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Syria is looking like Bosnia 20 years ago | guardian.co.uk

For world leaders, condemnation is the easy bit. Nato’s role in Libya will not be replayed in Syria, and Assad knows it Ian Black, Middle East editor Expressions of outrage over the massacre at Houla in Syria echoed around the world over the weekend. From Hillary Clinton in Washington, to William Hague in London, and the UN security council in ...

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Syria ceasefire: five potential stumbling blocks | guardian.co.uk

If Kofi Annan’s plan fails, the UN security council will lose patience and get tougher with President Bashar al-Assad If the ceasefire holds – a big if – the Syrian opposition will test the Annan plan’s right to peaceful assembly by holding mass demonstrations, probably as soon as Friday, the usual day for protests during the 13-month uprising. President Bashar ...

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Russia says will veto unacceptable Syria resolution | Reuters

(Reuters) – Russia said on Wednesday it would veto any U.N. resolution on Syria that it finds unacceptable, after demanding any measure rule out military intervention to halt the bloodshed touched off by protests against President Bashar al-Assad’s rule. The political violence in Syria has killed at least 5,000 people in the past 10 months and activists say Assad’s forces ...

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Russia and US clash over NATO bombing probe | Yahoo! News

UNITED NATIONS – Russia urged the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to investigate civilian deaths in Libya from NATO’s bombing campaign, a move the United States immediately dismissed as “a cheap stunt” to distract from Moscow’s failure to condemn the Syrian government’s ongoing killing of protesters. The sharp exchange reflected the deep division in the council over the NATO campaign ...

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US Blocks UN From Condemning Israeli Settlement Expansion | Antiwar.com

In a move Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin termed “historic,” all 14 other members of the United Nations Security Council united today to offer statements slamming the United States for its decision to block a UN Security Council resolution on Israel’s settlement expansion. Israel announced the latest in a long line of such expansions on Sunday, and it has been roundly ...

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Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda: It’s Time to End the Bombing and Find a Political Solution in Libya | CounterPunch

By Dr. RUHAKANA RUGUNDA At a meeting between the UN Security Council and the African Union High Level Ad hoc Committee on Libya on June 15, Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, Uganda’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations gave the African Union’s stand on NATO’s invasion of Libya. Read more here: Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda: It’s Time to End the Bombing and Find ...

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In sharp reversal, U.S. agrees to rebuke Israel in Security Council | By Colum Lynch, Turtle Bay

The U.S. informed Arab governments Tuesday that it will support a U.N. Security Council statement reaffirming that the 15-nation body “does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity,” a move aimed at avoiding the prospect of having to veto a stronger Palestinian resolution calling the settlements illegal. But the Palestinians rejected the American offer following a meeting late ...

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