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April 15, 2012

guardian

UN sends warning to Assad as monitors prepare to leave for Syria

UN sends warning to Assad as monitors prepare to leave for Syria

"Unarmed observers ready to fly to Damascus within hours after security council authorises deploymentThe UN security council authorised the deployment of the first batch of 30 unarmed UN monitors to Syria in a unanimous vote on Saturday.It also warned it would "consider further steps" against..."


independent

UN acts on Syria as nine die in ceasefire breach

Jerusalem: Christians celebrate the Resurrection

"Thousands of Christians held candles at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City yesterday during the ceremony of the Holy Fire. Related StoriesActivists report shelling in central Syrian cityTalks begin with Iran over nuclear programmeGerman ship 'carrying Syria arms'UN acts..."


William Hague welcomes UN resolution over Syria

npr

U.N. Observers Head To Syria

"The frail cease-fire in Syria is being threatened by reports of violence in Homs and other areas. Meanwhile, the United Nations Security Council unanimously on Saturday to send unarmed observers to the country. The first of the observers are on their way. NPR's Grant Clark has been following..."


voice of america

Activists: Syrian Forces Attack Homs Ahead of UN Team Arrival

Activists: Syrian Forces Attack Homs Ahead of UN Team Arrival

"Syrian forces heavily shelled rebel-held areas in the flashpoint city of Homs, hours before an advance team of unarmed U.N. observers is set to arrive in the war-torn country.Activists in the Khaldiya neighborhood of Homs, one of several districts attacked by government troops, reported widespread..."


UN Sending Truce Observers to Syria

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new: Hashemi: Iraq a corridor for Iranian weapons to Syria - Today's Zaman

"Today's ZamanHashemi: Iraq a corridor for Iranian weapons to SyriaToday's ZamanIn an exclusive interview with Today's Zaman, Tariq al-Hashemi claimed Iran sends aid to Syria by way of Iraqi air space. (Photo: Today's Zaman) Iraq's Sunni Vice-President Tariq al-Hashemi has said there..."


Clashes in Syria as UN ceasefire monitors due - Reuters Canada

Iran, Syria, North Korea: Is the world sitting on a tinderbox? - Telegraph.co.uk

Report: German ship halts after Syria weapon claim - BusinessWeek

syria comment

‘Don’t Drag our Revolution through the Mud!” Farouk Brigade Commander Denies Claims of the self-proclaimed “Executioner of Homs”

"The Commander of the Farouk Brigade of Homs denies the claims of the self-proclaimed Executioner of Homs.  made in the article, “The Burial Brigade of Homs: An Executioner for Syria’s Rebels Tells His Story”, published on 29 March 2012 by the German news magazine SPIEGEL..."


“Mohammad’s American Dream in the Sea of Protest,” Documentary

فرانس 24

جديد: العراق يؤيد حلا سياسيا في سوريا يجنب المنطقة "اراقة الدماء والحروب"

العراق يؤيد حلا سياسيا في سوريا يجنب المنطقة

"بغداد (ا ف ب) - اكد رئيس الوزراء العراقي نوري المالكي في مقابلة صحافية ان بلاده تؤيد حلا سياسيا للازمة السورية يجنب المنطقة المزيد من "اراقة الدماء والحروب".وقال المالكي لصحيفة "اوينه" الكردية العراقية في مقابلة تنشر كاملة الثلاثاء ووزع مكتبه الاعلامي مقتطفات منها الاحد ان الحكومة العراقية ترفض "العنف كأسلوب في حل المشاكل"، في..."


google

مجلس الامن يصدر بالاجماع قرارا بنشر مراقبين في سوريا تصل طليعتهم الاحد - AFP

"AFPمجلس الامن يصدر بالاجماع قرارا بنشر مراقبين في سوريا تصل طليعتهم الاحدAFPدمشق (ا ف ب) - نجح مجلس الامن السبت اثر مفاوضات صعبة مع روسيا في اصدار اول قرار له يتعلق بالوضع في سوريا، قضى بارسال مراقبين دوليين تصل طليعتهم الاحد للاشراف على وقف اطلاق النار، الذي اهتز في يومه الثالث ما ادى الى وقوع عشرة قتلى مدنيين. وفي حين ركزت الدول..."


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