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UN’s failure to resolve Syrian crisis set to cloud assembly debate

By: Joe Lauria UNITED NATION – The United Nations’ failure to resolve the Syrian crisis will likely cloud the annual General Assembly debate that opens today in New York, as world leaders focus on issues that have not been rendered … Continue reading

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Syria crisis shows limits of rising Turkish power

By: Alistair Lyon ANKARA, Turkey – Ask the Syrians, who shot down a Turkish reconnaissance jet on June 22 and got away with it. Turkish leaders shrilled up their rhetoric. They sent anti-aircraft missiles to the border and repeatedly scrambled … Continue reading

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Turkey signals resort to UN action over Syria crisis

By: Gozde Nur Donat ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey has started to build a case for stronger UN involvement in quelling the violence in Syria within the framework of Article 39 of Chapter VII of the UN Charter, which envisages the … Continue reading

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Annan tells U.S. Security Council Syria crisis will soon ‘spiral out of control’

International mediator Kofi Annan warned the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that the Syria crisis will soon spiral out of control and called for “substantial pressure” on Damascus and consequences for undermining his peace plan, diplomats said. Annan briefed the … Continue reading

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Terzi reports 14, 000 civilians killed so far in Syria

Rome – At a joint hearing of parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission, Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi reported that over 14,000 civilians have been killed so far in Syria, among them over one thousand children, and many have been injured. “These figures … Continue reading

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U.N. rights body to quiz Syria over massacre

By: Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) – The U.N. Human Rights Council will tackle last week’s massacre of 108 civilians in Syria at a special session on Friday, the fourth in a series of emergency debates that have had … Continue reading

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Syria After the Massacre

By: Patrick Cockburn Parts of Syria are convulsed by civil war, while in other areas life continues almost as normal. At the same moment as more than 30 children had their throats cut and dozens of civilians were killed by … Continue reading

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Turkey pushes for Syria focus at NATO

İSTANBUL, Turkey – Turkey’s priorities, including the Syrian crisis, were reflected in the decisions of the NATO heads of state and government summit, which ended in Chicago on Monday. While some members did not favor it, at Turkey’s insistence a … Continue reading

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Assassinations of pro-regime officials increasing in Syria crisis

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Nearly 50 people were killed yesterday in violence across Syria, including 34 civilians who died during an assault on a village, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Syrian regime forces shot at and rained shells on … Continue reading

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Top Turkish general to meet with US brass amid worsening Syria crisis

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkish Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Özel is slated to meet with his American counterpart, Martin Dempsey, in Washington on Wednesday, a meeting which comes as continued fighting in Syria undermines hope that a UN cease-fire … Continue reading

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