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# observers - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Would you like to become an international elections observer?

Who are they and what do they do? looks at Ireland’s role in international elections.

# observers - Saturday 18 August, 2012

The Evening Fix: Saturday Need To Know This post contains videos

The Evening Fix: Saturday

Things we learned, loved and shared today…

Syria: Departing UN observer chief criticises failure to protect civilians

International obligations towards civilians “have not been respected” by either side in Syrian conflict,

# observers - Friday 8 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

UN observers reach town of reported massacre Syria This post contains videos

UN observers reach town of reported massacre

Meanwhile, Syrian troops have been heavily shelling a rebel-held area of Homs.

# observers - Thursday 31 May, 2012

UN chief urges Syria to stop attacks

Ban Ki-Moon said UN observers monitoring the ceasefire were not there to watch the killings of innocent people.

# observers - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Syrians appeal to Irish government as explosion strikes Damascus

Call for Irish government to refer Syrian regime to the International Criminal Court.

# observers - Saturday 19 May, 2012

Car bomb strikes eastern city in Syria

Nine people have reportedly been killed in today’s powerful explosion.

# observers - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

UN observer team evacuated from Syrian town after bombing

Observers came under attack in a northern Syrian town yesterday.

# observers - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

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VIDEO: Bomb strikes UN observer vehicle after attack on funeral

Activists say up to 20 people were killed when Syrian security forces opened fire on a funeral procession.

# observers - Monday 7 May, 2012

Who can become a UN observer?

And what dangers do they face on the ground?

# observers - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Four students killed in assault on Syrian college

Activists say government forces stormed dorms at Aleppo University.

# observers - Monday 16 April, 2012

Shelling begins hours after UN monitors arrive in Syria

United Nations monitors have arrived in Syria in order to observe the four-day-old ceasefire in the country. But fighting is said to have resumed already.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know this morning…

# observers - Friday 13 April, 2012

UN observers expected to monitor Syrian ceasefire

The Security Council is likely to vote today and a force of observers could be in Syria within days.

# observers - Sunday 4 March, 2012

In pictures: Millions head to the polls in Russia Russia This post contains images

In pictures: Millions head to the polls in Russia

Vladimir Putin is expected to cruise to victory, but opponents have alleged vote fraud.

# observers - 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.

# observers - 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.

# observers - 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.

# observers - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# observers - 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.

# observers - 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.

# observers - Friday 18 November, 2011

Syria "agrees to allow observers into the country"

But only in principle, a senior official said. The news comes as France called for the UN Security Council to act against President Bashar Assad.