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Russia rejects criticism over U.N. Syria veto

Russia dismissed international criticism of its veto of a U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria as “absolutely unacceptable” and assailed U.S. plans to work outside the council to increase pressure on President Bashar al-Assad. Russia and China both vetoed a … Continue reading

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Canada blasts “disgraceful” U.N. conduct on Syria

By: David Ljunggren OTTAWA, Canada – The U.N. Security Council has behaved disgracefully over the Syria crisis and the United Nations as a whole is becoming irrelevant, Canada’s foreign minister said Friday in one of the country’s sharpest attacks on the world … Continue reading

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U.N. urges Syria mission focus on political solution

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon recommended to the U.N. Security Council on Friday that its Syria monitoring mission shift focus from observing a non-existent ceasefire to securing a political solution to the conflict that has killed thousands. The deeply divided council … Continue reading

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UN chief recommends shift from observer mission in Syria

UN chief Ban Ki-moon recommended to the UN Security Council on Friday that its Syria monitoring mission shift focus from observing a non-existent ceasefire to securing a political solution to the conflict that has killed thousands. The deeply-divided council must … Continue reading

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UN human rights chief renews call on Security Council to refer Syria to ICC

The United Nations human rights chief today renewed her call on the Security Council to refer the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court (ICC), stressing the need to ensure accountability for the serious abuses committed by both sides … Continue reading

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UN calls for strengthening of Syria observer mission

The U.N. human rights chief has called on the Security Council to strengthen the suspended U.N. observer mission in Syria. U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay also called for the Syrian conflict to be referred to the International … Continue reading

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Clinton hopeful that world powers’ Geneva meeting on Syria can be ‘turning point’ in crisis

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she has great hope that an upcoming Geneva meeting of world powers can be a “turning point” in the Syria crisis. Clinton, who has not said whether she will attend the meeting, … Continue reading

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Turkey appeals to UN Security Council following jet crisis with Syria

Turkey has urged the UN to show decisiveness in the ongoing crisis in Syria, condemning an attack on a Turkish jet as a “hostile act by the Syrian authorities against Turkey’s national security.” In a letter delivered on Monday to … Continue reading

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UN Members Differ on Conditions for Withdrawing Syria Observers

U.N. diplomats say Syria’s increasing violence is forcing them to consider an early end to the country’s U.N. observer mission, which suspended patrols on Saturday to keep its unarmed staff out of danger. Officials and experts say the 47 nations … Continue reading

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Syrian activists form ‘military coalition’ against Assad’s regime

Syrian opposition groups meeting in Istanbul on Monday announced the creation of a military coalition to boost an armed struggle against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad. Tribal leader Abdul-Ilah al-Melhem told the anti-regime activists who gathered in the meeting … Continue reading

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