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Arab League Syria Observers Head To Country, Day After Regime Troops Kill 200

By: Zeina Karam Arab League delegates traveled to Syria Thursday to arrange the deployment of foreign monitors under a plan aimed at ending the regime’s deadly 9-month-old crackdown on dissent. They arrive in the midst of a new international uproar … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian opposition taking up arms

A team of Arab League observers is expected in Syria on Thursday to prepare for a full delegation. But many doubt the mission will bring an end to the violence – with more than 200 people killed in the last … Continue reading

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Arab team in Syria Thursday to prepare for monitors

By Erika Solomon An advanced team preparing the way for peace monitors will arrive in Syria this week, the Arab League chief said on Tuesday, after more than 100 people were killed in one of the bloodiest days of a … Continue reading

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Iran envoy meets Rai, praises Syria over decision to allow in observers

Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Ghadanfar Rukn Abadi, following talks with Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai, praised Tuesday Syria’s recent decision to allow in Arab monitors into the country. Speaking to reporters at Bkirki, the seat of the influential Maronite patriarchate, Rukn … Continue reading

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Syria signs Arab League deal to allow observers

Syria on Monday signed an Arab League agreement that will allow Arab observers into the country, officials said, as part of an effort to end the nation’s increasingly blood 9-month-old crisis. Speaking to reporters in Damascus, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem … Continue reading

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UN rights chief presses Syria for access

The UN human rights chief pressed Syrian officials again on Friday to let observers enter the country and reiterated her concerns the conflict could erupt in civil war. In a briefing with reporters, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi … Continue reading

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Syria agrees to monitors if sanctions end

Syria wants Arab League sanctions to be lifted as its price for allowing in observers to monitor the deadly violence that has gripped the country for nearly nine months, as international pressure grows. The Cairo-based League is studying Syrian conditions … Continue reading

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Syria says a deal is close on Arab League monitors

REPORTING FROM BEIRUT — With the threat of more sanctions looming, Syria said Monday that it is ready to sign a deal soon with the Arab League allowing foreign observers into the country to monitor a plan aimed at ending … Continue reading

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Syria again ignores Arab League deadline to allow observers

By: Alexandra Zavis Beirut — Syria on Sunday ignored another Arab League deadline to accept observers, saying it was still negotiating details of the mission to monitor a plan aimed at ending months of bloodshed. Arab foreign ministers had warned … Continue reading

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Video: UN says ‘crimes against humanity’ committed in Syria

UN-appointed investigators have filed a report in which they say a number of human rights violations have taken place in Syria since the country’s uprising began in March. Yakin Erturk, a member of the UN committee, spoke to Al Jazeera … Continue reading

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