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Column: Can new peace negotiations end Syria's three-year nightmare?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Can new peace negotiations end Syria's three-year nightmare?

Jan 21st 2014, 7:30 PM 69 Views 21 Comments

For the first time, tomorrow representatives of Bashar Al Assad will meet with the western-backed opposition for talks. This presents an historic opportunity to end a war that threatens to engulf the wider Middle East in conflict, writes Maurice McQuillan.

Column: Those Syrian children are dead because the world didn't try to save them
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# Opinion

Column: Those Syrian children are dead because the world didn't try to save them

Aug 23rd 2013, 9:53 AM 98 Views 90 Comments

Using chemical weapons and targeting innocent civilians are war crimes. But so is silence – and every day we sit back while this slaughter continues is another day that we have facilitated the killing of innocent people, writes Maurice McQuillan.