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Russia halts Aleppo strikes in goodwill gesture

Russia halts Aleppo strikes in goodwill gesture

Oct 19, –  It came a day after Russia said there would be an eight-hour “humanitarian pause” in the battered city on Thursday, a move welcomed by the United Nations and the European Union which nevertheless said the ceasefire needed to be longer to allow the delivery of aid. Moscow announced Tuesday that Russian and […]

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UN rights body calls for immediate end to horrific violence in Syria

UN rights body calls for immediate end to horrific violence in Syria

June 15, GENEVA (AP) — The 47-nation U.N. Human Rights Council has again called for an immediate end to the horrific violence in Syria, and demanded that the government cooperate with its investigators. By a vote of 37-1, the U.N’s top human rights forum approved a resolution to condemn the abuses in Syria’s civil war […]

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Syrian Foreign Minister: Assad will remain president until 2014

Syrian Foreign Minister: Assad will remain president until 2014

May 30, BEIRUT (AP) — Any deal reached in such talks would have to be put to a referendum, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem added in a TV interview, introducing a new condition that could complicate efforts by the U.S. and Russia to bring both sides together at an international conference in Geneva, possibly next month. […]

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Russia slams US over ‘odious’ Syria rights resolution

Russia slams US over ‘odious’ Syria rights resolution

May 30, AP – MOSCOW — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov denounced as “odious” a US-backed draft resolution condemning the Syrian government before a debate at the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday and said it would undermine peace efforts. Lavrov said US support for the draft resolution, which would condemn “widespread and systematic gross […]

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US, Turkey, Qatar call for urgent UN rights debate on Syria

US, Turkey, Qatar call for urgent UN rights debate on Syria

GENEVA (AP) — Syria’s Ambassador Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui said the request violates principles of impartiality because it comes from nations that support the rebels battling the government troops. U.N. Human Rights Council President Remigiusz Henczel says the council will decide Tuesday whether to hold the debate Wednesday. The United States, Turkey and Qatar pressed the […]

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