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Assad warned by U.N. chief not to use chemical weapons

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has sent a message to the embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad urging him not to use chemical weapons in the country’s escalating conflict, the U.N. press office said on Thursday. In a readout of a telephone … Continue reading

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Suspected N.Korea missile parts seized en route to Syria in May

A shipment of graphite cylinders usable in a missile program and suspected to have come from North Korea was found in May aboard a Chinese ship en route to Syria in what appears to have been a violation of U.N. … Continue reading

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Syria internally displaced estimated at 2.5 million

The Syrian Arab Red Crescent estimates 2.5 million people have been displaced within Syria, doubling the previous figure used by aid agencies.   UN refugee agency spokeswoman Melissa Fleming said that the SARC’s estimate was “very conservative” and warned that … Continue reading

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Syria-led process only solution for peace in the war-torn country – UN senior official

Warning that Syria’s current path of violence will lead the country “to its destruction,” the United Nations political affairs chief said today there was an urgent need to “shift away” from the military logic driving the conflict, and move towards … Continue reading

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Russian minister: No need for U.N. resolution to end violence in Syria

Russia insisted a political solution was the only answer to end the bloodshed in Syria, where the death toll mounted on Monday. Here are the latest developments in the Syrian civil war: Russia’s top diplomat dismissed a call by the … Continue reading

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Qatar accuses Syrian government of genocide after failed truce

Syria’s government is waging “a war of extermination” against its own people, the emir of Qatar said Tuesday, according to state media, hours after a failed four-day ceasefire during a Muslim holiday left hundreds dead. In strongly worded comments to … Continue reading

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Syria Eid al-Adha ceasefire marred by clashes

Syrian activists have reported a series of clashes in violation of a ceasefire to mark a four-day Islamic holiday.     Violence appeared to have died down as the ceasefire period began on Friday morning, before reports of fighting in … Continue reading

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Syria government indicates accepts holiday truce: Russia

By: Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has indicated to Russia that it will accept U.N.-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi’s proposal for a Muslim holiday ceasefire in Syria, Moscow’s U.N. envoy said on … Continue reading

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Syria says Brahimi to arrive in Damascus on Saturday

DAMASCUS, Syria — International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi, who is trying to secure a truce in Syria for the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, will arrive in Damascus on Saturday, the foreign ministry said. “Brahimi will meet with Foreign Minister … Continue reading

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Syria mediator warns conflict could consume Middle East

BEIRUT, Lebanon – International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Wednesday that Syria’s civil war risked spreading across borders into an “all-consuming” conflict unless it was eventually addressed. Brahimi, speaking after talks in Beirut, said he hoped this month’s Islamic holiday … Continue reading

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