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Syria is looking like Bosnia 20 years ago

By: Ian Black Expressions of outrage over the massacre at Houla in Syria echoed around the world over the weekend. From Hillary Clinton in Washington, to William Hague in London, and the UN security council in New York and of … Continue reading

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Carr downbeat on Syria peace plan

Foreign Minister Bob Carr has played down any prospect of the United Nations preventing further bloodshed in Syria. President Bashar al-Assad’s forces continue to be blamed for the massacre of more than 100 civilians, including 32 children, during an artillery … Continue reading

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U.N. says over 92 killed in Syria, 32 of them children

By: Joseph Logan BEIRUT, Lebanon – The United Nations said on Saturday that more than 92 people were killed in what activists described as an artillery barrage by government forces in the worst violence since the start of a U.N. … Continue reading

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France demands action on Syria peace plan

PARIS, France – France called for immediate implementation of Kofi Annan’s peace plan for Syria on Saturday and said it would summon a meeting of the Friends of Syria group after activists said 90 people were killed in Syrian shelling. … Continue reading

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Activists put Syria attack death toll at over 90

By: Ben Hubbard BEIRUT, Lebanon – Activists on Saturday raised the number of those killed in an alleged massacre by Syrian regime forces in a region in the center of the country to more than 90. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory … Continue reading

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UN chief cites unacceptable violence in Syria

By: Edith Lederer UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon blamed the Syrian government Friday for much of the “unacceptable levels of violence and abuses” occurring every day in violation of a U.N.-backed peace plan. In a report to the U.N. … Continue reading

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Syria envoy says U.N. mission can’t get bank account

Syria’s U.N. ambassador complained on Thursday that his mission is unable to open a U.S. bank account due to sanctions imposed on his country because of its 14-month assault on an opposition determined to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Last … Continue reading

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U.N. rights chief to stay two more years; U.S., Syria aren’t fans

By: Louis Charbonneau The U.N. General Assembly on Thursday renewed the mandate of the world body’s human rights chief Navi Pillay, but she was given an abbreviated term as part of a compromise deal with the United States, which dislikes … Continue reading

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Video: CNN interview with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon

In an exclusive live interview, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon tells CNN’s Christiane Amanpour there is no plan B for stopping violence in Syria.

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U.N.: Syria more ‘militarized’ amid abuses from regime, resistance

By: Joe Sterling The Syrian conflict has become “increasingly militarized” as killings and torture by Syrian security forces and anti-government fighters raged this spring, a U.N. panel reported Thursday. “Gross violations continue unabated,” said the Independent International Commission of Inquiry … Continue reading

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