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Russia accuses Libya of training Syrian rebels

By: Michelle Nichols Russia accused Libya during a U.N. Security Council meeting on Wednesday of running a training center for Syrian rebels and arming the fighters in their battle to overthrow the country’s President Bashar al-Assad. “We have received information that … Continue reading

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Jack Hayden’s Letter to Assad (with Video)

Last week I emailed a video and letter to President al-Assad of Syria asking him to resign. Here is my newest video posted on YouTube to “All the Young People of the World” asking them to join me in helping … Continue reading

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After Putin victory, Russia’s Syria stance remains

By: David Stringer LONDON — There was little sign Tuesday that Vladimir Putin’s return as Russian president would soften the nation’s stance on Syria, as Russia warned the West against “wishful thinking” and a top Moscow diplomat urged it to … Continue reading

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U.S. general: Syrian air defense may be problem

WASHINGTON – The top U.S. commander in the Middle East told senators Tuesday that the advanced air defense weapons Russia has provided to Syria’s regime would make it difficult to establish a no-fly zone there as part of an effort … Continue reading

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Russian Foreign Minister to discuss Syria with Arab counterparts

Talks come amid growing fury in region at Russia’s refusal to condemn its Soviet-era ally after nearly one year of violence. MOSCOW – Russia will meet with foreign ministers of Arab states to discuss the Syria crisis in Cairo on … Continue reading

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Russia should recognize need for new Syria leadership: EU

The European Union on Monday urged more international action on getting humanitarian aid into Syria and called for Russia to recognize the need for new Syrian leadership. “We need to see some action on Syria from the international community in … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia urges Russia to ‘advise’ Syria to end bloodshed ahead of Medvedev meeting

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal on Sunday urged Moscow to “advise” its ally Syria to stop its deadly crackdown against dissent. “Unfortunately, international efforts have failed and we have not seen results to stop the bloodshed and massacres in … Continue reading

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Video: Should U.S. cut ties to Russian companies selling arms to Syria?

CNN’s Barbara Starr investigates why a Russian company that sells arms to Syria also receives hundreds of millions of dollars from a U.S. military contract? Should the U.S. be continuing to pay Russian defense companies that are party to supplying … Continue reading

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Is Assad scared of a war crimes trial? Assault on Homs suggests not.

By: Howard LaFranchi WASHINGTON – Diplomats critical of Syria are using terms such as ‘crimes against humanity’ and ‘war criminal.’ But the Homs assault suggests Assad sees defeating the rebels as more vital for his survival. Bashar al-Assad’s pull-out-the-stops assault … Continue reading

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More Russian gasoil reaches Syria as crisis deepens

By: Jessica Donati LONDON – Syria has received the latest in a series of Russian gasoil shipments just days after Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin warned against military intervention in Syria and as European countries evacuated embassy staff in Damascus. … Continue reading

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