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Obama slams ‘incapacity’ of UN Security Council on Syria

US President Barack Obama on Friday slammed the “incapacity” of the UN Security Council to act on Syria and warned the world must not be “paralyzed” on responding to a chemical weapons attack. “What we have seen so far at least is an incapacity at this point for the Security…

UN Security Council votes to send troops to Syria to enforce ceasefire

Conal Urquhart, guardian.co.uk The UN security council has voted unanimously to send to 30 military observers to Syria to monitor the country’s fragile ceasefire. Russia and China joined the other 13 security council members and voted in favour of the draft resolution on Saturday. Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to the…

Gulf states pull observers out of Syria

Gulf states on Tuesday followed Saudi Arabia’s lead in pulling their observers out of Syria, while urging the UN Security Council to pile pressure on Damascus to end its crackdown on dissent. “Gulf Cooperation Council states have decided to follow Saudi Arabia’s decision to pull out its observers from the Arab League mission in Syria,” the…

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