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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 9,164 Views 44 Comments

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

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 3,872 Views 16 Comments

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

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 4,249 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.

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 6,692 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 readies to hand Syria seat to opposition
# Syria
# Syria

Arab League readies to hand Syria seat to opposition

Mar 6th 2013, 9:00 PM 3,191 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.

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 5,455 Views 26 Comments

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

Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting rages
# Civil War
# Civil War

Syria ceasefire in tatters as fighting rages

Oct 27th 2012, 9:41 AM 2,678 Views 9 Comments

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

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 1,152 Views 3 Comments

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

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 2,867 Views 7 Comments

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

UN General Assembly set to denounce Syrian crackdown
# Syria
# Syria

UN General Assembly set to denounce Syrian crackdown

Aug 3rd 2012, 12:00 PM 1,870 Views 19 Comments

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

Kofi Annan resigns as special envoy to Syria
# Resigned
# Resigned

Kofi Annan resigns as special envoy to Syria

Aug 2nd 2012, 4:55 PM 3,091 Views 17 Comments

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

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 1,186 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.

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 2,763 Views 42 Comments

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

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 2,197 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 1,247 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.

Syrian conflict spreads to Lebanon
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian conflict spreads to Lebanon

May 13th 2012, 8:34 PM 3,522 Views 15 Comments

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

Killing of Syrian activists "totally unacceptible" - Annan
# Syria
# Syria

Killing of Syrian activists "totally unacceptible" - Annan

Apr 25th 2012, 9:06 AM 650 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.

Fragile ceasefire comes into effect in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Fragile ceasefire comes into effect in Syria

Apr 12th 2012, 7:59 AM 687 Views 1 Comment

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

Syria: Rebels refuse 'written guarantee' to end fighting
# Syria
# Syria

Syria: Rebels refuse 'written guarantee' to end fighting

Apr 8th 2012, 2:14 PM 673 Views 0 Comments

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

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 503 Views 5 Comments

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

Clashes continue in Syria despite UN statement
# Syria
# Syria

Clashes continue in Syria despite UN statement

Mar 22nd 2012, 6:06 PM 817 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.

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 1,307 Views 8 Comments

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

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 1,729 Views 20 Comments

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

Red Cross seeks to broker Syrian ceasefire
# Syria
# Syria

Red Cross seeks to broker Syrian ceasefire

Feb 20th 2012, 5:09 PM 935 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.

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Feb 12th 2012, 7:49 PM 5,617 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 993 Views 1 Comment

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

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 811 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”.

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 736 Views 42 Comments

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

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 760 Views 6 Comments

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

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 2,387 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.

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 560 Views 1 Comment

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

Arab League halts observer mission in Syria
# Arab Spring
# Arab Spring

Arab League halts observer mission in Syria

Jan 28th 2012, 3:29 PM 882 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.

Syria rejects Arab League plan to end crisis
# Syria
# Syria

Syria rejects Arab League plan to end crisis

Jan 23rd 2012, 3:14 PM 706 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.

Syrian president blames 'foreign conspiracy' for unrest
# Syria
# Syria

Syrian president blames 'foreign conspiracy' for unrest

Jan 10th 2012, 2:22 PM 771 Views 2 Comments

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

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 1,570 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.

Thousands of political prisoners 'released' in Syria
# Syria
# Syria

Thousands of political prisoners 'released' in Syria

Jan 2nd 2012, 6:24 PM 1,267 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 1,415 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Calls for monitors to leave Syria

Jan 1st 2012, 1:25 PM 1,159 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.

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 978 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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