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Lesson from Turkey mortar strike: Russia still has Syria’s back

By: Howard LaFranchi Some experts thought they saw signs of Russian support for Syria wavering. But now Russia is forcing the UN to water down its condemnation of Syria for its mortar attack on Turkey, suggesting that the bond is … Continue reading

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U.N. envoy sounds regional alarm over Syria war

Syria’s civil war is worsening and there is no prospect of a quick end to the violence, international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Monday in a gloomy assessment to the U.N. Security Council. The new envoy leavened his message, however, saying … Continue reading

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Syria aircraft pound rebels as they claim control

Regime aircraft hammered insurgent bastions nationwide on Sunday as rebels said they now control most of the country and have moved their command centre from Turkey to “liberated areas” inside Syria. With deadly violence raging across Syria, UN-Arab League peace … Continue reading

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Security Council to meet on Syria as fighting rages

The UN Security Council was to meet Thursday to tackle deteriorating humanitarian conditions in Syria, a day after President Bashar al-Assad rejected moves to create buffer zones in his country. The meeting comes as violence whipped through eastern suburbs of … Continue reading

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Leaders urge U.N. Security Council to push for Syria aid access

UNITED NATIONS – Global leaders and aid groups urged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to push for humanitarian access in Syria and prevent thousands of people displaced by the 17-month conflict from being “held hostage” by the world body’s political deadlock. … Continue reading

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High-ranking Syrian military official dies in Russian hospital: source

A high-ranking Syrian military official has died in a Moscow hospital last week, according to a report from Russia Today on Monday, citing an unnamed source. “The official’s body was moved from Moscow to Damascus at the end of last … Continue reading

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Russia, China veto U.N. sanctions resolution on Syria

By: Colum Lynch UNITED NATIONS –Russia and China on Thursday vetoed a U.S.-backed United Nations Security Council resolution threatening the Syrian government with sanctions, upending four months of diplomacy aimed at stemming a crisis that has left more than 14,000 … Continue reading

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Russia, China veto U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria

By: Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS – Russia and China vetoed a Western-backed U.N. Security Council resolution on Thursday that threatened Syrian authorities with sanctions if they did not stop using heavy weapons against an uprising and withdraw troops from towns and cities. … Continue reading

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Syria: After ‘very good’ meetings in Beijing, Ban voices hope for Security Council unity

Speaking in Beijing today, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said he held “very good meetings” on the situation in Syria with China’s President Hu Jintao and Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, and expressed the hope that the Security Council can reach agreement on … Continue reading

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60 troops die as rebels press Damascus offensive: activists

DAMASCUS, Syria – More than 60 soldiers were Wednesday reported killed as rebels pressed their offensive to capture Damascus, upping the stakes ahead of a Security Council vote on a resolution threatening sanctions on Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human … Continue reading

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