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  • Gunshots end footage of Japanese reporter slain in Syria [Video]

     
    Gunshots ring out. The video camera suddenly drops toward the pavement. The last footage taken by Mika Yamamoto, the Japanese journalist who died Monday in Syria, ends abruptly with those sudden shots, a grim suggestion of her own life cut short....
  • New stream of refugees escapes strife in Syria

     
    Refugees fleeing Syria: Escalating violence in Syria has prompted a new surge of refugees fleeing the strife-torn nation, with as many as 30,000 people escaping to neighboring Lebanon in the past 48 hours, the United Nations said Friday....
  • As refugees surge, some Syrians turned away from Jordan

     
    Jordan has been praised for welcoming tens of thousands of fleeing Syrians. The United Nations refugee agency has registered roughly 35,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan, but there are reported to be far more Syrian refugees along its borders, upward of 140,...
  • 48 Iranian pilgrims abducted while visiting shrine in Syria

     
    Armed kidnappers abducted 48 Iranian pilgrims who were in Syria visiting a major Shiite Muslim shrine, Iranian media outlets reported Saturday....
  • Kofi Annan to step down as special envoy to Syria

     
    Kofi Annan, the former United Nations secretary-general who has been the point man for a failing international peace plan for strife-torn Syria, is quitting as special envoy to Syria as of Aug. 31, news agencies said Thursday....
  • Annan returns to Syria to continue peace talks

     
    United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan arrived in Damascus on Sunday for his latest round of talks with Syrian President Bashar Assad. The former U.N chief’s arrival in the Syrian capital came after Annan acknowledged to a French newspaper that his...
  • Annan singles out Syrian government after Treimseh killings

     
    A day after opposition activists reported mass killings in the village of Treimseh, United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan condemned government troops for using heavy weaponry in the town, in blatant violation of the peace plan he brokered months ago....
  • Russian foreign minister denies selling helicopters to Syria

     
    Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday denied allegations by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that Moscow was sending attack helicopters to the Syrian military....
  • Turkey investigates disappearance of warplane off Syria

     
    Turkish authorities were investigating the disappearance of one of their nation's warplanes Friday amid reports that it may have been shot down by Syrian forces over the Mediterranean sea....
  • Escalating Syria violence 'gravely' concerns U.N. envoy Kofi Annan

     
    United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan said was “gravely concerned” about reports of escalating violence in Syria and demanded the entry of U.N. observers into a besieged town in coastal Latakia province....
  • U.N. official: More than 90 dead in Syria, many of them children

     
    More than 92 people, a third of them children, were killed in what appeared to be the worst violence against civilians in Syria since a U.N.-backed cease-fire went into effect last month, the chief of the United Nations mission in Syria said Saturday....