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U.N. Security Council to vote on a Syria resolution on Wednesday

By: Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council will vote on Wednesday on a Western-backed resolution that threatens Syrian authorities with sanctions if they do not stop using heavy weapons in towns, despite a declaration by Russia that it will … Continue reading

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Calls grow for UNSC action

DAMASCUS, Syria – Syrian troops and pro-regime militias stormed and torched a southern town on Saturday, reports said, as UN observers visited a central village where a mass killing has provoked harsh global condemnation. UN chief Ban Ki-moon lashed out … Continue reading

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56 killed in Syria; U.N. Security Council to meet

Here is a look at key events Tuesday in the ongoing crisis in Syria: Violence – 56 people were killed Tuesday, according to the Local Coordination Committees of Syria, a network of opposition activists. Twenty people were reported dead in … Continue reading

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Turkey appeals to UN Security Council following jet crisis with Syria

İSTANBUL, Turkey – Turkey has urged the UN to show decisiveness in the ongoing crisis in Syria, condemning an attack on a Turkish jet as a “hostile act by the Syrian authorities against Turkey’s national security.” In a letter delivered … Continue reading

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Security Council to huddle over Syria

The head of the failing U.N. observer mission to Syria is planning to brief the Security Council on Tuesday as diplomats intensify their efforts to end the country’s widespread discord. Maj. Gen. Robert Mood of Norway, head of the U.N. … Continue reading

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Syria: Heavy Clashes Reported

By: Rick Gladstone A Syrian activist group reported that at least 80 soldiers were killed over the weekend in clashes with rebels, which would be one of the largest losses for government forces since the uprising began in March 2011. … Continue reading

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Russia takes harder line on Syria

The weekend massacre of more than 100 people became a potential turning point in the Syrian crisis as even staunch ally Russia took an unusually hard line against President Bashar Assad’s government. Russia has grown increasingly critical of Damascus in … Continue reading

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UN Security Council strongly condemns Syria’s Houla massacre

The UN Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned the Syrian government for unleashing artillery and tank shelling on the town of Houla, killing at least 108 people and injuring 300 others. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called it a “flagrant … Continue reading

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Free Syrian Army says cannot commit to peace plan

The Free Syrian Army said on Saturday it could no longer commit to the ceasefire brokered by UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan unless there was an immediate solution to regime violence. “We announce that unless the UN Security Council takes urgent steps for the protection … Continue reading

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Amnesty Human Rights Report Says UN Security Council “Tired, Unfit For Purpose”

The courage shown by protesters in the past 12 months has been matched by a failure of leadership that makes the UN Security Council seem tired, out of step and increasingly unfit for purpose, Amnesty International said in its 50th … Continue reading

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