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Syrians defiant as world powers plan talks

International envoy Kofi Annan expressed optimism Friday that the latest talks on the crisis in Syria will yield “an appropriate outcome” despite a failed peace plan and relentless violence in the Middle East nation. Diplomats prepared for a weekend emergency … Continue reading

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Cousin of Syria’s Assad denied visa to Switzerland

By: Frank Jordans A cousin of Syria’s President Bashar Assad has lost his legal bid to get a visa for Switzerland, where he wanted to meet with a lawyer to challenge international sanctions imposed against him. Switzerland’s supreme court rejected … Continue reading

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Swiss may support Syrian humanitarian corridors

The Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey says Switzerland is studying France’s proposal of creating “humanitarian corridors” to help Syria’s civilian population. Calmy-Rey’s statement came as a United Nations commission of inquiry on Syria, meeting in Geneva, said the Syrian military … Continue reading

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