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Kofi Annan attacks Russia and west’s ‘destructive competition’ over Syria

By: Ian Black Kofi Annan has issued a blunt warning that Syria will face a spreading civil war and risk a spillover of the conflict unless Russia, the west and Arab states end their “destructive competition” to force a ceasefire … Continue reading

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Syria-gate? WikiLeaks’ latest drop of secret files

By: Jim Maceda LONDON – It was another mega-download moment brought to you by WikiLeaks. On Thursday, at the progressive journalists hub in London called the Frontline Club, the group of whistleblowers officially announced the release of their latest massive … Continue reading

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Syria intervention talk shot down

Russia and Germany said yesterday it was premature to speculate about a military intervention in Syria. Their statements come after French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that use of force could not be excluded in Syria, as long as it … Continue reading

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Analysis: Russia holding firm in Syria crisis

In the face of increasingly harsh criticism from the West, Russia is holding firm in its opposition to international intervention in Syria, warning the U.S. and other nations against any temptation to resort to actions like the NATO airstrikes in … Continue reading

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UN Sets Symbolic Censure of Syria’s Assad as Forces Shell Homs

By: Flavia Krause-Jackson and Nicole Gaouette The United Nations will show more gum than teeth today with a planned 3 p.m. vote on a non-binding resolution denouncing Syria’s Bashar al-Assad that shows the world body’s inability to stem the bloodshed. … Continue reading

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