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UN split on Syria action even as killings spike

A new Arab and European bid to secure UN action over Syria’s crackdown on dissent hit immediate Russian opposition even as the death toll spiked, with activists reporting 120 people killed in two days. The Gulf Arab states and Turkey, … Continue reading

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Syria opposition seeks UN Security Council protection

ISTANBUL — The opposition Syrian National Council will call on the UN Security Council to provide protection from the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, a spokesman said on Saturday. The country’s umbrella opposition group has “decided to head to the … Continue reading

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Deaths rise in Syria as U.N. Security Council holds talks

Deaths mounted in Syria on Friday as world powers in the U.N.Security Council weighed a draft resolution calling on the country’s president to step down. Soldiers and security forces killed 60 people on Friday, said the Local Coordination Committees of … Continue reading

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Syria activists: More than 50 dead in last 2 days

BEIRUT – Two days of bloody turmoil in Syria killed more than 50 people as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad shelled residential buildings, fired on crowds and left bleeding corpses in the streets in a dramatic escalation of violence, … Continue reading

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U.N. Security Council to hold closed talks on Syria situation

    The U.N. Security Council will hold closed-door talks Friday afternoon on the situation in Syria, the British and French delegations reported Thursday night on their respective Twitter feeds. The discussion — set to start at 3 p.m. — … Continue reading

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U.N. Arab-European draft resolution on Syria to stress need to solve crisis peacefully

By: Talal Alhaj The latest Arab-European draft resolution on Syria will be distributed by Morocco among the members of the U.N. Security Council on Friday, sources close to Al Arabiya said. The new draft, obtained by Al Arabiya, expresses “grave … Continue reading

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French UN Mission: Security council to meet on Syria Friday

The U.N. Security Council will hold a closed-door meeting on Friday to discuss next steps regarding Syria, France’s U.N. mission announced. “The UN Security Council will meet in closed consultations this Friday (at) 3:00 p.m. (2000 GMT) in New York … Continue reading

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Video: Germany’s UN ambassador comments on Syria

Peter Wittig, the German ambassador to the United Nations, talks to Al Jazeera about the importance of achieving a Security Council resolution on Syria.

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Australia urges action to stop ‘murder’ in Syria

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd called on Wednesday for the UN Security Council to take tough action on Syria to prevent what he termed “murder” on the streets of Damascus. “What we continue to see there day by day is … Continue reading

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Arab League seeks meeting with UN chief on Syria

The Arab League has formally requested a meeting with UN chief Ban Ki-moon to discuss its plan for resolving the Syria crisis and ask for the Security Council’s support, a senior League official said Tuesday. The request was made jointly … Continue reading

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