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Human Rights Watch Says Syria Is Defying The UN By Using Barrel Bombs

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 09.29.2014 | World

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government is still indiscriminately bombing civilians with explosives-filled barrels in defiance of a U.N. Security Counci...

Joshua Hersh

Syria's Humanitarian Quagmire Worsens, U.N. Official Reports | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- In this small Turkish city near Syria's northern border, aid workers complain that the humanitarian disaster unfolding just 45 mi...

UN Resolution Not Expected To Include Threat Of Force Against Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The United States does not expect a U.N. Security Council resolution ...

UN: Syrian War Crimes Worsen In Territory Battles

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | World

(Adds detail from report) By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Sept 11 (Reuters) - U.N. human rights investigators said on Wedn...

UK, France, U.S. To Table New UN Resolution On Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | World

By William James and Andrew Osborn LONDON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Britain, France and the United States will try to win s...

Syria Pleads With UN To Stop Strike

Reuters | Posted 11.01.2013 | World

BEIRUT, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Syria has asked the United Nations to prevent "any aggression" against Syria following a call over the weekend by U.S. Pr...

Syria Chemical Inspections 'Too Late To Be Credible,' U.S. Official Says

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

* Syria says US intervention would be "no picnic" * Iran warns of severe consequences * Syria suggests access will not be granted to chemical at...

Syria Says It Will Allow UN Inspectors To Visit Supposed Attack Sites

AP | LEE KEATH and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria agreed Sunday to a U.N. investigation into last week's alleged chemical weapons attack outside Damascus – a deal a...

The Path We Should Follow After Syria Crosses the Red Line

Don Kraus | Posted 07.01.2013 | World
Don Kraus

But politicians seem more concerned about U.S. credibility than suffering Syrians. So what's next for Washington? If I were president, I'd try to carefully navigate between two horrendous mistakes my predecessors made.

Save The Children: Nearly 2 Million Syrian Kids In Need Of Aid

Reuters | Posted 06.09.2013 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, April 8 (Reuters) - The aid group Save the Children pleaded with members of the U.N. Security Cou...

U.N. Pulls Non-Essential International Staff From Syria | Posted 02.02.2013 | World

BEIRUT (AP) -- The United Nations says it is pulling out all non-essential international staff from Syria due to security issues in the civil war-stru...

U.N. Chief Urges End To Syria Crisis

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 11.25.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon demanded international action to stop the war in Syria, telling a somber gathering of world leade...

U.N. Confirms Brahimi Is New Syria Envoy

Reuters | Posted 10.17.2012 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17 (Reuters) - The United Nations on Friday confirmed that veteran Algerian d...

France: U.N. Monitor Mission In Syria To End

Reuters | Posted 10.16.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council will not renew the mandate of a U.N. observer mission in Syria, which is due to expire ...

U.N. Slams Syrian Government Forces, Militias Over War Crimes

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2012 | World

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Syrian government forces and allied shabbiha militia have committed wa...

Who Will Replace Annan?

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2012 | World

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, Aug 8 (Reuters) - As Syria spirals deeper into a full-scale civil war, Western delegations at t...

The Battle for Aleppo

Sami Moubayed | Posted 10.07.2012 | World
Sami Moubayed

Until recently, life was normal in the busy northern city of Aleppo, popularly referred to as the "industrial capital" of Syria. Then, revolt reached Aleppo, signalling a major challenge for Syrian rebels struggling to topple 49 years of Baath rule.

U.N. Fears Aleppo Showdown Could Be Imminent

AP | PAUL SCHEMM | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

BEIRUT — International concern was mounting Friday over a potential massacre as Syrian troops bombarded the besieged city of Aleppo with artille...

Deadlocked Security Council Members Bicker Over Syria Violence

Reuters | Posted 09.24.2012 | World

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, July 25 (Reuters) - U.N. Security Council members blamed each other for rising violence i...

Security Council Extends U.N. Monitor Mission In Syria

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER and ELAINE GANLEY | Posted 09.19.2012 | World

UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved a resolution Friday renewing the 300-strong U.N. observer force in Syria for 30 ...

Syria: Beyond the UN Veto

Richard N. Haass | Posted 09.18.2012 | World
Richard N. Haass

The failure to renew the diplomatic mission being led by Kofi Annan (with its associated group of observers) is no great loss. The peace plan under which Annan was operating had and has no chance of being accepted.

Security Council Set To Vote On Extension Of Monitoring Mission In Syria

Reuters | Posted 09.18.2012 | World

DAMASCUS, July 19 (Reuters) - Major General Robert Mood left his hotel in Damascus on Thursday to fly to Geneva after a 90-day U.N. peace monitoring...

Russia Accuses West Of Blackmail

AP | JIM HEINTZ | Posted 09.15.2012 | World

MOSCOW — Russia on Monday accused the West of effectively using blackmail to secure a new U.N. Security Council resolution that threatens sancti...

Annan Wants 'Consequences' If No Immediate Syria Cease-Fire

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN and EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 09.10.2012 | World

GENEVA — Syrian President Bashar Assad has discussed the possibility of forming a transitional government for his country as proposed by an inte...

U.N.: More Than 1.5 Million Syrians Need Humanitarian Help

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2012 | World

GENEVA, June 22 (Reuters) - The number of people needing humanitarian assistance in Syria has risen to 1.5 million from the previous estimate of 1 m...