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US accuses UN of ‘colossal failure’

The council, which is divided on how to end the conflict, “continues to stand by, rather than to stand up,” Susan Rice, US envoy to the United Nations, told the 15-nation body. The Security Council is to get an update … Continue reading

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UN: Syria too dangerous for monitors to resume operations

By: Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols The increasing danger in Syria makes it impossible for the U.N. observer mission, which suspended its work earlier this month, to resume full-scale operations at the moment, U.N. peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous told the … Continue reading

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Syrian peace plan falters; Russia warns against “plots”

By: Thomas Grove and Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Lebanon – Both rebels and forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad are intensifying violence in Syria and striving for military gains rather than peaceful transition, the chief U.N. monitor in Syria said on Friday. Major-General Robert Mood’s … Continue reading

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UN monitors enter Haffa in Syria, amid massacre fears

UN monitors have entered Haffa, in western Syria, days after violent clashes forced them away from the town. Observers tried to reach Haffa on Tuesday, amid fears a massacre was taking place, but fled after crowds surrounded and fired on … Continue reading

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U.N. monitors reach massacre scene in Syria

By: Erika Solomon BEIRUT, Lebanon – U.N. monitors on Friday entered the Syrian hamlet of Mazraat al-Qubeir where up to 78 people were reported killed in cold blood two days earlier and an eyewitness described a scene of shredded and … Continue reading

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Syria’s new massacre slammed as ‘barbarity’ at U.N. General Assembly

U.N. monitors seeking to reach the site of a new reported massacre of Syrian villagers by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad were shot at with small arms, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said on Thursday. Ban, speaking at the … Continue reading

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U.N. monitors say 13 killed in cold blood in Syria

By: Dominic Evans BEIRUT, Lebanon – U.N. observers said on Wednesday 13 bodies had been discovered bound and shot in eastern Syria, days after a massacre of 108 civilians, nearly half of them children, ignited a world outcry. Syrian activists said … Continue reading

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UN Official: Presence of observers in Syria has ‘calming effect’ in areas deployed

Amid ongoing violence in parts of Syria, the presence of UN military observers on the ground has had an overall calming effect in their areas of deployment in the Middle Eastern country, the head of the UN observer force said … Continue reading

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Head of UN mission in Syria ‘pessimistic’

The head of the UN ceasefire monitoring mission in Syria has given a bleak assessment of the task his team faces. Major-General Robert Mood has called on all sides to step up efforts to negotiate a peaceful solution to the … Continue reading

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New footage of attack on UN monitors in Syria

UN monitors have been caught in the crossfire in Syria, a country teetering on the brink of civil war.

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