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  1. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria poses challenge for Obama's ambassador to UN, Samantha Power

    Posted Sep 24th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... in Ireland, must negotiate for peace in a new public role as Obama's ambassador to the UN. The president's abrupt decision not to use force in Syria has thrust her into the middle of talks ... is the lead American negotiator in the difficult, gritty business of arguing with the Russians, Syria's patrons. Even her supporters wonder if she will be tough enough. US Secretary of State John ...

  2. News - World - SYRIA

    UN says chemical weapons inspectors to visit three Syrian sites

    Posted Aug 01st 2013, 03:49am by Reuters

    ... Reuters at the United Nations Syria has agreed to allow UN inspectors to visit three sites to investigate accusations of chemical weapons use during the country’s 2-year-old civil war, ... of Syria, the mission will travel to Syria as soon as possible to contemporaneously investigate three of the reported incidents “On the basis of the information evaluated by the mission to date ...

  3. News - World - SYRIA

    Russia plays down uproar over Syria arms sales

    Posted May 17th 2013, 11:48pm by AFP

    ... UN, Russia agree to hold Syria peace conference 'as soon as possible' Russia’s foreign minister said on Friday he did not understand the international uproar created by Moscow’s ... “We have not hidden that we supply weapons to Syria under signed contracts, without violating any international agreements, or our own legislation.” Lavrov said during a joint press appearance ...

  4. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria dismisses US, UK chemical weapons claims as lie

    Posted Apr 28th 2013, 10:41am by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Syria on Saturday dismissed as a “barefaced lie” US and British claims it may have used chemical weapons, as staunch ally Russia warned against using such fears to intervene militarily ... Minister Omran al-Zohbi said in an interview published on the Kremlin-funded Russia Today’s website . “I want to stress one more time that Syria would never use it - not only because of its ...

  5. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria rebels on offensive as UN rights chief calls for action

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 02:23pm by Agence France-Presse in Damascus

    ... Rebels have heightened their offensive in northern Syria, attacking Aleppo airport and two airbases, as the UN rights chief urged international action against President Bashar al-Assad. ... but with serious escalation so far contained. Northwestern Syria has meanwhile fallen into a security vacuum, illustrated by reports on Saturday that more than 300 people were abducted in tit-for-tat ...

  6. News - World - SYRIA

    Syria arms suppliers spreading ‘misery’, Ban says

    Posted Sep 05th 2012, 09:11am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... Agence France-Presse in New York UN leader Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday accused countries who send arms to Syria of spreading “misery” as he called for greater international efforts to end ... on Saturday that the death toll in Syria was “staggering” and also called for united efforts on the conflict. Brahimi said he would go to Damascus “in a few days” but warned that the conflict ...

  7. News - World - SYRIA

    UN agency forecasts exodus of 700,000 refugees from Syria

    Posted Sep 28th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Beirut, Lebanon Revolutionary press flourishes in Syria Up to 700,000 refugees may flee Syria by the end of the year, the UN refugee agency said yesterday, escaping ... violence as President Bashar al-Assad has responded to rebel military gains with air strikes and artillery bombardment. Activists said more than 300 people were killed in Syria on Wednesday ...

  8. News - World - SYRIA

    UN peace envoy on first visit to Syria

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Damascus UN peace envoy on first visit to Syria International peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi arrived in Syria yesterday on his first visit to the strife-torn country since his appointment two weeks ago. "During his visit to Syria, Mr Brahimi will hold talks with the government and with representatives of the Syrian opposition and civil society," ...

  9. News - World - SYRIA

    Brahimi set to replace Annan as Syria peace broker

    Posted Aug 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Reuters in New York Brahimi to replace Annan as mediator on Syria and will take fresh approach Veteran Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi has agreed to replace Kofi Annan as the international mediator on Syria, though he intends to take a fresh approach as the 17-month-old conflict slips deeper into civil war, UN sources said Annan, a former UN secretary general and Nobel Peace ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Orwellian echoes in a post-UN world

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 03:15am by TIM COLLARD

    ... be seeing the emergence, not of a multipolar world, but of a tripolar one From Yugoslavia in the 1990s, through Iraq, to Libya and Syria in more recent times, it has become impossible to reach ...




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