There are now fears the country is on the brink of civil war ‘along ethnic lines’
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Wednesday 25 July 2012
Babacar Gaye, a Senegalese general with a reputation for straight talking, has arrived in Damascus to head up a pared down team of unarmed UN observers who remain unable to carry out their mission amid spiralling violence.
Monday 23 July 2012
The European Union today agreed new sanctions to target senior members of the Syrian regime, in the latest effort to step up pressure on president Bashar Assad to stop killing his own people.
Friday 20 July 2012
Foreign Secretary William Hague has issued a fresh condemnation of Russia's decision to veto a United Nations resolution on Syria and said the international body could be sidelined in efforts to support the opposition movement.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
William Hague today condemned the reported killing of Syria's defence minister.
Friday 13 July 2012
Reports of massacre as Russia and Britain offer rival action plans to UN Security Council
Saturday 30 June 2012
Foreign Secretary William Hague today warned it would be a catastrophe if a United Nations (UN) conference failed to reach a peace plan for Syria.
Saturday 30 June 2012
The United Nations has endorsed an African Union force to capture warlord Joseph Kony and neutralise his Lord's Resistance Army.
Thursday 07 June 2012
The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told a General Assembly session today that monitors trying to access the site of an alleged massacre in Syria were shot at by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.
Exit Kofi Annan – with Syria still massacring its people and Russia still blocking international action
Thursday 31 May 2012
UN envoy's mission to Damascus ends in failure with Assad as defiant as ever
Tuesday 29 May 2012
Moscow backing of Assad leaves hopes for united front in tatters
Monday 28 May 2012
A Foreign Office minister called for the international community to unite to take further action against Syria following the “revolting” massacre at Houla.
Sunday 27 May 2012
Nearly nine weeks after Bashar al-Assad's regime formally agreed the UN six-point peace plan, and six weeks after the ceasefire was supposed to come into effect, the killing continues unabated.
Tuesday 08 May 2012
International envoy Kofi Annan says world powers share a “profound concern” that Syria's violence is spiraling into civil war but have pledged to deploy 300 truce monitors there by the end of the month.
Wednesday 02 May 2012
China and Russia are resisting joining Western pressure on the UN Security Council to threaten Sudan and South Sudan with sanctions if the two countries fail to comply with demands to halt their escalating conflict.
Tuesday 01 May 2012
A string of bomb blasts ripped through Syria yesterday, including three powerful explosions in the north-western city of Idlib – killing nine people – highlighting the momentous challenge facing the UN monitoring mission as it attempts to shore up a threadbare ceasefire.
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