Deployment is likely to win UN Security Council approval
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Wednesday 01 February 2012
A defiant Russia resisted intense pressure from the West and several Arab countries yesterday for a strong United Nations resolution demanding President Bashar al-Assad steps aside to end the political violence in Syria and speed a transition to democracy.
Tuesday 31 January 2012
Western and Arab diplomats have launched a major offensive at the UN in the hope of overcoming Russia's opposition to a draft resolution demanding that Syrian President Bashar Assad relinquish power.
Monday 23 January 2012
A Royal Navy warship set sail today for a seven-month mission to provide security in the Middle East.
Monday 23 January 2012
The Arab League's credibility was in jeopardy last night as opposition figures and a senior UN official condemned the bloc's mission to Syria, while Saudi Arabia announced it was withdrawing its monitors from the country, despite the League officially extending its mandate.
Thursday 19 January 2012
Russia strongly criticised Western belligerence towards Syria and Iran yesterday, saying that a military assault on the Iranian regime could cause a "chain reaction" that would destabilise the entire world.
Friday 13 January 2012
Russia has claimed that Nato is preparing to impose a no-fly zone in Syria to protect rebel fighters, a move that would dramatically escalate the 10-month uprising.
Saturday 17 December 2011
The UN Security Council yesterday to lift sanctions on Libya's central bank and a subsidiary, clearing the way for tens of billions of dollars they hold overseas to be unfrozen to ease an acute cash crisis.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Syria has reacted furiously after the UN human rights chief increased pressure on the regime of Bashar al-Assad by upwardly revising the death toll during the country's uprising to 5,000.
Friday 02 December 2011
Hours of clashes across Syria killed at least four people today and wounded dozens more - including an 11-year-old girl who was struck by stray bullets that flew across the border into Lebanon, officials said.
Friday 28 October 2011
Wednesday 31 August 2011
The Sudanese government has accused neighbouring South Sudan of causing instability in Southern Kordofan state, and made a formal complaint to the UN Security Council.
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