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Denmark joins UN observer mission in Syria

Danish observers will be deployed to Syria next week as part of a United Nations plan to maintain a tenuous ceasefire between the Syrian army and anti-government fighters. On Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry confirmed that ten of the 30 unarmed … Continue reading

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More than 30 dead in Syria as observers avoid rallies

Thousands of Syrians protested Friday against President Bashar al-Assad and challenged the team of international observers already on the ground to monitor a cease-fire established by the plan of international envoy Kofi Annan. Despite the truce, at least 13 civilians … Continue reading

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Factbox: Main points of Syria-U.N. deal on monitors

Syria and the United Nations signed a preliminary agreement this week governing the responsibilities of the Syrian government and armed opposition groups for keeping a ceasefire that U.N. monitors will oversee, after 13 months of bloodshed. Here is a summary … Continue reading

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France says Syria faces civil war if UN plan fails

France’s Foreign Affairs minister Alain Juppe (R) welcomes Turkey’s Foreign Affairs minister Ahmet Davutoglu prior to talks on the Syria crisis. France warned on Thursday that Syria is on course for civil war, calling for a more robust UN mission … Continue reading

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Syria signs protocol on terms for U.N. observers

Syria and the United Nations signed an agreement Thursday on terms for hundreds of observers to monitor a cease-fire as a “Friends of Syria” coalition meeting in Paris called the U.N.-backed peace plan the “last hope” to resolve the crisis. … Continue reading

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Video: Syrian protesters surround UN vehicles

This video was posted on YouTube by Syrian activists on April 18, it shows anti-government protesters in a Damascus suburb surrounding UN observers during their mission to monitor a fragile ceasefire in the country. A crowd of people chanting: “May … Continue reading

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Gunfire scatters Syria monitors

Syrian security forces opened fire Wednesday on anti-regime demonstrators surrounding the cars of a U.N. team sent to monitor a shaky cease-fire, sending the observers speeding off and protesters dashing for cover, according to activists and amateur videos. The violence … Continue reading

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Wives of U.N. diplomats tell Syria’s first lady to ‘stop being a bystander’

United Nations - The wives of the British and German ambassadors to the United Nations have taken on Syria’s first lady in an online video, calling on Asma al-Assad to “stop your husband” and “stop being a bystander.” The roughly four-minute … Continue reading

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UN’s Ban Ki-moon calls for 300 Syria observers

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said he wants the UN observer mission being sent to Syria to monitor a peace plan to be expanded to 300 members. An advance team has already gone to Syria under the plan, negotiated by … Continue reading

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UN monitors flee Syria protest after gunfire

Syrian security forces opened fire on anti-regime demonstrators surrounding the cars of a UN team meant to monitor a shaky cease-fire, sending the observers speeding off and protesters dashing for cover, according to activists and amateur videos. The fresh violence … Continue reading

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