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Arab League chief heads to U.N. over Syria

By: Ayman Samir Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby headed to New York on Sunday seeking to win support from the U.N. Security Council for a plan to end violence in Syria by asking President Bashar al-Assad to step aside. Elaraby … Continue reading

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UN split on Syria action as more die

DAMASCUS, Saturday A new bid by European and Arab states for UN action over Syria’s crackdown on dissent hit immediate Russian opposition as the death toll spiked, with more than 120 people reported killed in three days. The Gulf Arab … Continue reading

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Muna Khan: Is it now time for international intervention in Syria?

By: Muna Khan The Arab League has suspended its mission to Damascus due to the violence that continues unabated. Something has to give in Syria. There are likely to be demands for an international intervention but there have been legitimate … Continue reading

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Syria rebels gain foothold in Damascus

By: Jeremy Bowen When the BBC team approached a checkpoint set up by the rebel Free Syria Army in the suburbs of Damascus, masked men with Kalashnikov assault rifles and hand grenades moved towards us – a few of them … Continue reading

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Gulf Arab states, Turkey hold talks over Syria

The Gulf Arab states and Turkey, which have spearheaded regional condemnation of the Syrian leadership for its deadly crackdown on opponents, held talks on the crisis in Istanbul on Saturday. The meeting between the foreign ministers of Turkey and the … Continue reading

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Arab League freezes monitoring mission in Syria-source

The Arab League’s monitoring mission to Syria has been frozen given the escalation of violence in the country, a source at the Arab League told Reuters on Saturday. The mission would remain in Syria, the source said, but would temporarily … Continue reading

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“Executed” corpses dumped in restive Syrian city

By: Alistair Lyon The bodies of 17 men previously held by Syrian security forces have been found in the city of Hama, activists said on Saturday, victims of a deadly struggle between President Bashar al-Assad and those determined to topple … Continue reading

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Syria violence kills over 40

Security forces killed over 40 people in Syria on Friday, activists and residents said, as people in Homs mourned 14 members of a family they said were slain by militiamen in one of the worst sectarian attacks in a 10-month … Continue reading

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Children among 74 dead in 2 days of Syrian turmoil

By: Bassem Mroue and Zeina Karam BEIRUT – Two days of bloody turmoil in Syria killed at least 74 people, including small children, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad shelled residential buildings and fired on crowds in a dramatic … Continue reading

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Oman: Syria crisis must be resolved through peace plan

By: Nour Merza Arabs will not agree to foreign military intervention in Syria, Omani Foreign Minister Yousef bin Alawi said in an interview broadcast on Friday, stressing that the only way to end the crisis was through an Arab League … Continue reading

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