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Syria unrest

UN, Arab League to get stronger observer mandate in Syria
The Arab League and UN are considering a joint mission to Syria. It must be stronger in numbers and equipment, and the mandate different. President Assad agreed to resume the mission during the Russian foreign minister’s visit to the embattled state.

09.02.2012 06:07

UN resolution would have brought no peace to Syria – Medvedev
President Medvedev has clarified the reasons behind Moscow’s veto on the UN resolution on Syria for the prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

08.02.2012 20:48

Syrian opposition getting 'daily shipments' of arms
With recent reports of fierce fighting in Homs, many wonder where the opposition is getting so many arms from. No wonder, argues Professor Ibrahim Alloush, as “weaponry is being smuggled into Syria in large quantities from all over the place.”

08.02.2012 19:44

‘Stop acting like an elephant in a china shop’ – Putin
Speaking out against foreign intervention in internal conflicts, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says people should be able to determine their own futures freely.

08.02.2012 15:55

This is how we roll: FSA shows off APC (VIDEO)
Syrian rebels are rolling out armored hardware in their battle against government forces, if this footage is an indicator of the situations in Homs.

08.02.2012 13:33

Syria: White House preaches peace as Pentagon preps for war
The White House is saying “no” to arming opposition and other military involvement in the Syrian conflict – for the moment. Pentagon and US Central Command launched a review of US military capabilities in case that “no” turns a “yes.”

08.02.2012 13:23

Death and diplomacy: Homs on the brink
Homs is now the physical and political frontline of the unrest engulfing Syria. Heavy fighting continues for the fifth straight day in the rebel stronghold city, 165 kilometers north of Damascus.

08.02.2012 12:19

Ambassadors' retreat from Syria 'incomprehensible' - Lavrov
As international efforts to bring an end to Syria's 11-month political crisis falters, Russia says the decision by some countries to remove their ambassadors only complicates matters.

08.02.2012 11:54

Ta-ta Qatar? A storm in a media teacup
Better keep checking your Google map the next couple of days just to see if Qatar continues to occupy its customary place on the Persian Gulf - because if certain media reports are to be believed, the chances of this happening seem decidedly slim!

07.02.2012 20:15