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# arab-league - Sunday 10 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 10th 2017, 8:17 AM 9,138 Views 44 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

May 3rd 2013, 4:07 PM 3,858 Views 16 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Assad warns of 'instability' across region if regime falls

Apr 6th 2013, 1:34 PM 4,237 Views 90 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian opposition in disarray as leader attempts to resign

Mar 24th 2013, 7:46 PM 6,677 Views 13 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Arab League readies to hand Syria seat to opposition

Mar 6th 2013, 9:00 PM 3,179 Views 5 Comments

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
# Middle East
# Middle East

Financially-strapped Palestine asks Arab nations to stump up cash

Jan 2nd 2013, 4:06 PM 5,443 Views 26 Comments

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
# Civil War
# Civil War

Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting rages

Oct 27th 2012, 9:41 AM 2,652 Views 9 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: UN envoy calls on government to start truce

Oct 18th 2012, 10:39 AM 1,142 Views 3 Comments

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
# United Nations
# United Nations

Frustration and turmoil as world leaders meet for UN general assembly

Sep 24th 2012, 8:27 AM 2,852 Views 7 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

UN General Assembly set to denounce Syrian crackdown

Aug 3rd 2012, 12:00 PM 1,853 Views 19 Comments

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
# Resigned
# Resigned

Kofi Annan resigns as special envoy to Syria

Aug 2nd 2012, 4:55 PM 3,075 Views 17 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: Government troops fight back against rebels in Damascus

Jul 23rd 2012, 9:18 AM 1,176 Views 5 Comments

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
# Strike Three
# Strike Three

Russia, China again block UN resolution for sanctions against Syria

Jul 19th 2012, 8:16 PM 2,746 Views 42 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Gilmore condemns Syrian massacre while Assad regime pleads innocence

May 27th 2012, 6:32 PM 2,189 Views 19 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Arab League to hold emergency meeting over Syrian massacre

May 27th 2012, 9:31 AM 1,237 Views 16 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian conflict spreads to Lebanon

May 13th 2012, 8:34 PM 3,504 Views 15 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Killing of Syrian activists "totally unacceptible" - Annan

Apr 25th 2012, 9:06 AM 637 Views 2 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Fragile ceasefire comes into effect in Syria

Apr 12th 2012, 7:59 AM 666 Views 1 Comment

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
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: Rebels refuse 'written guarantee' to end fighting

Apr 8th 2012, 2:14 PM 664 Views 0 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Mar 24th 2012, 9:38 AM 492 Views 5 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Clashes continue in Syria despite UN statement

Mar 22nd 2012, 6:06 PM 806 Views 0 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian forces laying mines along refugee routes to Turkey - report

Mar 13th 2012, 2:36 PM 1,290 Views 8 Comments

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
# Action
# Action

Ireland to take part in 'Friends of Syria' conference

Feb 24th 2012, 8:50 AM 1,706 Views 20 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Red Cross seeks to broker Syrian ceasefire

Feb 20th 2012, 5:09 PM 920 Views 3 Comments

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

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Feb 12th 2012, 7:49 PM 5,604 Views 0 Comments

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

Head of Arab League observer mission to Syria resigns
# Syria
# Syria

Head of Arab League observer mission to Syria resigns

Feb 12th 2012, 2:35 PM 984 Views 1 Comment

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
# Syria

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

Feb 9th 2012, 8:53 AM 791 Views 15 Comments

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
# Syria

Syria: Dozens reported dead as shelling of Homs continues

Feb 8th 2012, 9:08 AM 716 Views 42 Comments

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
# Violence
# Violence

More deaths as shelling continues in Syrian city of Homs

Feb 6th 2012, 8:05 AM 745 Views 6 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

China and Russia veto UN security council resolution on Syria

Feb 4th 2012, 7:19 PM 2,373 Views 53 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian troops storm rebel strongholds near Damascus, 62 reported dead

Jan 30th 2012, 7:35 AM 551 Views 1 Comment

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
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Arab League halts observer mission in Syria

Jan 28th 2012, 3:29 PM 871 Views 5 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Syria rejects Arab League plan to end crisis

Jan 23rd 2012, 3:14 PM 698 Views 4 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian president blames 'foreign conspiracy' for unrest

Jan 10th 2012, 2:22 PM 759 Views 2 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Jan 7th 2012, 6:57 PM 1,564 Views 4 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

Thousands of political prisoners 'released' in Syria

Jan 2nd 2012, 6:24 PM 1,257 Views 0 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Jan 2nd 2012, 11:47 AM 1,404 Views 3 Comments

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

# arab-league - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Calls for monitors to leave Syria
# Advisory Body
# Advisory Body

Calls for monitors to leave Syria

Jan 1st 2012, 1:25 PM 1,151 Views 0 Comments

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
# Syria
# Syria

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

Dec 28th 2011, 10:49 AM 965 Views 1 Comment

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

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