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Thursday 26 April 2012
The first case of someone being brought to Britain to have an organ removed for trafficking has been uncovered, according to a report.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
As Burma prepares for by-elections, a new report accuses the army of the rape, torture and murder of ethnic people, with Human Rights Watch (HRW) saying that the abuse of civilians has deepened since fighting against ethnic Kachin rebels in the country's north-east was triggered last year after a 17-year ceasefire. Up to 75,000 people have been forced from their homes.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Russia offered heavily-qualified support yesterday for a United Nations initiative to end the bloodshed in Syria, as opponents of President Bashar al-Assad's regime faced an intensifying struggle to oust him.
Monday 12 March 2012
The United States and Russia clashed over Syria at the U.N. today after Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the divided Security Council to speak with one voice and help the Middle Eastern nation "pull back from the brink of a deeper catastrophe."
Thursday 08 March 2012
Downing Street today welcomed reports that a Syrian minister has defected from the government of Bashar al-Assad and joined the rebels.
Sunday 04 March 2012
Red Cross convoy held up by government forces outside Homs as violence shows no signs of abating across the country
Saturday 03 March 2012
Regime resists Red Cross hopes for Homs mercy mission
Friday 02 March 2012
Syrian authorities have blocked an aid convoy carrying emergency supplies from entering the Baba Amr district in the city of Homs, the International Committee of the Red Cross says.
Tuesday 28 February 2012
Tunisia's president has said he is ready to offer asylum to Syrian leader Bashar Assad as part of a negotiated solution to the Syrian conflict.
Friday 24 February 2012
Britain is to recognise the Syrian opposition as a "legitimate representative" of the country's people, William Hague said today.
Thursday 09 February 2006
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Saturday 08 January 2005
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
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