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World outrage at Syria “massacre”, but no action

By: Oliver Holmes The United States has branded Syria’s leaders murderers after an attack on a village by President Bashar al-Assad’s troops left dozens dead, but there was no break in the deadlock among world powers over how to bring … Continue reading

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Syria massacre “an extension” of Syria air force operation: UN

By: Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS  – U.N. observers in Syria described an attack on a village in the Hama region – where about 220 people were reported killed – as “an extension” of a Syrian Arab Air Force (SAAF) operation, … Continue reading

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Syria unrest: Kofi Annan shocked at Tremseh ‘massacre’

UN and Arab League envoy for Syria Kofi Annan has said he is “shocked and appalled” at reports of mass killings in the Syrian village of Tremseh.   Activists say the army and pro-government militiamen killed 200 people in the … Continue reading

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Syria takes parting shot at ambassador who defected and slammed regime

A Syrian diplomat who defected and joined the opposition has been “relieved of his duties,” authorities said Thursday, a day after he left his post and denounced the regime for killing civilians. Nawaf al-Fares, the Syrian ambassador to Iraq, is … Continue reading

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Anticipating the Syria of Tomorrow: Strategies to Decrease Violence Against Innocents

By: Marc Gopin Events are so fast-paced in revolutions and wars that there is scarcely a breath taken to anticipate the next stages of the unfolding drama. But anticipating each scenario is essential to minimizing the death of innocents in … Continue reading

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Kofi Annan says Iran can help end Syrian crisis

By: Jason Rezaian TEHRAN, Iran — U.N. special envoy Kofi Annan said Tuesday that “Iran can play a positive role” in ending a bloody 17-month standoff between Syrian rebels and the government of President Bashar al-Assad and that Iran should … Continue reading

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UN envoy seeks Iranian help on Syrian crisis

By: Ben Hubbard BEIRUT — International envoy Kofi Annan tried to rescue his peace plan for Syria by seeking help Monday from Iran, a staunch ally and military backer of President Bashar Assad’s regime. Before flying to Tehran, Annan said … Continue reading

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Syrian Opposition Spokesperson: Any Transition Deal Should Entail Assad’s Prosecution for War Crimes

United Nations and Arab League envoy Kofi Annan met today with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the midst of worsening violence. Syria’s 16-month conflict has so far claimed more than 15,000 lives. Annan said today’s last ditch attempt to salvage … Continue reading

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U.N. head outlines options for Syria mission

Despite the escalating violence in Syria that led to the suspension of monitoring activities, the United Nations can continue to play a crucial role in the embattled country, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says in a report to be presented to the … Continue reading

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Turkey signals resort to UN action over Syria crisis

By: Gozde Nur Donat ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey has started to build a case for stronger UN involvement in quelling the violence in Syria within the framework of Article 39 of Chapter VII of the UN Charter, which envisages the … Continue reading

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