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Russians must take blame for Syrian bloodshed, for failing to stand up to murderous regime, Hague warns

By: James Chapman William Hague has warned Russia and China that the blood of Syrian protesters will be on their hands for failing to stand up to the ‘murdering’ regime. The Foreign Secretary could not conceal his anger following their … Continue reading

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Plea for international community to act on Syria

US lawyer Yaser Tabbara is the executive director of the Syrian American Council and is in regular contact with the Syrian opposition. He says that despite the failure of the UN resolution he does expect the international community to act … Continue reading

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Rockets, mortars rain down on Syrian city, opposition says

(CNN) — As international leaders wrestled over the weekend how to deal with the crisis in Syria, much of the nation remained engulfed in violence — including attacks by government forces on one embattled city that the opposition Syrian National … Continue reading

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U.S. floats coalition against Syria

BEIRUT – The United States proposed an international coalition to support Syria’s opposition Sunday after Russia and China blocked a U.N. attempt to end nearly 11 months of bloodshed, raising fears that violence will escalate. Rebel soldiers said force was … Continue reading

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Clinton calls for ‘friends of democratic Syria’ to unite against Bashar al-Assad

By: Rajeev Syal Hillary Clinton has called for “friends of democratic Syria” to unite against President Bashar al-Assad following China and Russia’s veto of a tougher UN response to his regime, which she described as a “travesty”. Speaking in Sofia … Continue reading

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Vetoes leave Syria headed for a bloody stalemate

By: Randa Slim The double veto cast by Russia and China at the United Nations Security Council on Saturday represents a clarifying moment in the Syrian uprisings. At the 2012 Munich Security Conference, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton noted, … Continue reading

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Opposition group calls for strike as Syrian violence grows

The death toll from fighting between Syrian government forces and civilians rose Sunday, a day after the United Nations Security Council failed to approve a plan seeking to halt the violence. The Arab League said Sunday it would continue to … Continue reading

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Head of Syrian rebels says no choice but to fight to remove Assad after UN resolution vetoed

The commander of rebel Syrian soldiers said Sunday there is no choice but to use military force to drive President Bashar Assad’s regime from power as fears mounted that government troops will escalate their deadly crackdown on dissent after Russia … Continue reading

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Clinton calls for united front against Syrian regime

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for “friends of democratic Syria” to unite and rally against President Bashar Assad’s regime. Protesters chant slogans during Saturday’s funeral of two comrades killed in earlier clashes in Idlib, north Syria. Speaking … Continue reading

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Russia and China Block U.N. Action on Syrian Crisis

By: Neil MacFarquhar and Anthony Shadid UNITED NATIONS — A United Nations Security Council effort to end the violence in Syria collapsed in acrimony and a veto by Russia and China on Saturday, hours after the Syrian military attacked the … Continue reading

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