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US, Europe and Arabs ask for immediate ceasefire in Syria
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US, Europe and Arabs ask for immediate ceasefire in Syria

The friends of Syria have called for "the Syrian government to implement an immediate cease-fire and allow access to the United Nations and humanitarian agencies to carry out a full assessment of needs."

US hints at possibility of arming Syrian rebels
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US hints at possibility of arming Syrian rebels

The United States on Tuesday appeared to open the door to eventually arming the Syrian opposition, saying if a political solution to the crisis were impossible it might have to consider other options.

After initial veto, China support Arab League plans for Syria
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After initial veto, China support Arab League plans for Syria

The seemingly contradictory stances on the Arab League's proposals appear to reflect Beijing's desire for mediation but aversion to U.N. involvement that could lead to authorizing force, as happened with Libya.

Intensive shelling in Syria triggers widespread condemn
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Intensive shelling in Syria triggers widespread condemn

In Washington, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton condemned the violence and demanded that Assad step aside.

UN backs Arab League resolution, condemns Syria violence
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UN backs Arab League resolution, condemns Syria violence

The vote in the 193-member world body on the Arab-sponsored resolution was 137-12 with 17 abstentions.

Syria conflict still raging, Arabs discuss arms support
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Syria conflict still raging, Arabs discuss arms support

With Assad seemingly oblivious to international condemnation of his campaign to crush the revolt, Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia prepared for a new resolution at the United Nations in the next few days.

Security Council disagreements fuelled Syria violence: UN
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Security Council disagreements fuelled Syria violence: UN

Russia and China on February 4 vetoed a European-Arab draft resolution condemning the crackdown and endorsing an Arab League plan for the Syrian leader to step aside.

Syrian rebels fight back attack on key town
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Syrian rebels fight back attack on key town

With diplomatic efforts bogged down, the conflict is taking on the dimensions of a civil war, with army defectors clashing almost daily with soldiers.

Syria draft resolution reaches UN assembly after veto
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Syria draft resolution reaches UN assembly after veto

Like the failed council resolution, the assembly draft "fully supports" the Arab League plan floated last month, which among other things calls for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step aside.

Syrians storm embassy in Cairo, rally in UK, US
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Syrians storm embassy in Cairo, rally in UK, US

A live internet stream from the Washington rally showed dozens of people shouting "Syria soon will be free".

Russia sides with Syria, UN resolution in trouble
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Russia sides with Syria, UN resolution in trouble

Russia, which is one of Assad's strongest allies, has signaled it would veto any U.N. action against Damascus, fearing it could open the door to eventual international military involvement

Assad troops stage fightback against Syrian rebels
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Assad troops stage fightback against Syrian rebels

President Bashar al-Assad's troops sought to consolidate their grip on suburbs that rebel fighters had seized only a few miles from the centre of government power.

West urges UN to act on Syria
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West urges UN to act on Syria

Western countries called on the U.N. Security Council on Monday to end its "neglect" of the violence raging in Syria and rapidly endorse an Arab League plan for a political transition.

Moscow offer to mediate Syria talks
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Moscow offer to mediate Syria talks

Moscow, a permanent U.N. Security Council member with veto powers, has offered to host the talks in an effort to end the bloodshed since protests began against President Bashar al-Assad.

Syrian troops storm Damascus suburb
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Syrian troops storm Damascus suburb

Just days after pulling out of the suburb of Douma following intense clashes with anti-regime fighters, government troops pushed back in early Thursday from all directions, meeting no resistance, activists said.

France, Britain rally for Syria peace at UN
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France, Britain rally for Syria peace at UN

More than 50 observers from Gulf Arab states left Syria on Wednesday after their governments said they were certain "the bloodshed and killing of innocents would continue."

Syria not concerned with Arab League's Security Council threat
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Syria not concerned with Arab League's Security Council threat

With Arab pressure mounting to end 10 months of bloodshed, the Syrian regime has vowed to solve its own problems even if "half the universe" is conspiring against it.

Arabs appeal to UN for help in Syria peace plan
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Arabs appeal to UN for help in Syria peace plan

The cornerstone of their efforts - a 165-strong peace monitoring effort - was thrown into doubt on Tuesday when Gulf Arab states began withdrawing 55 of their monitors, saying they had failed to stem the violence.

Syria denounces Arab League for telling Assad to quit
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Syria denounces Arab League for telling Assad to quit

Responding to the new League plan unveiled in Cairo on Sunday, an official Syrian source told the state news agency SANA that the initiative, which told Assad to hand power to a deputy pending elections, was a "conspiracy against Syria".

Arab League extends stay in Syria for one more month
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Arab League extends stay in Syria for one more month

The League also decided to add more observers and provide them with additional resources