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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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Homs shelled as UN Syria monitors seek ceasefire

There has been intense shelling by the Syrian army overnight in the city of Homs – described by opposition activists as the worst in weeks. Eleven United Nations monitors are now stationed in Homs to try to implement a ceasefire … Continue reading

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Prepare for the long haul in Syria

By: Michael Young One thing that the Lebanese can usually do with some precision is predict stalemate. Their own conflict between 1975 and 1990 was one long, debilitating lesson in destructive deadlock. So when those in Beirut look toward Syria … Continue reading

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Turkey condemns Syria UN convoy bombing

Turkey has strongly condemned a bomb attack in Syria that struck close to UN observers, saying it is Syrian regime’s responsibility to maintain the security of the UN mission. A statement released by the Turkish Foreign Ministry on Wednesday strongly … Continue reading

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Syria’s Unfolding Tragedy: What Can Be Done

By: Alon Ben-Meir As the carnage in Syria continues, the powers that are capable of taking serious measures to stop it are busy finding excuses to explain their collective ineptitude. Meanwhile, the Syrian people are paying with their blood day … Continue reading

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Image: UN Observers look away while Syrians drown in blood

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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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Hama: city of fear at the heart of Syria’s rebellion

By: Mariam Karouny HAMA, Syria – Scarred by months of shelling, the street in the Syrian city of Hama was deserted until a handful of children emerged warily from their homes to greet visiting United Nations monitors. “Down with the … Continue reading

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All 300 U.N. observers to be in Syria by end of May

The United Nations is accelerating deployment of unarmed observers to Syria to ensure all 300 are on the ground by the end of May to monitor a shaky U.N.-backed ceasefire, U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Tuesday. “We have … Continue reading

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Violence Heavy in Syria Despite Monitors, U.N. Says

By: Rick Gladstone and Neil MacFarquhar The top United Nations peacekeeping official said Tuesday that Syria remains troubled by appalling violence more than two weeks into the first deployment of cease-fire monitors there and that his organization had recruited only … Continue reading

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