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Syria unrest

UN passes symbolic condemnation of Syrian government
The UN General Assembly has called on Syrian President Assad to step down. The resolution passed Thursday is worded similarly to a document vetoed in the UN Security Council by Russia and China. The adopted resolution has no executive power.

16.02.2012 21:27

Pro-Assad Imam shot dead in Damascus
A leading religious figure has been assassinated in the conservative Midan area of the Syrian capital Damascus.

16.02.2012 14:19

US double standards: Indirectly arming Syrian rebels?
The conflict in Syria is intensifying and the UN is unable to agree on a solution to end the bloodshed. Meanwhile, US politicians are calling to arm opposition forces, amid suspicions the US may already be supplying weapons through its Arab allies.

16.02.2012 12:24

UN stalemate over Syria resolution
The UN General Assembly is due to vote on a second draft resolution stipulating the removal of President Assad to end the spiraling violence in Syria. It is the third attempt at passing a resolution after China and Russia vetoed the first two.

16.02.2012 06:41

‘Elections in Syria better late than never’ - Lavrov
As Syrian authorities announce the adoption of a new constitution, Russian and European diplomats discuss a new UN Security Council resolution aimed at ending the civil strife in the embattled Arab republic.

15.02.2012 14:47

Syrian referendum on new constitution announced for 26 Feb.
Syrian state TV has announced the government will hold a referendum on a new constitution on February 26, in an attempt to end the conflict that has wracked the country for 11 months.

15.02.2012 09:31

‘Assad must go to save Syria from intervention’
Syrian President Bashar Assad should resign if he doesn’t want to repeat the fate of Iraq’s Saddam Hussein and Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi, while Russia and China should help him to do so, the Middle East expert Tariq Ali told RT.

15.02.2012 09:03

Short sighted West eyes Syria on the brink
The situation in Syria is on a knife-edge, with reports of militants arriving in the country there are fears of an escalation in the conflict. Yet, the UN and West’s condemnation of Government crackdowns lays the blame at the feet of President Assad.

15.02.2012 07:57

Peacekeeping déjà vu: Arab League pushes Syria the Libyan way – Lavrov
A case is being built to justify a Libya-style military intervention in Syria, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. The FM warned against attempts to exclude Damascus from international peace efforts.

14.02.2012 19:11