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France to push for arming Syria’s opposition coalition

France’s foreign minister has said he will discuss supplying arms to the Syrian opposition coalition with European partners.   The government plans to push for a relaxation of the EU arms embargo to Syria to enable “defensive arms” to reach … Continue reading

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Syria refugees to reach 700,000 by year’s end – UNHCR

The UN’s refugee agency has warned that as many as 700,000 people could have fled Syria by the end of the year, a huge increase on its previous estimate.   Some 294,000 refugees have already left Syria, and the UNHCR … Continue reading

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Syria conflict: Tony Blair says ‘ramp up’ pressure

Tony Blair says pressure on President Bashar al-Assad must be stepped up, calling events in Syria “appalling”.   The former UK prime minister, who is now Middle East envoy, said leaving Syria alone would have “very brutal” and “very bloody” … Continue reading

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Cameron and Hollande agree on hastening end of Assad’s rule in Syria

By: Patrick Wintour France and Britain agree on the need to speed up the transition from President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria to a new government, French president François Hollande said after a 40-minute meeting with David Cameron at the … Continue reading

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Britain and US plan a Syrian revolution from an innocuous office block in Istanbul

By: Damien McElroy Dozens of dissidents have been ferried out of Syria to be vetted for foreign backing. Recipients of the aid are given satellite communications and computers so that they can act as a local “hub” linking local activists and the … Continue reading

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UK support for military action in Syria is not in America’s best interest

By: Sarwar Kashmeri The last time a British prime minister endorsed an American president’s plans for military intervention, it resulted in the US invasion of Iraq – one of the worst foreign policy blunders in recent American history. That is … Continue reading

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UK Report Accuses Syria of Targeting Children

By: Selah Hennessy ​​LONDON — A report published Monday by a British group that helps children in conflict zones said Syrian children are being “deliberately targeted” and documents hundreds of deaths and recruitment for armed conflict. War Child is a … Continue reading

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Hague vows to step up support for Syrian rebels

Mr. Hague said Russia in particular would regret its actions, which he said would be harmful to its long-term goals in the region. “We will all be doing more outside the Security Council and intensify our work to support the … Continue reading

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Terrifying tales of Syrian revolt fuel London play

By: Venetia Rainey and Li-mei Hoang Harrowing first-person accounts of life and violent death from Syrians during their now 16-month-old uprising provide the dialogue for a new play, which opened in London this week. Based on hundreds of hours of … Continue reading

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William Hague: Action on Syria Possible Without Support of Russia and China

By: Rosa Prince In a live Twitter chat with members of the public, Mr Hague admitted that the peace mission led by Kofi Annan, the former United Nations Secretary General, had “failed so far.” And while he still wanted the … Continue reading

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