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Ban: Syria massacre casts doubt on Assad’s peace pledge

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday reports of a massacre by Syrian government forces cast “serious doubts” on Syrian President Bashar Assad’s commitment to a UN-backed peace plan. “I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the indiscriminate use of … Continue reading

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Annan admits Syria failure, at least 60 killed

DAMASCUS: International envoy Kofi Annan acknowledged the failure so far of his mission to bring peace to Syria, as more than 60 people were killed in violence on Saturday that also spilled over into Lebanon. In comments published in French … Continue reading

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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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NATO urges UN to enforce Syrian peace plan

BRUSSELS, Belgium – NATO is urging the United Nations to enforce the peace plan for Syria endorsed by an international conference in Geneva. Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday that the conflict in the Arab state was risking the stability of the entire region. On Saturday, the conference endorsed a U.N.-brokered … 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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Annan for more pressure on Syria’s rival sides

DAMASCUS – International envoy Kofi Annan on Friday urged the world to raise the level of pressure on Syria’s rival sides and said Iran should have a role to play in the effort. There will only be results if the … Continue reading

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Britain: Time running out for Annan’s Syria peace plan

By: Michelle Nichols and Louis Charbonneau Britain’s U.N. envoy said on Thursday time was running out for international mediator Kofi Annan’s plan to bring peace to Syria and that the U.N. Security Council needs to take “much tougher action” to … Continue reading

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Syria renews shelling of Homs, 38 killed

Syrian government forces pounded parts of central Homs province Sunday in a renewed push to regain control of rebel-held territories, and activists said at least 38 people were killed by shelling there over the past 24 hours. The main opposition … Continue reading

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Annan blames Syria for peace plan failure

By: Edith Lederer UNITED NATIONS  – International envoy Kofi Annan warned that Syria is drifting toward full-blown civil war and blamed the failure of his peace plan primarily on President Bashar Assad’s government. He urged the divided U.N. Security Council … Continue reading

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Syria peace plan not working, U.N. envoy Kofi Annan says

By: Patrick J. McDonnell BEIRUT, Lebanon — Employing his gloomiest assessment to date, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan acknowledged Thursday that his six-point peace plan was not working and warned that Syria was headed down a path of “brutal … Continue reading

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