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A Diplomatic Surge for Syria?

Simon Adams | Posted 04.11.2012 | World
Simon Adams

Last weekend's double veto should have put a nail in the coffin of the idea that Russian opposition to UN Security Council action in Syria was about post-Libya fallout and the "Responsibility to Protect." The veto was about arms, allies and power. Nothing more, nothing less.

Onslaught In Syria's Homs Continues

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Syrian forces thrusting into the rebellious city of Homs on Wednesday killed at least ...

Syria's Long Winter

Bama Athreya | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Bama Athreya

Civilian protection must be the primary concern and focus of any new multilateral proposal for Syria -- and this means putting together a deal that brings an end to the violence.

Warm Welcome For Russian Envoy Amid Shelling In Syria

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 04.08.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Days after blocking a U.S.-backed peace plan at the U.N., senior Russian officials pushed for reforms Tuesday during an emergency meeti...

Russia, China Veto UN Resolution On Syria

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2012 | World

Russia and China blocked a new UN Security Resolution on the crisis in Syria. This is breaking news. Check back later for updates. ...

Russia, China Veto UN Resolution On Syria

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2012 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Russia and China joined forces in a double veto on Saturday to knock down a Western-Arab U.N...

Russia Veto

Simon Adams | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Simon Adams

Diplomacy is a shadowy and unpredictable business, but one thing is certain. If Russia uses its veto this week to block a second UN Security Council resolution on Syria, innocent people will die.

Envoys: UN Close To Deal On Syria Resolution

Reuters | Posted 04.03.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Several U.N. Security Council members said they were close to a deal on Thursday on the wording of a dr...

Russia Will Not Stop Arms Sales To Syria

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 04.03.2012 | World

BEIRUT (AP) - Russia will not stop selling arms to Syria, a top defense official said Thursday, as Moscow stands by its longtime ally despite mounting...

Qatar, Arab League Urge UN Council To Act On Syria

Reuters | Posted 04.01.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31 (Reuters) - The head of the Arab League and the prime minister of Qatar urged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to take sw...

Russia Warns West To Keep Hands Off Syria

Reuters | Posted 03.28.2012 | World

* Call for Assad to cede power a barrier to Russian backing at U.N. * Putin determined to avoid precedent as he plans Kremlin return ...

Russia Reportedly Selling Combat Jets To Syria

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 03.24.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russia has signed a contract to sell combat jets to Syria, a newspaper reported Monday, in apparent support for President Bashar Assad ...

Despite Bloodshed, Russia Keeps Up Support For Assad Regime

Reuters | Posted 03.18.2012 | World

By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Russia signalled on Tuesday it would not make major concessions over its draft Security ...

Moscow's Position: A Message to the Regime and Opposition in Syria

Raghida Dergham | Posted 02.22.2012 | World
Raghida Dergham

Today, the world is watching in terror as the Syrian authorities step up their crackdown on the protesters and as the odds for Syria sliding into civil war soar to new heights with dissent being forced into becoming an armed insurgency.

Russia Shifts Stand On Syria

Reuters | Posted 02.15.2012 | World

PARIS, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Russia's draft U.N. Security Council resolution on Syria is unacceptable to France, but Moscow's recognition that the body...

Russian FM Fears Civil War In Syria

AP | Posted 01.17.2012 | World

By ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY -- The Associated Press BEIRUT -- Syria's allies in Russia called for urgent talks Thursday between Damascus and the opposi...