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The irreconcilable paradox of calls to strike Syria

When Barack Obama announced his determination to strike the Syrian government after it allegedly deployed chemical weapons against civilians, he explained his rationale. “Out of the ashes of world war, we built an international order and enforced…  …

Arab states call for Syria to end violence

Arab states pushed for the Syrian government to end violence and hold talks with the opposition, while urging regime foes to unite, in a draft resolution obtained on Tuesday at the start of landmark regional talks in Iraq. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime is carrying out a bloody crackdown on…

Russia opposes ‘unbalanced’ new UN draft on Syria

Russia said Friday it opposed an “unbalanced” UN draft resolution on the Syria crisis because it did not contain a call for a simultaneous halt in violence by the government and rebels. “We cannot agree with the draft resolution in the form it is being presented in today. The text…

China calls on both sides to end Syria violence

China on Sunday called on the Syrian government and other “parties concerned” to cease all acts of violence and seek a peaceful resolution to the crisis, Xinhua reported, citing the Chinese foreign ministry. The state news agency said the ministry had released a statement, attributed to an unnamed official, calling for dialogue between the regime and those expressing “political…

UN handed list of Syria crimes against humanity suspects

International investigators on Thursday handed the UN a list of Syrian officials suspected of crimes against humanity, as a defiant regime brushed off an outcry over the killing of two journalists. Fifty-two people were killed across the country, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, as activists spoke of…

New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid dies in Syria

(Reuters) – Pulitzer-prize winning New York Times foreign correspondent Anthony Shadid died on Thursday in Syria of an apparent asthma attack, the newspaper reported. Shadid, 43, was on a reporting assignment in eastern Syria when he died, according to an obituary posted on the Times web site. It said Shadid…

Army attacks Syria’s Homs, 200 killed: activists

The Syrian army unleashed a massive attack on the city of Homs early Saturday, bombing the protest hub and killing at least 260 people in a bloody “massacre”, activists and witnesses said. The Syrian government denied involvement in the violence, blaming “armed gunmen”, as television stations showed images of bodies…

Thousands in Syria rally against Arab sanctions

Tens of thousands of Syrians demonstrated in the capital Monday against the Arab League decision to impose crippling sanctions onPresident Bashar al-Assad’s regime, an AFP correspondent reported. Protesters waved Syrian flags and carried giant portraits of the embattled leader as they belted nationalistic songs in Damascus’ central Sabaa Bahrat square. “The people…

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