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UN envoy worried after talks with Syria’s Assad

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, right, meets with UN Arab League deputy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi in Damascus, Syria, Monday, Dec. 24, 2012. The international envoy tasked with pushing to end Syria's civil war said the situation is still "worrying" after discussing the crisis with President Bashar Assad on Monday. The remarks gave no indication of progress toward a negotiated solution to the conflict. AP/SANA

The international envoy to Syria said after talks with the country’s leader Monday that the situation was “worrying” and gave no indication of progress toward a negotiated solution for the civil war.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Syria jets kill tens as international envoy visits

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In this image released by the Syrian official news agency SANA , a crowd gather beneath the shattered facade of a building damaged by a car bomb in Damasus, Syria Friday Oct 26 2012. The blast in a residential area of Damascus, near a housing complex for police, killed five people and wounded more than 30, state TV said. A shaky holiday truce was marred by sporadic fighting and two car bombs Friday but gave war-battered Syrians a brief respite, allowing thousands of protesters to pour out of mosques to demand President Bashar Assad's ouster. AP

A government airstrike Sunday on a bakery in a rebel-held town in central Syria killed more than 60 people, activists said, casting a pall over a visit by the international envoy charged with negotiating an end to the country’s civil war.

Posted: December 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Thousands flee as Syrian rebels wage guerrilla war

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In this photo taken during a government-organized tour, a Syrian man, background, looks at cars burned during clashes between Syrian troops and rebels in the Midan district, in the southern part of Damascus, Syria, Friday, July 20, 2012. Syrian troops and tanks on Friday drove rebels from a Damascus neighborhood where some of the heaviest of this week's fighting in the capital left cars gutted and fighters' bodies in the streets. Hundreds of people were killed in a single day, activists said, as the military struggles to regain momentum after a stunning bombing against the regime's leadership. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)

Rebels pressed their guerrilla fight to topple Syria’s regime deeper into the capital on Friday, ambushing troops and attacking police stations as thousands of terrified civilians fled to Lebanon and Iraq to escape some of the worst violence of the 16-month conflict.

Posted: July 21st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN team investigates reported Syria massacre

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This image made from amateur video from Hama Revolution 2011 and accessed by AP video Friday, July 13, 2012 purports to show families gathered around bodies of victims killed by violence that, according to anti-regime activists, was carried out by government forces in Tremseh, Syria, about 15 kilometers (nine miles) northwest of the central city of Hama. Anti-regime activists in Syria said Friday that government gunners rained shells on a poor, farming village before armed thugs moved in, leaving scores of people dead in what rebels claim is one of the worst single days of bloodshed in the uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime. AP/ Hama Revolution 2011 via AP video

U.N. observers investigating a reported mass killing in a Syrian village on Saturday found pools of blood in homes and spent bullets, mortars and artillery shells, adding details to the emerging picture of what anti-regime activists have called one of the deadliest events of Syria’s uprising.

Posted: July 15th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Dozens of children killed in new Syria attack

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This image made from amateur video released by Shaam News Network and accessed Friday, May 25, 2012 purports to show a wounded child being evacuated in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/Shaam News Network via AP video) TV OUT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT, DATE, LOCATION OR AUTHENTICITY OF THIS MATERIAL

Gruesome video Saturday showed rows of dead Syrian children lying in a mosque in bloody shorts and T-shirts with gaping head wounds, haunting images of what activists called one of the deadliest regime attacks yet in Syria’s 14-month-old uprising.

Posted: May 27th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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