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UN’s Syria monitors sift through debris of al-Qubair attack

By: Ian Black UN monitors on Friday entered for the first time the Syrian village where up to 78 people were reportedly killed in cold blood on Wednesday, the latest in a series of atrocities that have underlined the gravity … Continue reading

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UN monitors shot at near site of Syrian killings

By: Edith Lederer BEIRUT – U.N. observers came under fire Thursday as they tried to reach the site of the latest reported mass killing in Syria — about 80 people, including women and children who were shot or stabbed. The … Continue reading

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Video captures mounting frustration of U.N. monitors in Syria

U.N. Commandant Mark Hearns calmly takes notes on a small pad as the scene around him grows increasingly chaotic. Men talk over each other in Arabic as translators scramble to keep up. At the heart of their questions: When will … Continue reading

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Syria risks slipping into ‘all-out sectarian war’, says Kofi Annan

By: Ruth Sherlock BEIRUT, Lebanon – “The spectre of an all-out war, with an alarming sectarian dimension, grows by the day,” Kofi Annan told a meeting of members of the Arab League, who are co-sponsoring the peace plan with the … Continue reading

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‘UN observers not in Syria to witness slaughter of innocents’

‘Syria could plunge into a catastrophic civil war’ U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Syria on Thursday to stop its attacks, saying U.N. observers monitoring the cease-fire were not there to watch the killing of innocent people. “We are there … Continue reading

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Will Syria’s Houla Massacre Force Action on the Crisis?

By: Rania Abouzeid Syria’s 15-month spiral into a broad civil war has seen many massacres, with many grisly grainy images of dead children, of entire families slaughtered standing as alleged evidence. Some have prompted international condemnation, sometimes in “the strongest … Continue reading

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Video: UN condemns ‘brutal’ killings in Syria

UN observers in Syria have visited the town of Houla where nearly 100 people were killed in a massacre. The head of the mission condemned the attack. UN leader Ban Ki-moon and UN-Arab League peace envoy Kofi Annan also condemned … Continue reading

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U.N. says over 92 killed in Syria, 32 of them children

By: Joseph Logan BEIRUT, Lebanon – The United Nations said on Saturday that more than 92 people were killed in what activists described as an artillery barrage by government forces in the worst violence since the start of a U.N. … Continue reading

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Syria UN observers visit ‘massacre’ town

DAMASCUS, Syria – UN observers rushed on Saturday to a town in central Syria where scores of civilians were reportedly massacred, including 25 children, as the opposition renewed calls for air strikes on regime forces. The shelling of the town … Continue reading

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Rebels say Syria police kill two, U.N. monitors dispute

AMMAN, Jordan – Syrian rebels said police had opened fire and killed two people on Tuesday when a crowd turned out to greet a team of U.N. ceasefire monitors in the eastern province of Deir al-Zor. A United Nations spokeswoman … Continue reading

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