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Assad’s fall ‘a matter of time’

July 27th, 2012 Comments off

The former head of the UN mission in Syria says President Assad’s fall is “only a matter of time”, as Syrian forces renew an assault on Aleppo.
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Russia overrdides the US & allies to extend UN mission in Syria

July 20th, 2012 Comments off

Britain earlier proposal to extend UNSMIS for a “final” time for 30 days…. was shot down by Russia.Yesterday, Moscow vetoed a Western-backed resolution which threatened among other things, sanctions against President Assad if he does not end the use of heavy weapons in the conflict…with Chptr. VII and all.
Russia supported a Pakistani draft resolution which stipulated to extend the UNSMIS’ mission for 45 days but WITHOUT any conditions on renewal!



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West ‘appalled’ by UN Syria veto

July 19th, 2012 Comments off

Russia and China reject a UN resolution proposing sanctions on Syria, as President Assad appears in public for the first time after a Damascus bomb.
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‘Bomb kills’ top Syrian ministers

July 18th, 2012 Comments off

Syria’s defence minister, President Assad’s brother-in-law and the head of the crisis management office are killed in a suicide bombing, state TV says.
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Syria envoy defector ‘in Qatar’

July 12th, 2012 Comments off

Syria’s ambassador to Iraq – the first senior diplomat to abandon President Assad for the opposition – is now in Qatar, Iraq’s foreign minister says.
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Syria envoy ready for Assad talks

July 9th, 2012 Comments off

UN envoy Kofi Annan will hold talks with Syria’s President Assad, as peace efforts shift from bringing about a truce to fostering political dialogue.
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US ‘destabilising Syria’ – Assad

July 8th, 2012 Comments off

President Assad accuses the US of helping to destabilise his country by providing political protection for “gangs” inside Syria.
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Syria Manaf Tlas defection ‘hard blow’ for Assad – BBC News

July 6th, 2012 Comments off

BBC News

Syria Manaf Tlas defection 'hard blow' for Assad
BBC News
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius tells the Friends of Syria meeting after Brig Gen Manaf Tlas' defection: "The regime is unsustainable." A Syrian general close to President Assad has defected, delivering "a hard blow for the regime",
Syria crisis: top defection as 'Friends of Syria' meet – live updatesThe Guardian
In Paris, News of Defection Prompts Calls for SanctionsVoice of America
Senior Syrian military officer defectsWashington Post
Reuters –Christian Science Monitor –USA TODAY
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Desertion ‘hard blow’ for Syria

July 6th, 2012 Comments off

A Syrian general close to President Assad has defected, delivering “a hard blow for the regime”, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says.
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Blasts rock main Damascus court

June 28th, 2012 Comments off

Explosions rock the main court in Syria’s capital, Damascus, in what appears to be a symbolic strike at the heart of the authority of President Assad.
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