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U.N. Security Council to vote on a Syria resolution on Wednesday

By: Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council will vote on Wednesday on a Western-backed resolution that threatens Syrian authorities with sanctions if they do not stop using heavy weapons in towns, despite a declaration by Russia that it will … Continue reading

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Russia proposes sanction-free UN resolution on Syria

UNITED NATIONS – Russia on Tuesday proposed a UN Security Council resolution on Syria that would extend the UN mission in the conflict-stricken country without any threat of sanctions, diplomats said. The resolution was sent to the council’s other 14 … Continue reading

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West pushes U.N. Syria vote despite Russian criticism

By: Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS – Western powers on Friday tried to overcome Russian criticism of a U.S.-drafted Security Council resolution authorizing an advance team of U.N. observers to monitor Syria’s fragile ceasefire and said they hoped to put … Continue reading

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France pessimistic on Syria vote, EU plans sanctions

By: Sebastian Moffett and Justyna Pawlak * France sceptical about Syria resolution prospects * EU maps out new sanctions against Assad COPENHAGEN, French foreign minister Alain Juppe said on Saturday he was pessimistic over the chances of a U.N. Security … Continue reading

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Kofi Annan favourite for Syria envoy post

UNITED NATIONS: Former UN secretary general Kofi Annan is the favourite to become the international envoy on the worsening Syria crisis, diplomats said Thursday. Annan and former Finnish president Martti Ahtissari were the two leading candidates to be the envoy, … Continue reading

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Syria launched “indiscriminate attack” on civilians: U.N.

The failure of the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution on Syria has encouraged Damascus to step up its assault on the opposition and launch an “indiscriminate attack” on Homs, the U.N. human rights chief said on Monday. “The failure of … Continue reading

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Arabs to end Syrian mission, seek U.N. force: draft

By Yasmine Saleh and Ayman Samir Arabs will end their observer mission to Syria and will ask the U.N. Security Council to send an international peacekeeping force to end the bloodshed there, according to a draft resolution obtained by Reuters on Sunday. … Continue reading

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United Nations Fiddles while Syria Burns

Defence analyst Anthony Tucker-Jones argues that Russia’s refusal to recognise the inevitable in Syria is condemning the country to an agonising death. This week the UN was finally goaded into action over the chaos in Syria. However, once again its … Continue reading

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UN draft resolution on Syria

United Nations draft resolution on Syria, calling on President Bashar al-Assad to step down pp1 Recalling its presidential statement of 3 August 2011 pp2 Recalling General Assembly resolution A/Res/66/176 of 19 December, as well as Human Rights Council resolutions S/16-1, … Continue reading

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Violence rises sharply in Syria, flustering league monitors

By: Kareem Fahim and Rick Gladstone DAMASCUS, Syria — Violence in Syria has escalated sharply in the past two days, with heavy bloodshed reported Friday in at least three flash points, as Arab League monitors expressed exasperation and the U.N. … Continue reading

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