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Gulf urges intervention to ‘rescue’ Syrians

The Gulf Cooperation Council urged the international community Saturday to intervene immediately to “rescue” the Syrian people from their government’s “oppression”. “The genocide, and grave human rights violations, faced by the Syrian people necessitate an immediate intervention by the international community,” GCC secretary general Abdullatif al-Zayani said. The intervention would…

Sarin: a lethal nerve gas that kills in minutes

Sarin, a deadly nerve gas which the United States now says the Syrian regime has used against rebel forces, was developed by Nazi scientists in 1938. Originally conceived as a pesticide, sarin was used by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s regime to gas thousands of Kurds in the northern town of…

UN chief urges ‘maximum restraint’ from Syria regime

United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon urged “maximum restraint” from the Syrian regime and cooperation from the opposition Monday as UN military observers began to monitor a fragile ceasefire. “It is very important that the cessation of violence must continue,” he said at a news conference in Brussels. “The Syrian authoritiesmust exercise maximum restraint” and “the opposition forces should…

Clinton in Saudi push to end crackdown in Syria

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was holding talks in Riyadh Friday with Saudi leaders as she kicked off a two-country tour aimed at raising pressure on the Syrian regime, the US embassy here said. “Mrs Clinton has arrived in Riyadh for talks with senior Saudi officials,” an embassy spokesman said. The US…

Syria: leaked documents reveal Bashar al-Assad’s role in crushing protests

Documents leaked by defector from Syrian regime show that Assad personally signed off on security crackdown plans. Leaks of what appear to be official Syrian documents reveal how the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, personally signs off plans drawn up by his government’s crisis management centre, prioritising a security crackdown to…

China rejects U.S. accusations it protects Syrian regime

China Monday rejected US accusations that Beijing and Moscow were responsible for protecting the Syrian regime, after they vetoed a UN resolution condemning Damascus for its crackdown on protests. “China does not accept the accusations” of the United States on the Syrian veto, foreign ministry spokesman Liu Weimin told reporters.…

U.S. may close embassy in Syria as violence mounts

WASHINGTON — The United States is considering closing its embassy in Damascus over increasing safety concerns as the death toll mounts in the Syrian regime’s crackdown on protests, US officials said Friday. “We are considering closing the embassy due to the deteriorating security situation in Syria, and our increasing concern…

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