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#Arab League

# arab-league - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Arab leaders 'denounce and condemn' Trump's stance on Jerusalem amid violent protests

Ministers are demanding the US reverses its decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

# arab-league - Friday 3 May, 2013

The UN's special envoy to Syria is quitting after only eight months

Lakhdar Brahimi only took over from Kofi Annan in September – but is reported to have already handed in his notice.

# arab-league - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Assad warns of 'instability' across region if regime falls

Assad has said the fall of his regime would cause a “domino effect” that would lead to years of instability in the Middle East.

# arab-league - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Syrian opposition in disarray as leader attempts to resign

But matters were confused by the Syrian National Coalition’s refusal to accept Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib’s resignation earlier today.

# arab-league - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Arab League readies to hand Syria seat to opposition

The League called for the opposition National Coalition “to form an executive body to take up Syria’s seat” and attend its summit later this month.

# arab-league - Wednesday 2 January, 2013

Financially-strapped Palestine asks Arab nations to stump up cash

Israel has withheld the usual instalments of tax revenue since Palestine successfully won observer status at the UN.

# arab-league - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting rages

The death toll on the first of of Eid al-Adha reached 146, according to reports.

# arab-league - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Syria: UN envoy calls on government to start truce

Lakhdar Brahimi said that rebel representatives told him they will also observe the truce if the government takes the first step.

# arab-league - Monday 24 September, 2012

Frustration and turmoil as world leaders meet for UN general assembly

Syria, Palestine, Iran’s nuclear program and protests generated by an anti-Islamic film will top the agenda.

# arab-league - Friday 3 August, 2012

UN General Assembly set to denounce Syrian crackdown

The diplomatic effort to solve Syria moves to the General Assembly, where Russia and China cannot veto it.

# arab-league - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Kofi Annan resigns as special envoy to Syria

Annan said he cannot go on when the Security Council provides no backing for his role.

# arab-league - Monday 23 July, 2012

Syria: Government troops fight back against rebels in Damascus

The move is an attempt to take over rebel-held areas in Damascus and Aleppo, two of the biggest cities in the country.

# arab-league - Thursday 19 July, 2012

Russia, China again block UN resolution for sanctions against Syria

The vote – which the West says is “appalling” – put the future of the on-the-ground observer mission in serious doubt.

# arab-league - Sunday 27 May, 2012

Gilmore condemns Syrian massacre while Assad regime pleads innocence

The Tánaiste deplores the attacks in Houda which killed 90, while the Assad government denies responsibility.

Arab League to hold emergency meeting over Syrian massacre

A shelling attack on Houla has killed more than 90 people, including 32 children under the age of 10, according to the UN.

# arab-league - Sunday 13 May, 2012

Syrian conflict spreads to Lebanon

Five people were reportedly killed in Syria today. Meanwhile, pro- and anti-Assad groups clashed in northern Lebanon.

# arab-league - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Killing of Syrian activists "totally unacceptible" - Annan

Kofi Annan told the UN of his concerns over reports of Syrian troops firing on civilians in Hama after UN observers left.

# arab-league - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Fragile ceasefire comes into effect in Syria

A truce brokered by UN envoy Kofi Annan appears to be holding, hours after another deadline passed this morning.

# arab-league - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Syria: Rebels refuse 'written guarantee' to end fighting

It comes as the UN/Arab League special envoy Kofi Annan decried the continuing violence in the country.

# arab-league - Saturday 24 March, 2012

Ex-UN chief Annan heading to China over Syria peace plan

Kofi Annan will meet with Russian and Chinese officials as he continues to promote plans for a Syrian ceasefire.

# arab-league - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Clashes continue in Syria despite UN statement

The UN Security Council has called for a ceasefire to allow dialogue aimed at resolving the crisis and to allow humanitarian aid in.

# arab-league - Tuesday 13 March, 2012

Syrian forces laying mines along refugee routes to Turkey - report

Human Rights Watch says witnesses have seen the Syrian army laying the mines along the borders with Turkey and Lebanon.

# arab-league - Friday 24 February, 2012

Ireland to take part in 'Friends of Syria' conference

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore is in Tunisia for discussions on how to help the Syrian people.

# arab-league - Monday 20 February, 2012

Red Cross seeks to broker Syrian ceasefire

The ICRC says it is engaging with government and opposition groups to work out a deal to end fighting in the most affected areas.

# arab-league - Sunday 12 February, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Sunday

In the Fix: Whitney Houston’s last performance, and Merkozy ‘hijacking’ eurozone policy.

Head of Arab League observer mission to Syria resigns

The 22-member group is considering renewing its mission to Syria amid escalating violence.

# arab-league - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Over a dozen dead as shelling of Syrian city of Homs continues Syria This post contains videos

Over a dozen dead as shelling of Syrian city of Homs continues

Scores of people have died in the last week alone as UN chief Ban Ki Moon said that the failure to agree a resolution on Syria at the UN Security Council has been “disastrous”.

# arab-league - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Syria: Dozens reported dead as shelling of Homs continues Syria This post contains videos

Syria: Dozens reported dead as shelling of Homs continues

The violence comes despite more assurances from president Bashar Assad to end the bombardment and start dialogue with rebel fighters.

# arab-league - Monday 6 February, 2012

More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs

Meanwhile, the US has called China and Russia’s veto on a UN resolution on Syria a “travesty”.

# arab-league - Saturday 4 February, 2012

China and Russia veto UN security council resolution on Syria

Today’s vote follows days of negotiations and came amid reports of heavy casualties in Homs after Syrian forces fired mortars and artillery.

# arab-league - Monday 30 January, 2012

Syrian troops storm rebel strongholds near Damascus, 62 reported dead

The widescale offensive near the capital suggested the regime is worried that military defectors could close in on Damascus.

# arab-league - Saturday 28 January, 2012

Arab League halts observer mission in Syria

The mission sharply criticised the regime of President Bashar Assad for the escalating violence which has killed at least 80 people across the country.

# arab-league - Monday 23 January, 2012

Syria rejects Arab League plan to end crisis

The country objected to the plan, saying it is a violation of Syrian sovereignty. The news comes as 11 die in clashes at the weekend.

# arab-league - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Syrian president blames 'foreign conspiracy' for unrest

Bashar Assad also warned that ‘terrorism’ would be tackled with an “iron fist” in today’s televised address.

# arab-league - Saturday 7 January, 2012

Syria: Government vows to respond with 'iron fist' to terrorist threats

The announcement comes following the deaths of 26 people in an apparent suicide bombing in a Damascus neighbourhood that has witnessed anti-regime protests.

# arab-league - Monday 2 January, 2012

Thousands of political prisoners 'released' in Syria

The Arab League said 3,500 prisoners had been freed – but killings of protesters continue in a bloody crackdown.

Arab League's own parliament calls on observers to leave Syria

The Arab Parliament, which advises the 22-nation bloc, says the presence of observers is distracting from the violence.

The 9 at 9: Bank Holiday Monday

Nine things to know by 9am: Mullingar assault victim dies, warnings of black ice on roads, how former taoisigh feel the pinch… and a hint for finding a lost wedding ring…

# arab-league - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Calls for monitors to leave Syria

The calls have come from an Arab League advisory body, as human rights groups say that deaths are continuing during clashes in the country.

# arab-league - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Four Syrian soldiers killed as Arab League begins second day of observing

Human Rights Watch has accused Syrian authorities of hiding hundreds of detainees from the observers now in the country.

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