Israel plunged toward a political crisis Tuesday after the largest party in the government quit, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in charge of a hard-line coalition opposed to most Mideast peace moves.
An international conference aimed at salvaging a peace plan for Syria gets under way in Geneva, but differences between the US and Russia remain.
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Turkey tells the UN Security Council that Syria’s shooting down of a Turkish jet is “a threat to peace”, as Nato is set to discuss the incident.
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Two weeks into a cease-fire agreement, there still was no peace in Syria: Security agents in Damascus collected the remains of 10 people killed in a suicide bombing. Activists reported troops firing on protesters. Video showed a crowd carrying a slain boy to U.N. observers as proof of regime violence.
Syria 'in contravention' of peace plan, says UN chief
The Syrian government is "in contravention" of an internationally agreed peace plan, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has warned. Mr Ban "remains deeply troubled" by the continued presence of heavy weapons and troops in Syria's cities as reported by UN …
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UN chief says Syria has not fully complied with peace plan
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) — Syria is not complying with its pledge to withdraw troops and heavy weapons from towns, the United Nations said Thursday, as it highlighted the need for the government to fully commit to a proposed peace plan.
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