting the forces of President Bashar al-Assad. The … Continue reading

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U.N. observers held by rebels ‘for protection’

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Rebel fighters said they were holding U.N. monitors for their own safety in the central Syrian town of Khan Sheikhoun on Tuesday after their car was damaged in what one of the monitors said was an explosion. … Continue reading

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Bullet hits U.N. vehicle in Syria, shooter unclear

UNITED NATIONS – A U.N. vehicle in Syria was struck by a bullet on Sunday, a spokesman for U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said on Monday, but no one was injured and it was unclear who fired on the international observers … Continue reading

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A month after ‘cease-fire,’ where does Syria stand?

By: Tim Lister It’s been a month since the “cease-fire” was due to come into effect in Syria as the first step in a U.N.-backed peace plan, with a team of U.N. monitors on the ground to observe the progress. … Continue reading

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Video: EU sends amoured vehicles to bolster UN monitors in Syria

EU donates 24 amoured vehicles days after two attacks on U.N. ceasefire monitors attempting to uphold a shaky ceasefire. Jessica Gray reports. Source: Reuters

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Six Syrian soldiers injured in blast near UN observer mission convoy

DARAA, Syria – A roadside bomb struck a Syrian military truck on Wednesday, wounding six soldiers seconds after a convoy carrying the head of the UN observer mission passed. The blast – which came just a day after former UN … Continue reading

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UN chief: killings in Syria ‘intolerable’

WASHINGTON – The 14 months of bloodshed in Syria that has continued despite an April 12 ceasefire and claimed more than 9,000 lives is a “totally unacceptable and intolerable situation” that must stop so political dialogue can begin, UN Secretary-General … Continue reading

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UN monitors tour bastion of revolt in Syrian mountains

By: Mariam Karouny Residents of a Syrian mountain town near the border with Lebanon greeted a visiting team of U.N. observers on Sunday, chanting slogans against President Bashar al-Assad. The team, part of a group of 50 observers assessing flashpoints … Continue reading

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