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Turkey Hits ‘Limit’ of Syrian Refugees

By: Joe Parkinson and Ayla Albayrak The number of Syrian refugees entering Turkey has exceeded Ankara’s “psychological limit” of 100,000, officials said, underscoring concerns that the country might not be able to cope with a flow of people that shows … Continue reading

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Video: Syria envoy calls for Eid ceasefire

The UN-Arab League Envoy to Syria has called for a temporary halt to the fighting during the Muslim holiday of Eid, which starts next week. But inside Syria – neither side is showing any signs of compromise, as Charles Stratford … Continue reading

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Turkey condemns U.N. inertia as Syrian conflict deepens

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan rebuked the U.N. Security Council for inaction over Syria on Saturday as war intensified across the country, saying the world body of superpowers was repeating mistakes that led to massacres in Bosnia in the 1990s. … Continue reading

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UN-sponsored group in Syria included Assad kin cited as corrupt by US, documents show

In May 2011, as Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad was moving to crush a growing tide of anti-government demonstrators, the United Nations was extolling a group of Syrian companies, including one owned by Assad’s cousin, for their admirable adherence to ethical … Continue reading

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Syria Conflict Reaching Dangerous Level, UN Warns

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning of the dangers of the escalating conflict along the Syria-Turkey border, as well as the effects of the Syrian crisis on neighboring Lebanon.   Turkey has launched retaliatory mortar fire at Syria for five … Continue reading

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Turkey-Syria clashes show how quickly civil war can spill over to wider regional conflict

BEIRUT, Lebanon – Retaliatory Turkish artillery strikes deep into Syria have showed the speed with which the bloody civil war can entangle its neighbors and destabilize an already volatile region.   Beyond the cross-border flare-up, the 18-month battle to oust … Continue reading

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No Syrian Resolution in Sight at UN General Assembly

By: Ron Despaquale UNITED NATIONS — After countless speeches, meetings and behind-the-scenes discussions, the war in Syria remained the unsolved problem that loomed over this year’s gathering of world leaders at the United Nations. As the week-long meeting of the … Continue reading

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Opposition: No Syrian is willing to talk with the ‘killers’ in the government

A Syrian opposition spokesman lambasted the government’s call for dialogue Tuesday, marking yet another stalemate in the country’s 19-month deadly conflict. “No Syrian is willing to sit down with any of these killers in the Syrian government who have been … Continue reading

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Turkey warns Syria after mortar strike

ISTANBUL, Turkey – Turkey signaled it would take action if there was a repeat of a mortar strike on its territory from inside Syria. A mortar bomb fired from Syria hit southeastern Turkey on Friday, damaging homes and workplaces in … Continue reading

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UN bid to educate thousands of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

BEIRUT – Schools in Lebanon are opening their gates to thousands of Syrian refugee children as the academic year starts this week, creating a logistical headache for the education authorities and aid agencies. An estimated 15,000 school-age Syrians in Lebanon … Continue reading

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