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#Arab League

# arab-league - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

'Whitewash' - Protests rage in Syria as Arab League monitors arrive

President Bashar Assad’s regime continues to crack down on protesters as he resists pressure to step down. Nearly 300 civilians have been killed in the last ten days alone.

Arab monitors head to Syria, opposition skeptical

President Bashar Assad’s regime has intensified its crackdown on dissent as the Arab League sends monitors into Syria.

# arab-league - Monday 26 December, 2011

Arab League monitors due in Syria as violence escalates

Activists have claimed that between 13 and 20 people have been killed in the city of Homs today.

# arab-league - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

At least 150 dead after two days of violence in Syria

Activists have said that 84 people died on Tuesday as security forces opened fire on protesters and army defectors.

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The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# arab-league - Tuesday 20 December, 2011

Tánaiste calls for Syrian president to step down

Eamon Gilmore has spoken out in support of opposition groups amid a brutal crackdown on anti-regime protests.

Dozens of Syrian army deserters shot - reports

Soldiers attempting to desert the Syrian army and join anti-government protests have been gunned down, according human rights groups.

# arab-league - Monday 12 December, 2011

Arab League condemns Gingrich's Palestinian remark US

Arab League condemns Gingrich's Palestinian remark

The Arab League has branded the US presidential hopeful’s comment that Palestinians were an “invented” people as a racist, cheap stunt designed to get votes.

# arab-league - Tuesday 6 December, 2011

US diplomat to return to Syria following withdrawal over security fears

Ambassador Robert Ford is to head back to Syria. He was withdrawn in October after being criticised by Syria over

# arab-league - Monday 5 December, 2011

Syria accepts Arab League's observer mission request

Over 4,000 people have died since the uprising began in mid-March.

# arab-league - Saturday 3 December, 2011

25 killed in fresh Syrian violence

Sanctions by the EU, US and Arab League have so far failed to push the Syrian government to cease its violent crackdown on protesters.

# arab-league - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

Turkey hits Syria with sanctions, freezes assets of Assad's regime

Turkey – Syria largest trading partner – has announced that it will apply a range of economic and financial sanctions on Syria over of its failure to cease its brutal eight-month crackdown on protesters.

# arab-league - Monday 28 November, 2011

Children tortured, killed during Syrian regime's crackdown: UN

UN Human Rights Council says its investigation into human rights abuse claims has found that at least 256 children were killed and that some were tortured to death.

# arab-league - Sunday 27 November, 2011

Arab League approves unprecedented sanctions on Syria

The sanctions are the latest in a growing wave of international pressure pushing Syria to end its violent suppression of protests against President Bashar Assad.

# arab-league - Friday 25 November, 2011

Syria defies Arab League deadline

The Arab League warned Syria yesterday that it had 24 hours to sign up to a protocol allowing human rights observers into the country or face economic sanctions.

# arab-league - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Arab League issues ultimatum to Syria over violent crackdown

Syria has one day to sign an agreement allowing observers into the country or face economic sanctions.

# arab-league - Sunday 20 November, 2011

Arab League rejects Syrian changes to peace plan

The Arab League has said that the Syrian government has changed the peace plan and altered its essence.

Syrian ruling party building hit by grenades in capital Damascus

The attack marks the first significant attack on a government building in relatively quiet central Damascus.

# arab-league - Saturday 19 November, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning…

# arab-league - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Arab League gives Syria deadline to end 'repression'

Syria has been given three days to end violence against protesters or face sanctions.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# arab-league - Tuesday 15 November, 2011

November set to be Syria's bloodiest month as dozens more die in clashes

Human rights organisations say that up to 90 people died in the past 24 hours in clashes between civilians and security forces, and soldiers and army defectors.

# arab-league - Sunday 13 November, 2011

Syria calls for Arab summit on deepening unrest

Saturday’s raids on the Saudi and Qatari raids have been condemned while thousands of pro-regime supporters take to the streets.

# arab-league - Saturday 12 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Catch up on the day’s biggest stories – as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

Arab League suspends Syria's membership over crackdown

League putting pressure on Syrian government to stop using violence against its civilians – as it had agreed to do under a recent peace deal.

# arab-league - Sunday 6 November, 2011

Syrian troops kill 11 despite Arab League accord

Under the Arab League plan, Syria’s government agreed to pull tanks and armored vehicles out of cities, release political prisoners and allow journalists and rights groups into the country.

# arab-league - Friday 4 November, 2011

Syrian forces continue to strike protesters despite deal to end violence

Activists say that nine anti-Assad regime protesters were killed by Syrian security forces today.

# arab-league - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Syrian tanks fire on Homs, defy Arab-brokered deal

At least 12 people have been killed in the city of Homs today.

# arab-league - Thursday 27 October, 2011

UN mandate on Libya to cease next week

The United Nations has voted to lift the no-fly zone over Libya on October 31, as well as end its authorisation of military action to protect civilians.

# arab-league - Sunday 16 October, 2011

Arab League to discuss suspending Syria

Officials have called an emergency meeting to discuss putting more pressure on Syria’s government to end its bloody crackdown on anti-regime protesters.

# arab-league - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Palestinians get Arab League boost for UN drive

The Palestinian authorities plan to seek full membership at the United Nations this autumn.

# arab-league - Sunday 13 March, 2011

Gaddafi forces "cleanse" oil town of rebel gangs

Troops loyal to the Libyan leader say they have won back control of Brega, a strategic oil town 170km from Tripoli.

# arab-league - Saturday 12 March, 2011

EU foreign chief to meet Arab League over Libyan conflict

Catherine Ashton will meet leaders from the Arab world, and discuss the prospect of a no-fly zone over Libya.